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May 19, 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 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.

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.

Instrument Q&A with Director Jem Cohen and Fugazi Member Guy Picciotto - Nitehawk Prospect Park
May 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

A beautiful mix of visuals from 16mm, 8mm and video shot by Jem Cohen melds with sync-sound by the legendary Washington D.C. band Fugazi in the stunning documentary, Instrument. Wholly original, you wouldn't expect Fugazi to do anything traditional and their documentary is no exception. Covering a ten year period, from 1987-1996, Instrument provides access to stage shows, rehearsals, recording sessions and interviews with their fans. It extends beyond a portrait of a band and bleeds into a specific time period in music that is so close to many hearts. Named after one of the songs on their 1993 album In On the Kill Taker, the documentary also spawned one of the best soundtracks in history.

Amadeus - Neue Galerie New York
May 20, 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

Open House New York – Perelman Center - SVA Theatre
May 20, 2019 - New York

Open House New York invites you to a design presentation and construction update on The Ronald O. Perelman Center for the Performing Arts with Joshua Ramus, Principal, REX Architecture, and Maggie Boepple, President and Director, The Ronald O. Perelman Center for the Performing Arts.

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

Shéhérezade - FIAF Florence Gould Hall
May 21, 2019 - New York

Dir. Jean-Bernard Marlin 2018, 109 min. With Dylan Robert, Kenza Fortas, Idir Azougli In French with English Subtitles César Award Winner for Best First Feature Film, Most Promising Actress, and Most Promising Actor. Fresh out of juvenile detention and with nowhere to go, seventeen-year-old Zachary is back on his own, roaming the hard streets of Marseille again. Then he meets teen prostitute Shéhérazade and they fall madly, dangerously in love.

Diary of a Chambermaid / Le journal d'une femme de chambre - MoMA
May 21, 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 21, 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).

Movies at the Library: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse - Brooklyn Public Library - Sunset Park Branch
May 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Movies at the Library! - Clarendon Branch Library
May 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for a special afternoon at the movies! Snacks will be provided.

TIDAL & DJ Khaled Host Documentary Screening + CRWN Interview - Apollo
May 21, 2019 - New York

TIDAL and DJ Khaled host an exclusive interview and documentary screening and CRWN interview highlighting the journey of creating his new album, Father of Asahd, at the historic Apollo Theater. Father of Asahd: The Album Experience will be screened before Khaled sits down with Elliott Wilson for an in-depth CRWN interview about the project. NYC residents can enter for a chance to attend CRWN on https://tidal.com/DJKhaled. Additionally, those unable to attend, will be able to watch the documentary exclusively on TIDAL as well as tune into Khaled’s live CRWN interview.

That Obscure Object of Desire / Cet obscur objet du désir - MoMA
May 22, 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).

My Blue Heaven on the Big Screen - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
May 22, 2019 - Bay Shore

GreaterBayShore.Com and Red River Podcast Present: Classic 80's Movies On The BIG Screen! 95 min 1990 PG-13 A mob informant makes life crazy for the FBI man guarding him and theD.A. wanting him back in jail.

A Faithful Man - SIFF Cinema Uptown
May 22, 2019 - Seattle

What's a guy to do when the woman who left him for his best friend returns to his arms a widow, also bringing her comely, lovestruck younger sister into their already complicated relationship?

Sacred Spaces- from Temples to Synagogues: Absence and Presence - Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
May 23, 2019 - Washington

Celia Lowenstein's visually audacious tour of the 3,000-year history of the Jewish Diaspora is told through a globetrotting escapade of Jewish spaces of worship. If synagogues could speak, they would tell the story embodied in Sacred Spaces – the architectural and spiritual tale of a people's beliefs, perseverance, and diversity. Dir. Celia Lowenstein | 90 min Documentary France 2019

The Phantom of Liberty / Le fantôme de la liberté - MoMA
May 23, 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.

Young Soul Rebels - The Museum of Arts and Design
May 23, 2019 - New York

Young Soul Rebels, 1991 Dir. Isaac Julien 105 mins Set in East London in 1977, the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, Isaac Julien's first narrative feature film follows friends Chris and Caz and traces the racial and sexual tensions between the emergent subcultures of soulboys, punks, and skinheads. A sensitive coming-of-age film, a murder mystery, and a love story, Young Soul Rebels received the SACD critics prize at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. It also features an early appearance of Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo alongside a pitch-perfect soundtrack that includes Funkadelic, X-Ray Spex, and Sylvester.

