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May 12, 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.

Around the World in 80 Days - The Duke on 42nd Street
May 12, 2019 - Midtown

The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, Phileas Fogg and his silly sidekick, Passepartout, must abandon the misty streets of Victorian London and circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, or lose everything. Get swept up in the adventure as they race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. Adapted by Laura Eason from Jules Verne's classic novel, this fast-paced, globe-trotting theatrical romp is jam-packed with slapstick hilarity and comic book-style action scenes. Hurry, there's no time to waste!

The Milky Way / La voie lactée - MoMA
May 12, 2019 - New York

A surprising hit in revolutionary 1968 France, this burlesque of Catholic dogma, which Buñuel called his "journey through fanaticism," follows two French vagabonds who bum their way to the Spanish holy city of Santiago de Compostella, their faith(-lessness) tested by comically outrageous encounters with the living mysteries of the Holy Trinity, the duality of Christ, and the Virgin Mary, and with heretics throughout the ages (the Marquis de Sade and the Whore of Babylon make particularly notable cameos).

Max My Love / Max, mon amour - MoMA
May 12, 2019 - New York

Max, mon amour (Max My Love). 1986. France/USA/Japan. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Screenplay by Oshima, Jean-Claude Carrière. With Charlotte Rampling, Anthony Higgins, Victoria Abril. In English, French; English subtitles. 92 min. Carrière's only collaboration with Nagisa Oshima (Death by Hanging, Boy, In the Realm of the Senses) satirizes bourgeois pieties and hypocrisies in typically Buñuelian fashion, as English diplomat Anthony Higgins and his wife Charlotte Rampling nobly attempt to assimilate her unlikely lover—a circus chimpanzee—into civilized society.

A Faithful Man / L'homme fidèle - MoMA
May 12, 2019 - New York

L'homme fidèle (A Faithful Man). 2018. France. Directed by Louis Garrel. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Garrel. With Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily Rose-Depp. In French; English subtitles. 75 min. In this gentle comedy about fidelity, fantasy, and the fickleness of fate—which premiered at the New York and Toronto Film Festivals and won the top screenwriting prize at San Sebastian—director, cowriter (with Jean-Claude Carrière), and brooding heartthrob Louis Garrel stars as Abel, a hapless journalist and hopeless romantic who reunites with an old flame (Laetitia Casta), suddenly widowed some nine years after leaving him to marry his best friend.

Mildred Pierce - Nitehawk Prospect Park
Through May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Joan Crawford gives an Academy Award winning performance in the title role of this melodramatic film noir. After Mildred's second husband is murdered, flashbacks reveal the events leading up to his death. A doting mother, Mildred rises from waitress to restaurant-chain owner, but her spoiled daughter's selfishness results in heartbreak.

19th Annual New York Indian Film Festival - Village East Cinemas
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

The New York Indian Film Festival celebrates Independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films from the Indian subcontinent.

Sva Premieres: Bfa Film and Bfa Animation - SVA Theatre
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

An SVA Premieres screening event, featuring thesis work by the BFA Film and BFA Animation classes of 2019. All screenings are free & open to the public.

Dialogues des Carmélites (enc) - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
May 13, 2019 - New York

Dialogues des Carmélites (enc)

Dialogues Des Carmélites - Film at Lincoln Center
May 13, 2019 - New York

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc's devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

Amadeus - Neue Galerie New York
May 13, 2019 - New York

The "Cinematic Portraits" film series, inspired by films that capture the full complexity of an individual, is presented free of charge. Amadeus (1984) Directed by Miloš Forman 180 minutes

Lost in Translation a Film Feast Presentation - Nitehawk Prospect Park
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) doesn't have much going on in her life. Freshly graduated and freshly married, she tags along to Japan with her hotshot photographer husband who leaves her to sit alone in her room while he rubs elbows with tinseltown boobs. In sky-high bar of her hotel, she meets Bob Harris (Bill Murray), an aging, sad sack actor visiting town to cash in on a quick celebrity endorsement. The two form a fast friendship as they explore the Tokyo bizarreride together. Over a decade on, Lost in Translation still stands as Sofia Coppola's defining work; an introspective and wistful romance between two people as puzzled by their own existence as they are by the neon buzz of Shibuya.

