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Films to See in New York City This Week - April 21-April 28

April 21, 2019 - 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 Sandlot - Nitehawk Cinema
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: David M. Evans Run Time: 101 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 1993 Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams The Sandlot is a touching film about a young boy who moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad which of course means new friends, new obstacles, and a new outlook on life. The story is told from the perspective of main character Scotty Smalls as he recounts his first Los Angeles summer in 1962 when he befriended a group of boys who played impromptu baseball in a little spot known as the sandlot. Scotty learns lots of things during the summer, most importantly being how to deal with The Beast, the dog beyond the sandlot who devours home-run baseballs. As many baseball stories imbue, The Sandlot teaches the value and long-lasting value of friendship and teamwork in the formative years. Play Ball!

Family Morning at Ccc - Classic Car Club Manhattan
April 21, 2019 - New York

Cabin fever? We're going to let you in on New York's best kept secret for motoring moms and dads; Family Mornings at CCC. You may be familiar with our monthly CCC Kids Days, but did you know we dial up the kid friendliness every Sunday morning? Come by Sundays between 10am and 1pm and we'll have games or a movie on and plenty of refreshments to keep parents satiated. We also have an amazing new brunch menu replete with no less than 3 Bloody Mary options, avocado and açaí to keep it healthy, huevos rancheros and french toast if you're feeling indulgent. There really is nothing like it in all of NYC. Last, but not least, do you have kids age 10 and up looking to be future racers? We're planning on kicking off a Junior Race Academy in our Sim Room with instruction to teach your kids the fundamentals of race craft and would like to hear from you. If you are interested, reach out to Zac (zacm@classiccarclub.com) for more information and to share your thoughts.

Preview Screening of the White Crow and Conversation with Ralph Fiennes - 92nd Street Y
April 21, 2019 - New York

Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview Ralph Fiennes after the preview screening of The White Crow. His film roles include Schindler's List, The Quiz Show, The English Patient, The End of the Affair, The Constant Gardener, The White Countess, The Reader, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films. Fiennes also directed—and acted in—Coriolanus as well as The Invisible Woman (playing Charles Dickens). The White Crow, which he directed from a script by David Hare, is a biographical drama about the brilliant dancer Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West in 1961. Fiennes also co-stars as his ballet teacher Pushkin, while Oleg Ivenko is a discovery as the temperamental Russian performer.

Free Screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" - At Peace Tea Factory
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Free Screening of Award Winning Film directed by Morgan Neville For over thirty years, American children grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS. Mister Rogers offered a calm and stable presence, tackling life's weightiest issues in a simple, direct way. Won't You Be My Neighbor reflects on Fred Rogers’ legacy of kindness, and the profound and lasting effect his innovative approach to television had on millions of children. run-time 94 minutes, Discussion to Follow.

Loving Vincent - Neue Galerie New York
April 22, 2019 - New York

The "Cinematic Portraits" film series, inspired by films that capture the full complexity of an individual, is presented free of charge. Loving Vincent (2017) Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman 95 minutes

Earth Day: Wasted - The Pelham Picture House
April 22, 2019 - Pelham

Earth Day: Wasted Panel Discussion and Q&A to Follow with Sustainability Pioneers Every Year 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Is Thrown Away, Adding up to One Third of All Food Grown for Human Consumption. Filmmakers Explore the Reasons for This Waste and Look for Ways to Fix the Problem.

Long Day's Journey into Night - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 22, 2019 - New York

Long Day's Journey into Night

Dogman - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 22, 2019 - New York

Dogman

Accession - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 22, 2019 - New York

Accession

The Stone Speakers - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 22, 2019 - New York

The Stone Speakers

Movies @ the Library: Operation Finale - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

(Drama) 123 Minutes The thrilling true story of the secret mission led by Israeli intelligence agent Peter Malkin to infiltrate Argentina and capture Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the plans that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths during World War II, and bring him to justice. Stars Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaacs.

