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Films to See in New York City This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 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.

The Santa Clause 2 Film Screening - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
December 02, 2018 - Bethel

Take a break from perusing our annual Holiday Market and join us on Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 PM in The Museum Theater for The Santa Clause 2!

The Very Lennie & Those Girls Holiday Spectacular - The Laurie Beechman Theatre
December 02, 2018 - New York

Starring Lennie Watts & Those Girls (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack & Wendy Russell) Featuring: Janice Hall, Rick Jensen, Robin Kradles, Tanya Moberly, Ricky Ritzel, Derek Staranowski, Amy Wolk

4th Annual New York Dog Film Festival - SVA Theatre
December 02, 2018 - New York

1:00PM PROGRAM #1 – DOG DAY AFTERNOON (69 minutes) 2:45PM PROGRAM #2 – IT'S A DOG'S LIFE (71 minutes) The two programs are completely different – each a medley of films celebrating the love between dogs and their people. To have the full Dog Film Festival experience you'll want to see both programs, which are appropriate for everyone in the family. Tickets are non-refundable. Everyone in the audience will receive a gift at the door. A portion of every ticket benefits the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people – and no animals were harmed – in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but are intended for adult audiences – with sophisticated ideas and subtle themes. The programs are best for more mature children who may be accustomed to "foreign-type" films.

Room H.264 - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 27, 2019 - Astoria

2018. Jeff Reichert (b. 1978, Northfield, New Jersey. Resides in Brooklyn), Damon Smith (b. 1968 in Houston, Texas, Eric Hynes (b. 1974, Staten Island, New York. Resides in Brooklyn). Video installation. In his 1982 documentary Room 666, German director Wim Wenders asked the question "Is cinema a dead language, an art which is already in the process of decline?" to directors including Steven Spielberg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and others. Nearly 35 years later, the makers of Room H.264 invited filmmakers to answer the same question. Each filmmaker was recorded under specific conditions replicating those of the Wenders film: the subjects were left alone in a hotel room with a tripod mounted camera running for ten minutes. Room H.264: Astoria, NY, January 2018, projected on the main screen in the Video Screening Amphitheater, is a film created from footage captured at the Paper Factory Hotel in Long Island City in January 2018. On side monitors are the raw, unedited sessions from the two Room H.264 shoots to date, in Brooklyn and Long Island City. The Wim Wenders film from 1982 plays on a monitor on a pedestal. The title of the installa... (read more)

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