Outdoor Film Night – The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2002)

Every Wednesday at sundown, we set up the projector in the back yard and put on a movie while you kick it with a bite and brew. The films are chosen by MoMA’s former senior curator of film, Laurence Kardish. For forty-four years, Laurence organized over a thousand exhibitions covering the whole history and culture of cinema, and now he’s queued up a series for us.

The King of Kong is a surprising documentary about arcade games, specifically Donkey Kong, and the very serious fight between Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe to win the world’s championship and earn a place in the Guinness World Records.

Directed by Seth Gordon. 79 mins.

film begins at sundown / free