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Films to See in New York City This Week - July 16-July 23

July 16, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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New York has a vibrant repertory film scene, with classic movie houses like Film Forum joined by newer venues like Metrograph, Videology, and Nitehawk Cinema. You can also find movie specials, premieres, and simulcasts like the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD listed in City Guide?s film calendar section.

The Ondekoza - Japan Society
July 16, 2017 - New York

CLASSICS: RESTORATIONS & REDISCOVERIES U.S. PREMIERE The last work by master director Tai Kato ( 1916-1985), known best for his Toei yakuza films, is a visually striking and sumptuously colorful documentary about the influential Ondekoza taiko troupe from Sado Island, Japan. Following the physically intense training of the young Ondekoza members and intercut with performance footage shot with gusto within elaborate set-pieces, the film pushes the limits of documentary into the realm of feverish imagination. Upon its completion, Kato had said that it was the first time in his life he was able to make a film exactly the way he wanted. Previously released only at a very limited scale in Japan, this new 4K scan restoration in celebration of Kato's centenary will be a new discovery for many. 1981. 105 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Tai Kato. "Watching a Kato picture is a pure pleasure." —Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times World Premiere, 73rd Venice Film Festival, Classics Section.

Neko Atsume House - Japan Society
July 16, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE EAST COAST PREMIERE Novelist Masaru Sakumoto (Atsushi Ito) is in a professional rut. Once a celebrated hotshot in the literary world, he is now forced to churn out a zombie-themed serial novel to make ends meet. Panicked by feelings of failure, he seeks out an old house in the countryside to find inspiration and jumpstart his creativity. Once he settles in, however, he notices that he has some curious, whiskered neighbors. Initially annoyed, he eventually finds the battle to attract their attention oddly satisfying. Based on the popular smartphone game, Neko Atsume House uses its very simple premise to create an entirely unexpected and creative comedic drama about artistic integrity and personal fulfillment—with plenty of kawaii cats! 2017. 92 min. Blu-ray, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Masatoshi Kurakata. With Atsushi Ito, Shioli Kutsuna, Kayoko Okubo, Tae Kimura, Tomorowo Taguchi. "Delightful, blood-pressure-lowering." —Mark Schilling, The Japan Times

Love and Goodbye and Hawaii - Japan Society
July 16, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Introduction and Q&A with director Shingo Matsumura Rinko (Aya Ayano) and Isamu (Kentaro Tamura) have been living together for three years in what seems like an idyllic situation, except for one detail: they broke up months ago. Even so, despite misgivings from her friends, the setup is comfortable enough for Rinko not to feel pressured to change it. When an attractive graduate student takes an interest in Isamu, however, Rinko is forced to confront her remaining feelings for him and the reality of their cohabitation. A unique twist on the romantic comedy, director Shingo Matsumura's finely-tuned film gently reveals deep emotional truths about love and relationships with subtlety and genuine empathy, delivered with pitch-perfect performances from his leads. 2017. 93 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Shingo Matsumura. With Aya Ayano, Kentaro Tamura, Momoka Ayukawa, Aoi Kato, Risa Kameda. Winner, JAPAN CUTS Award, 2017 Osaka Asian Film Festival: Indie Forum.

At the Terrace - Japan Society
July 16, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A pompous company director and his attention-hungry wife host an evening soirée at their extravagant home. As the party winds down, a mixed group of remaining guests gathers on the terrace and continue drinking. After an innocuous comment is made about how lovely one guest's arms look, however, the party takes a turn towards farce as the guests' thinly-veiled jealousy, carnal desires and overwhelming insecurities become exposed. A Buñuelian satire of bourgeois social propriety, this whip-smart ensemble comedy skewers Japan's professional class with uncomfortably perceptive insight. Adapted from director Kenji Yamauchi's stage play Trois Grotesque, winner of the prestigious Kishida Drama Award in 2015. 2016. 95 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Kenji Yamauchi. With Kei Ishibashi, Kami Hiraiwa, Ryuta Furuya, Kenji Iwatani, Hiroaki Morooka, Takashi Okabe, Atsushi Hashimoto. World Premiere, 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival.

Haruneko - Japan Society
July 16, 2017 - New York

EXPERIMENTAL SPOTLIGHT NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Deep in the woods is a cafe that serves as a waystation for people who have determined, for whatever reason, to die. Here you'll find The Manager (Keisuke Yamamoto) who, assisted by an elderly woman (Lily) and a young boy named Haru (Ryuto Iwata), will act as your host before taking you deeper into the forest where you dissolve into sound waves. In Sora Hokimoto's enigmatic directorial debut, produced by industry veterans Shinji Aoyama and Takenori Sento, avant-garde aesthetics, theatrical artifice, music and humor mix to produce a spherical, tonal narrative reaching catharsis in movement and music on the border of life and death. Produced in the wake of the passing of his stage designer father and featuring a positively electric soundtrack, Haruneko is thoroughly alive. 2016. 85 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Sora Hokimoto. With Keisuke Yamamoto, Ryuto Iwata, Minako Akatsuka, Min Tanaka, Llon Kawai. International Premiere, 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam: Bright Future Award Competition.