Gaspard at the Wedding / Gaspard VA Au Marriage - FIAF Florence Gould Hall
May 14, 2019 - New York

Shortly after their chance meeting, Gaspard asks Laura if she will accompany him to his family home and pose as his girlfriend at his father's second wedding. At this point, viewers will probably assume they're dealing with a familiar and delightful trope of romantic comedy: the fake couple will become a real one, and everyone will live happily ever after.

At Eternity's Gate - MoMA
May 14, 2019 - New York

At Eternity's Gate. 2018. USA/France. Directed by Julian Schnabel. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Schnabel, Louise Kugelberg. With Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen. 111 min. Willem Dafoe's portrait of Vincent van Gogh, at once earthy and ethereal, is nothing short of miraculous. Meditating once again on the toil and transcendence of artistic creation, director Julian Schnabel is brilliantly aided by co-screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and cinematographer Benoit Delhomme, who together find meaning in color, light, movement, and language.

Every Man for Himself / Sauve Qui Peut La Vie - MoMA
May 14, 2019 - New York

"Godard returned to the mainstream industry with a film called Sauve qui peut (la vie) (Every Man for Himself), which had a producer, stars (including Isabelle Huppert), a story that the screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière helped him assemble, and a new sense of form, which he attributed to a rediscovery of the 'visual grammar' of silent films. The story concerns the romantic and artistic crises of an idle filmmaker, Paul Godard (Jacques Dutronc), as he attempts to return to the cinema, and Godard filmed it with an extraordinary, quasi-musical sense of balance and proportion. He had figured out how to make use of his lifelong cinematic obsession without merely imitating Hitchcock. The film was a great international success, and Godard was back" (Richard Brody).

SVA Premieres: BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects - SVA Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

An SVA Premieres screening event, featuring thesis work by the BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects class of 2019. Free & Open To the public

Tough Guys - Museum at Eldridge Street
May 15, 2019 - New York

ake a walk on the wild side with this two-part course! Classic Hollywood films were full of fictional "tough guys" – brooding, tough-as-nails, and just a little bit dangerous. But art imitated life, and those movies sparked public interest in stories of organized crime, mobsters and other dabblers of dark deeds. Expert teacher Maxine Simson will lead these fun and informative sessions on some of our most famous tough guys and the characters that they inspired

Happy Anniversary / Yoyo - MoMA
May 15, 2019 - New York

Heureux anniversaire (Happy Anniversary). 1962. France. Written and directed by Jean-Claude Carrière, Pierre Étaix. With Robert Blome, Étaix. In French; English subtitles. 15 min. Inspired by their mentor Jacques Tati, Jean-Claude Carrière and Pierre Étaix made this Academy Award–winning gag comedy about the madness of Paris traffic.

Circle of Deceit / Die Fälschung - MoMA
May 15, 2019 - New York

Die Fälschung (Circle of Deceit). 1981. West Germany/France. Directed by Volker Schlöndorff. Screenplay by Schlöndorff, Jean-Claude Carrière, Margarethe von Trotta, Kai Hermann. With Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jerzy Skolimowski. In German; English subtitles. 108 min. Filmed in a battle-scarred Beirut as the Lebanese Civil War raged on, Circle of Deceit evokes the fog of war, love, and journalistic ethics—the fetishizing and aestheticizing of manmade death—with gripping authenticity. Volker Schlondorff and Jean-Claude Carrière present this timely and brilliant film, which stars a superb Bruno Ganz and Hanna Schygulla, on May 11. DCP courtesy Bioskop Film

Every Man for Himself / Sauve Qui Peut La Vie - MoMA
May 15, 2019 - New York

"Godard returned to the mainstream industry with a film called Sauve qui peut (la vie) (Every Man for Himself), which had a producer, stars (including Isabelle Huppert), a story that the screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière helped him assemble, and a new sense of form, which he attributed to a rediscovery of the 'visual grammar' of silent films. The story concerns the romantic and artistic crises of an idle filmmaker, Paul Godard (Jacques Dutronc), as he attempts to return to the cinema, and Godard filmed it with an extraordinary, quasi-musical sense of balance and proportion. He had figured out how to make use of his lifelong cinematic obsession without merely imitating Hitchcock. The film was a great international success, and Godard was back" (Richard Brody).

