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Films to See in New York City This Week - June 23-June 30

June 23, 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.

River's Edge - Prospect Park
June 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck, Dennis Hopper The nude, strangled body of a teenaged girl lies on the edge of the river. Her murderer is her boyfriend, Daniel Roebuck. All the kids in Roebuck's dismal, dead-end town know who committed the murder. Trouble is, no one bothers to turn Roebuck in; some of the teens don't know how to react to the crime, while others, strung out on drugs and booze, just don't give a damn. A study of contemporary alienation, River's Edge was based on a real-life incident that occurred in Milpitas, California, in 1981. That same year, Neal Jimenez wrote his screenplay for River's Edge, but was not able to finance the project until 1987. Except for Dennis Hopper, cast as a holdover from the sixties who hobbles about on one leg and makes love to a blow-up doll, the cast was largely comprised of unknowns, many of whom would definitely be heard from in the future.

Uptown Jewish Film - Columbia University Campbell Sports Center
June 23, 2019 - New York

After a successful first year, the Uptown Jewish Film event is happening again! The Uptown Jewish Film festival will be held on one day, Sunday, June 23rd at the Columbia University Campbell Sports Center from 12pm-9pm. Three critically acclaimed films and speakers will be presented along with light refreshments. Tickets are free but donations are suggested. Tickets may be reserved at https://www.juarts.org. The Films - 12pm Carvalho's Journey Speaker: Steve Rivo, Director 3pm Who Will Write our History? Speaker, Professor Robert Shapiro, Brooklyn College 6pm Keep Quiet With an Introduction from Rabbi Herschel Hartz, Omanut: Jewish Uptown Arts More information - Campbell Sports Center - 505 West 218th Street, Intersection of 218th Street and Broadway For questions, please feel free to call us at 646-883-5397 or email us at omanutarts@gmail.com. Tickets can be reserved at www.juarts.org.

RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew - Symphony Space
June 23, 2019 - Manhattan

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 23, 2019 - New York

With the peerless style and rich perspective on Black America she brought to such acclaimed novels as Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison has earned a reputation as one of America's greatest living writers. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate documentary about Morrison's life and work—from her working-class upbringing in Lorain, Ohio, and her 1970s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, to the front lines with Angela Davis and her own riverfront writing room—and the countless people she has inspired. Featuring interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Hilton Als, Fran Lebowitz, and Morrison herself. A Magnolia Pictures release.

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.

Amazon Fire TV: An Immersive Installation - Dolby SoHo
Through June 23, 2019 -

Powered by two innovative technology brands, Amazon Fire TV and Dolby, the space immerses guests into their favorite shows in an interactive and shareable way. The experience features themed photo opportunities, a 360-degree experience room that drops guests into a seemingly infinite tunnel of your favorite apps and shows, and complimentary themed snacks. Guests will experience hands-on demonstrations of Fire TV's full line up of devices featuring Dolby technologies, including Fire TV Cube with Alexa built-in, and learn how to turn on their TV without having to pick up a remote, stream live TV without cable, and use Alexa to find their next favorite show.

The Breakfast Club - Prospect Park
Through June 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason You mess with the bull, you get the horns! Five very different high school kids connect when they spend their Saturday in school detention lockdown because a Jock, a Beauty, a Brain, a Rebel and a Recluse actually have a lot more in common than you'd think; they're all messed up and have issues with authority! Directed by the master of the 1980s teenage comedy John Hughes' and taking place during one day, The Breakfast Club really taps into the awkwardness of growing up, with all the sadness and hilarity that entails.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994): Oscar Winning Comedy - Club Free Time
June 24, 2019 - New York

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. 104 min. Director: Stephan Elliott. Starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 67th Academy Awards.

Hi, Nellie! With Paul Muni (1934): Newspaper Editor Gets A Surprise Story - Club Free Time
June 24, 2019 - New York

The managing editor for a newspaper, in hot water with his boss, is demoted to writing the "Nellie Nelson" heartthrob column, where he gets the unexpected opportunity to crack a major story. 75 min. Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Starring Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks.