Spoons, Toons & Booze After Dark - Nitehawk Cinema
July 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Run Time: 120 min. Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons + Booze & Free Cereal + a Special Menu of Prime-Time, Late Night & Adult Cartoons! Do you miss your childhood Saturday mornings of waking up early to gorge on cereal and cartoons? If so, Secret Formula has the ultimate brunch for the kid in you…Spoons, Toons & Booze! We've got all your favorite Saturday morning cartoons, delicious cocktails and a free all-you-can-eat sugar cereal bar, not to mention Nitehawk Cinema's excellent brunch menu. For June, Spoons, Toons & Booze is sneaking around after bedtime to watch the cartoons our parents wouldn't let us watch! In addition to our normal menu of Saturday morning (and weekday afternoon) cartoon series, we're adding a special menu of prime time and late night cartoons from the 1970?s through present day that are all aimed at an adult and teen audience. Sarcastic high schoolers? Doughnut-loving putzes? Heavy metal-loving social delinquents? We've got 'em all. – Over 80 cartoon series from the 1930?s through the 90?s and YOU get to choose what we watch! – A special menu of after dark episodes from cartoon prime-time & late night not normally shown at our brunch shows! – A f... (read more)

My Dinner with Andre with Wine + Amaretto - Videology Bar & Cinema
July 16, 2017 - New York

On a budget? Your ticket will include a glass of Louis Jadot, Maison Beaujolais Villages 2014 wine and an amaretto to follow – just like Wally orders. Want the full experience? A ticket for two will include a full bottle of Louis Jadot, Maison Beaujolais Villages 2014 – to be shared in the same way Wally and Andre do – as well as an amaretto for each of you. "Someone asked me the other day if I could name a movie that was entirely devoid of clichés. I thought for a moment, and then answered, My Dinner with Andre." – Roger Ebert "It's the most subliminal piece of magic realism—expansive, incantatory words jousting with monotonous matter—ever put on film." – ArtForum "My Dinner With Andre is still shocking in its own way: it dares to force you to conjure up a private movie inside your head." – The Village Voice Old friends Wallace (Wallace Shawn) and Andre (Andre Gregory) haven't seen each another in five years and agree to meet for dinner. Andre, a once well-known theater director, dropped out of the New York scene to travel the world, while Wallace stuck around, finding only mixed success as a playwright. As they sit down to eat, Andre launches into a series of fanta... (read more)

Sunday Movie Night at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
July 16, 2017 - New York

Cozy up to your neighbor, lover, or a nice big bottle of wine in The Living Room as you enjoy watching Jaws this Sunday on our twelve-foot projector. Revel in some complimentary popcorn and theatre snacks or help yourself to ordering off our full food and beverage menu from Harold’s Meat + Three for dinner and a show. Movie recommendations accepted a week in advance.

American Gangster - Nitehawk Cinema
Through July 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Ridley Scott Run Time: 160 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Starring: Carla Gugino, Dania Ramirez, Denzel Washington, Josh Brolin, Russell Crowe Ridley Scott's 2007 period piece, American Gangster, is fictionally based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas. Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

Midnights: Battle Royale Drinking Game - Videology Bar & Cinema
Through July 16, 2017 - New York

Battle Royale certainly deserves its cult reputation… it remains a smart, darkly funny thriller with a remarkable cast of young actors (many of whom went on to become big stars) and a director still able to muster the youthful energy required to helm such a dynamic project." – Film Comment "Before The Hunger Games there was Battle Royale." – Film Journal International In this scathing social satire, 42 9th graders are sent to a deserted island. They are given a map, food, and various weapons. An explosive collar is fitted around their neck. If they break a rule, the collar explodes. Their mission: kill each other and be the last one standing. The last survivor is allowed to leave the island. If there is more than one survivor, the collars explode and kill them all. Dir. Kinji Fukusaku. 2000. 122 min. Midnight Special! $5 beer + shot combos available during the screening.

Wall Street - Bryant Park
July 17, 2017 - New York

Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the start of each film. Lawn opens 5pm, film begins at sunset. Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace. "Greed is good" is the mantra of ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). Climbing the ladder of success is ambitious young broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), who is taken under Gekko's wing. Oliver Stone directed this drama of high finance, buying and selling, insider trading and securities fraud as a follow-up to the celebrated Platoon. A bullish Douglas won an Oscar as Best Actor for his effort, while Daryl Hannah won a Razzie as Worst Supporting Actress. The market crash of Black Monday (October 19, 1987) was only a few months before the film's opening. (1987) 126 MIN. (R) (FOX) Part of the HBO Bryant Park Film Festival program.

A Fistful of Dollars - Nitehawk Cinema
July 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

In celebration, of the DEATH RIDES A HORSE album release, Arthur Vint and Associates will perform a full set followed by a 35mm presentation of Fist Full of Dollars. Director: Sergio Leone Run Time: 99 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Joseph Egger, Marianne Koch, Sieghardt Rupp The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood) enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers (Antonio Prieto, Benny Reeves, Sieghardt Rupp) and sheriff John Baxter (Wolfgang Lukschy). When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit. Performace by Arthur Vint and Associates (http://www.arthurvint.net) includes Arthur Vint (drums), Ian Stapp (bass), Jon Cowherd (piano, organ), Luca Benedetti (electric guitar), Roy Williams (acoustic guitar) Andrew Halchak (bass clarinet, clarinet, flute). Rich Perry (tenor sax), Blanca Cecilia González (violin), and Yvonnick Prene (harmonica)

Chasing Amy - New York Public Library - Jefferson Market Library
July 17, 2017 - New York

Dir: Kevin Smith. A straight male comic book artist falls in love with a lesbian to the dismay of his foul-mouthed best friend. Typically humorous Kevin Smith-ian situations arise in this at-the-time-rather-edgy spin on the romantic comedy. Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams.

Monday Movie Night at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
July 17, 2017 - New York

Cozy up to your neighbor, lover, or a nice big bottle of wine in The Living Room as you enjoy watching Overboard this Monday on our twelve-foot projector. Revel in some complimentary popcorn and theatre snacks or help yourself to ordering off our full food and beverage menu from Harold’s Meat + Three for dinner and a show. Movie recommendations accepted a week in advance.

Summer Movie Series: Anchorman (2004) - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
July 18, 2017 - Chelsea

Watch a free movie under the stars! Sit back on the ship's flight deck, and take in a great movie, the city skyline and a view of the Hudson. You're welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show. The flight deck opens at 7:00pm, and the movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening. Space is limited.

