Five cuts from the New York borough
Two and a half million people live in the New York Borough of Queens. But it has not been so well served by the movies as its neighbour Brooklyn. COMING TO AMERICA( 1988) It’ s therein the central conceit. Eddie Murphy’ s( right) African prince needs a queen, so he comes to Queens. Long Island City in particular. SUNDAY( 1997) Winner of the grand jury prize at Sun dance, Jonathan Nos site r’ s drama stars David Such et as a homeless man mistaken for a distinguished film director. SPIDER-MAN( 2002) Peter Parker might just be Queens’ most famous fiction al son. Peter and his aunt lived in diverse Forest Hills. A GUIDE TOR ECO G NI SING YOURS AINTS( 2006) Director Di to Mon ti el draws great performances from Robert Downey Jr and Sh ia LaBeouf in a version of his own auto biographical novel. Set in Astoria. CHOPSHOP( 2007) Ramin Bahrani, a great contemporary rea list, tells the story of a homeless kid who gets work in a car repair shop near She a Stadium.