In the Heights

Gala

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 120 MINUTES

IN THE HEIGHTS

Comedy, Drama

It’s the hottest day of the summer in Washington Heights, NYC. Bodega owner Usnavi dreams of opening a bar in the Dominican Republic, while also pining for aspiring designer Vanessa. His best friend Benny hopes to reconnect with Nina, his ex home for the summer from Stanford. Above it all, Abuela Claudia keeps a watchful eye over the intersecting stories of the rapidly changing neighborhood’s many residents.

Jon Chu’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award®-winning musical is a visual and musical celebration of community, a treat for lovers of Broadway showstoppers and sticky New York summers. In the Heights is the story of a community on the brink of change, but looking fearlessly towards the future. As we too look toward the future—of moviemaking and moviegoing, of NYC itself—we are proud to open the Festival with this joyful cinematic tribute to the city we call home. —Cara Cusumano

Choose a screening time

Wed June 09 - 7:00 PM
The Battery
PASSED
Wed June 09 - 7:00 PM
Van Cortlandt Park
PASSED

Bring your own blankets or chairs to relax in our socially distanced pods!

Screening will be held on the cricket pitch. Line will be formed along the path closest to the Van Cortlandt Nature Center. Parking is available along Broadway at park entrance.

BOROUGH TO BOROUGH SCREENINGS
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, bicycles or scooters, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, matches, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.

Wed June 09 - 7:00 PM
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
PASSED

Bring your own blankets or chairs to relax in our socially distanced pods!

Screenings will be held at the open field closest to Maloof Skate Park. Line will be formed along Avenue of Asia. Parking is available at the lot closest to site location. 

BOROUGH TO BOROUGH SCREENINGS
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, bicycles or scooters, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, matches, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.

Wed June 09 - 7:00 PM
Clinton Hall at Empire Outlets
PASSED
Wed June 09 - 7:00 PM
Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech
PASSED
PASSED
Wed June 09 - 7:30 PM
Pier 76 in Hudson River Park
PASSED

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jon M. Chu

Director
Jon M. Chu
Producer
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs
Screenwriter
Quiara Alegría Hudes
Cinematographer
Alice Brooks
Editor
Myron Kerstein
Cast
Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits