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Films to See in New York City This Week - March 17-March 24

March 17, 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.

Edge of Tomorrow - Nitehawk Cinema
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: Doug Liman Run Time: 113 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 2014 Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again… and again… as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Spoons, Toons & Booze Gone Wild - Nitehawk Cinema
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Run Time: 120 min. Rating: NR SecretFormula presents… Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons + Booze & Free Cereal + a Special Menu of Cartoon Episodes Featuring Hot To Trot 'Toons! Spring breaaaaaaak! Spoons, Toons & Booze is going wild with a special menu of cartoons featuring beach bodies, sexy babes and beefcakes, scantily clad toons and even more sexiness that was almost too hot for TV. (Jem and the Holograms go to Hawaii. 'Nuff said.) – Over 100 cartoon series from the 1940's through the early 2000's and YOU get to choose what we watch! – Free all you can eat cereal bar filled with all the sugary, marshmallowy, fruity, chocolaty cereal you crave! Soy and regular milk available. – Specialty cocktails like The Complete Breakfast with Cinnamon Toast Crunch infused rum, Bailey's Irish Cream and iced coffee; and "The Sonny," a White Russian topped with Cocoa Puffs! – Cereal Shots! Drop a shot of Baileys or Kahlua to booze up your cereal bowl! – Compete in contests to choose which cartoons we watch and win cartoon- and cereal-themed prizes plus tickets to Nitehawk Cinema!

A Brivele Der Mamen - Carnegie Hall
March 17, 2019 - New York

A Brivele der Mamen was one of the last Yiddish films made in Poland before the Nazi invasion. Made by a joint American and Polish Jewish film team, it tells the heart-wrenching story of a mother who tries to keep her family together despite the disruptions caused by immigration and the traumatic events of World War I. The film highlights the move to America, how it divided the family, as well as the work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. A discussion led by Anita Norich, as well as a reception, follows the screening.

Youth of Today, Shark Attack, Line of Sight, Krimewatch and Glitterer - Brooklyn Bazaar
March 17, 2019 - Greenpoint

: Youth Of Today [Official] (Ray-Porcell-Walter-Sammy, first NYC show in 20+ years) :: Shark Attack (first NYC show in 18 years) ::: Line of Sight :::: Krimewatch ::::: Glitterer

City Symphony - Anthology Film Archives
March 18, 2019 - New York

A collection of five distinct films centering around the city environment in a constant state of change, focusing on images of construction and destruction of modern structures in the urban environment. CONTINUUM CONTINUUM (1987) centers on the people who perform hard manual labor, such as tarring roofs, digging up streets, etc. DECONSTRUCTION SIGHT (1995) shows how modern methods of construction have rendered men and women insignificant behind mammoth tools of destruction. IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS (1997) documents the demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway, which was structurally damaged during the 1989 earthquake. THE LINE OF FIRE (1997) finds Angerame returning to his apartment building the day after it burned down. And PREMONITION (1995) shows the vacant Embarcadero Freeway after it has outlived its usefulness, but before its destruction.

Ec: L'atalante - Anthology Film Archives
March 18, 2019 - New York

Vigo's feature is outwardly a simple story: couple weds, couple has problems, couple reunites, but it's transformed by the director's poetic, idiosyncratic touch into a masterpiece. Cinematographer Boris Kaufman (the younger brother of Dziga Vertov) recalled, "He used everything around him: the sun, the moon, snow, night. Instead of fighting unfavorable conditions, he made them play a part." Already in delicate health (at times he had to direct from a stretcher), the winter location shooting may have pushed Vigo over the edge – he died of lung disease at age 29, three weeks after the Paris premiere.