The Tin Drum / Die Blechtrommel - MoMA
May 16, 2019 - New York

Volker Schlöndorff and Jean-Claude Carrière present the digitally restored director's cut of their Academy Award– and Cannes Palme d'Or–winning film, which features 30 previously unseen minutes that flesh out several characters and sequences (most notably that of Mazerath, the Nazi sympathizer who has a sudden reversal of conscience; a critical scene with Fajngold, the Treblinka survivor; and an imaginary orgy at the court of St. Petersburg). The Tin Drum is a dance of death, a grotesque vision of lost childhood and the rise of Nazism. Carrière observes, "It is, first of all, a realistic film, deeply rooted in the Danzig lower middle-class, with its pettiness, its fears and, at times, with a certain grandeur.

Jubilee - The Museum of Arts and Design
May 16, 2019 - New York

Jubilee, 1978 Dir. Derek Jarman In this dystopian cult classic, Queen Elizabeth I and her alchemist John Dee travel from the 1600s with the aid of Shakespeare's Ariel from The Tempest, into a bleak, hyper-real version of 1970s London filled with gangs of violent punks and nihilistic businessmen. The film features performances by punk luminaries Jayne County and Adam Ant, alongside cameos from Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Slits, plus a score by Brian Eno.

Uncle Function - The PIT
May 16, 2019 - New York

Uncle Function is a sketch comedy group based in New York City. It was formed in 2015 with the help of Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (Once on This Island, Kinky Boots). Uncle Function is written by and features: Chris Cafero ("Bull"/CBS, "Billions"/ShowTime) Russell Daniels (That Bachelorette Show/Off-Broadway) Jessica Frey ("The Characters"/Netflix, Sense & Sensibility/Off-Broadway) Douglas Goodhart (Douglas and The Goodharts/Lead Singer) Gianmarco Soresi ("Deception"/ABC, Less Than 50%/Off-Broadway) Uncle Function has been hailed as "one of the smartest, silliest, and most seductively satisfying shows around!" by BroadwayWorld.com. NY TheatreGuide has warned: "You really need to take the opportunity to see this group before the apocalypse happens." Since their inception, The Uncles have performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB), Davenport Theatre, Broadway Comedy Club, The Tank Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre and now they can be seen monthly at The PIT. With their signature brand of humor, these Uncles, just like your real uncles, will make you laugh, cry, think, feel moderately uncomfortable and then send you back to your parents, forever chang... (read more)

Straight to Video - Improv Asylum New York
May 16, 2019 - New York

Think you've seen a lot of movies? You've never seen one like this. Based on a suggestion from the audience and using the tropes and cliches of Hollywood classics new and old, Straight to Video will improvise a never-before-seen movie right in front of your very eyes.

Luna - Nitehawk Cinema
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Run Time: 142 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1979 Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar The Deuce does Mother's Day this May with gusto when Bernardo Bertolucci's gutsy virtuoso melodrama LUNA lights up the darkness of our lives – just as it once lit up the dank environs of 42nd street's Apollo Theater – after opening the 17th New York Film Festival on September 28, 1979! Recently widowed opera super-diva ditches Brooklyn for Italy with teen-aged son in tow – only to discover that her semi-self-absorbed "life-style" has led him to a semi-hidden heroin addiction… and she will do all a mother can to bring him back to her bosom! Soufflé's and disco-dancin! Skateboarding and Un Ballo in Maschera! A fever-dream of Freudian tom-foolery and outré Oedipal desires! Slyly self-referential to Bertolucci's own previous work and rife with rampant shifts in tone – at turns hilarious and horrifying – as tear-jerking as it is squirm-inducing – deliriously surreal and painfully real… a tour-de-force of music, mystery, and a mother-lode of emotion – exploding with light and color from Vittorio Storaro's lens… an operatic feast for all t... (read more)

THE LAW FIRM: Law and Disorder - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
May 17, 2019 - New York

Have you been wronged by someone in your life? A bad boss, a shitty friend, an ex who stole your identity? The Law Firm wants to represent YOU. Watch as UCBT's finest improvisers turn one audience member's testimony into a fully improvised show. Members of The Law Firm of have starred in and written for 30 Rock, Broad City, Best Week Ever, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Louie, Netflix, HBO, & more!