Stv Presents - The PIT
May 23, 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.

Long Day's Journey into Night - Walter Reade Theater
Through May 23, 2019 - New York

THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK Following his knockout debut, Kaili Blues (ND/NF 2016), writer-director Bi Gan returns with this immersive art-house sensation that broke box office records in China. Long Day's Journey Into Night is a noir-tinged film about a solitary man (Huang Jue) haunted by loss and regret, told in two parts: the first an achronological detective story, the second a nocturnal dream. Again centering around his native province of Guizhou in southwest China, the director has created a film like nothing you've seen before, especially in the second half's hour-long, gravity-defying 3-D sequence shot, which plunges its protagonist—and us—through a labyrinthine cityscape. An NYFF56 selection. A Kino Lorber release.

Non-Fiction - Walter Reade Theater
Through May 23, 2019 - New York

Set within the world of publishing, Olivier Assayas's new film finds two hopelessly intertwined couples—Guillaume Canet's troubled book executive and Juliette Binoche's weary actress; Vincent Macaigne's boorish novelist and Nora Hamzawi's straight-and-balanced political operative—obsessed with the state of things, and how (or when) it will (or might) change. Is print dying? Has blogging replaced writing? Is fiction over? But the divide between what these characters—and their friends, and their enemies, and everyone in between—talk about and what is actually happening between them, moment by moment, is what gives Non-Fiction its very particular charm, humor, and lifelike stabs of emotion. An NYFF56 selection. A Sundance Selects release.

THE LAW FIRM: Law and Disorder - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
May 24, 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!

Megaplex: The Improvised Movie - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
May 24, 2019 - New York

Real movies take years to make. Scripts, rewrites, shoots, reshoots, CGI, editing, and so on. And yet, they still suck, and they are rarely based off your suggestion. We're going to crap out a movie on the spot, based off your suggestion, and it'll be better than every movie you've ever seen. And then it will never be seen again. Join us as we bring together some of the UCBT community's top performers to improvise a brand new movie live before your very eyes!

Valmont - MoMA
May 24, 2019 - New York

Though Dangerous Liaisons fared better at the box office and during awards season, Valmont was the less misanthropic—and in some ways more modern—of the two rival adaptations of Choderlos de Laclos's scandalous 18th-century epistolary novel. Miloš Forman and Jean-Claude Carrière found the pathos that underlay the novel's libertine decadence, its cruel twists of sexual intrigue and false moral posturing, and captured what André Malraux famously described as Laclos's "eroticization of the human will."

Cyrano de Bergerac - MoMA
May 24, 2019 - New York

Valmont USA/France. Directed by Miloš Forman, 1989, 137 mins > May 24 - 1:30pm, May 25 - 1:30pm

Danton - MoMA
May 24, 2019 - New York

Andrzej Wajda and Jean-Claude Carrière's daring, and dashing, history of the Reign of Terror in revolutionary France pits Robespierre, the ruthless Jacobin, and Danton, the self-appointed populist, in an ideological clash between two forms of despotism: tyranny of the one, and of the many. The film's contemporary relevance in 1983 did not go unnoticed, provoking cries of heresy among the embattled socialist left in France, and cries of heroic resistance within Poland's Solidarity movement during martial law.

Family Movies - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Family Movies @ the Library Enjoy weekly kid friendly films.

The Battle of Algiers - Film Forum
May 24, 2019 - New York

(1966, Gillo Pontecorvo) 1957: French paratroopers inch their way through the labyrinthine byways of the Casbah to zero in on the hideout of the last rebel still free in the city. Flashback three years earlier, as the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) decides on urban warfare. Thus begin the provocations, assassinations, hair-breadth escapes, and reprisals; Algerian women – disguised as chic Europeans – depositing bombs at a sidewalk café, a teen hang-out and an Air France office; and massive, surging crowd scenes unfolding with gripping realism. FLN boss/producer Saadi Yacef (who also plays the rebel leader based on himself) interviewed several European filmmakers before settling on Italians Pontecorvo and screenwriter Franco Solinas, with sequences shot and edited to the driving score by Pontecorvo and the legendary Ennio Morricone. Algiers feels like it's been ripped from today's headlines, from its random bombings to the French commander's chilling press conference pronouncement that to combat terrorism "you must accept all the consequences." Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Director, and winner of the Golden Lion (Grand Prix) at the Venic... (read more)