Stv Presents - The PIT
March 18, 2019 - New York

Remember Bop It? HitClips?!? Recall eating Chef Boyardee after school while watching the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan? Well we've got the show for you With a mix of live and digital sketches, the STV cast leads you on a nostalgic journey of all things TV

Water & Dams Film Program - Anthology Film Archives
March 19, 2019 - New York

Dams and water systems may seem like unlikely subjects for acclaimed directors, but strangely enough everyone from Ermanno Olmi and Jean-Luc Godard to prolific American independent filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson have made fascinating films about those very things. Both Olmi and Godard began their careers with lyrical short works documenting the construction of dams, while Everson's SOUND THAT depicts the employees of the Cleveland Water Department on the hunt for leaks in Cuyahoga County's water system. The program also includes two Canadian non-fiction films, Gordon Sparling's PICKING LOCKS and Roger Blais's THE DIKES.

Ec: L'atalante - Anthology Film Archives
March 19, 2019 - New York

Vigo's feature is outwardly a simple story: couple weds, couple has problems, couple reunites, but it's transformed by the director's poetic, idiosyncratic touch into a masterpiece. Cinematographer Boris Kaufman (the younger brother of Dziga Vertov) recalled, "He used everything around him: the sun, the moon, snow, night. Instead of fighting unfavorable conditions, he made them play a part." Already in delicate health (at times he had to direct from a stretcher), the winter location shooting may have pushed Vigo over the edge – he died of lung disease at age 29, three weeks after the Paris premiere.

Psychohydrography - Anthology Film Archives
March 19, 2019 - New York

This mesmerizing work follows the Los Angeles water supply from its Eastern Sierra Nevada source through the alien channels of the Los Angeles River all the way to its eventual Pacific deposit. Constructed entirely from single-frame photographic images, combined with sound recordings of the sun by Thomas Ashcraft, PSYCHOHYDROGRAPHY is a strikingly conceived and fully accomplished work. It is reminiscent of the work of James Benning and Thom Andersen in its formal qualities as well as its concern with the social and political dimensions of landscape.

Characters Unwelcome! - Pinebox Rockshop
March 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

There are plenty of great characters in the world, but get ready to meet the WORST you've ever seen! Come watch as our lineup of performers make you want to puke at the sheer wretchedness of their imaginations.

Vimeo Staff Picks with Live Director's Commentary #2 - Nitehawk Cinema
March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Run Time: 86 min. Release Year: 2019 A person talking during a film can be the most annoying thing imaginable – unless that person is the director. Join Vimeo curator Ina Pira as she screens recent and upcoming Staff Picked films with live, unscripted commentary from some of the best creators on Vimeo. Founded in 2008, Vimeo Staff Picks has emerged as one of the preeminent channels for online video and one of the most coveted awards for young filmmakers, having helped launch the careers of many celebrated directors. Hear from the next generation of storytellers in a format that's sure to be eclectic and insightful. The entire program will screen once, then a second time with commentary by the directors. Women Are Mean Director Doron Max Hagay 2018 / 6 MIN John Reynolds stars at Greg, a man-child on a rant against women. I Was In Your Blood Director Joseph Sackett 2018 / 8 MIN A young boy falls in love with his babysitter. Lucia, Before and After Director Anu Valia 2016 / 13 MIN After travelling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas's state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed. Miramare Director Michaela Müller 2010 / 9 MIN A look at ... (read more)

Newfilmmakers - Anthology Film Archives
March 20, 2019 - New York

NEWFILMMAKERS

The Birdsvimeo Staff Picks with Live Director's Commentary #2 - Nitehawk Cinema
March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Run Time: 86 min. Release Year: 2019 A person talking during a film can be the most annoying thing imaginable – unless that person is the director. Join Vimeo curator Ina Pira as she screens recent and upcoming Staff Picked films with live, unscripted commentary from some of the best creators on Vimeo. Founded in 2008, Vimeo Staff Picks has emerged as one of the preeminent channels for online video and one of the most coveted awards for young filmmakers, having helped launch the careers of many celebrated directors. Hear from the next generation of storytellers in a format that's sure to be eclectic and insightful.

The Experimental City - Anthology Film Archives
March 21, 2019 - New York

In the 1960s, frustrated by the growing problem of urban pollution, Athelstan Spilhaus, a visionary scientist and futurist comic strip writer, assembled a team of experts to develop a bold experiment: the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC). MXC would be the city of the future, a domed metropolis for 250,000 pioneering residents, built from scratch and using cutting-edge technology to prevent urban sprawl and pollution. It was a compelling vision, with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency. But things didn't quite go as planned, as explored in Chad Friedrichs's fascinating look back at the would-be city of tomorrow.

Afa Members Only: Anguish - Anthology Film Archives
March 21, 2019 - New York

Once every calendar we offer a special, AFA Members-Only screening, featuring sneak-previews of upcoming features, programs of rare materials from Anthology's collections, in-person filmmaker presentations, and more! The benefits of an Anthology membership have always been plentiful: free admission to over 100 Essential Cinema programs, reduced admission to all other shows, discounted AFA publications. But with these screenings – free and open only to members – we sweeten the pot even further.

Snowpiercer - Anthology Film Archives
March 21, 2019 - New York

"South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, perhaps best known for the 2006 monster movie THE HOST, uses genre, with fantastical distortions, to comment upon social ills. SNOWPIERCER, co-written with Kelly Masterson, combines the outlandish disaster/thriller movie setup, akin to those seen in such 1970s films as THE CASSANDRA CROSSING or THE TOWERING INFERNO, with the recent vogue for apocalypse plotlines. Here the survivors of climate change circumnavigate a frozen planet in the cars of a ceaseless train. A perversion of the railway's original function to bring civilization to remote areas, the Snowpiercer is a self-contained society hurtling through desolation. As the train speeds along its course, the negative effects of an imposed infrastructure corrode from within, leading everyone towards inevitable catastrophe. Tilda Swinton stars in one of her most unforgettable roles." –Rebecca Cleman

Great Art on Screen: Carravagio - Symphony Space
March 21, 2019 - Manhattan

Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio. Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments -- thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques -- allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

Revelry: Liz Vice - Symphony Space
March 21, 2019 - Manhattan

Liz Vice has always had a love for storytelling. The Portland native who currently resides in Brooklyn, started her career working behind the scenes in the world of film and video, only to accidentally find herself behind the mic. Liz Vice's sound is a fusion of Gospel and R&B, with dynamic and soulful vocals, and lyrics, deeply rooted in spirituality, that give her work a timeless feel. Vice got a knack for performing early. She was raised by her mother as the middle of five children. Every morning growing up, she was awaken by her Mother's voice singing "rise and shine and give God the glory." She also found herself frequently stealing away to the basement to dance and lip sync songs from the radio, and soundtracks from her favorite films. Liz taught herself how to play piano, marking the notes on the piano using blue painter's tape on the the notes of a keyboard, placed by her friends who were taking piano lessons. Her Aunt bought her headphones that she would make young Liz sit with on her head in the living room for hours mimicking the notes she would hear from an instrumental CD.

Zodiac - Nitehawk Cinema
March 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: David Fincher Run Time: 157 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2007 Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Chloë Sevigny, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch David Fincher's superb thriller Zodiac is a searing and singularly haunting examination of twin obsessions: one man's desire to kill and another's quest for the truth. The film is based on the true story of the notorious serial killer and the intense manhunt he inspired. Roger Ebert wrote that it, "is a police procedural crossed with a newspaper movie, but free of most of the cliches of either." It follows how the case becomes an obsession for four men, including editorial cartoonist at the SF Chronicle Robert Graysmith, whose personal lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues. Sevigny's character plays his intelligent wife who questions yet supports his unwavering quest.