A Life in the Balance (1955): Poor Father Mistaken For A Serial Killer - Club Free Time
June 24, 2019 - New York

In Mexico City, a working-poor single-father is mistaken for a serial killer by the local cops but the man's son stumbles upon the real killer and tries to warn the police after being abducted. 74 min. Directors: Harry Horner, Rafael Portillo. Starring Ricardo Montalban, Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin.

Before Stonewall (1984): Emmy winning documentary on LGBT rights - Club Free Time
June 24, 2019 - New York

The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement. 87 min. Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg (co-director). Starring Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku, Red Jordan Arobateau. In 1987, the film won two Emmy Awards for Best Historical/Cultural Program and Best Research. Before Stonewall was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1985 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Best Film Award at the Houston International Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature at Filmex and First Place at the National Educational Film Festival.

Epilogues and Epitaphs - Green-Wood Cemetery
June 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Most people wouldn't equate "historically-informed Baroque chamber music" with "soul-blasting, face-melting hot sauce fire"… at least not until they hear Augusta McKay Lodge. She and her band Voyage Sonique bring a gas torch to the works of a bygone era, burning a path through a series of musical monuments to grief and remembrance. Sometimes before we can move forward, we must first look back to the past for a light. Let Augusta McKay Lodge and Voyage Sonique strike the match. Ticketholders must be 21 years or older.

Under the Same Moon (2007): Son Seeks Mother Across the Border (Outdoors) - Club Free Time
June 24, 2019 - New York

A young Mexican boy, Carlito, embarks on a difficult and dangerous journey to illegally cross the border into the U.S. to find his mother, Rosario; where she is illegally working as a cleaning lady to make a better future for her and her son. Director: Patricia Riggen Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso 106 min. In Spanish with English subtitles

Mike Nichols's The Birdcage (1996): Comedy with Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman (Outdoors) - Club Free Time
June 24, 2019 - New York

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. 117 min. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a feature film. Lawn and food and wine concessions open 5 pm; film begin at sunset.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 24, 2019 - New York

With the peerless style and rich perspective on Black America she brought to such acclaimed novels as Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison has earned a reputation as one of America's greatest living writers. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate documentary about Morrison's life and work—from her working-class upbringing in Lorain, Ohio, and her 1970s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, to the front lines with Angela Davis and her own riverfront writing room—and the countless people she has inspired. Featuring interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Hilton Als, Fran Lebowitz, and Morrison herself. A Magnolia Pictures release.

"To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor" Screening - Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
June 25, 2019 - New York

This film tells the story of love, marriage, and the fight for equality. Director Donna Zaccaro documents the history of the Gay Rights and Marriage Equality movement in this country. Octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan fight for justice and fundamental dignity. Immediately following the screening, Jane Eisner, the Forward's writer-at-large will interview Roberta Kaplan about the film and her current legal case Sines vs. Kessler; the case against the neo- Nazis and other extremists who descended on Charlottesville, Va. in 2017, for what they called the "Unite the Right." Screening followed by Q+A with the film subject Roberta Kaplan and Jane Eisner of The Forward. Co-presented by The Forward.

The Grand Hotel Ballet - FIAF Florence Gould Hall
June 25, 2019 - New York

Followed by a wine and beer reception Dir. Jacques Deschamps, 2018. 80 min. DCP. In French with English Subtitles At the Lesdiguières hotel school in Grenoble, students learn how to greet guests, fold tablecloths, and chop vegetables without looking. While this charming film has plenty of arresting fly-on-the-wall scenes about the challenges of the hospitality industry, director Jacques Deschamps had the brilliant idea of going beyond a typical documentary treatment by including a series of musical numbers in which a class of Lesdiguières students sing and dance about their dreams while going about their duties in the hotel's kitchen, dining room, guest quarters, and restrooms, creating an utterly original and totally beguiling mix of documentary film and musical comedy.