Once Upon a Dream - Japan Society
July 18, 2017 - New York

CLASSICS: RESTORATIONS & REDISCOVERIES INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE For the film's 10th anniversary, experimental filmmaker Kei Shichiri (DUBHOUSE, JAPAN CUTS 2015) presents an all-new sound and image remastering of his tour de force film (formerly translated as Before the Day Breaks). Based on a manga by Naoki Yamamoto, the film follows Aochi, who sleeps and sleeps but never feels like she has slept enough. Shichiri, who explores the limits of sound and image in his diverse body of work, presents a highly evocative dramatic film in which humans barely appear on screen. The story is told through voiceover, sound and visions of dreams and landscapes. Over the years, the film has gained fans, including contemporary auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who compared the film to those by Jean-Luc Godard. 2007-2016. 79 min. Blu-ray, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Kei Shichiri. With Tsugumi, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Koji Yamamoto, Saburo Otomo. "...the instability of existence—this is exactly what I want to express in my animations and I respect Shichiri for giving it shape in such bold, experimental spirit." —Koji Yamamura

Daguerrotype - Japan Society
July 18, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE NEW YORK PREMIERE Jean (Tahar Rahim) takes a job assisting Stéphane (Olivier Gourmet), a reclusive photographer obsessed with the daguerreotype, a 19th-century process that requires subjects to remain painfully still as their images are captured on a silver plate. Begrudgingly taking commissions for fashion shoots to get by, Stéphane's true passion is taking life-sized portraits of his daughter Marie (Constance Rousseau), who eerily resembles his deceased wife. Jean soon falls for the ethereal Marie, who fantasizes about a life away from her gloomy situation, and hatches a plan for escape. Master of horror Kiyoshi Kurosawa travels to the birthplace of photography and cinema for this French-language thriller that speaks to his deep-seated anxiety over modernity and artfully evokes influences in Japanese and European supernatural traditions. 2016. 131 min. DCP, in French with English subtitles. Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. With Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmet, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi. "You'll need patience for it to work on you, but all effort's repaid tenfold, thanks to Kurosawa's murmur-soft, immaculate craft and a trio of gorgeous cent... (read more)

Straight Outta Compton - Red Hook Park
July 18, 2017 - New York

Presented by THE O'CONNELL ORGANIZATION and HOME/MADE

All This Panic - Nitehawk Cinema
July 18, 2017 - Williamsburg

ALL THIS PANIC takes an intimate look at the interior lives of seven teenage girls as they come of age in New York City. A potent mix of high art portraiture and vérité, All this Panic follow the girls as they navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood. Shot over a three-year period in a lush and cinematic style, all this panic is a meditation on the mysterious, often painful, yet ultimately exhilarating period of a teen's life. In a world where, as one teen remarks 'they want to see us, but they don't want to hear us' this film is comprised entirely of young women speaking to their own experiences.

The Extremists' Opera - Japan Society
July 19, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE When theater director Naoko (Saori) holds auditions for the first production of her newly established all-female theater troupe, she is mesmerized by Haru (Arisa Nakamura), who barges into the old garage where they rehearse. Naoko chooses Haru to be the lead as she leverages her power as director to pursue the romantic connection that fuels her voracious creativity. However, as opening night approaches, jealous entanglements threaten the artistic and ideological aims of the project, as well as the relationship with Haru pulling Naoko from her womanizing ways. Based on her own semi-autobiographical novel Kokan, cult theater director and actress Junko Emoto makes her directorial debut in this playful drama relishing the toil and passion of a struggling creative life on and off stage. 2016. 90 min. Blu-ray, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Junko Emoto. With Saori, Arisa Nakamura, Yuki Sakurai, Suzuka Morita, Mayu Sakuma.

Resistance at Tule Lake - Japan Society
July 19, 2017 - New York

DOCUMENTARY FOCUS EAST COAST PREMIERE Introduction and Q&A with director Konrad Aderer A dominant narrative of the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans is that they behaved as a "model minority," cooperating without protest and proving their patriotism by enlisting in the army. Konrad Aderer's (Enemy Alien) documentary overturns this history, telling the story of the 12,000 Japanese Americans labeled "disloyal" who dared to resist the U.S. government's program of mass incarceration at Tule Lake Segregation Center. Through the voices of contemporary descendents on pilgrimages to the concentration camp memorial site, rare stock footage and photographs, lawyers and historians, and invaluable oral history from those who lived through it, Resistance at Tule Lake brings to surface stories of dissent and noncooperation marginalized for 70 years—ever more vital today amidst new threats to the rights of immigrants and minorities. 2017. 78 min. DCP, in English. Directed by Konrad Aderer. "Aderer's emotional, wrenching interviews with the 'internees'... make clear the consequences of race, wartime hysteria and political expediency." —Tomio Geron, CAAMFest

The Met: Live in HD Presents CARMEN - Union Square 14
July 19, 2017 - New York

Sir Richard Eyre’s gritty production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano El?na Garan?a as the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Tenor Roberto Alagna plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the timeless score, which features one beloved melody after another.

Outdoor Film Night with Maysles Cinema: the Gleaners and I - Nowadays
July 19, 2017 - New York

Every Wednesday at Nowadays, we screen a film in the big back yard in conjunction with Maysles Cinema, the Harlem based film house founded by the late, great Albert Maysles. Tonight we're very excited to be presenting Agnès Varda's The Gleaners and I. Here's the scoop: Agnès Varda, Grande Dame of the French New Wave, made 2000's most acclaimed non-fiction film-a self-described "wandering-road documentary." Beginning with the famous Jean-François Millet painting of women gathering wheat left over from a harvest, she focuses her ever-seeking eye on gleaners: those who scour already-reaped fields for the odd potato or turnip. Her investigation leads us from forgotten corners of the French countryside to off-hours at the green markets of Paris, following those who insist on finding a use for that which society has cast off, whether out of necessity or activism. Varda's own ruminations on her life as a filmmaker (a gleaner of sorts) give her a connection to her subjects that creates a touching human portrait that the L.A. Weekly deemed "a protest film that's part social critique, part travelogue, but always an unsentimental celebration of human resilience."