EMT Presents Mary Janes: The Women of Weed Movie Night - Come Back Daily
March 22, 2019 - New York City

Looking to beat the winter blues? Or catch a new flick with friends? Head to Come Back Daily for an exclusive screening of Mary Jane: The Women of Weed, an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Windy Borman about women leading the cannabis industry. Presented by Elmore Mountain Therapeutics, Borman takes us on a fascinating exploration into the movement to end marijuana prohibition, her own relationship to the plant, and the stereotypes surrounding it. Featuring Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and other female “ganjaprenuers,” don't miss what DOPE Magazine called "The most Important Documentary of our time." 7pm to 9pm (movie starts at 7:30pm) NO COST TO ATTEND ***Limited Seating Available Seating is on a first come first serve basis 21+ ***Register now to reserve your spot***

The Land Of Wandering Souls - Anthology Film Archives
March 22, 2019 - New York

Panh's observational documentary follows a poor, unnamed Cambodian family over a four-month period as they travel through the country engaging in the back-breaking work of laying fiber optic cables. The man, woman, and their six children are but a few of the hundreds of individuals employed by the French company Alcatel to construct this enormous infrastructural project, one that looks to a national future, but is intimately bound to post-colonial and civil traumas of the past. As the family marches across the nation, digging holes in the ground, it is the unresolved traumas of the nation's recent past that are exhumed and encountered, and Panh's open-eyed gaze that records it.

Trans Film: Kairos Dirt And The Errant Vacuum - Anthology Film Archives
March 22, 2019 - New York

A middle school lunch lady and mystical non-binary student have an unusual relationship. Through dreams the two make intimate contact with an otherworldly trans being who occupies a carnal dimension of death and sex-driven existence. Amid the post-industrial decay of the American South, a disparate band of nobodies including fellow lunch ladies, a mortician, a trans elder, a ministry worker, and a lesbian hospice provider all encounter the otherworldly being, known only as Kairos Dirt. A spiritual medium/phone sex operator is called upon to help transport these nobodies into this carnal dream-dimension. Television monitors, radio frequencies, and orifices all become portals to access this dimension. The characters must ask, "What is dream? What is reality? What must we give up to become something else?"

Reichsautobahn - Anthology Film Archives
March 22, 2019 - New York

"'Where Germany ends,' Hitler once said, 'the potholes begin.' And so he set about engineering the massive public works project known as the Autobahn. Hailed as a hedge against unemployment, a stimulant for a sluggish economy, a boon for car owners, and an efficient network for military transport, REICHSAUTOBAHN forwards the notion that from its conception the Autobahn 'wasn't to be just a road, it had to be a cultural institution.' Accordingly, Bitomsky states that the Nazis didn't develop the idea of the uberhighway, they simply formulated the aesthetics of the monumental road. REICHSAUTOBAHN drives headlong into the cultural politics of a 'road without obstacles,' the perfect symbol for a nation seeking extreme unification. And as with all dictatorial symbols, cultish adorations spread throughout the arts. There were Autobahn poems and novels, Autobahn paintings, Autobahn movies and, even, Autobahn oratorios. These propagandistic praises became the extended facade to a sweeping architecture without ornamentation, 'not the shortest but the noblest connection between two points.' Towards the end of the documentary, Bitomsky segues to black-and-white shots of the highway today. Con... (read more)

Resident Evil: Retribution - Nitehawk Prospect Park
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

Cancer: A Love Story - Dixon Place
Through March 22, 2019 - New York

In March 2016, in the midst of the political sideshow that has transformed our culture, I was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancers. I knew that I couldn't fuck or drink my way through this so I documented everything. Cancer: A Love Story is a show about rape, illness and the crazy things I did to heal. I hope it is proof that our darkest moments are the most illuminating. And I hope it shows that humans will do almost anything to heal themselves

