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Films to See in New York City This Week - August 18-August 25


Films to See in New York City This Week Photo: Flickr/Kenneth Lu 


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.

David Didonato's Metropolis - The Bowery Electric
August 18, 2019 - New York

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Pather Panchali - IFC Center
August 18, 2019 - New York

With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray's debut, PATHER PANCHALI, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him: his independent older sister, Durga; his harried mother, Sarbajaya, who, with her husband away, must hold the family together; and his kindly and mischievous elderly "auntie," Indir—vivid, multifaceted characters all. With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist's perpetual sense of discovery, PATHER PANCHALI, which won an award for Best Human Document at Cannes, is an immersive cinematic experience and a film of elemental power.

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August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

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David Didonato's Metropolis - Bowery Electric
August 18, 2019 - New York

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Sundance Shorts Tour - Nitehawk Prospect Park
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a program of seven short films selected from this year's Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.

Spoons, Toons & Booze (August) - Nitehawk Prospect Park
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you miss your childhood Saturday mornings of waking up early to gorge on cereal and cartoons? If so, SecretFormula 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. Hosted by SecretFormula's cartoon and cereal experts Michael Austin and Nell Casey.

7th Annual Chain NYC Film Festival - Chain Theatre
Through August 18, 2019 - New York

Chain NYC Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to encouraging the development of quality independent cinema in this fast-evolving digital age by bringing filmmakers and audiences together to connect with each other and experience new cinematic works. With a rotating schedule of both feature films and shorts ranging from narrative to documentary and even web series, this annual summer festival will screen more than 130 selections over the course of 10 days. Highlights of the 2019 Chain NYC Film Festival include the documentary "The Billion Dollar Power Station" featuring interviews with music icons Bryan Adams, Steven Tyler, Berry Gordy, and Paul Schaffer, as well as the narrative features "The Last Witness" (starring Alex Pettyfer and Michael Gambon) and "Windows on the World" (starring Ryan Guzman). For 2019, the festival expands to two screening rooms, providing audiences the opportunity to enjoy even more new works, including New York and World Premieres, by both established and up-and-coming filmmakers. Each screening block is followed by a moderated talkback with the writers, directors, and other associated artists.

Woodstock - Nitehawk Cinema
Through August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Starring: The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Crosby Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin On the 50th anniversary of the concert, we're screening the documentary Woodstock, an intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival. Held in Bethel, NY in 1969, the film documents the festival from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.

National Theatre Live: All About Eve - IFC Center
August 19, 2019 - New York

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there's Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don't you…?

The Burning - Nitehawk Cinema
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Starring: Lou David, Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua Apart from early appearances by Jason Alexander and Holly Hunter, an interesting score by Rick Wakeman, and some typically effective work by effects icon Tom Savini, this slasher film is also among the more frightening of its kind. The plot concerns a summer-camp caretaker named Cropsy (Lou David) who is horribly burned by mischievous teen campers during a botched practical joke. Years later, he leaves the hospital as a disfigured gloppy mess with an axe (actually, hedgeclippers) to grind. After dispatching a local prostitute, Cropsy heads out to the wilderness to terrorize a group of campers. They're the usual bunch of horny, obnoxious teenagers, but there are some interesting performances by Larry Joshua as a mean-spirited bully and Brian Backer (of Fast Times at Ridgemont High) as a put-upon nerd.

LA Rebellion Short Films - BAM Rose Cinemas
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

A groundbreaking generation of artists who came up through the UCLA Film School, the filmmakers of the LA Rebellion revolutionized the representation of black women onscreen.