Blonde Animals - FIAF Florence Gould Hall
June 25, 2019 - New York

Followed by a wine and beer reception Dir. Alexia Walther & Maxime Matray, 2018. 111 min. DCP. With Thomas Scimeca, Basile Meilleurat, Agathe Bonitzer, Youssef Hajdi, Paul Barge, Anne Rotger In French with English Subtitles Somewhere in the woods between Paris and Tours, an amnesiac former sitcom star with a propensity for filching salmon runs into a heartbroken soldier trying to sneak in to his late lover's funeral. The unlikely pair wind up on the run together after stealing a car—and a body part.

Bar Quiz Hosted by Geeks Who Drink - Symphony Space
June 25, 2019 - New York

Come to Bar Thalia every Tuesday night and enjoy a bar quiz hosted by Geeks Who Drink and Quizmaster Ant-Man! Prizes include bar tabs, free drinks, and more... Drink Special: $6 Beers!

Kiefer Sutherland - Irving Plaza
June 25, 2019 - New york

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Epilogues and Epitaphs - Green-Wood Cemetery
June 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Most people wouldn't equate "historically-informed Baroque chamber music" with "soul-blasting, face-melting hot sauce fire"… at least not until they hear Augusta McKay Lodge. She and her band Voyage Sonique bring a gas torch to the works of a bygone era, burning a path through a series of musical monuments to grief and remembrance. Sometimes before we can move forward, we must first look back to the past for a light. Let Augusta McKay Lodge and Voyage Sonique strike the match.

Hotel Mumbai ( Drama ) - Brooklyn Public Library - Walt Whitman Branch
June 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

A true story of humanity and heroism, this film vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India.

The Rookie (2002): To Major League With High School Team - Club Free Time
June 25, 2019 - New York

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs. 127 min. Director: John Lee Hancock. Starring Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 25, 2019 - New York

With the peerless style and rich perspective on Black America she brought to such acclaimed novels as Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison has earned a reputation as one of America's greatest living writers. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate documentary about Morrison's life and work—from her working-class upbringing in Lorain, Ohio, and her 1970s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, to the front lines with Angela Davis and her own riverfront writing room—and the countless people she has inspired. Featuring interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Hilton Als, Fran Lebowitz, and Morrison herself. A Magnolia Pictures release.

Captain Marvel (2019): Superhero Movie With Brie Larson And Samuel L. Jackson - Club Free Time
June 25, 2019 - New York

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. 123 min. Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn. Captain Marvel has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the first female-led superhero film to pass the billion-dollar mark. It is currently the second-highest-grossing film of 2019 and became the ninth-highest-grossing superhero film of all time as well as the 22nd-highest-grossing film overall.

Burning Bright : New French Filmmakers - FIAF French Institute Alliance Française
Through June 25, 2019 - New York

Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers, an annual highlight of FIAF's popular CinéSalon series, returns Tuesdays from May 7 to June 25 with recent noteworthy films by nine exciting filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres. This spring, Burning Bright will reveal the creativity and innovation of French cinema today with poignant coming of age tales told through vibrant new voices, fascinating fusions of genres such as documentary and musical theater, and many instances that blur reality and fiction in urgent ways.

Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers at FIAF - FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Through June 25, 2019 - New York

"Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers", an annual highlight of FIAF's popular CinéSalon series, returns on Tuesdays from May 7 to June 25 with recent noteworthy films by nine exciting filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres. This spring, "Burning Bright" will reveal the creativity and innovation of French cinema today with poignant coming of age tales told through vibrant new voices, fascinating fusions of genres such as documentary and musical theater, and many instances that blur reality and fiction in urgent ways.

One Crazy Summer on the Big Screen - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
June 26, 2019 - Bay Shore

GreaterBayShore.Com and Red River Podcast Present: Classic 80's Movies On The BIG Screen! 93 min1986 PG John Cusack ("Being John Malkovitch," "City Hall") stars as a young artist who must write and illustrate a love story in order to gain admittance to college.