Casablanca - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
July 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

NT Live: Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches - Empire 25
July 20, 2017 - New York

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter alongside a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One will be captured live and broadcast to cinemas on Thursday, July 20.

- The Morgan Library
July 20, 2017 - Murray Hill

Henry David Thoreau, Surveyor of the Soul Director: Huey Coleman (2017, 90 minutes) Henry David Thoreau was proud to have been born in Concord, Massachusetts—"and in the nick of time, too." This documentary tells the story of this iconic American writer who famously built a cabin on Walden Pond, and dramatizes the impact of Thoreau's writings on the environment and civil rights movements, as well as individualist thought. Join producer, director, and editor Huey Coleman of Films By Huey Productions for a post-screening discussion. New York premiere. ?The exhibition This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal will be open at 6 pm for program attendees.

Dude Double Feature with Dude Where's My Car & the Big Lebowski - Nitehawk Cinema
July 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Run Time: 202 min. Nitehawk presents a dream double feature (on 35mm) that suits Little Lebowski Urban Achievers and Stone Underachievers alike with our DUDE DOUBLE FEATURE.

Fantastic Planet (With Live Electronic Score!) - Videology Bar & Cinema
July 20, 2017 - New York

Featuring a new, electronic score performed by Adrianna "Gooddroid" Moschides! The film will be presented without sound or subtitles. Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux's animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags' oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.

Special Preview: Menashe - JCC Manhattan
July 20, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Dir. Joshua Z Weinstein (USA, 2017, 79 min.)Deep in the heart of New York Cityâ??s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menasheâ??a kind, hapless grocery store clerkâ??struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leahâ??s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rievenâ??s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leahâ??s memorial. Itâ??s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters. In theaters July 28th.

Summer Silent Film Night! - Comic Americans Double Feature - Marble Collegiate Church
July 20, 2017 - Manhattan

Marble Collegiate Church joins the summer movie circuit with its own spin on outdoor movie watching with a great indoor alternative for serious film enthusiasts. On Thursday, July 20, Marble will proudly present “Summer Silent Movie Night! – Comic Americans Double Feature,” an evening dedicated to the silent film genius of Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, with a special live performance from renowned accompanist Peter Krasinski. The family-friendly event will provide a night of hilarity and all the fun of watching movies in Bryant Park – just without the heat and pesky bugs! Viewers will enjoy Charlie Chaplin’s short film “The Floorwalker,” and Harold Lloyd’s 1920s film “Speedy,” which features famous baseball player Babe Ruth in a cameo role. The double-feature will also include an improvised score by world-famous Peter Krasinski, providing movie lovers an experience unlike any other.

National Theatre Live: Angels In America Part 1 Millennium Approaches - NYU Skirball
July 21, 2017 - Soho

Part 1, Millennium Approaches America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
July 21, 2017 - New York

FREE! There's something for everyone in the family on Friday nights in Hudson River Park! Hudson RiverFlicks, Family Fridays returns to Pier 46 this summer and features recent favorites as well as classic movies for the whole family to enjoy. Movies start at Dusk, generally around 8:30pm. Free Popcorn. Beverages and snacks available for purchase.

Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High - Japan Society
July 21, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE U.S. PREMIERE Teiichi Akaba (Masaki Suda) has a singular dream: to crush the competition, become prime minister and rule his own country. But first he just has to get through high school. An absurdist satire of Japan's elitist pathways to the seats of power, Akira Nagai's adaptation of Usamaru Furuya's manga finds Showa-era blue-blooded teens battling for the student council presidency. Sabotage, bribery, ritual suicide, fisticuffs and more than a few unspoken crushes charge the boys' all out warfare, revealing the failures of hierarchical power systems and toxic masculinity. This achingly relevant, hilarious tale comes to a head when a working-class pro-democracy challenger questions the plutocrats' factional wrangle and Teiichi is forced to recall the pure passion that drove him to his totalitarian bloodthirst. 2017. 118 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Akira Nagai. With Masaki Suda, Shuhei Nomura, Ryoma Takeuchi, Shotaro Mamiya, Jun Shison. "The boys [...] represent real-life types in Japanese politics, where gilded elites rule and factions engage in Byzantine intrigues and double-crosses, just as their fathers and forefathers did... (read more)

Foujita - Japan Society
July 21, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE U.S. PREMIERE Introduction and Q&A with star Joe Odagiri French and Japanese, modernist and traditionalist, artist and propagandist—Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita lived a life surpassing contradictions. Born in Tokyo, Foujita moved to Paris in 1913 at the age of 27 where he achieved fame for his nudes and cat paintings, befriending luminary contemporaries such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. By 1933 he returned to an increasingly nationalistic Japan and contributed militaristic art that promoted imperialistic expansion. This masterful, elliptical biopic by director Kohei Oguri (Muddy River, The Sting of Death) features a career highlight performance by Joe Odagiri, who perfectly conjures Foujita's eccentric appearance and mannerisms, illuminating the complicated artist's roaring desires and fluid ethical center amidst the excesses of bohemian life and bleak ambiguities of war. 2015. 126 min. Blu-ray, in French and Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Kohei Oguri. With Joe Odagiri, Miki Nakatani, Ana Girardot, Angèle Humeau, Marie Kremer. World Premiere, 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival.