Black Girl - Film Forum
May 24, 2019 - New York

(1966, Ousmane Sembène) La Noire de… Mbissine Thérèse Diop's Diouana finds her pleasant babysitting chores for a French family in Dakar topped by an invitation to accompany them back to France; but once there, she finds she's just "the black girl." Based on an actual event, Sembène's first feature combines the semi-doc technique of neo-realism with the simple, freewheeling style of the early New Wave in an unsparing attack on neo-colonial exploitation that put African cinema on the map. With Sembène himself as a schoolteacher. In French and Wolof, with English subtitles. New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna. Approx. 80 min.

Selma (2014) - Brooklyn Public Library
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Winner of three Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali); Best Adapted Screenplay (Barry Jenkins); and Best Picture.

Guy - Dixon Place
May 24, 2019 - New York

François Maree Guy, a mid-20s South African immigrant living in New York City, navigates one week of his life after experiencing some recent tragedy. François Maree is an accomplished and award-winning South African actor, director, producer, and writer, living and working in Brooklyn, New York. His films include 'Alison' and 'Shepherds and Butchers' (opposite Steve Coogan at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2016). He starred in the popular South African television show 'Broken Vows' in 2017. His plays 'Bacchus in Hillbrow' and 'When Clouds Sing' toured to prestigious theater festivals in South Africa in 2016 and 2017. He made his off-Broadway debut in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of 'King Lear' alongside Sir Antony Sher at BAM in Brooklyn in 2018. He is currently developing various film, television, and theatre projects.

Music Video Time Machine: It Takes Two - The Bell House
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Music Video Time Machine: It Takes Two! It takes two to make a thing go right, so we're gonna do you right! Among the amazing dance music videos of the 80s & 90s that Music Video Time Machine brings you every time, we're throwing in lots of duos, duets, double takes and an awesome twosome or two! Double your pleasure, double your fun with throwback videos from Wham, Kris Kross, Pet Shop Boys, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Hall & Oates, Salt & Pepa, Erasure, Run DMC, Eurythmics, Kid & Play, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, PM Dawn -- even Milli Vanilli! So come out and double-up (unh! unh!) for another wild night of booty shakin', Insta-takin' and memory makin' with Music Video Time Machine

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie - MoMA
May 25, 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).

Valmont - MoMA
May 25, 2019 - New York

Though Dangerous Liaisons fared better at the box office and during awards season, Valmont was the less misanthropic—and in some ways more modern—of the two rival adaptations of Choderlos de Laclos's scandalous 18th-century epistolary novel. Miloš Forman and Jean-Claude Carrière found the pathos that underlay the novel's libertine decadence, its cruel twists of sexual intrigue and false moral posturing, and captured what André Malraux famously described as Laclos's "eroticization of the human will."

Cyrano de Bergerac - MoMA
May 25, 2019 - New York

Valmont USA/France. Directed by Miloš Forman, 1989, 137 mins > May 24 - 1:30pm, May 25 - 1:30pm

The Thief of Paris / Le voleur - MoMA
May 25, 2019 - New York

When a rich uncle denies him his rightful inheritance and the hand in marriage of his beloved cousin (a wonderful Geneviève Bujold), society thief Jean-Paul Belmondo goes on a vengeful crime spree across Belle Époque Paris, London, and Brussels, unwittingly succumbing to the bourgeois greed that wronged him in the first place.

Black Girl - Film Forum
May 25, 2019 - New York

(1966, Ousmane Sembène) La Noire de… Mbissine Thérèse Diop's Diouana finds her pleasant babysitting chores for a French family in Dakar topped by an invitation to accompany them back to France; but once there, she finds she's just "the black girl." Based on an actual event, Sembène's first feature combines the semi-doc technique of neo-realism with the simple, freewheeling style of the early New Wave in an unsparing attack on neo-colonial exploitation that put African cinema on the map. With Sembène himself as a schoolteacher. In French and Wolof, with English subtitles. New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna. Approx. 80 min.