COMEDY SHORTS by THALIA DRORI RAMIREZ & CINEASTAS de GRANADA - Spectacle Theater
June 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Thalia Drori Ramirez's films are uncensored female fantasies of revenge, fear and horror. Her work embraces Hollywood’s comforting and sensuous form, while it simultaneously takes advantage of that form by telling nontraditional stories and using unorthodox content. Cineastas de Granada is a video production program for teen girls in Granada, Nicaragua. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow. Program: Squirrel: A woman's life spins out of control when she promises her son that she'll get an evil cop fired who pepper-sprayed a baby squirrel. A dark comedy about living with male violence. Features John Waters' Dreamlander Mary Vivian Pearce (Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble) as the sleazy school principal. View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/164283185 Little Miss Potentiality: A writer tries to get her novel published without selling out to the man! El Escuadron de Condones (The Condom Squad): (Cineastas de Granada) A group of teens rescues people who are going to have sex without condoms. Now they must embark on their most challenging operation yet!

Comedy Shorts by Thalia Drori Ramirez & Cineastas de Granada - Spectacle Theater
June 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Thalia Drori Ramirez's films are uncensored female fantasies of revenge, fear and horror. Her work embraces Hollywood’s comforting and sensuous form, while it simultaneously takes advantage of that form by telling nontraditional stories and using unorthodox content. Cineastas de Granada is a video production program for teen girls in Granada, Nicaragua. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow. Program: Squirrel: A woman's life spins out of control when she promises her son that she'll get an evil cop fired who pepper-sprayed a baby squirrel. A dark comedy about living with male violence. Features John Waters' Dreamlander Mary Vivian Pearce (Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble) as the sleazy school principal. View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/164283185 Little Miss Potentiality: A writer tries to get her novel published without selling out to the man! El Escuadron de Condones (The Condom Squad): (Cineastas de Granada) A group of teens rescues people who are going to have sex without condoms. Now they must embark on their most challenging operation yet!

Epilogues and Epitaphs - Green-Wood Cemetery
June 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Most people wouldn't equate "historically-informed Baroque chamber music" with "soul-blasting, face-melting hot sauce fire"… at least not until they hear Augusta McKay Lodge. She and her band Voyage Sonique bring a gas torch to the works of a bygone era, burning a path through a series of musical monuments to grief and remembrance. Sometimes before we can move forward, we must first look back to the past for a light. Let Augusta McKay Lodge and Voyage Sonique strike the match.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 26, 2019 - New York

With the peerless style and rich perspective on Black America she brought to such acclaimed novels as Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison has earned a reputation as one of America's greatest living writers. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate documentary about Morrison's life and work—from her working-class upbringing in Lorain, Ohio, and her 1970s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, to the front lines with Angela Davis and her own riverfront writing room—and the countless people she has inspired. Featuring interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Hilton Als, Fran Lebowitz, and Morrison herself. A Magnolia Pictures release.

Spoons, Toons & Booze after Dark - Prospect Park
June 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons + Booze & Free Cereal + special pricing on Brooklyn Brewery Beer + 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, SecretFormula has the ultimate experience for the kid in you…Spoons, Toons & Booze! We've got all your favorite cartoons, delicious cocktails and a free, all you can eat sugar cereal bar, not to mention Nitehawk Cinema's excellent food menu. Hosted by SecretFormula's cartoon and cereal experts Michael Austin and Nell Casey.

WeWatch powered by Harlem Film House - National Black Theatre
June 27, 2019 - New York

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Kutya éJi Dala (The Dog's Night Song) - The Museum of Arts and Design
June 27, 2019 - New York

Kutya éji dala (The Dog's Night Song), 1983 Dir. Gábor Bódy 145 mins In Hungarian with English subtitles Presented with Balassi Institute—Hungarian Cultural Center Widely considered one of the unsung giants of Eastern European cinema, Bódy reached a new peak with this strange tale of a priest making door-to-door visits in a small Hungarian town. An acerbic indictment of socialism, the film includes rare appearances by the bands Bizottság and Vágtázo Halottkémek, whose "shamanic" version of punk still appears remarkably ahead of its time. Topped off by Johanna Herr's visionary cinematography combining video and Super-8 with 35mm film, this is a truly one-of-a-kind experience steeped in metaphysics and anarchy.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 27, 2019 - New York

With the peerless style and rich perspective on Black America she brought to such acclaimed novels as Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison has earned a reputation as one of America's greatest living writers. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate documentary about Morrison's life and work—from her working-class upbringing in Lorain, Ohio, and her 1970s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, to the front lines with Angela Davis and her own riverfront writing room—and the countless people she has inspired. Featuring interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Hilton Als, Fran Lebowitz, and Morrison herself. A Magnolia Pictures release.