Matías PiñEiro's Pick: LumièRe D'éTé - French Culture
July 21, 2017 - New York

Directed by Jean Grémillon With Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur 1943 | Drama | 1h50 | France | Janus Films Arriving at a remote mountaintop hotel in Provence, the Parisian Michèle is involved in a love triangle with a worker and an aristocrat whose neighboring castle will be the scene of a show-stopping costume ball. #FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks Films in French with English subtitles FREE and open to the public

American Cool: Straw Dogs - Videology Bar & Cinema
July 21, 2017 - New York

"Straw Dogs may be the purest statement on violence in Peckinpah's career, with implications so disturbing that critic Pauline Kael once famously dubbed it 'a fascist classic.'" – The A.V. Club "Sitting through Peckinpah's controversial classic is not unlike watching a lit fuse make its slow, inexorable way toward its combustible destination—the taut build-up is as shocking and vicious as its fiery conclusion is inevitable." – Slant Magazine "Straw Dogs is overwhelming and, in the end, thought provoking because even through violence, nothing is solved. Nothing is easy. And, like the best Peckinpah, it forces you (and force is the right word) to look within yourself, to ask questions." – Kim Morgan, The New Beverly David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman), a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy (Susan George), an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie (Del Henney). Eventually, the taunts escalate…

Anti-Porno - Japan Society
July 22, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE EAST COAST PREMIERE Preceded by: Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight (2016) by Sawako Kabuki, 3 min. Part of Nikkatsu's Roman Porno Reboot Project celebrating the 45th anniversary of the genre that infamously saved the studio, ANTI-PORNO is a uniquely subversive take on Nikkatsu's softcore sex label by festival favorite Sion Sono. Pacing a vibrantly colored art studio that looks like something out of a Jodorowsky film, celebrity novelist, artist and enfant-terrible Kyoko (Ami Tomite) terrorizes everyone around her, especially her eager-to-please assistant Noriko (Mariko Tsutsui), whom she sadistically (and quite literally) keeps on a leash. Just as Kyoko's cruelty reaches its peak, however, the film takes an unexpected about-face that, in true Sono-style, breaks down cinematic barriers in order to tackle the subjects of art, misogyny and freedom with boundless energy and unbridled passion. 2017. 78 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Sion Sono. With Ami Tomite, Mariko Tsutsui, Fujiko, Sayaka Kotani, Tomo Uchino. "Sono's effort is easily the most ambitious entry yet in the series of re-imagined softcore entertainments." —James Marsh, So... (read more)

Yamato (California) - Japan Society
July 22, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE U.S. PREMIERE Introduction and Q&A with director Daisuke Miyazaki and star Hanae Kan Frustrated teenager Sakura (the outstanding Korean-Japanese actress Hanae Kan, Nobody Knows, West North West) lives in the town of Yamato by U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi. When she's not brooding at home with her single mother and brother in close quarters separated only by a curtain, she seeks pleasure in solitude, flipping through her English dictionary and writing rhymes to develop her chops as a rapper. When Nina, the daughter of their mother's absent American boyfriend, arrives for a visit, she begins to push Sakura's buttons to break out of her shell. Treading on the complicated physical and felt relationship between the U.S. and Japan, Daisuke Miyazaki's second feature is a nuanced coming-of-age drama illuminated by veteran camerawoman Akiko Ashizawa. 2016. 118 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Daisuke Miyazaki. With Hanae Kan, Nina Endo, Haruka Uchimura, Reiko Kataoka, Shuya Nishiji. "Yamato is like a kick in the butt to the apolitical and inward-looking attitudes of Japan's film industry and domestic market." —Maggie Lee, Variety

West North West - Japan Society
July 22, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Introduction and Q&A with stars Hanae Kan and Sahel Rosa An exchange student from Tehran studying art, Naima (Sahel Rosa) instantly connects with the melancholy Kei (Hanae Kan) amidst the socially oppressive environment of a sterile Tokyo cafe. Despite the distance between Kei's nocturnal bartender schedule and punk attitude, and Naima's academic rigor and religious devotion, an attraction between the two friends blooms, quickly inflaming the jealousy and anti-Islamic prejudice of Kei's mercurial on-again, off-again model girlfriend Ai (Yuka Yamauchi). The uncertain corners of a romantic triangle spin through desire, love and self-actualization in this slow-burning LGBTQ melodrama featuring memorable characters enlivened by Takuro Nakamura's sensual, atmospheric direction and bold performances. 2015. 126 min. Blu-ray, in Japanese and Farsi with English subtitles. Directed by Takuro Nakamura. With Hanae Kan, Sahel Rosa, Yuka Yamauchi. "West North West is about the search for direction in life and the impossibility of knowing where you're headed." —Justin Chang, Variety

Japan Cuts 2017 Shorts Showcase - Japan Society
July 22, 2017 - New York

SHORTS SHOWCASE A program of wildly inventive and daring narrative short films from up-and-coming and well-established filmmakers from Japan, varying in tone, style and genre. (Total running time approx. 84 min.) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Birds (Working Title) ? (?) Tori (Kari) This charming comedy by Koji Fukada (Harmonium) presents an awkward interaction between a wife, her husband and his lover that reaches an absurd climax. 2016. 8 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Koji Fukada. With Minako Inoue, Yuko Kibiki, Takenori Kaneko. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE We Are Shooting ????????? (Senjo e , Intan) Among the most stressful and thankless work done on a film set undertaken by the production intern. It is no different for the plucky Reiko, who is reminded that "Moviemaking is a war zone!" 2017. 26 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Raita Minorita. With Saori Ito, Minori Hagiwara, Tomohiro Kaku, Ryotaro Yonemura, Ken Aoki. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE WHITE T AND FEEBLE THINGS ?T (Shiro T ) Takara only wears spotless white T-shirts, but lately can't seem to keep any of them clean. Meanwhile, he meets a mysteri... (read more)

