Taking Off, Born to Win

Taking Off, 2 pm; Born to Win, 5 pm. The Museum of the Moving Image hosts Fun City: New York in the Movies, 1967-75, which shows NYC-filmed flicks that tapped into the turmoil, chaos and social energies of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In Taking Off, a solemn high school student vanishes into the East Village, forcing her clueless parents to leave Queens and check out the Manhattan counterculture. The sweetest of generation gap movies, Czech exile Milos Forman’s first American production was shot in and around NYC during the summer of 1970; the director discovered his 16-year-old star in Central Park hanging with the hippies around Bethesda Fountain. In Born to Win, George Segal plays a hipster hairdresser who is addicted to smack. www.movingimage.us.


Saturday, August 31, 2013
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM


The Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave., Astoria