Blood Is Dry - Japan Society
April 23, 2019 - New York

Kiju Yoshida's second film for Shochiku is a fierce critique of mass media, advertising and capitalist consumerism. When his employers announce massive layoffs, a salaryman takes a gun to his head in a plea for mercy on behalf of his colleagues only to unwittingly become the center of an insurance company's advertising campaign that exploits his desperate gesture for profit and markets him as a hero. Paired with Nagisa Oshima's Night and Fog in Japan (1960) as a double bill, both films were pulled from theaters days after opening due to the politically motivated censorship of Oshima's allegedly inflammatory film.

A Special Evening with Anna Quindlen - Random House
April 23, 2019 - New York

Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd for a special event with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen to celebrate the publication of NANAVILLE, her memoir of grandparenting. Anna will be in conversation with New York Times staff writer, Taffy Brodesser-Akner to discuss the new book, offering thoughtful and telling observations about her new role: no longer mother and decision-maker, but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. Doors Open at 6:00PM Programming begins at 6:30PM Book Signing to Follow What's Included: Meet & Greet with Anna Quindlen Signed Copy of NANAVILLE Wine & hors d'oeuvres

Long Day's Journey into Night - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 23, 2019 - New York

Long Day's Journey into Night

Dogman - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 23, 2019 - New York

Dogman

Toshio Matsumoto Experimental Shorts Program - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 23, 2019 - New York

Toshio Matsumoto Experimental Shorts Program

Karelia: International with Monument - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 23, 2019 - New York

Karelia: International with Monument

Melinda Gates: The Moment of Lift - Symphony Space
April 24, 2019 - Manhattan

Philanthropist and Businesswoman Melinda Gates Makes Her Literary Debut with the Moment of Lift, Exploring How Female Empowerment Contributes to the Betterment of Society. Gates Intertwines Her Own Journey with Stories of Women Around the World, Passionately Advocating for Gender Equality and Blazing a Trail to a Brighter Future. Special Bonus: A Copy of the Moment of Lift Is Included in the Ticket Price. There Will Not Be a Book Signing for This Event.

Long Day's Journey into Night - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 24, 2019 - New York

Long Day's Journey into Night

Dogman - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 24, 2019 - New York

Dogman

Swarm Season - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 24, 2019 - New York

Swarm Season

Acid Forest - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 24, 2019 - New York

Acid Forest

Nadie ES Innocente - The Museum of Arts and Design
April 25, 2019 - New York

Nadie es Innocente, 1986 Dir. Sarah Minter, 57 mins Preceded by Sábado de Mierda, 1988 Dir. Sarah Minter & Gregorio Rocha, 25 mins Total runtime: 82 mins In Spanish with English subtitles Punk cinema in the truest sense, Sarah Minter's video films don't just document the subculture as it took shape on the outskirts of Mexico City in the '80s—they partake in and embody its ethos. Both set in the slum nicknamed Neza York and featuring the youth collective Mierdas Punks (who contributed to the screenplay), Nadie es inocente and Sábado de mierda brashly follow the kids as they mount their own concerts, get in trouble with the law, and eke out their own lives on the periphery of society.

Relentless - Nitehawk Cinema
April 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: William Lustig Run Time: 92 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1989 Starring: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster This April, our favorite big-time Deuce-Buddy – Bill Lustig – is back to rock the house with his roller-coaster suspense-shocker RELENTLESS – just like it did when it rolled into Times Square's Cine 42! Lackadaisical LA veteran detective, Robert Loggia, gets riled up by Leo Rossi's Brooklyn-bred "rookie" newcomer into nabbing sicko psycho serial murderer, Judd Nelson… The ex-Breakfast Clubber has Daddy issues with a capital "D" – causing him to do dastardly deeds – like picking people with his own name from the phone-book to provoke into… murdering THEMSELVES!?! Lustig's borderline ludicrous foray into "mainstream" movie-making makes the most of its familiar-feeling plot with wild style, weirdo details, and all around wacked-out acting… with a deliriously down-beat and devilishly creepy-crawly performance by the former Brat-Packer! Unsettling!! Uncomfortable!! A sharp and slick action-packed late 80s surprise – a whirlwind of wanton revenge and vengeance… it's RELENTLESS!