CUFF Program A - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
May 17, 2019 - New York

CUFF Program A

Around the World in 80 Days - The Duke on 42nd Street
May 17, 2019 - Midtown

The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, Phileas Fogg and his silly sidekick, Passepartout, must abandon the misty streets of Victorian London and circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, or lose everything. Get swept up in the adventure as they race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. Adapted by Laura Eason from Jules Verne's classic novel, this fast-paced, globe-trotting theatrical romp is jam-packed with slapstick hilarity and comic book-style action scenes. Hurry, there's no time to waste!

Milou en Mai - May Fools - MoMA
May 17, 2019 - New York

"Jean-Claude Carrière and I were both in Paris in May '68," Louis Malle reminisced. "Miloš Forman was there also, and, coming from Prague where everybody was fed up with socialism, he was horrified that the students wanted to raise the red flag. But for Jean-Claude and myself, it seemed to be the culmination of surrealism. There was something about it that was really fun." Inspired by Chekhov and Jean Renoir, Malle and Carrière's comic "divertimento" basks in the idylls of an eccentric bourgeois family at their Bordeaux estate, blissfully oblivious to the raving hoards of Stalinist youth in faraway Paris.

The Nail Clippers / La Pince à Ongles - MoMA
May 17, 2019 - New York

La pince à ongles (The Nail Clippers). 1969. France. Directed by Jean-Claude Carrière. Screenplay by Carrière, Miloš Forman. With Michael Lonsdale, Anne-Marie Deschodt, Henri Garcin. In French; English subtitles. 12 min. While vacationing with his wife, a fastidious man loses everything, including his mind, in this deadpan comedy by Jean-Claude Carrière and Miloš Forman, winner of a special jury prize at Cannes.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - MoMA
May 17, 2019 - New York

Against all odds, Philip Kaufman and Jean-Claude Carrière made something profoundly cinematic out of Milan Kundera's "unfilmable" bestselling novel, which traces the lives and loves of a womanizing brain surgeon (Daniel Day-Lewis), his fragile wife (Juliette Binoche), and his bohemian artist mistress (Lena Olin) over several dramatic months in 1968—from the thaw of Prague Spring until the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. The film successfully balances Kundera's weighty reflections on philosophy and history with his frissons of eroticism and ironical wit.

Family Movies - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Family Movies @ the Library Enjoy weekly kid friendly films.

Get Out (2017) - Brooklyn Public Library
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears. Jordan Peele won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Grease Sing-A-Long – Classic Movie Series - St. George Theatre
May 17, 2019 - Staten Island

Join us for a SING-A-LONG screening of the classic 1978 film Grease as part of the 2019 "Better on the Big Screen" Classic Movie Series sponsored by Williams Eye Works, BoroughFive Pictures, Stop & Stor, and Susanne K. Doris

SVA Premieres: MPS Directing Short Film Fest - SVA Theatre
Through May 17, 2019 - New York

An SVA Premieres screening event, featuring thesis work by the MPS Directing class of 2019.

CUFF Program D - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
May 18, 2019 - New York

CUFF Program D

Spring Play: NYC Game Expo - Microsoft
May 18, 2019 - New York

Video games are taking over the Microsoft office in Times Square for an all-out Expo celebrating local developers! Join us for a day of games, pizza and fun. All ages are welcome. We hope you can join us for our biggest seasonal gathering! Over 100 game developers will be showing off their latest games one-on-one to a crowd of up to 1000 people. For developers, this is a great opportunity to show off their games (finished or unfinished) and get direct feedback from players. For everyone else, it's a unique opportunity to try out the biggest collection of games made in and around NYC all in one place. More games being added daily.