Nobudge Live #21 - Nitehawk Prospect Park
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

NoBudge is happy to present nine new narrative short films (including several NYC and Brooklyn premieres), a sampling of recent favorites from the film festival circuit and online premieres. Connected loosely around the theme of life not going as planned, this 92 minute block tends toward the comedic, but there are also moments of emotional resonance. A recently divorced father deals with the failure of his marriage in How It's Goin', while a visual artist reckons with the realities of not making enough money in the profound Unfinished,2017 (Mixed media). The lives of struggling artists are also tackled comedically in films such as Too Long at the Fair and Seven Dreams featuring performers with unusual approaches. Two films share a director (Doron Max Hagay, NoBudge Hall-of-Famer) while four take place in California, a visual nod to the summer screening. Screened with filmmakers in attendance for a post-film Q&A and Afterparty. NoBudge is an online platform spotlighting the best in low-budget indie filmmaking. "One of the best places to sample what's happening in low-budget cinema worldwide," says Glenn Kenny of The New York Times. Its mission is to provide a supportive home for e... (read more)

The Abyss - IFC Center
August 20, 2019 - New York

James Cameron followed two acclaimed hits, The Terminator and Aliens, with THE ABYSS. Set in an underwater research facility afflicted by uncanny events, the film was a chimera that fused elements from the submarine thriller, the survival picture, the visionary science fiction epic, and a Cassavetes-style domestic psychodrama about a marriage of true minds (Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) pushed to the breaking point during a crisis.

Animation Nights New York (ANNY) at The Gutter - The Gutter
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening of Animated Short Films of our In Competition Films from all around the world. Admission is PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE -- donations are greatly appreciated, while no one turned away for lack of funds. We hope to see you there. Support Independent Animation! FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes. You must be 21 years or older and have proof of ID. (This venue is a bar.) What are my transport options getting to the event? L to the Bedford Ave Stop, G to the Nassau Ave Stop.

Galaxy Innovator Session: Truths, Trials, & Triumphs - Samsung 837
August 20, 2019 - New York

Join us at Samsung 837 for our next Galaxy Innovator Session, a new discussion series that highlights entrepreneurs at the forefront of innovation and identity. Our second ever session uplifts Black women entrepreneurs with an intimate conversation with the NYC-based cast and crew of "She Did That.,” the first full-length documentary that celebrates the hustle and passionate pursuits of Black women through their entrepreneurial journeys. You’ll also see clips from “She Did That.” to celebrate its release on Amazon Video, Comcast, Spectrum, and Verizon on August 20. This interactive discussion will be hosted and moderated by Dyandra Raye (@DyandraRaye), Samsung Squad member and entrepreneur. Panelists include: Renae Bluitt (@iamrenaebluitt), Executive Producer of “She Did That.” Denequa Williams-Clarke (@litbklyn), Founder of LIT BrooklynFifi Bell and Gwen Woods (@thecrabbyshack), Owners of The Crabby Shack Lisa Price (@carolsdaughter), Founder of Carol's Daughter Jessica Matthews (@unchartedpower), Founder and CEO of Uncharted Power Alzo Slade (@alzoslade), VICE News Correspondent and Co-Founder of Grits & Biscuits Therese Kempf (@tkatharina), Psy... (read more)

Incredibles 2 - Free Summer Movie - Palace Theatre
August 20, 2019 - Albany

Summer In The City Free Movie Series Presented by SEFCU Supported by Albany Med Doors Open at NOON for Fun & Activities / Movie Begins at 1PM Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre Box Office in Advance or on the Day of Movie

Demons (film screening) - Pine Box Rock Shop
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

In "Demons," a young woman facing the shock of a toxic relationship recounts the tale of how she developed an unusual quality: menstrual blood that's corrosive to everything but her own body.

Sleepwalk - BAM Rose Cinemas
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

A No Wave classic from the 80s Manhattan demimonde, Sara Driver's trancelike puzzle film is a surrealist's delight in which a woman translating an ancient Chinese scroll finds that the manuscript exerts a strange influence over her life. Strikingly shot by Jim Jarmusch, Sleepwalk "belongs on its own dreamy wavelength, offering its chiseled beauty, delicate textures, and disquieting wit to any spectator game enough to climb inside" (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

The Jungle Book - Cohoes Music Hall
August 21, 2019 - Cohoes

Bring the Family out to see The Jungle Book on the Big Screen! Admission is FREE! Parking is FREE! And children under 12 will receive FREE popcorn and bottled water!

American Factory - IFC Center
August 21, 2019 - New York

From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, A Lion in the House, Seeing Red) comes AMERICAN FACTORY, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America. Official selection: Sundance Film Festival

Tigers Are Not Afraid - IFC Center
August 21, 2019 - New York

Abandoned and alone, ten-year-old Estrella is given three magical wishes. Her first wish is that her missing mother come back, and she does… from the dead. Fearful of the ghost she believes she's invoked, Estrella escapes to the streets and earns her way into a gang of other children orphaned by Mexico's brutal drug wars. But soon Estrella discovers you can never really leave the dead behind. One terrific film, both tough and touching. Two minutes in, I was under its spell.Stephen King

Can't Buy Me Love on the Big Screen - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
August 21, 2019 - Bay Shore

GreaterBayShore.Com and Red River Podcast Present: Classic 80's Movies On The BIG Screen 94 min1987 PG-13 Ronny is secretly in love with Cindy, the most popular girl on campus.

The Jungle Book - Cohoes Music Hall
August 21, 2019 - Cohoes

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

Summer Film Series: Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis - Nowadays
August 21, 2019 - Ridgewood

Free movies out back every Wednesday night. Here's a little bit of background about the film: This 1984 release, constructed by Giorgio Moroder, updates the Silent Era sci-fi classic with a new electronic score featuring songs by Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Jon Anderson, Billy Squier and Cycle V.

Can't Buy Me Love on the Big Screen - Ymca Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
August 21, 2019 - Bay Shore

GreaterBayShore.Com and Red River Podcast Present: Classic 80's Movies On The BIG Screen 94 min1987 PG-13 Ronny is secretly in love with Cindy, the most popular girl on campus.

Hudson Riverflicks - Iconic NYC Films - Pier 63 in Chelsea
Through August 21, 2019 - New York

Nothing screams endless summer like an outdoor movie with friends. HRPK presents iconic New York films on our Pier 63 Lawn Bowl. Each movie is set in the magnetic and mythic city you call home. Plus for the first time in NYC — CAN I KICK IT?, produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ is coming to HUDSON RIVERFLICKS. The Warriors and The Last Dragon will be screened and scored (scene-by-scene) with a blend of Hip Hop, Soul, and Funk—mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. The result is a live, remixed soundtrack so bring your friends & a blanket for a truly unique NYC film experience.

Movies @ The Library: Studio Ghibli Film - Mill Basin Library
August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Studio Ghibli films will be shown on Thursdays, July 11 - August 22, starting at 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Discuss the movie and rank your favorites.

Winnie the Pooh - Cohoes Music Hall
August 22, 2019 - Cohoes

A new program for young performers: Playhouse Tykes! Building on the success of Park Playhouse II and Park Playhouse Kids, we are excited to bring our services to beginner level students in the summer months through our new Playhouse Tykes program. Our inaugural program in 2019 will present a fantastic musical adaptation of the A. A. Milne classic The Wonderful Adventures of Winnie The Pooh & Friends, written by long-time Playhouse veteran performer and director, Tim Nelson!

Romance & Cigarettes - IFC Center
August 22, 2019 - New York

For his third film as director (after Mac and Illuminata), John Turturro boldly reinvented the musical with his thrillingly inventive tale of a Queens steel worker (James Gandolfini) who is caught in a love triangle with his wife Kitty (Susan Sarandon) and his mistress (Kate Winslet). Calling it one of the year's "most magical films," Roger Ebert praised the film for its "audacious originality, startling sexuality, heartfelt emotions and an anarchic liberty. The actors toss their heads and run their mouths like prisoners let loose to race free." Indeed, Turturro saw his role as director "to create an environment where people are relaxed and not afraid to make a fool of themselves, like you're able to do in the confines of your own home. When you have that freedom, you can do great things." Turturro will present his own 35mm print of the film.

Bim Adewunmi presents Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - BAM Rose Cinemas
August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

With Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn This monthly series brings a prominent artistic or cultural figure to BAM to discuss the film that inspired their passion for cinema, followed by a screening of the film. Dorothy (Russell) is sailing to Europe with her best friend Lorelei (Monroe), whose fiancée promises her a line of credit in Paris—so long as she stays faithful en route. No matter Lorelei's gold-digging tendencies and Dorothy's yearning for a starving artist, the "intense Sapphic appeal" (Melissa Anderson, Artforum) between these two showgirls is where the real sparks fly. Maybe diamonds are a girl's best friend; maybe a girl's best friend is her lover. Either way, men count for little when Russell and Monroe share the screen.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - BAM Rose Cinemas
Through August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Acclaimed filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders offers an artful and intimate meditation on the extraordinary life and career of legendary storyteller Toni Morrison. Morrison—who describes her initial inspiration to write as a direct result of no one taking a "little black girl" seriously—reflects expansively on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative, leading an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America, and the human condition through the prism of her own literature.

The Nightingale - BAM Rose Cinemas
Through August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Please note, this film features potentially triggering acts of sexual violence. It also contains violence towards Tasmanian Aboriginal people and children. The reason for this is to show an authentic and honest representation of Tasmanian history during colonization. Australia, 1825. In an attempt to regain her freedom, Clare, a 21-year-old Irish convict (Franciosi), becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of her abusive master Lieutenant Hawkins (Claflin). Determined to pursue him, she enlists the help of Billy, a young Aboriginal tracker (Ganambarr) who grudgingly agrees to take her north to track down Hawkins. Both suffering their own traumas and mutual distrust—and amid fighting between the original inhabitants of the land and its colonizers in what is now known as the Black War—Clare and Billy journey deeper into the rugged wilderness, gradually learning to find empathy for one another. Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) helms this brutal and breathtaking meditation on the consequences of violence and the true cost of seeking vengeance.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - BAM Rose Cinemas
Through August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino Screening on 35mm Quentin Tarantino's ninth film is set in 1969 Los Angeles, a time when everything is changing. TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. Featuring a large ensemble cast and multiple intertwining storylines, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood pays tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age. This film has a hearing impaired audio soundtrack available. For more information, visit our Accessibility page or inquire at the cinema box office.

Winnie the Pooh - Cohoes Music Hall
August 23, 2019 - Cohoes

A new program for young performers: Playhouse Tykes! Building on the success of Park Playhouse II and Park Playhouse Kids, we are excited to bring our services to beginner level students in the summer months through our new Playhouse Tykes program. Our inaugural program in 2019 will present a fantastic musical adaptation of the A. A. Milne classic The Wonderful Adventures of Winnie The Pooh & Friends, written by long-time Playhouse veteran performer and director, Tim Nelson!

Give Me Liberty - IFC Center
August 23, 2019 - New York

Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it's not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren "Lolo" Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.

Jawline - IFC Center
August 23, 2019 - New York

In rural Tennessee, 16-year-old Austyn Tester attempts to ride a wave of earnestness to become the next big internet crush. Teen girls all over the world tune into online "boy broadcasts" like Tester's, where your fave heartthrob just might interact with you for a moment. Modern-day childhood meets a gold-rush teen economy in this fascinating, surprisingly moving portrait of a new and fleeting American dream.

Family Movies - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Family Movies @ the Library Enjoy weekly kid friendly films.

Featured Film: - Gravesend Public Library
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Friday at the Movies! --Weekly movies showing for Older Adult audience. --Enjoy great contemporary or classic movies weekly. --Big-screen projection; comfortable seating.

Black Public Media 40th Anniversary!!! 2019 ImageNation Outdoors Film & Music Festival - St. Nicholas Park
August 23, 2019 - New York

In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Latino residents bore the blame. In this story of hope and resistance, Bronx native Vivian Vazquez exposes the truth about the borough's sordid history and reveals how her embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild.

Road Games - Nitehawk Prospect Park
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Truck driver Pat Quid takes the law into his own hands to capture a serial killer. On the road in his search, he picks up a hitchhiker, and it is her presence that brings the killer out of hiding.

Winnie the Pooh - Cohoes Music Hall
Through August 23, 2019 - Cohoes

A new program for young performers: Playhouse Tykes! Building on the success of Park Playhouse II and Park Playhouse Kids, we are excited to bring our services to beginner level students in the summer months through our new Playhouse Tykes program. Our inaugural program in 2019 will present a fantastic musical adaptation of the A. A. Milne classic The Wonderful Adventures of Winnie The Pooh & Friends, written by long-time Playhouse veteran performer and director, Tim Nelson! Note: Winnie The Pooh is a limited run, and is not included in subscription packages.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown - Nitehawk Cinema
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Starring: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich, Sally Dryer, Hilary Momberger Charlie Brown and his fellow Peanuts make their feature film debut in this animated comedy that is based on Charles Schultz long-lived cartoon strip. The story centers on a national spelling bee. Lucky Charlie Brown is so excited that he is selected to participate in it, but will he be able to overcome his chronic bad-karma and actually win?

Jurassic Park - Nitehawk Prospect Park
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Based on the science fiction novel by Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park shows a very scary possibility of what happens when science interferes with nature or, in this case, brings it back from extinction! Extreme tension and welcome comic relief pumps throughout the film as a group of visitors touring Jurassic Park (an upcoming amusement park from the prehistoric age) on Isla Nublar fight for their lives! All of this is made even more terrifying by the incredible visual effects and animatronics in the film – those dinosaurs look real! Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops, oh my!

'Kids Night Out', Celebarting Harlem Week!!! 2019 Imagenation Outdoors Film & Music Festival - St. Nicholas Park (135th Street)
August 24, 2019 - New York

Dir. Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman, 116 min. USA In this 2019 academy Award winner, Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. Proceeded by a back to school backpack giveaway, STEM games and more!

Road Games - Nitehawk Prospect Park
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Truck driver Pat Quid takes the law into his own hands to capture a serial killer. On the road in his search, he picks up a hitchhiker, and it is her presence that brings the killer out of hiding.

Easy Rider - Nitehawk Prospect Park
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Directed by Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider shows the real and metaphorical journey of two bikers Captain America and Billy (Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper) as they travel from Los Angeles to Florida. Along the way they realize the fabric of American culture is so fundamentally flawed that the promise of change invoked by the counter culture in the early 1960s seems to fade away. And although the tagline says that it's about "a man who went looking for American…but couldn't find it," it seems more dangerous to suggest that perhaps he did.

Suspiria - IFC Center
Through August 24, 2019 - New York

Made 40 years ago, Dario Argento's gripping horror remains an impressive classic in which his stylized flourishes of the genre began to develop. When American dancer Suzy (Jessica Harper) enrolls at a prestigious ballet academy in Germany, she and her roommate (Stefania Casini) are caught in sinister web of murderous witchcraft on campus. This shocking cult favorite is scored by the Italian prog-rock band Goblin, a recurring musical collaborator of Argento's.

Jurassic Park - Nitehawk Prospect Park
August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Based on the science fiction novel by Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park shows a very scary possibility of what happens when science interferes with nature or, in this case, brings it back from extinction! Extreme tension and welcome comic relief pumps throughout the film as a group of visitors touring Jurassic Park (an upcoming amusement park from the prehistoric age) on Isla Nublar fight for their lives! All of this is made even more terrifying by the incredible visual effects and animatronics in the film – those dinosaurs look real! Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops, oh my!