Shippu Rondo - Japan Society
July 22, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A secret biological weapon known as K-55 is stolen from a medical research lab by a disgruntled former employee who demands ¥300 million in exchange for its location. Unable to go to the police due to its illegal nature, research scientist Kazuyuki Kurabayashi (Hiroshi Abe) is tasked with recovering the anthrax-like weapon by the lab's panicked director (Akira Emoto). Going off of a clue that K-55 is buried beneath snow, Kurabayashi heads to the nearest ski resort with his son on the pretense of a short vacation to begin his secret mission, enrolling the unwitting help of the local ski patrol (Tadayoshi Okura and Yuko Oshima). A slapstick comedy thriller with heart, Shippu Rondo delivers big laughs amidst exhilarating chase sequences and dramatic twists and turns. 2016. 108 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Teruyuki Yoshida. With Hiroshi Abe, Tadayoshi Okura, Yuko Oshima, Tsuyoshi Muro, Keiko Horiuchi. Based on the 2013 novel by Keigo Higashino.

Shippu Rondo - Japan Society
July 22, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A secret biological weapon known as K-55 is stolen from a medical research lab by a disgruntled former employee who demands ¥300 million in exchange for its location. Unable to go to the police due to its illegal nature, research scientist Kazuyuki Kurabayashi (Hiroshi Abe) is tasked with recovering the anthrax-like weapon by the lab's panicked director (Akira Emoto). Going off of a clue that K-55 is buried beneath snow, Kurabayashi heads to the nearest ski resort with his son on the pretense of a short vacation to begin his secret mission, enrolling the unwitting help of the local ski patrol (Tadayoshi Okura and Yuko Oshima). A slapstick comedy thriller with heart, Shippu Rondo delivers big laughs amidst exhilarating chase sequences and dramatic twists and turns. 2016. 108 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Teruyuki Yoshida. With Hiroshi Abe, Tadayoshi Okura, Yuko Oshima, Tsuyoshi Muro, Keiko Horiuchi. Based on the 2013 novel by Keigo Higashino.

Death Proof with a Shot of Chartreuse - Videology Bar & Cinema
July 22, 2017 - New York

Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) is a professional body double who likes to take unsuspecting women for deadly drives in his free time. He has doctored his car for maximum impact; when Mike purposely causes wrecks, the bodies pile up while he walks away with barely a scratch. The insane Mike may be in over his head, though, when he targets a tough group of female friends, including real-life stuntwoman Zoe Bell (who served as Uma Thurman's double in Kill Bill), who plays herself.

Black Snake Moan - Nitehawk Cinema
Through July 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)! Director: Craig Brewer Run Time: 116 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Starring: Adriane Lenox, Amy Lavere, Christina Ricci, Clare Grant, Claude Phillips, David Banner, John Cothran, Jr., Justin Timberlake, Kim Richards, Leonard L. Thomas, Michael Raymond-James, Neimus K. Williams, Ruby Wilson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Samuel L. Jackson 2007 saw Black Snake Moan, a bit of a genre film touching upon sex, race, and redemption in the Deep South After her lover (Justin Timberlake) leaves to serve in the military, Rae (Christina Ricci) gives in to her raging libido and leaps into a life of wild abandon. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson), a troubled bluesman, finds Rae beaten and left for dead. He takes her in and holds her captive in an attempt to help her find a cure for her affliction.

The Hills Have Eyes - Nitehawk Cinema
Through July 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)! Director: Alexandre Aja Run Time: 107 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Starring: Aaron Stanford, Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin, Kathleen Quinlan, Ted Levine New French Extremity director Alexandre Aja (High Tension) cranks up the heat and amps up the bloodshed in his take on Wes Craven's sun-blasted horror classic. The film follows humdrum suburbanites as they road trip their way through the barren Nevada desert. Aside from some Red State/Blue State pitter-patter between Pa Carter and Doug-the-Democrat Son-in-Law, the trip goes along well until the Carter clan gets stranded in a former nuclear testing range and violently harried by a clan of mutant cannibal rednecks.

"Blissville: An Investigation" Film Screening - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
July 23, 2017 - Flushing

Join us for a film screening of a documentary /poem by Hank Linhart, an accomplished media artist. This video tells a story about a remote corner of Queens, NY. Blissville is the former name of the tiny triangle bounded by the Newtown Creek, the Long Island Expressway, and Calvary Cemetery. In addition to the world’s largest fortune cookie factory, there is a factory with the exclusive rights for making replicas of the Statue of Liberty, a sushi factory, an Afghan bakery and a giant car crusher. Through street interviews, film investigates the origin of the name of Blissville, and the character(s) of the town. This is also a story about the resiliency of a community remarkably rich in nationalities and ethnic backgrounds, featuring diverse residential neighbors living in close proximity with active industries.

In This Corner of the World - Japan Society
July 23, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE | CLOSING FILM EAST COAST PREMIERE Introduction and Q&A with producer Taro Maki Winner of multiple prestigious awards and named best Japanese movie of 2016 by the esteemed film publication Kinema Junpo, this much-acclaimed hand-drawn animation tenderly depicts the joys and sorrows of Suzu Urano, who begins her married life in the small coastal city of Kure in Hiroshima Prefecture. Set during WWII, the hardships and devastation of war creep in as life and the landscape around her become increasingly grim. As gentle and clear-eyed as Sunao Katabuchi's humanist animation, Suzu perseveres through life as a participant and victim to one of the most extraordinary events of the 20th century with vulnerability and zest, falling in love and stumbling along the way. 2016. 128 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Sunao Katabuchi. With Non, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Daisuke Ono, Minori Omi, Natsuki Inaba. Winner, 2016 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year; Winner, 2016 Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film, Best Director, Reader's Choice.

