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Films to See in New York City This Week - October 8-October 15

October 8, 2017 - 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.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 08, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 08, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

PHAEDRA - Museum of the Moving Image
October 08, 2017 - New York

SON OF SOFIA - Museum of the Moving Image
October 08, 2017 - New York

On the Shore of the Wide World - Atlantic Acting School
October 08, 2017 - New York

Written by SIMON STEPHENS Directed by NEIL PEPE

House on Haunted Hill (1959) - Nitehawk Cinema
October 08, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: William Castle Starring: Alan Marshal, Carol Ohmart, Carolyn Craig, Richard Long, Vincent Price You'd be hard pressed to find a haunted house film more outlandishly fun than this Vincent Price classic. Starring as an eccentric millionaire, Price invites five strangers to spend the night in a "haunted" house and whomever survives will get one million dollars. Directed by the ultimate film showman William Castle, House on Haunted Hill is full of plot holes but the film's charm is part of the fun-loving gimmick experience of the time period that would make Castle a legend. Just beware any flying skeletons in the theater.

Sunday Story Time: Brontorina - New-York Historical Society
October 08, 2017 - New York

This week at Sunday Story Time we are exploring ballet and the importance of dance in New York City culture! We will read Brontorina by James Howe, illustrated by Randy Cecil and children will create a popsicle stick dancer puppet to take home. Brontorina written by James Howe. Illustrated by Randy Cecil, 2010. Support for Sunday Story Time provided by Macy's.

Claudine. 1974. Directed by John Berry - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 08, 2017 - New York

Claudine. 1974. USA. Directed by John Berry. With Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. 92 min. A couple navigates a blended family and the welfare system that makes it difficult for them to marry and maintain financial benefits.

Night Catches Us. 2010. Directed by Tanya Hamilton - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 08, 2017 - New York

Night Catches Us. 2010. USA. Directed by Tanya Hamilton. With Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamara Griffin, Wendell Pierce. 90 min. Community tensions are high when prodigal son and former Black Panther Marcus (Mackie) returns home for a funeral.

A Warm December. 1973. Directed by Sidney Poitier - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 08, 2017 - New York

A Warm December. 1973. USA. Directed by Sidney Poitier. With Sidney Poitier, Esther Anderson, Yvette Curtis, Johnny Sekka, George Baker, Earl Cameron. 101 min. While on holiday in London, widower Dr. Matt Younger (Poitier) falls in love with Catherine (Anderson)—but she has a secret that might get in the way.

Screening Nyicff – Kid Flix 1 - Museum of the Moving Images
October 08, 2017 - Astoria

Part of NY International Children's Film Festival: Kid Flix & Family Matinees Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room Explore new worlds without leaving the theater! Kid Flix includes the best short films from New York International Children's Film Festival, the largest film festival for kids and teens featuring new films from around the world. In Kid Flix 2, a teenage monster confronts a bully in Welcome to My Life (USA), a Japanese -Australian boy finds adventure in his lunchbox in Riceballs (Australia), and a competitive swimmer must prove that big talent can come in small packages in Little Mouse (Hungary). This program features live action and animated shorts from the NYICFF 2017 that offer witty and wise takes on friends, family, and fitting in. Eight short films will be shown. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Approximately 74 mins. Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors, students / $7 youth (3–17) (Free for children under 3 and for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with any questions regarding online reservations.) Ticket purchase includes Museum admission (see g... (read more)

Screening Phaedra - Museum of the Moving Image
October 08, 2017 - Astoria

Part of New York City Greek Film Festival Museum of the Moving Image Dir. Jules Dassin. 1962, 115 mins. 35mm. With Melina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins, Raf Vallone. This little seen classic from 1962, was Jules Dassin's follow up to Never on Sunday. Loosely based on the writings of Euripides, the film presents its classical mythological tropes in a modern setting, a world of the super rich where an obsessed woman will face the tragic consequences of a doomed love affair with her stepson. The music is by Mikis Theodorakis. (This film is in English.) Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.) Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum's ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.

Screening Escapes - Museum of the Moving Image
October 08, 2017 - Astoria

Part of New York City Greek Film Festival Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room Dir. Michael Almereyda. 2017, 89 mins. Digital projection. With Hampton Fancher. Flamenco dancer, actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic Blade Runner,Hampton Fancher has lived a life unlike any other. In time for the release of Blade Runner 2049 (with a story again penned by Fancher), acclaimed filmmaker Michael Almereyda propels viewers down a wild path through mid-twentieth-century Hollywood. A consummate raconteur, Fancher recounts episodes from his remarkable life—romantic misadventures with silver-screen stars, wayward acts of chivalry, jealousy, and friendship—matched with a parallel world of film and TV footage in which Fancher plays cowboys, killers, fops, cads, and the occasional hero. Escapes shows how one man's personal journey can unexpectedly shape a medium's future. "A thoroughly charming, thoroughly engaging portrait of this great adventurer. Part of the pleasure of Escapes is how Mr. Almereyda, drawing deeply from the American pop archives... connects the original Blade Runner to Mr. Fancher's life with its movie love, roman... (read more)

Screening Perfect Strangers - Museum of the Moving Image
October 08, 2017 - Astoria

Part of New York City Greek Film Festival Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater U.S. Premiere Greek title: ??????? ????? Dir. Thodoris Atheridis. 2016, 90 mins. DCP. With Smaragda Karidi, Thodoris Atheridis, Smaragda Karidi, Makis Papadimitrou, Maria Nafpliotou. In this sharply written ensemble comedy, seven friends gathered for dinner decide to play a dangerous game. They place their phones on the table where everyone can hear the calls and read the messages. Friends have no secrets from one another, so what could go wrong? Preceded by Puzzled (Dir. Clem McIntosh, 2017, 10 mins.) A broken pipe reveals a deeper problem. THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT. A second screening in the Bartos Theater has been added. Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum's ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.

Screening Perfect Strangers – Added Screening - Museum of the Moving Image
October 08, 2017 - Astoria

Part of New York City Greek Film Festival Museum of the Moving Image – Bartos Screening Room U.S. Premiere Greek title: ??????? ????? Dir. Thodoris Atheridis. 2016, 90 mins. DCP. With Smaragda Karidi, Thodoris Atheridis, Smaragda Karidi, Makis Papadimitrou, Maria Nafpliotou. In this sharply written ensemble comedy, seven friends gathered for dinner decide to play a dangerous game. They place their phones on the table where everyone can hear the calls and read the messages. Friends have no secrets from one another, so what could go wrong? Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levelsand above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.uswith questions regarding online reservations.) Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum's ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.

Screening Son of Sofia - Museum of the Moving Image
October 08, 2017 - Astoria

Part of New York City Greek Film Festival Museum of the Moving Image Greek title: ? ???? ??? ?????? Dir. Elina Psykou. 2017, 111 mins. DCP. With Viktor Khomut, Valery Tcheplanowa, Thanasis Papageorgiou. A Russian boy comes to Athens to join his mother and her new elderly Greek husband. Faced with the necessity of reshaping his identity, the youngster escapes into fantasy as he grapples with the pressures of early puberty and adulthood. This rich, coming-of-age drama was named Best International Narrative Feature Film at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. (This film is in Russian and Greek). Preceded by Bardo (Dir. Scott Aharoni, Dennis Latos, 21 mins.) A New York cab driver picks up his last passenger. Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.) Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum's ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.

Rapunzel - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 08, 2017 - Garden City

Everyone 6 Months and Older Must have a ticket to enter the theatre "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me!" Based on the original Brothers Grimm classic fairytale, this musical is sure to please even the most dedicated Tangled fans! The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast.