The Battle of Algiers - Film Forum
May 25, 2019 - New York

(1966, Gillo Pontecorvo) 1957: French paratroopers inch their way through the labyrinthine byways of the Casbah to zero in on the hideout of the last rebel still free in the city. Flashback three years earlier, as the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) decides on urban warfare. Thus begin the provocations, assassinations, hair-breadth escapes, and reprisals; Algerian women – disguised as chic Europeans – depositing bombs at a sidewalk café, a teen hang-out and an Air France office; and massive, surging crowd scenes unfolding with gripping realism. FLN boss/producer Saadi Yacef (who also plays the rebel leader based on himself) interviewed several European filmmakers before settling on Italians Pontecorvo and screenwriter Franco Solinas, with sequences shot and edited to the driving score by Pontecorvo and the legendary Ennio Morricone. Algiers feels like it's been ripped from today's headlines, from its random bombings to the French commander's chilling press conference pronouncement that to combat terrorism "you must accept all the consequences." Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Director, and winner of the Golden Lion (Grand Prix) at the Venic... (read more)

Xala - Film Forum
May 25, 2019 - New York

(1974, Ousmane Sembène) The Curse. Fiftyish fat cat El Hadji Abdou Kader Beye enjoys a flourishing import business, two wives (traditional and Westernized), and a white Mercedes – and now he's appointed to the Chamber of Commerce. Time to add that third wife; but on the wedding night he fails to rise to the occasion – could he be the victim of a xala? Savagely funny satire of the new post-independence ruling class that, despite government censorship, broke Senegalese box office records and hit its targets where they lived. 35mm print courtesy BFI and Janus Films. Approx. 123 min.

Sacred Spaces- from Temples to Synagogues: Absence and Presence - Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
May 26, 2019 - Washington

Celia Lowenstein's visually audacious tour of the 3,000-year history of the Jewish Diaspora is told through a globetrotting escapade of Jewish spaces of worship. If synagogues could speak, they would tell the story embodied in Sacred Spaces – the architectural and spiritual tale of a people's beliefs, perseverance, and diversity. Dir. Celia Lowenstein | 90 min Documentary France 2019

Danton - MoMA
May 26, 2019 - New York

Andrzej Wajda and Jean-Claude Carrière's daring, and dashing, history of the Reign of Terror in revolutionary France pits Robespierre, the ruthless Jacobin, and Danton, the self-appointed populist, in an ideological clash between two forms of despotism: tyranny of the one, and of the many. The film's contemporary relevance in 1983 did not go unnoticed, provoking cries of heresy among the embattled socialist left in France, and cries of heroic resistance within Poland's Solidarity movement during martial law.

The Hour of the Furnaces - Film Forum
May 26, 2019 - New York

(1968, Octavio Getino, Fernando Solanas) Incendiary and influential Argentinian agitprop in three sections: Notes and Testimonies on Neocolonialism, Violence and Liberation; Act for Liberation; and Violence and Liberation. Filmed in secret and distributed by workers organizations and student groups. In Spanish, with English subtitles. 16mm print courtesy New York Public Library. Approx. 280 min.

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.

Running with Beto - New Design High School
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

This behind-the-scenes HBO documentary follows Beto O'Rourke's rise from virtual unknown to national political sensation as he barnstorms across Texas in a bold attempt to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. Embedded with O’Rourke for the final twelve months of his campaign, Running with Beto follows the rising star’s journey in real time through intimate access with the candidate, his family, and a team of political newcomers who champion a new way of getting to know a candidate — one Texas county at a time. Modigliani reveals the challenges and triumphs of an unconventional campaign as Beto navigates an onslaught of negative advertising, inevitable strain on his family, and the pressure of delivering for legions of supporters. This film is creatively and financially independent from Beto O’Rourke and his campaign. An HBO Documentary Films release.

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!

The Hour of Liberation: Decolonizing cinema at Film Forum - Film Forum
Through June 13, 2019 - New York

In the 1960s and 70s, filmmakers from the so-called "third world" explored the history, contemporary reality, and enduring legacy of colonialism – from liberation struggles to post-colonial hangovers – creating a new, revolutionary cinema that was urgent, incisive, and politically explosive.

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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