Zigeunerweisen - Japan Society
July 23, 2017 - New York

CLASSICS: REDISCOVERIES & RESTORATIONS NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE The late, great Seijun Suzuki ( 1923-2017), best known for his brilliant avant-garde subversions of the yakuza genre (Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill), re-established his filmmaking career in a completely new direction with the immense success of this independently produced metaphysical period drama. The first film in the so-called Taisho Trilogy, the story revolves around a love triangle between a university professor, his former colleague-turned-vagabond and an elusive geisha, filled with ghostly occurrences and the haunting refrain of the Pablo de Sarasate composition for which the film is named. A critical and box office success, Zigeunerweisen swept the 1981 Japan Academy Prize and Kinema Junpo Awards with wins in major categories. Presented in a brand new digital remaster. 1980. 145 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Seijun Suzuki. With Yoshio Harada, Naoko Otani, Toshiya Fujita, Michiyo Okusu, Akaji Maro. Winner, 1981 Japan Academy Prize for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction.

Summer Lights - Japan Society
July 23, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Primarily known for his evocative non-fiction short films that confront issues of war, human rights and political struggle, award-winning French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot expands his ongoing interest in histories of violence with his first narrative feature, shot in Japan with an all-Japanese cast. A native Japanese filmmaker living in Paris visits Hiroshima for a documentary project about the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb. Shaken by the interviews he conducts with survivors, he wanders the nearby Peace Memorial Park where he bumps into an odd yet beguiling young woman. Together they journey from the city to the seacoast, uncovering traumas and personal histories about the city's painful past along the way. 2016. 82 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot. With Hiroto Ogi, Akane Tatsukawa, Yuzu Horie, Keiji Izumi, Mamako Yoneyama. "A delicate treatment of one of the most crushingly tragic episodes in human history." —Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

My Dad and Mr. Ito - Japan Society
July 23, 2017 - New York

FEATURE SLATE U.S. PREMIERE Director Yuki Tanada (One Million Yen Girl, Round Trip Heart) takes on the recent genre phenomenon of "age gap" romantic dramas, bringing her soulful style and feminist perspective. After driving Aya's (Juri Ueno) sister-in-law up the wall, her cranky 74-year-old father (Tatsuya Fuji) moves in without warning. He promptly goes about criticizing 34-year-old Aya's lifestyle: no children, pounding beers after her part-time job at a bookstore, and of course her older live-in boyfriend Mr. Ito (Lily Franky). At 54, he's right in the middle of the father and daughter's lifespans, leading to awkward hilarity. Yet the situational comedy of Tanada's film deepens to become a s incere look at aging and communication amongst lovers and family. 2016. 119 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yuki Tanada. With Juri Ueno, Lily Franky, Tatsuya Fuji, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Sei Ando. "Both funny and searing, the film addresses issues of family and the plight of Japan's aging, unwanted generation." —Rob Schwartz, Metropolis

Conscientious Projections: Broadcast News - Videology Bar & Cinema
July 23, 2017 - New York

Conscientious Projections spotlights films that address topics of social and political significance. In addition to a screening of the film, academics, journalists and activists will join us to discuss relevant issues and provoke a discussion of what each of us can do to affect change. Fifty percent of proceeds will go to Khalsa Aid, an international NGO that aims to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world. The organisation is based upon the Sikh principle of "Recognise the whole human race as one."According to the most recent annual surveys by Gallup and Pew, Americans' trust in the media is at an all-time low. By some polls, Trump's White House is perceived as a more trustworthy source of news than media. On one hand, why shouldn't this be the case? Media overwhelmingly assured as that Hillary Clinton would win a blow-out election, that Brexit would never happen, and that the economy has recovered and things are basically fine – despite plenty of evidence to the contrary. On the other hand, with the White House limiting access and questions during press briefings, President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatening to crack... (read more)

Sunday Movie Night at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
July 23, 2017 - New York

Cozy up to your neighbor, lover, or a nice big bottle of wine in The Living Room as you enjoy a new feature film each week on our twelve-foot projector. Revel in some complimentary popcorn and theatre snacks or help yourself to ordering off our full food and beverage menu from Harold’s Meat + Three for dinner and a show. Movie recommendations accepted a week in advance.

Monday Movie Night at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
July 23, 2017 - New York

Cozy up to your neighbor, lover, or a nice big bottle of wine in The Living Room as you enjoy watching Overboard this Monday on our twelve-foot projector. Revel in some complimentary popcorn and theatre snacks or help yourself to ordering off our full food and beverage menu from Harold’s Meat + Three for dinner and a show. Movie recommendations accepted a week in advance.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - Nitehawk Cinema
Through July 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Andrew Dominik Run Time: 160 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Starring: Barbara Kozicki, Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Robert Duvall, Sam Shepard In 2007, audiences got to know Robert Ford in the beautiful film, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Infamous and unpredictable, Jesse James (Brad Pitt), nicknamed the fastest gun in the west, plans his next big heist while he launches pre-emptive strikes against those looking to collect the reward the law has placed on his head. Jesse's newest recruits, Robert (Casey Affleck) and Charley Ford (Sam Rockwell), grow increasingly jealous of the outlaw. When they sense an opportunity to kill Jesse, they gun him down, but their actions backfire when Jesse's fame is elevated to near mythical status.

