Taking Pledges for a Brooklyn Movie Marathon
he Brooklyn Academy of Music will present a 24-hour film marathon as a way of raising money for its BAM Education program of classroom and after-school arts education, which reaches about 30,000 students, teachers and parents every year. The event is modeled after the marathon walks and bicycle rides for various health causes. Participants must raise a minimum of $250 to join in, and there are prizes for those who raise greater amounts. The marathon takes place on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Steinberg Screening Room of the BAM Harvey Theater.
The academy has not yet announced the complete list of films, but has so far mentioned “Clueless,” Dazed and Confused,” “Jurassic Park” and “An American in Paris.” Some will be selected by guest hosts (among them, Taylor Schilling, from “Orange Is the New Black,” and the rock climber Sasha DiGiulian), who will introduce the films, a spokesman said. Because the marathon has an educational purpose, the films will have at least a vaguely educational theme. Food and free yoga sessions will be available between films.
Participants and their supporters can register atBAM.org/moviemarathon.
Source: NY Times