Around the World in 80 Days - The Duke on 42nd Street
May 18, 2019 - Midtown

The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, Phileas Fogg and his silly sidekick, Passepartout, must abandon the misty streets of Victorian London and circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, or lose everything. Get swept up in the adventure as they race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. Adapted by Laura Eason from Jules Verne's classic novel, this fast-paced, globe-trotting theatrical romp is jam-packed with slapstick hilarity and comic book-style action scenes. Hurry, there's no time to waste!

The State Against Mandela and the Others - Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
May 18, 2019 - Washington

Nelson Mandela's story seized center stage during the Rivonia trial in 1963-1964. He, alongside eight others, faced the death penalty. To a man, they stood firm and turned the tables on the state: just as they were on trial, so too was Africa's apartheid regime. Dirs. Nicholas ChampeauxGilles Porte | 106 min Documentary France 2018 DC Premiere

The Milky Way / La voie lactée - MoMA
May 18, 2019 - New York

A surprising hit in revolutionary 1968 France, this burlesque of Catholic dogma, which Buñuel called his "journey through fanaticism," follows two French vagabonds who bum their way to the Spanish holy city of Santiago de Compostella, their faith(-lessness) tested by comically outrageous encounters with the living mysteries of the Holy Trinity, the duality of Christ, and the Virgin Mary, and with heretics throughout the ages (the Marquis de Sade and the Whore of Babylon make particularly notable cameos).

Diary of a Chambermaid / Le journal d'une femme de chambre - MoMA
May 18, 2019 - New York

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather: In Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière's sadomasochistic updating of Octave Mirbeau's Dreyfusard novel of 1900, a perfectly cast Jeanne Moreau is Celestine, the refined Parisian chambermaid who slowly lays bare the toxic underbelly of a fading aristocratic family in the provinces between the wars, humoring the lady of the manor in her cold ministrations over staff and house; the lady's dirty old father in his predations of animal and maidservant; and the estate's gardener-coachman in his fascist enthusiasms for God, country, and (she grimly suspects) a little girl's innocence.

Belle de jour - MoMA
May 18, 2019 - New York

In Belle de jour, Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière's mystery box of dreams within flashbacks within fantasies, Catherine Deneuve embodies the Surrealist ideal of femininity as at once virginal and vampirical—bored housewife by night, whore by day—martyring herself to male desire, to painful guilty pleasures of the flesh, to achieve her own desire. "[S]omehow, letting the color in—and this is Buñuel's first color film—has changed the emotional quality of his obsessions in a completely unpredictable way…. The movie ends with a dark ambiguity to what has gone on before, but every detail has been carefully thought out that seeing it again is like seeing it in another key" (Renata Adler).

This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2019 - Green-Wood Cemetery
Through May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Around the World in 80 Days - The Duke on 42nd Street
May 19, 2019 - Midtown

The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, Phileas Fogg and his silly sidekick, Passepartout, must abandon the misty streets of Victorian London and circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, or lose everything. Get swept up in the adventure as they race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. Adapted by Laura Eason from Jules Verne's classic novel, this fast-paced, globe-trotting theatrical romp is jam-packed with slapstick hilarity and comic book-style action scenes. Hurry, there's no time to waste!

My Polish Honeymoon - Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
May 19, 2019 - Washington

Fresh off their wedding ceremony, Anna and Adam—a Jewish couple from Paris—travel to Poland for a memorial service. The eye-opening trip awkwardly doubles as their honeymoon, in this delightful romantic comedy from noted French director Elise Otzenberger. They will attend a ceremony in memory of the Jewish community in Adam's grandfather village, which was destroyed 75 years prior. Adam is not particularly enthusiastic about the trip, but views it as an opportunity to spend quality time with his wife, away from their baby boy.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie - MoMA
May 19, 2019 - New York