Justice Film Festival - Sheen Center
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

The Justice Film Festival provides inspirational films, featuring stories of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in both issues and geography. This year's event will include feature films, documentaries, and shorts from both well-known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on justice in our changing world. The full schedule of films will be announced in August. Some of the features in this year's festival are: Newtown -- Filmed over nearly three years, Newtown tells a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. From Odyssey Networks - Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Outcasts -- Follow the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal on an unexpected journey to the prisons of Central America and accompany them on the dark city streets of London, New York and Ireland's most treacherous neighborhoods. Step into the lives of society's modern day outcasts. From Grassroots Films, the award-winning producers of The Human Experience and Child 31. Sacred -- A sneak peek of a major primetime PBS special directed by Academy Award-winner T... (read more)

Screening Nyicff – Kid Flix 1 - Museum of the Moving Images
Through October 08, 2017 - Astoria

Part of NY International Children's Film Festival: Kid Flix & Family Matinees Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room Explore new worlds without leaving the theater! Kid Flix includes the best short films from New York International Children's Film Festival, the largest film festival for kids and teens featuring new films from around the world. In Kid Flix 2, a teenage monster confronts a bully in Welcome to My Life (USA), a Japanese -Australian boy finds adventure in his lunchbox in Riceballs (Australia), and a competitive swimmer must prove that big talent can come in small packages in Little Mouse (Hungary). This program features live action and animated shorts from the NYICFF 2017 that offer witty and wise takes on friends, family, and fitting in. Eight short films will be shown. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Approximately 74 mins. Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors, students / $7 youth (3–17) (Free for children under 3 and for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with any questions regarding online reservations.) Ticket purchase includes Museum admission (see g... (read more)

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 09, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Bay of Blood - Nitehawk Cinema
October 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Mario Bava Starring: Anna Maria Rosati, Brigitte Skay, Chris Avram, Claudine Auger, Claudio Camaso, Isa Miranda, Laura Betti, Leopoldo Trieste, Luigi Pistilli One of the most influential horror films of all time, Mario Bava's A BAY OF BLOOD (1971, aka Twitch of the Death Nerve) is the spurting artery from which all future slasher films would flow. When crippled Countess Federica is murdered at her isolated mansion, a gruesome battle ensues to secure the rights to her valuable property around the bay. Everyone, from illegitimate children to shady real estate agents, stakes a claim, only to be killed in increasingly bizarre ways, from simple shootings to impalement by fishing spear. The makeup effects are by Carlo Rambaldi, who would later earn Oscars for his work in Alien (1979) and E.T. (1982). Initially scorned upon its original release because of its graphic violence, A BAY OF BLOOD eventually became a trendsetter, the model slasher film that Friday the 13th would emulate nearly a decade later.

Film: 195 Lewis - Brooklyn Museum
October 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor Enjoy an evening of Brooklyn film with two new releases highlighting the experiences of queer and trans* people of color. First, catch Walk for Me (Elegance Bratton, 2017, 12 min.), a contemporary coming-out story exploring chosen family. Then, we're screening season one of the web series 195 Lewis (Chanelle Aponte Pearson, 2017, 5 episodes, 47 min.), a boundary-pushing dramedy that follows a group of women navigating black and queer life in Bed-Stuy. Followed by a Q&A with Chanelle Aponte Pearson, cast members Rae Leone Allen and D. Ajane Carlton, and music supervisor Ryann Holmes.

The Learning Tree. 1969. Directed by Gordon Parks - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 09, 2017 - New York

The Learning Tree. 1969. USA. Directed by Gordon Parks. With Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans. 107 min. This semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story follows a young teen as he grows up in rural Kansas in the 1920s, encountering racism and injustice while learning what it takes to stay true to his moral compass.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 10, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

The Watermelon Woman. 1996. Directed by Cheryl Dunye 'Thanksgiving' (episode of Master of None). 2017. Directed by Melina Matsoukas - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 10, 2017 - New York

The Watermelon Woman. 1996. USA. Directed by Cheryl Dunye. With Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker. 90 min. Cheryl (Dunye) is a lesbian filmmaker on a quest to create a film project about a forgotten black actress while simultaneously juggling her relationship with her best friend and a new love interest. "Thanksgiving" (episode of Master of None). 2017. USA. Directed by Melina Matsoukas. With Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe, Angela Bassett, Kym Whitley, Venida Evans. 34 min. This intergenerational capsule episode uses Thanksgiving dinners across several decades to explore family, friendship, intimacy, and coming out.