Long Day's Journey into Night - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 25, 2019 - New York

Long Day's Journey into Night

Dogman - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 25, 2019 - New York

Dogman

While We Are Here - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 25, 2019 - New York

While We Are Here

Closing Time - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 25, 2019 - New York

Closing Time

THE LAW FIRM: Law and Disorder - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
April 26, 2019 - New York

Have you been wronged by someone in your life? A bad boss, a shitty friend, an ex who stole your identity? The Law Firm wants to represent YOU. Watch as UCBT's finest improvisers turn one audience member's testimony into a fully improvised show. Members of The Law Firm of have starred in and written for 30 Rock, Broad City, Best Week Ever, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Louie, Netflix, HBO, & more!

Family Movies - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Family Movies @ the Library Enjoy weekly kid friendly films.

Koffee with Neil Raje - Fashion Model/Actor & Star Brown Bachelor - Nirvana
April 26, 2019 - New York

Koffee with Neil Raje - Fashion Model/Actor & Star Brown Bachelor

The Samurai Vagabonds - Japan Society
April 26, 2019 - New York

Virtually unknown outside of (and even within) Japan, this Shochiku New Wave gem is set in a desolate mining town wherein a woman who survives a double suicide becomes entwined in a peculiar relationship with her dead lover's brother and a stuttering drifter. Another significant yet overlooked progenitor of the New Wave's theoretical and formal ideals, Tsutomu Tamura only made this one film as a director before leaving Shochiku to create an independent production company with Nagisa Oshima and write scripts for many of the renown director's films, including The Catch (1961), Violence at Noon (1966) and Boy (1969).

Go - Nitehawk Cinema
April 26, 2019 - 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: Doug Liman Run Time: 102 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1999 Starring: Desmond Askew, Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley, Taye Diggs, Scott Wolf, Jay Mohr Eighteen-year-old Ronna, accompanied by reluctant partner-in-crime and fellow supermarket checkout clerk Claire, is desperately looking to score some rent money before she's evicted. Simon, an impulsive Brit, is driving a stolen car with buddy Marcus during a wild night of partying on the Las Vegas strip. Adam and Zack, a pair of TV stars, find themselves in the middle of a real-life drug sting-and a very creepy Christmas dinner. Where are we? Who are these people? Welcome to the edgy comedy Go, in which the outrageous misadventures of a group of young people collide in Los Angeles' raucous underground scene.

The Game - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 26, 2019 - New York

The Game

Walden - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 26, 2019 - New York

Walden

Video Production Lab Take 1 - Distill Creative
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

This workshop will give you a solid introduction to the basics of video production; from learning to how to present your idea to a client, to develop a video concept and translating it visually. Also you will learn how to write a treatment and shot list plus you will have informations about the team crew and roles. TAKE 1 is the first episode of this workshop series for WOMXN who want to expand their expertise, connect with inspirational artists and build community. This project is leaded by women with the intent to empower new generations and contributing to equalize the gender imbalance in art, music and the film industry. TAKE 1 / APRIL 27TH / 3:30PM - 6:30PM The first episode of this workshop will consist in learning how to customize an idea with a budget given by the client as well as learn how to pitch to a client. We will also get an understanding of what each person’s role is to create a video. These roles include casting and crew requirements, plus locations. We will learn how to plan with a minimum crew and prepare for a shooting day. INSTRUCTOR Daniela “Zoe” Croci award winning filmmaker officially selected at SXSW 2019 with a production company based i... (read more)

The Tragedy of Bushido - Japan Society
April 27, 2019 - New York

Written and directed by newcomer Eitaro Morikawa for Shochiku's Kyoto studio, The Tragedy of Bushido is the first jidaigeki period drama produced by the New Wave. After a clan lord dies, a young samurai in 17th century Japan is forced to follow him in death through ritual suicide in accordance with an archaic bushido custom. Drawing a connection between the oppressive values of absolute fealty within the samurai moral code and the bureaucratic political systems of postwar Japan that continued to place priority on obedience and obligation over individual freedoms, Morikawa gave birth to a new kind of post-Anpo jidaigeki.