"Luis Buñuel's 1972 comic masterpiece, about three well-to-do couples who try and fail to have a meal together, is perhaps the most perfectly achieved and executed of all his late French films. The film proceeds by diverse interruptions, digressions, and interpolations (including dreams and tales within tales) that, interestingly enough, identify the characters, their class, and their seeming indestructibility with narrative itself. One of the things that makes this film as charming as it is, despite its radicalism, and helped Buñuel win his only Oscar is the perfect cast, many of whom bring along nearly mythic associations acquired in previous French films. Frightening, funny, profound, and mysterious" (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

The Phantom of Liberty / Le fantôme de la liberté - MoMA
May 19, 2019 - New York

Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière's absurdist parables, paradoxes, and comic inversions come fast and furious in The Phantom of Liberty: the tableau vivant of Goya's revolutionary painting The Third of May 1808, which proclaimed a modern age of resistance and terror; the little girl who hides in plain sight; the society dinner table as public toilet; the pornographic postcards of famous European monuments. In this runic and anarchical fever dream, unlike any since Buñuel's own surrealist 1930 masterpiece L'Age d'or, the film's all-star cast of Monica Vitti, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Claude Brialy, and company find themselves prisoners of their own making.

That Obscure Object of Desire / Cet obscur objet du désir - MoMA
May 19, 2019 - New York

Buñuel's last film goes up in flames, literally, in a destructive (or procreative?) act of terrorism, the climax of rich widower Fernando Rey's exquisitely tortured pursuit of the devilishly elusive "Concha" (played, alternately, by Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina).

World Premiere: 'Mr. and Mrs. Jackson - SVA Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

WORLD PREMIERE screening of the episodic series "Mr. and Mrs. Jackson. Screening will be hosted by Billie "Mr. Apollo" Mitchell, and will include an in-depth Q&A session with the creators and stars Daniel Danielson and Josie Webb, moderated by Habiba Alcindor.

Be the Dream - Nitehawk Prospect Park
Through May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 8 and up Get globally aware with this program of award-winning and audience favorite short live-action films from Children's Film Festival Seattle. The young people in these films are determined to make new friends, follow their passions and create bright futures for themselves and others. You'll hear the music of other languages in this program and realize that despite cultural differences, kids everywhere yearn for the same things — to love, to laugh, and dream the future.

Panorama Europe 2019 - MoMI
Through May 19, 2019 - Astoria

The eleventh edition of Panorama Europe, the festival of new and vital European cinema, co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the members of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), includes fiction and documentary works that present a portrait of contemporary Europe during a period of tremendous flux. If there is a unifying thread in the diverse, exciting array of films in this year's selection, it is a focus on the myriad of ways that the pressures and anxieties of modern life filter down into the most intimate aspects of personal identity. While the films tackle such macro subjects as politics, history, labor, and feminism, they do so with stories that focus microscopically on the lives of individuals.

Red Light Winter - 13th Street Theatre
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Written by Adam Rapp Ryan Reed / Leila Berkane / Jarred Harper Adam Rapp's Red Light Winter is the story of two former college buddies who decide to fulfill the American fantasy of a vacation in Amsterdam, filled with all of the obvious vices one would be arrested for doing here in the U.S.

Molière in the Park - LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn
Through May 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Molière in the Park is dedicated to bringing yearly, free, inclusive productions of Molière's masterpieces to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park. Considered one of the world's greatest French satirists, we aim to make English translations of Molière's plays a vital part of Brooklyn's diverse culture. Every year a different, contemporary production will bring our community together, free of charge, to experience subversive and timeless comedies under the stars. For more information, visit www.MoliereInThePark.org

Jxj - Washington Jewish Film Festival - Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
Through May 26, 2019 - Washington

Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a new multidisciplinary arts project that will encompass the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival alongside original cutting edge hybrid arts programming—all presented as one massive three-week experience, taking over the greater Washington region. One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. The WJFF is going into its 29th year. This year's selection includes several French productions and co-productions.

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!

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.

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.

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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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The 9/11 Memorial honors the nearly 3,000 people killed in t...

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This Week in New York City

(6/12-6/19) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC this week, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

This Week in New York City