If you’re in New York City this week check three free screenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music: Jim McKay’s features Our Song, Everyday People and the most recent, Angel Rodriguez.
Since Our Song in 2000 McKay has been making lovingly crafted dramas that quite movingly dig into the lives of characters often overlooked by both mainstream Hollywood and independent film. All three films are set in Brooklyn, and the latest stars newcomer Jonan Everett (pictured) and Rachel Griffiths in the story of a troubled inner-city teenager and the guidance counselor who is trying to help while confronting problems of her own.
Angel Rodriguez screens at 6:50 tomorrow, November 18; Everyday People screens at 6:50 on November 20; and Our Song screens at 6:50 on September 21. Again, the screenings are free, and BAM is located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn.