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Films to See in New York City This Week - August 5-August 12

August 5, 2018 - 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.

Downstairs Film Club: The Salton Sea (2016) - Ace Hotel
August 05, 2018 - New York

Downstairs Film Club features a dozen free screenings Sunday nights this summer in Liberty Hall. Presented by Ace Hotel New York in partnership with The Breslin and a quartet of big-picture curators —Nordic International Film Festival, NewFest, POV by PBS and CLOG —the series showcases campy cult classics, science fiction, powerful docs and works by emerging indie talents. And, if you're 21 or older, you can get two beers and a small popcorn for ten bucks. Seating is first come first served. In The Salton Sea (2016), a driver hits someone or some thing on a remote desert road and drives off in a panic. A hitchhiker witness the event and blackmails her for a ride, thus beginning their shared odyssey through a broken land in search of redemption. Directed by Veena Sud; 87 min. 7:00 - Doors Open 7:30 - Movie Starts RSVP encouraged but not required. Tonight's films have been curated by Nordic International Film Festival. Based in New York City at the renowned Scandinavia House on Park Avenue, also known as The Nordic Center, NIFF celebrates Nordic and international films annually. NIFF strives to find new and upcoming independent films as well as honoring great work from a... (read more)

Movies & Mimosas: Clueless - Videology Bar & Cinema
August 05, 2018 - Brooklyn

We're putting the cute back in meet-cute for your post-brunch plans. Each ticket comes with a mimosa! "A fresh, disarmingly bright and at times explosively funny comedy." – Variety Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was — and falls for him. Dir. Amy Heckerling. 1995. 97 min.

Toy Story Film Screening | Waterside 2018 Summer Movie Series - Waterside
August 06, 2018 - Lower Manhattan

Welcome to the Waterside Summer Movie Series. In August Waterside has Monday night movies the whole family can enjoy – with spectacular water and city views as a backdrop! Toys come to life in this ever-popular 1995 film about a cowboy doll threatened by a new spaceman figure. Will the cowboy lose his place in a little boy's heart? Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Popcorn and an assortment of beverages provided. Showings start at dusk (around 8PM). Some seating available – lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.

Hudson Riverflicks - Family Fridays - Spice World - Hudson River Park's Pier 46
August 10, 2018 - Manhattan

Come out and enjoy family favorites on Pier 46. Bring your blanket and watch outdoors in your westside backyard!

Coming to America - Tribeca Film Center
August 10, 2018 - New York

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D Premiere at Liberty Science Center - Liberty Science Center
Through August 25, 2018 - Jersey City

New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, Oceans: Our Blue Planet uncovers spectacular stories of life and survival beneath the waves. Leap for joy with dolphins, meet fascinating creatures in the coral reefs, and explore mysteries of the abyss in this extraordinary journey through our oceans. Oceans: Our Blue Planet is a co-production of longtime collaborators OceanX Media (formerly known as Alucia Productions) and BBC, who also collaborated together on ten shoots for BBC's acclaimed Blue Planet II series.

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