Chill. An Evening with Joe Iconis - Organizer The New York Public Library For The Performing Arts At Lincoln Center
June 27, 2019 - New York

The New York Times says Joe Iconis is "… the future of musical theatre." Well, the future is now. This spring, Iconis' newest sci-fi musical Be More Chill, makes a much anticipated arrival on Broadway. The show is a phenomenon, with the Off-Broadway cast album streamed over 80 million times and a film version in development. His song "Broadway, Here I Come!" from NBC's SMASH was hailed by the New York Times as a new entry in the Great American Songbook. For this special program, Joe Iconis chills out at the Library piano, where he'll discuss his music, his process, and his influences.

Toy Story 4 - Prospect Park
Through June 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, Bonnie Hunt, Annie Potts, Don Rickles Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

Films on the Green Presents Mustang - Transmitter Park
June 28, 2019 - New York

MUSTANG Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015, PG-13, 1h34, France-Turkey (Courtesy of Cohen Media Group) With Dogba Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Gunes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu Presented in partnership with the American Turkish Society, with the support of Sézane. It’s the beginning of summer in a small village in Northern Turkey. Lale (Sensoy) and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games arouses a scandal with unexpected consequences and causes the family home to be transformed into a prison. Lessons on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for independence, fight back against the limits imposed on them. #FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks Film in Turkish with English subtitles FREE and open to the public

http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/the-plagiarists - Howard Gilman Theater
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Q&As with James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Robin Schavoir at the 6:30 pm screenings on June 28 & June 29 Co-written by experimental filmmakers James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Robin Schavoir, The Plagiarists is at once a hilarious send-up of low-budget American indie filmmaking and a probing inquiry into race, relationships, and the social uncanny. A young novelist (Lucy Kaminsky) and her cinematographer boyfriend (Eamon Monaghan) are waylaid by a snowstorm on their way to visit a friend in upstate New York and are taken in by the kindly yet enigmatic Clip (Michael "Clip" Payne of Parliament-Funkadelic), who puts them up for the night. But an accidental discovery months later recasts in an unnerving light what had seemed like an agreeable evening, stoking resentments both latent and not-so-latent. Exhilaratingly intelligent and distinctively shot on a vintage TV-news camera, The Plagiarists is a work whose provocations are inseparable from its pleasures. A New Directors/New Films 2019 selection. A KimStim release.

African American Book Expo-New York - Medina Hall
June 29, 2019 - Ozone Park

FREE Event!!! Come out and check out the hottest authors in African American lit and even meet some of your favorite celebrity authors. Readers, Authors, everybody come out and join us! Meet authors of different genres of African American lit while enjoying, music, food and beverages. Authors will have books availble for purchase. There will also be door prizes! Vending tables are now open for Myss Shan's African American Book Expo. Set in New York's Summer vibes; meet hundreds of readers, bloggers, and fellow writers who write just like you! Learn to master the art of selling while pitching your books to local and national media. Vendor Tables Include: Table Two Chairs 1 guest ticket Personalized Graphic Flyer Social Media Mentions on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram Tables are sold on first come basis. Get yours today

North Coast - The PIT
June 29, 2019 - New York

With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast's explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show's improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by a live beatboxer. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as "mind-blowing" and "next level" by critics and audiences alike.

The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland - Irish Arts Center
June 29, 2019 - New York

Q&A with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone and reception to follow the screening. The 34th documents the driven and dedicated group of people who formed the grassroots force behind the extension of civil marriage to same-sex couples in Ireland. Through revealing interviews and archive material, former board members and staff outline the strategizing, fierce battles, sheer hard graft, and the personal cost of running such an all-consuming campaign.