The Dharma of the Princess Bride Film Screening and Book Talk - Rubin Museum
October 11, 2017 - New York

Friendship. Romance. Family. These are the three areas Ethan Nichtern delves into in his book The Dharma of the Princess Bride. Thirty years after The Princess Bride made its appearance in contemporary consciousness, Ethan Nichtern hosts a special screening of the film at the Rubin, preceded by a conversation about his book, which explores what the film teaches us about relationships and Buddhist values. In The Dharma of the Princess Bride, Ethan Nichtern investigates the indelible characters?Westley, Fezzik, Vizzini, Count Rugen, Princess Buttercup, and others from Rob Reiner's perennially popular film?while drawing in lessons from his own life and his work as a meditation teacher. "Ethan Nichtern has written a book filled with important insights, humility, and wonderful humor. A rare combination."

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. 1976. Written and directed by John Cassavetes - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 11, 2017 - New York

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. 1976. USA. Written and directed by John Cassavetes. With Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel Cosmo Vitelli, proprietor of a cheesy strip club called the Crazy Horse West, isn't a bad guy, but he drinks too much and gambles with abandon. Now Cosmo owes the mob more than $20,000 and the only repayment they want is the murder one of their enemies. The film plays with the idea of false identities, from the mob wrongly describing Cosmo's target as a Chinese bookie to Cosmo himself—a self-styled suave, cool character who's actually quie rough around the edges.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 11, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

This Alien Nation - Joe's Pub and the Public Theater
October 11, 2017 - New York

Sofija Stefanovic hosts a celebration of immigration! Each month, at one of New York's finest venues, some fish-out-of-water tell true tales from their lives. Hear anecdotes about language barriers, cultural missteps, rumbles, romance, and more! From addresses to the President, to songs about first kisses, the evening is set to be one of worldly proportions. This October, uncensored on our stage, we bring you: – Jaroslav Kalfar (author of Spaceman of Bohemia) – Christine Lewis (domestic worker, activist, and poet) – Michelle Herrera Mulligan (writer and founding editor of Cosmo for Latinas) – June Thomas (managing producer of Slate podcasts) ... with music from guitarist Thor Jensen In a multicultural world that harbors some strong anti-immigration feelings, being a newcomer can be uncomfortable, hilarious, and weird. But it also makes for some great stories. Come for the stories, leave with some feelings – and enjoy drinks, laughs and cries in between. Created by Sofija Stefanovic @sstefanovic Produced by Trish Nelson's BanterGirl @BanterGirlSTW Our programmer-at-large is Michaela McGuire @michaelamcguire @ThisAlienNation

Lisa Mezzacappa: Glorious Ravage - Roulette
October 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

San Francisco composer + bassist Lisa Mezzacappa presents Glorious Ravage, an immersive evening-length song cycle for a large ensemble of California improvisers with films commissioned from Bay Area experimental filmmakers. Glorious Ravage features original compositions by Mezzacappa, and takes as its inspiration the writings of female adventurers near the turn of the 20th Century, who trekked to the wildest parts of the earth to discover, escape, and lose themselves. Glorious Ravage is the product of extensive collaboration between Mezzacappa and four moving image artists—Konrad Steiner, Alfonso Alvarez, Kathleen Quillian and Janis Crystal Lipzin—all significant figures in the Bay Area experimental film and video community for decades, working in video, animation and manipulated found and archival film footage. The ensemble features fourteen virtuoso instrumentalists, plus versatile Brooklyn vocalist Fay Victor.