The Path Of Oil - Anthology Film Archives
March 23, 2019 - New York

"In the interval between BEFORE THE REVOLUTION and PARTNER, Bertolucci directed his only substantial documentary, a fascinating exploration of the 'path of oil,' following its extraction in Iran to its dispersal throughout Europe. Commissioned by Eni, the nationalized petroleum company of Italy, Bertolucci's meditation on the complex process of gas production seems nonetheless slyly preoccupied by the colonial enterprise underlying it; Middle Eastern nations supply the raw materials of modernity but don't benefit from its advancements. Divided into three parts, Bertolucci's grandly shot black-and-white film experiments with the nonfiction form as he discovers aesthetic riches buried in its substrate." –Steve Seid, PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

Trans Film: The Films Of Suzie Silver, Program 1: Alternate Imaginaries - Anthology Film Archives
March 23, 2019 - New York

Over a career spanning the last thirty years, artist and filmmaker Suzie Silver has been persistently re-imagining human desires through the lenses of science fiction, drag, camp, and myth. We are thrilled to present two programs of her highly collaborative work, including early projects that helped define the canon of queer and trans video and performance, and new works that continue to expand upon it today. OBLIGATE SYMBIONTS OF COLUBUS GRAND takes us into an imagined cosmology 45.3 light years away where beings enact ritualized dance, while STINKHORN is the latest edition of Silver's work exploring fairy tales and mythic stories. ERIC MOE'S IDYLL reveals the mating rituals of forest nymphs, while THE HAPPIEST DAY creates a realm of innocence and pleasure in which historic performances are reenacted. A SPY: HESTER REEVE DOES THE DOORS is perhaps Silver's best-known work, wherein drag king Reeve performs to The Doors' "The Spy," clad as Jesus Christ with small, painted portraits on each breast. NEBULA creates an immersive kaleidoscopic sensory viewing experience, and FREEBIRD features Silver performing in drag the infamous Southern rock anthem that inspired an entire generation of... (read more)

Trans Film: The Films Of Suzie Silver, Program 2: Testing One Two: Trans-q Tv - Anthology Film Archives
March 23, 2019 - New York

In 2014, Suzie Silver began producing an episodic work called TRANS-Q TELEVISION. It is a playful and provocative video variety show reveling in the fluidity of gender and sexuality. Created with Scott Andrew, and in collaboration with a wide range of talent, the programs include stand-up theory, micro-documentaries, interviews, video art, animation, literary presentations, performance art, music, and much more. A Dadaist Variety Show for the 21st Century, it is a truly twisted mix of Sonny and Cher, SESAME STREET, ANDY WARHOL'S TV, Ernie Kovacs, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnett, WIGSTOCK, and PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE. We are pleased to present both completed episodes, as well as the special edition of TRANS-Q TV.

Once Upon A Time In The West - Anthology Film Archives
March 23, 2019 - New York

"The iconic opening sets an indelible scene: in a barren desert landscape in the American Old West, lone figures lurk around a remote railway station, waiting. The composer Ennio Morricone fills this scene with the sounds of weathered infrastructure, creaking under footfalls and whistling in the wind. When at last the train pulls in, its rhythmic huffing is monumental, signaling that the railway has an outsized impact on this land and its inhabitants. Along with the modern conveniences it brings, the train is a harbinger of violent upheaval; it is both a sustaining and destructive force. The original story was co-written by Leone, Dario Argento, and Bernardo Bertolucci, and features blue-eyed Henry Fonda cast convincingly against type as a cold-blooded villain." –Rebecca Cleman

Thalia Docs: Who Will Write Our History? - Symphony Space
March 23, 2019 - Manhattan

Led by Historian Emanuel Ringelblum and Known by the Code Name Oyneg Shabes, a Clandestine Group of Journalists, Scholars, and Community Leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto Vowed to Defeat Nazi Lies and Propaganda Not with Guns or Fists but with Pen and Paper. Now, for the First Time, Their Story Is Told in the Documentary Featuring the Voices of Three-Time Academy Award® Nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® Winner Adrien Brody. in English, Yiddish, and Polish with English Subtitles