Quickie Fest VII - SVA Theatre
June 29, 2019 - New York

Quickie Fest: The One Minute Movie Festival created by Mike Muntner and Anna Roisman. The Comedic duo host and produce the show twice yearly in NYC. All movies screened are 60 seconds or less, leading with the question 'Can you tell a story in a minute?' While most 'Quickie's' are comedic, they range from music videos, and cartoons, to silent films, dramas, and documentaries. Awards will be presented at the end of the screening!

http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/the-plagiarists - Howard Gilman Theater
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Q&As with James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Robin Schavoir at the 6:30 pm screenings on June 28 & June 29 Co-written by experimental filmmakers James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Robin Schavoir, The Plagiarists is at once a hilarious send-up of low-budget American indie filmmaking and a probing inquiry into race, relationships, and the social uncanny. A young novelist (Lucy Kaminsky) and her cinematographer boyfriend (Eamon Monaghan) are waylaid by a snowstorm on their way to visit a friend in upstate New York and are taken in by the kindly yet enigmatic Clip (Michael "Clip" Payne of Parliament-Funkadelic), who puts them up for the night. But an accidental discovery months later recasts in an unnerving light what had seemed like an agreeable evening, stoking resentments both latent and not-so-latent. Exhilaratingly intelligent and distinctively shot on a vintage TV-news camera, The Plagiarists is a work whose provocations are inseparable from its pleasures. A New Directors/New Films 2019 selection. A KimStim release.

http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/the-plagiarists - Howard Gilman Theater
June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Q&As with James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Robin Schavoir at the 6:30 pm screenings on June 28 & June 29 Co-written by experimental filmmakers James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Robin Schavoir, The Plagiarists is at once a hilarious send-up of low-budget American indie filmmaking and a probing inquiry into race, relationships, and the social uncanny. A young novelist (Lucy Kaminsky) and her cinematographer boyfriend (Eamon Monaghan) are waylaid by a snowstorm on their way to visit a friend in upstate New York and are taken in by the kindly yet enigmatic Clip (Michael "Clip" Payne of Parliament-Funkadelic), who puts them up for the night. But an accidental discovery months later recasts in an unnerving light what had seemed like an agreeable evening, stoking resentments both latent and not-so-latent. Exhilaratingly intelligent and distinctively shot on a vintage TV-news camera, The Plagiarists is a work whose provocations are inseparable from its pleasures. A New Directors/New Films 2019 selection. A KimStim release.

Do the Right Thing - Prospect Park
June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, John Turturro, Spike Lee On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. We're celebrating the 30th anniversary of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing with a screening of the brand new 4K digital restoration that was recently completed by the Criterion Collection and approved by director Spike Lee and cinematographer Ernest Dickerson.

Magnolia - Nitehawk Cinema
Through June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Melinda Dillon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Baker Hall An intriguing and entertaining study in characters going through varying levels of crisis and introspection. This psychological drama leads you in several different directions, weaving and intersecting various subplots and characters, from a brilliant Tom Cruise, as a self-proclaimed pied-piper, to a child forced to go on a TV game show and the pressures he faces from a ruthless father.

Magnolia - Prospect Park
Through June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Melinda Dillon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Baker Hall An intriguing and entertaining study in characters going through varying levels of crisis and introspection. This psychological drama leads you in several different directions, weaving and intersecting various subplots and characters, from a brilliant Tom Cruise, as a self-proclaimed pied-piper, to a child forced to go on a TV game show and the pressures he faces from a ruthless father.

Artist's Choice Summer Film Series - Hauser & Wirth
Through July 17, 2019 - New York

Artist’s Choice Summer Film Series is a program of free evening film screenings that will take place on the rooftop of the gallery’s West 22nd Street location in June and July. With films selected by gallery artists Rita Ackermann, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Amy Sherald, and Lorna Simpson. Summer Film Series will present a vibrant collection of cinematic works that illustrate the many ways in which the moving image provides a rich source of inspiration for­­ visual artists.

Movie Nights at Bryant Park - Luma Hotel
Through August 10, 2019 - New York

Movie Nights are presented by Netflix with support from Chandon and Vulture. Lawn and food and wine concessions open 5pm;. Film begins at sunset.

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival - Bryant Park
Through August 12, 2019 - 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.

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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