Dinner and a Movie in Greenwich Village in NYC

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his past weekend was beautiful here in New York. Blue skies, sunshine, warm weather and no humidity. I met a friend for dinner and a movie and we decided to see Closed Curtain at The Film Forum. The Film Forum is in a fun and picturesque part of town which surprisingly was not crowded. Summer in NY is hot and many people flock to the beaches and Fire Island, though there were certainly plenty of tourists about, but after all it is summer in New York.


 “Closed Curtain” is an Iranian film about a director that is banned from making movies for twenty years. In addition, owning dogs is outlawed as they are seen as “unclean”, yes I am not making this up. The film is about a director under these circumstances who retreats to a remote beachside home with his dog. He blocks all the windows with black curtains and lives this way for a number of months.

There are some disturbing scenes in the film, mainly older footage seen on a television screen, but they are disturbing non the less, so if you love dogs, be for-warned. The film is very much an art house film, and a bit experimental so it could put some people off. It is very nonlinear and can be hard to follow, but you will get it by the close of the film. I have to admit I found my mind wandering a bit here and there (it is very talky) and my friend was sort of losing it by the end. But the film was actually made by the director himself—the one who is banned. He also appears in the film along with another banned director, both of whom continued to film and had films shown in Berlin and have now had their pass ports revoked and can no longer leave the country. So this does add an extra element of interest. It did receive critical acclaim so it is worth checking out.




After the film we headed to dinner and dined at a bistro called McCoy. We both had macaroni and cheese, and I was really decadent and had the blue cheese and bacon version. Yes it was rich and super delicious. I paired it with a glass of white wine, which was the perfect accompaniment. The cafe is in the  heart of Greenwich Village and has a lovely Parisian flair to it. From the black and white palette, to the traditional subway tiles, and marble top tables this cafe has ambiance. You will feel like you have been transported to Paris in the 1920s.

For this day out in NY, I decided to go with a casual denim on denim look, but didn’t realize the length of my “cut-offs” which are actually more like culottes. Umm ok gals what do you think? Think they could be a wee bit shorter? I am tall, so I am always worried about cutting them too short. I was in a rush and did not check  myself in the mirror before I left. Hmmm. Note to self—get ready sooner so you can check out your look before you leave the house!

  • Steph
    July 28, 2014

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend Allie! I like the length of the cutout jeans on you and don’t think they need to be shorter… The mac and cheese looks lovely and very decadent indeed with blue cheese!

  • Jeanne
    July 28, 2014

    The perfect outfit for the perfect evening! 😉 You look amazing Allie! I love outfit posts! Gorgeous bag too!

  • Edita
    July 28, 2014

    Sounds like a perfect day out and I will keep an eye out for that Iranian flick. Sounds really interesting.


  • Rachelle
    July 28, 2014

    This sounds like the best time and your shorts are the perfect length.


  • Jackie Harrison
    July 28, 2014

    Great place to explore and you look great the dish looks delicious.

  • Elisa
    July 28, 2014

    I dont have a full length mirror in my house so i’m never quite sure what I look like from the waist down…maybe I should invest in one 😉 btw i thought the length worked well on you!

  • Jane Y.
    July 28, 2014

    sounds like a lovely outing. and your outfit is great! love our shorts and your bag!

  • 365hangers
    July 28, 2014

    Sounds like an amazing weekend. That film may not be for us, but boy does that mac and cheese have our name on it. Looks absolutely amazing. Can we reach through the picture and have some? lol

    xx 365hangers

  • Rowena
    July 28, 2014

    We’ve been incredibly fortunate with the weather in NYC so far this summer. I haven’t been to the Film Forum or the West Village in awhile and it sounds like you had a great dinner/movie date. I like the longer length of your shorts. They work on you since you’re lucky to be tall and leggy 🙂

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  • Kathleen
    July 28, 2014

    I love Greenwich Village! That mac and cheese looks incredible and it sounds like you had a blast this weekend!

  • Mree
    July 28, 2014

    Sounds like a fun outing. You take such great pictures.

    Best, Mree

  • Tania Franco
    July 28, 2014

    I feel you on the rushing out of the house thing. Hehe. Wow, I can’t believe the director is now banned from leaving the country. So sad…I guess he is paying the price for his art and creativity. :(( I am loving your bag by the way!


  • i never wear shorts because i actually prefer the length you have, but i am short so it never works on me. with that said, i love the length – not that anyone probably noticed your shorts anyway with that amazing bag you have(!), i love that bag! the film sounds like something i would like – even if difficult to watch.

  • Jill
    July 28, 2014

    Sounds like the perfect summer evening! The mac and cheese sounds delicious! I think your cutoff shorts look great and are the perfect length! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  • Mary Jo
    July 29, 2014

    Oh, I miss the Film Forum! And I think your shorts are the perfect length, really I was looking at them thinking I could use a pair like that, but I would need to eat less Talenti ice cream first…haha. You have to be thin to wear them like you–that’s the only caveat!

    I’ve been watching a lot of foreign films lately on netflix, NYC is so great because you can always see the latest. Although I’m lucky and the one artsy/indi film theater around here is very close to my house and always has a good selection.

    p.s. I am sending you an email so please let me know if for any reason you don’t receive it.

    xo Mary Jo

  • Akaleistar
    July 29, 2014

    The movie sounds interesting, but the macaroni and cheese… Wow, that looks good!

  • Kim of A Very Sweet Blog
    July 29, 2014

    I have to see this. I love documentaries. What a life!!! So sad. Where you ate looked lovely. I love mac n cheese.

  • Indy
    July 29, 2014

    Wow, looooving that awesome bag! All these photos are lovely! 🙂

  • Glamoury Armory
    July 30, 2014

    You look so pretty!! I know, the weather has been lovely lately!! I also got the chance to go to the movies this weekend!! I am curious about the film you mentioned! Have a lovely week!.

  • Lena
    July 30, 2014

    So in love with this post <3!

  • Agnes W
    July 30, 2014

    I’ve never been to New York but thanks to your photos I have more insight into your beautiful city! I wore my denim culottes just the other day 😉

    House of Illusions

  • Nensi of FreeUrCloset
    July 30, 2014

    Ahhh now you’v taken me back 13 years to the time when my bff (my co-blogger) and I would meet in SoHo for our weekly fix of foreign films at the Angelica Film Center and then to our favorite ‘Le Figaro’ Cafe. Enjoy the NYC for us! Cheers!

    XOXO Nensi

  • Jezz Dallas
    July 30, 2014

    This is NYC how I imagine it…and look at that mac n cheese, so yumm!

  • cvetybaby
    July 31, 2014

    Beautiful city! I want to visit it some day! Amazing photos and love your outfit!
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