Red Desert - IFC Center
Through August 25, 2019 - New York

Michelangelo Antonioni's 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and RED DESERT, his first color film, is perhaps his most epochal. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age—about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed by Antonioni muse Monica Vitti, wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirting with her husband's coworker, played by Richard Harris—continues to keep viewers spellbound. With one startling, painterly composition after another—of abandoned fishing cottages, electrical towers, looming docked ships—RED DESERT creates a nearly apocalyptic image of its time, and confirms Antonioni as cinema's preeminent poet of the modern age.

The Harder They Come - BAM Rose Cinemas
Through August 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

This landmark of Jamaican cinema stars legendary roots musician Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring singer who travels from the country to the streets of Kingston in search of stardom—only to become a crusading, anti-establishment outlaw of mythic proportions. The "definitive postcolonial cult-movie musical" (The Village Voice), The Harder They Come is an electrifying time capsule of 1970s Jamaica that introduced reggae to the world.

Los Reyes - Film Forum
Through August 27, 2019 - New York

In Santiago, Chile, Chola and Football are two homeless dogs – who aren't homeless at all. Scrappy, adorable mutts, they live in Los Reyes, the city's oldest skateboard park, kept company by dozens of teenage boys who are constantly in motion. (Surely the film's title also refers to the dogs, truly kings of their quirky world.) One dog constantly schleps around a deflated football (or golf ball or empty soda bottle); the other romps alongside him day and night. The voices of the young skaters, set against the noises of the city, form a soundscape: bragging, complaining, joking, sharing the daily experiences of working-class kids. One day, two dog houses miraculously appear in the park – just in time to provide shelter for the coming winter. A touching film about the mysteries and joys of friendship: 2-legged on wheels and 4-legged on the ground. "An extraordinary film." – Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

No Place Like Home - BAM Rose Cinemas
Through August 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Closed Caption, Descriptive Video The follow-up to Perry Henzell's touchstone classic The Harder They Come got stalled in production in 1975, nearly becoming a lost film until it was rediscovered 30 years later. A politically conscious, reggae-infused journey through rural Jamaica, No Place Like Home exudes an easygoing charm as it traces the relationship that develops between an American commercial producer and a local taxi driver who shows her a side of the island far removed from the typical tourist track. Look out for an appearance from a pre-superstardom Grace Jones. US premiere!

Graffiti Warriors: Bama and Pistol, Pioneers of Subway Art - The Village Alliance
Through September 13, 2019 - New York

This is free and open to the public. In the early 1970s, the felt-tipped, penned initials on New York City's subway morphed into multicolored lettering and illustrations sprayed on the trains and tunnels with aerosol paint cans. Inner-city kids from the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn viewed the trains as a rolling canvas showcasing their art for all New Yorkers, rich and poor alike. In so doing, they pioneered an indigenous urban American art form--graffiti, now recognized worldwide as the visual component of hip-hop culture. This exhibition celebrates the past and present art of two graffiti artists--Richard Admiral, Jr. and his buddy Lonnie Heller, aka Bama and Pistol--who helped pioneer subway graffiti before the art form was chronicled by acclaimed photographers Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper in the late '70s.

Street Theater 2019, 'No Brainer or the Solution to Parasites.' - The Village Alliance
Through September 15, 2019 - New York

"No Brainer or the Solution to Parasites." A rip-roaring musical which portrays our road to national madness as a bad trip to Hades. Free performances will tour parks, playgrounds and closed-off streets throughout the five boroughs through September 15. Book, Lyrics, and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Harlem Week !!! 2019 Imagenation Outdoors Film & Music Festival - St. Nicholas Park
Through September 17, 2019 - New York

This adaptation of the James Baldwin Novel, stars Academy Award winner Regina King, Coleman Domingo, Michael Beach, Teyonah Parris, Aunjanue Ellis and newcomer Kiki Layne. The film follows a pregnant woman in who Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime he did not commit.


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