Only She Knows - Japan Society
April 27, 2019 - New York

The debut film by Osamu Takahashi, assistant director on Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953) and a Shochiku New Wave leading figure who launched the film journal Shichinin (The Seven) with his circle of fellow assistant directors (including Nagisa Oshima and Kiju Yoshida). A young woman is attacked by a serial rapist and murderer whom her detective father (played by Ozu regular Chishu Ryu) is investigating. Though she survives, the impact of the event creates increasing discord and agony for her and her loved ones. After this auspicious debut, Takahashi went on to make a couple more films for Shochiku before going independent and eventually becoming well-known as a novelist.

10 Things I Hate About You - Nitehawk Cinema
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: Gil Junger Run Time: 97 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1999 Starring: Larisa Oleynik, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Andrew Keegan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Krumholtz A modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, this late 1990s romantic comedy set in an American high school has now become a bonafide teen classic. 10 Things I Hate About You stars the late Heath Ledger as the new mysterious kid at school (Patrick Verona) who just might win the heart over the misanthropic but beautiful Julie Stiles (Kat). Of course, this love match is set into motion by ulterior movies: by decree of their father, Kat's younger sister has her eyes on a young man but can't date until Kat has a boyfriend. And thus it begins…

Penguin Highway - Nitehawk Cinema
April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2018 Language: Saturday: Japanese with English subtitles / Sunday: English (dubbed) Starring: Kana Kita, Yû Aoi, Miki Fukui Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist's office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Erased,___ Ascent of the Invisible - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 27, 2019 - New York

Erased,___ Ascent of the Invisible

Dark Suns - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 27, 2019 - New York

Dark Suns

Breathless Animals - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 27, 2019 - New York

Breathless Animals

Funeral Parade of Roses - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 27, 2019 - New York

Funeral Parade of Roses

Video Production Lab Take 2 - Distill Creative
April 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

This workshop will give you a solid introduction to the basics of video production; from learning to how to present your idea to a client, to develop a video concept and translating it visually. Also you will learn how to write a treatment and shot list, plus you will have informations about the team crew and roles. TAKE 2 is the second episode of this workshop series for WOMXN who want to expand their expertise, connect with inspirational artists and build community. This project is leaded by women with the intent to empower new generations and contributing to equalize the gender imbalance in art, music and the film industry. This is workshop is the second in a 4-part series. You can also sign up for Take 1, Take 3, and Take 4! TAKE 2 / APRIL 28TH / 3:30PM - 6:30PM The second episode of this workshop will consist of learning, how to translate a video idea from thought to paper by using writing treatments and a shot-list technique. We will go through different types of camera shots and the basics of camera movements including various techniques and camera equipment. INSTRUCTOR Daniela “Zoe” Croci award winning filmmaker officially selected at SXSW 2019 with a pr... (read more)

Splatter U Blu Ray Release Party - Pinebox Rockshop
April 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Doomcloud Chris Burke Hosted by Matt Hawkins Come party with a night of dark synth grooves by the film score composer Chris Burke and dance to the trashy unorthdox sound of Meriden, Connecticut's Doomcloud! Celebrating the release of cult classic slasher film, Splatter University (1984), newly-restored for its 35th anniversary Blu-ray edition from Vinegar Syndrome.

Beyond The Canon: Sidewalk Stories + The Kid - Brooklyn Academy of Music
April 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Charles Lane's brilliantly inventive silent homage to Chaplin's The Kid stars the director as a homeless artist scraping by in New York City. When he winds up caring for an orphaned toddler, the modern-day Little Tramp is whisked along on an alternately comic and heartrending adventure. Shot on the streets of 1980s Greenwich Village, this DIY gem balances charming visual gags with an earnest social realism that doesn't sugarcoat the struggle of life on the streets.

