REAL: “In 2008, Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi if the students agreed to discontinue their segregated proms and have one integrated event with both black and white students.” So reads BAM’s blurb of the documentary “Prom Night in Mississippi,” which profiles how it all went down. Fascinating stuff. A Q&A with director Paul Saltzman follows the 6:30PM screening.
PLUNGE: Luc Besson’s “The Big Blue” (1988) is technically a film about “free diver” Jacques Moyal, a man who went scuba-less as far as 300 feet below the sea’s surface. But it’s mostly a 116-minute sensory dive into the deep – complete with marine life aplenty – to the hypnotic soundtrack by Eric Serra. It screens in Washington Square Park as part of the Outdoor French Film Festival at 8:15PM.
HOWL: Aerosmith still rocks. ZZ Top still rocks. The least you can do is rock with them, no? (Let’s hope ailing Aerosmith shredder Brad Whitford can make it.) Scarves will adorn mics and beards will be groomed for the double-header at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. 7:30PM