Thalia Docs: Becoming Astrid - Symphony Space
March 23, 2019 - Manhattan

Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her child. In Swedish and Danish with English Subtitles

Selected Shorts on Tour: The Getty Museum - Symphony Space
March 23, 2019 - Manhattan

That classically trained, Oscar-caliber actor who brings gravitas to an enduring text. That quirky, indie darling who wrings every little laugh from a modern writer's dialogue. Sometimes, the marriage between performer and text is undeniable—the connection is dynamic and uncanny, yet completely natural. The hit public radio show and podcast Selected Shorts takes things one step further in an evening of memorable live performances. In collaboration with actors and select guest introducers, the beloved series pairs stories and storytellers sure to fit like a glove. Hosted by Jane Kaczmarek.

Orientation: Create Your Own TV Show - New Lots Library
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Hello there, Future Media Mogul. Welcome to BRIC! . Want to have your film, TV show, or short air on our New York Emmy-winning, community-produced TV channel? It's possible. Learn more at orientation! BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams. So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Nitehawk Prospect Park
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader – her goal is to "marry Christian Slater and die" – and nothing gets in her way when it's time to shop. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been chosen by fate to kill vampires. With the help of a romantic rebel, Buffy is soon spending school nights protecting L.A. from Lothos, the Vampire King, his sidekick Lefty and their determined gang of bloodsuckers. It's everything you'd expect from a teen queen in the Valley.

The Birds - Nitehawk Cinema
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 119 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1963 Starring: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright, Ethel Griffies Killer animal movies can be pretty easy: tons of people are already afraid of sharks, loads of people can't stand spiders, Indiana Jones hates snakes… but birds? Hitchcock manages to take some of natures most innocuous creatures and turn them into objects of relentless horror, setting an angry murder of them loose on a quiet California town. Hitch thrusts his stranded characters into the thick of mother nature's wrath without pausing to explain the reason behind this bird-led insurrection. Besides, we all know why. (It's because people are terrible). Director Jordan Peele assigned actress Lupita Nyong'o a list of influential films in order to create "a shared language" for his new film Us. We're honoring this fun homework assignment by screening the first on his list, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, on the opening weekend of Us, and we encourage you to watch the rest: The Shining (1980), Dead Again (1991), Funny Games (1997), The Sixth Sense (1999), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), Mart... (read more)

The Steel Beast - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

This daring collage of rhythms, abstractions, superimpositions, and wild shots of the railroad and other machines, made by the great German photographer Zielke, was originally commissioned to celebrate the centennial of the Nuremburg-Furth railroad line, and later banned by the Third Reich for "decadent aesthetics." French film critic Jean Mitry made this film poem to honor the largest French steam locomotive, the Pacific. The montage of speeding wheels, pistons and gears; the parallel lines of rails and wires; a stoker furiously shoveling coal in concert with the score – together these elements visually and musically describe the exhilaration of the train's motion.

Trans Film: Kairos Dirt And The Errant Vacuum - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

A middle school lunch lady and mystical non-binary student have an unusual relationship. Through dreams the two make intimate contact with an otherworldly trans being who occupies a carnal dimension of death and sex-driven existence. Amid the post-industrial decay of the American South, a disparate band of nobodies including fellow lunch ladies, a mortician, a trans elder, a ministry worker, and a lesbian hospice provider all encounter the otherworldly being, known only as Kairos Dirt. A spiritual medium/phone sex operator is called upon to help transport these nobodies into this carnal dream-dimension. Television monitors, radio frequencies, and orifices all become portals to access this dimension. The characters must ask, "What is dream? What is reality? What must we give up to become something else?"

Bridges Film Program - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

This program explores the various ways that filmmakers have celebrated and explored the phenomenon of the bridge, with classics by Joris Ivens, Rudy Burckhardt, and Shirley Clarke, alongside the rarely-screened BRIDGE HIGH by Manfred Kirchheimer (director of STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED), one of Heinz Emigholz's exquisite architectural studies (MAILLART'S BRIDGES), and more.