Tribute to Jocelyne Saab: The Beirut Trilogy - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 28, 2019 - New York

Tribute to Jocelyne Saab: The Beirut Trilogy

Last Night I Saw You Smiling - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 28, 2019 - New York

Last Night I Saw You Smiling

To War - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 28, 2019 - New York

To War

SLUT Spring Fling - The Paper Box
Through April 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

SLUT - the upcoming web series that's been populating your social media feeds all winter - is dropping! Join us at The Paper Box, April 27th at 8:30pm for a night of music, comedy, drinks, vendors, and prizes to celebrate! Sponsored by Babeland! Join us for: Host Larry Owens - Described by the New York Times as “a dynamo...virtuosic...[with] gravitas that could make you weep” and by Time Out New York as a “divine multi-hyphenate.” Fun, Fresh, Fierce NYC based Queen Miss Fellatia! An acoustic performance by Dakota Jones, a Brooklyn-based blues/rock band, and one of our featured bands in SLUT's soundtrack! Dakota Jones has been featured in Afropunk and The Deli Mag. A musical performance by Micah Woods, a gay black angel with soft country and R&B vibes. Per Rolling Stone - "Culture clash never sounded so empowering." DJ Boston Chery, who has been profiled by The Source and will be playing Afropunk this year! Raffle prizes galore from sponsors such as Bedstuy Acupuncture & Massage Therapy, Butter & Scotch, Crip Femme Crafts, Dion Lamar Mills, Fun Factory, Geneva Diva, Hello Beautiful Salon, and more! Raffle tickets will be $2/1 ticket and ... (read more)

Queen of Diamonds - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through May 02, 2019 - Brooklyn

Directed by Nina Menkes | 1990 With Tinka Menkes, Emmellda J. Beech, Jeff Douglas One of the most jarringly original independent films of the 1990s, Nina Menkes' lost underground classic reemerges in a gorgeous new restoration. In a neon-soaked dream vision of Las Vegas, a disaffected blackjack dealer (played by the director's sister Tinka Menkes) drifts through a series of encounters alternately mundane, surreal, and menacing, while death and violence hover ever-present in the margins. Awash in lush, hallucinatory images, Queen of Diamonds is a haunting study of female alienation that "may become for America in the 90s what Jeanne Dielman was for Europe in the 70s—a cult classic using a rigorous visual composition to penetrate the innermost recesses of the soul" (Bérénice Reynaud, Chicago Reader).

72 Hour Shootout Competition - CUNY
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Compete in the 2019 72 Hour Shootout and win cash, network TV mentorships and much more! Film lab will be offering how-to workshops between now and June and, on June 6, 2019, a theme will be announced at 8pm EST on which all films must be based! Filmmakers then have 72 hours to complete films of 5 minutes or less. Judges include ABC's Executive Director of Casting! Like Facebook.com/72HrShootout [facebook.com] to learn more and register at https://form.jotform.com/90588438090162?fbclid=IwAR1D_ObRUW7ByHBaCUWhI7j5ZTX9b8T23YsF8wjZWsZsw47EZmShBCgmBSg [form.jotform.com]. The top ten films screen at the AAInternationalFilmFestival!

All My Sons - American Airlines Theatre
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Award-winning actors Annette Bening and Tracy Letts return to Broadway in the play that launched Arthur Miller as the moral voice of the American Theater. In the aftermath of WWII, the Keller family struggles to stay intact and to fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge—forcing them to reckon with greed, denial, repentance, and post-war disenchantment across generations.

BUILD Brunch - Build Series NYC Studio
Through September 10, 2025 - New York

Digital entertainment program BUILD Series takes its popular and extensive live interview show to the next level, adding a new, daily morning talk show "BUILD Brunch," as BUILD Series continues its commitment to bring its fans closer to culture. Airing weekdays at 11am live on BUILDseries.com/Brunch, it will feature a roundtable of diverse, young and influential personalities speaking to breaking news, hot topics and the latest in entertainment. PLEASE READ BEFORE ARRIVAL: Doors open 30 minutes before showtime and CLOSE 5 minutes prior to each show. There will be a standby line for every show. VALID ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY for security purposes (No age minimum). Please note we clear the studio after every event and we DO NOT permit autographs on our premises. This event will be streamed LIVE on BUILDseries.com! Make sure to check out the BUILD Series Newsletter for updates and information about our events:

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