Koyaanisqatsi - Nitehawk Cinema
Through July 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Sat Jul 22 @ 11:45 am: Nitehawk's Live Sound Cinema presents a screening of KOYANNISQATSI featuring a new, original score performed live by PARLOR WALLS. Read More ›Sun Jul 23 @ 11:45 am: Nitehawk's Live Sound Cinema presents a screening of KOYANNISQATSI featuring a new, original score performed live by PARLOR WALLS. Read More › Director: Godfrey Reggio Run Time: 87 min. Format: DCP Language: None Starring: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel The first part in Godfrey Reggio's The Qatsi Trilogy, KOYANNISQATSI is a renowned documentary that reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning "life out of balance," it features extensive footage of natural landscapes and elemental forces, with a gradual evolution to scenes of modern civilization and technology. The film's lack of narration or dialogue allows its purpose to be realized through creative uses of imagery and an inventive musical score.

Midnights: Showgirls - Videology Bar & Cinema
Through July 23, 2017 - New York

Nomi, an attractive drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with plans to become a dancer. Soon she gets a job stripping at one of the lesser joints on the strip, but eventually catches the eye of talent scouts who hire the performers for a big revue at a casino. She works her way into the cast, and eventually sets her sights on taking the starring role. Reviled upon release, time has been kind to Showgirls, which has since garnered acclaim from critics and filmmakers including Jim Jarmusch, Jacques Rivette and Quentin Tarantino. Dir. Paul Verhoeven. 1995. 131 min.

Little Mermaid - Long Island Children's Museum
Through July 23, 2017 - Garden City

Everyone 6 Months and Older Must have a ticket to enter the theatre

Places - 59E59 Theaters
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Yonder Window Theatre Company, Parity Productions and Jack Sharkey presents PLACES Written and Performed by ROMY NORDLINGER Developed and Directed by KATIE MCHUGH From a Jewish immigrant fleeing Tsarist Russia to the highest paid movie star in Tinseltown, trailblazer Alla Nazimova was the first female writer, director, and producer in Hollywood. This multimedia solo performance reimagines one of the most daring and censored artists of the 20th century: 1920s silent screen icon, Broadway legend, and probably the most famous star you've never heard of.

Time Spy - Times Square
Through July 31, 2017 - New York

This 3D animated film, realized frame by frame with hand-carved woodcuts, is a meditation on time, cosmology, and personal history. Watch with free 3D glasses distributed on Duffy Square on select nights throughout the month.

Whiplash - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 31, 2017 - New York

New York City's hottest alternative stand-up comics come together for this weekly showcase.

Times Square Arts Presents Sun Xun's Time Spy - Times Square
Through July 31, 2017 - New York

In partnership with the Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Times Square Arts presents artist Sun Xun’s Time Spy on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in July. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. One of China’s most prominent young artists, Sun Xun created Time Spy for the second Audemars Piguet Art Commission in partnership with Sean Kelly Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery and Shanghart Gallery as part of a large-scale immersive multimedia installation first presented during Art Basel in Miami Beach in December 2016. A violin with wings flies through a sky filled with spinning moons, while rotating machinery gives way to strange landscapes and pressure valves. These chimerical images come together in Sun Xun’s Time Spy, a 3D animated film created from thousands of individual hand-carved woodcuts. Hundreds of Chinese art students assisted Xun in carving each frame of the film, juxtaposing traditional and analog illustration methods with modern 3D animation across digital screens in a way that turns the antithetical into the elegant. The film ... (read more)

Summer Movie Series - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through August 08, 2017 - Chelsea

Watch a free movie under the stars! Sit back on the ship's flight deck, and take in a great movie, the city skyline and a view of the Hudson. You're welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show. The flight deck opens at 7pm, and the movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening. Space is limited. The first movie of the season is of course Top Gun! July 11: Good Morning Vietnam. July: 18: Anchorman. July 25: Cocktail. August 1: The Martian. August 8: Back To The Future.

A Summer Movie Under the Stars - Prospect Park Alliance
Through August 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

In celebration of Prospect Park's 150th anniversary, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance present A Summer Movie Under the Stars in partnership with Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema. These free outdoor film screenings on Prospect Park's Long Meadow North will feature live musical entertainment followed by family-friendly films carefully selected by Nitehawk's cinema department, to highlight park themes such as the famed Prospect Park Zoo, summer camps, Little League Baseball and the exquisite flora and fauna. The full line-up is as follows: Wednesday, July 19: The NeverEnding Story with 1980s music by DJ Jane Elizabeth Wednesday, July 26: The Sandlot with live entertainment by The Binky Griptite Orchestra Wednesday, August 2: Moonrise Kingdom with live entertainment by Morricone Youth Wednesday, August 9: Zootopia, with live entertainment by Brooklyn United Marching Band All live entertainment will start at 7 pm and films begin shortly after sundown. There are no rain dates in the event of inclement weather. A Summer Movie Under the Stars is made possible with additional support from HBO and Investors Bank.

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach - CONEY ISLAND
Through August 28, 2017 - Brooklyn

A FREE Beachside Film Series In Coney Island! On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the beach at West 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater! Come on down and see great flicks, representing a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies. Get ready for a great lineup for the fifth annual Coney Island Flicks on the Beach presented by Alliance for Coney Island, and Amazon Studios. Line-up: July 10th - Beauty and the Beast July 17th - Landline July 24th - Finding Dory July 31st - La La Land August 7th - Get Out August 14th - The Lego Batman Movie August 21st - Crown Heights August 28th - Star Wars: Rogue One

Times Square Arts Presents Aman Mojadidi's Once Upon a Place - Times Square
Through September 05, 2017 - New York

Times Square Arts and artist Aman Mojadidi bring Once Upon a Place, an interactive public art installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices, to Duffy Square (46th Street and 7th Avenue) from June 27- September 5. Visitors will be invited to open the door of one of three repurposed telephone booths, pick up the receiver, and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. Visitors can also open the phone book inside each booth to read more about the storytellers' communities both here in New York and the countries they have traveled from, and to leave behind a part of their own story if they wish. The installation will include 70 different stories that will last anywhere between 2 and 15 minutes.

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