The Brooklyn Academy of Music will host a Johnny Depp film retrospective on weekends from July 8th through July 31st. These screenings will allow Depp fans in the New York area a rare opportunity to see many of Johnny’s early films on the the big screen, including CRY-BABY, ARIZONA DREAM, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, ED WOOD and DEAD MAN. Here’s what the Brooklyn Academy of Music has to say about Johnny: “At times it’s easy to believe that Johnny Depp exists simply to defy our expectations. Combining a taste for the offbeat with a stunning fearlessness, Depp has made a career out of unpredictability. This series focuses on the wide array of characters that he’s played over the years; from slasher victim to Elvis crooner, amphetamine-fueled journalist to wide-eyed movie director, they’re all part of what we love about Johnny Depp.”
The festival kicks off on Friday, July 8th with showings of Johnny’s first film, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, followed by EDWARD SCISSORHANDS on Saturday, July 9th, and CRY-BABY on Sunday, July 10th. On the second weekend, July 15th-17th, films will be DONNIE BRASCO on Friday, ED WOOD on Saturday, and ARIZONA DREAM on Sunday. The third weekend of the festival, July 22nd to 24th, will show THE NINTH GATE on Friday, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS on Saturday, and SLEEPY HOLLOW on Sunday. WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? shows on Friday, July 29th, and the retrospective concludes with eight screenings of Jim Jarmusch’s DEAD MAN, four on Saturday, July 30th and four on Sunday, July 31st. Tickets are $10 per show and can be bought online; discount tickets ($7 each) are available for students, children, and seniors, but must be purchased at the BAM box office. For the full screening schedule including showtimes and box office information, click HERE. The Zone thanks emma for breaking the news.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music Depp filmfest joins the retrospectives by the Americian Film Institute and the British Film Institute as the third major celebration of Johnny Depp’s work in the past year; congratulations, Johnny!