Trans Film: Hanky Code - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

Before Internet dating and hookup apps, The Handkerchief code was largely used by gay men in the 1970s to distinguish sexual preferences and fetishes in gay clubs and on the streets of places like San Francisco and New York. In HANKY CODE, San Francisco's queer experimental film collective Periwinkle Cinema brings together queer and trans filmmakers across a spectrum of genres, styles, genders, and locations to dissect the code in this epic anthology feature comprised of 25 short films. Each filmmaker or filmmaking team tells a story of a different color/fetish of the code. Films range from narrative to experimental to erotic and animated, with many films redefining the traditional code with colors, patterns, and fetishes according to the creative interpretation of the artist. Audience members are invited to flag their hankies at the screening.

Canal Zone - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

CANAL ZONE is about the people who live and work in the Panama Canal Zone and shows both the operation of the Canal and the various governmental agencies – business, military, and civilian – related to the functioning of the Canal and the lives of the Americans in the zone. The film includes sequences of ships in transit, the work of special canal pilots, aspects of the civil government, the work of the military, and the social, religious, and recreational life of the Zonians.

Selected Shorts on Tour: The Getty Museum - Symphony Space
March 24, 2019 - Manhattan

That classically trained, Oscar-caliber actor who brings gravitas to an enduring text. That quirky, indie darling who wrings every little laugh from a modern writer's dialogue. Sometimes, the marriage between performer and text is undeniable—the connection is dynamic and uncanny, yet completely natural. The hit public radio show and podcast Selected Shorts takes things one step further in an evening of memorable live performances. In collaboration with actors and select guest introducers, the beloved series pairs stories and storytellers sure to fit like a glove. Hosted by Jane Kaczmarek.

The Best Years of Our Lives: Engineering the Body - Museum of the Moving Image
March 24, 2019 - Astoria

Dir. William Wyler. 1946, 170 mins. DCP. With Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo, Harold Russell, Hoagy Carmichael. Three veterans struggle to readjust to their home lives after World War II. The biggest struggle comes for Homer (played by real-life veteran Harold Russell), who has lost both hands in combat and must learn to adapt to prosthetic hooks. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, William Wyler's production is one of the most moving of all classic Hollywood films. The screening will be followed by a conversation about engineering prosthetics and the power and limitations of non-normative bodies.

Nt Live: I'm Not Running - Symphony Space
March 24, 2019 - New York

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she's faced with an agonizing decision. What's involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as 'the premiere political dramatist writing in English'. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

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!

CMX CINEMAS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST NEW YORK CITY LOCATION, CMX CINÉBISTRO NEW YORK 62ND - CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd
Through October 18, 2019 - new york

CMX Cinemas, the eighth largest movie theater chain in the U.S. with 36 theaters across America, will open its first New York City outpost, CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd, on October 18. The new location will bring CMX’s signature VIP movie-going experience to the heart of the Upper East Side, complete with world-class, in-theater dining and luxurious reclining love seats, all within a distinctively intimate setting. CMX renovated the six-story existing theater to complement the neighborhood and provide the community with a unique and intimate theater experience they can enjoy with their family and friends. Maintaining the integrity of the building’s original structure, the newly enhanced theater reflects a modern and minimalist design, featuring rich textures and bold fixtures that embody the spirit and passion of New York. “It is with great pleasure that we open our first theater in New York City, a location that is poised to become a literal icon and flagship for CMX Cinemas with its city-inspired sophistication,” said Jose Leonardo Marti, CEO of CMX Cinemas. “New York’s newest one-stop-destination for entertainment, CMX CinéBistro’s intimate environment affords moviegoers ... (read more)

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:

Paw Patrol Live - Landmark Theatre
Through March 24, 2919 - Syracuse

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

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