Love Streams. 1984. Directed by John Cassavetes - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 12, 2017 - New York

Love Streams. 1984. USA. Directed by John Cassavetes. Screenplay by Ted Allan, Cassavetes, based on Allan's play. With Gena Rowlands, Cassavetes, Seymour Cassel 35mm. 141 min. Sarah and Robert are siblings who have little connection to each other. Robert, a successful writer of pulp fiction, is emotionally remote and skilled at pushing away anyone who tries to enter his life—hence the string of casual relationships. Sarah, a housewife whose marriage is on the rocks, is a big open wound of emotion who can't stop acquiring pets and knickknacks. As critic Roger Ebert put it, "Viewers raised on trained and tame movies may be uncomfortable in the world of Cassavetes; his films are built around lots of talk and the waving of arms and the invoking of the gods."

Diamond Island. 2016. - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 12, 2017 - New York

Diamond Island. 2016. Cambodia/France/Germany/Qatar/Thailand. Directed by Davy Chou. DCP. In Khmer; English subtitles. 101 min. In this stylish coming-of-age story, an 18-year-old from the Cambodian provinces arrives at Diamond Island luxury housing development outside Phnom Penh to work a construction job transporting scrap between building sites. He makes friends and courts a local girl, but things grow ever more complicated when his long-estranged brother resurfaces. Making his feature-length fiction debut, Davy Chou (whose documentary Golden Slumbers explored the vanished past of Cambodian cinema) creates an intoxicating blend of naturalism and dreamy stylization, rendering the ecstasies and agonies of late youth with remarkable attention to detail.

The Final Terror - Nitehawk Cinema
October 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Andrew Davis Run Time: 82 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Starring: Mark Metcalf, Adrian Zmed, Darryl Hannah, Joe Pantolliano, Rachel Ward Starring: Darryl Hannah, Rachel Ward, Adrian Zmed, Joe Pantolliano, Mark Metcalf. Forest rangers and friends ("future stars" Darryl Hannah, Rachel Ward, Adrian Zmed, Joe Pantolliano, Mark Metcalf and more) on a working vacation outing – isolated in the wilds of deep-woods Pacific Northwest – are tricked, tormented, trapped, and terrorized by a well-camouflaged killer with a penchant for back-woods booby-traps! Skinny-dipping and getting stoned… stalked and scared… fighting for survival against an inescapable maniacal malevolence… lush sylvan beauty gives way to sudden violence and make-shift medical procedures!! Overlooked among the over-saturated 80s slasher craze, THE FINAL TERROR – aka Campsite Massacre aka Forest Primeval aka Angst – is quality campout-horror with more than just guts goin' for it!! Eerily intelligent…skillfully scary…THE FINAL TERROR is a cut above! From the director of Disney's HOLES!

Film and Tour: The Mummy (1932) - Brooklyn Museum
October 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

Enjoy Karl Freund's cult-classic horror movie The Mummy (Karl Freund, 1932, 73 min.), steps away from our renowned ancient Egyptian art collection. After the movie, hop on a tour of our special exhibition Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt with curator Ed Bleiberg as he debunks myths and sets the record straight on mummies in ancient Egypt

Tahrir: Liberation Square - Columbia University
October 12, 2017 - New York

Stefano Savona, 2012, 91 min. From facebook thumbs up to the battle of stones, a history of hope, fear, despair, anger, pride and elation, Tahrir is the real-time chronicle of the two most exciting weeks in the history of modern Egypt as lived by their protagonists. Support for this series on the CINEMA OF RESISTANCE is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. Additional support provided by our co-sponsors at Columbia: the School of the Arts; MA Program in Film Studies at the School of the Arts; European Institute, Sakip Sabanci Center for Turkish Studies; Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Theory, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, Committee on Global Thought, and Columbia Global Centers.

Night Catches Us. 2010. Directed by Tanya Hamilton - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 12, 2017 - New York

Night Catches Us. 2010. USA. Directed by Tanya Hamilton. With Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamara Griffin, Wendell Pierce. 90 min. Community tensions are high when prodigal son and former Black Panther Marcus (Mackie) returns home for a funeral.

Compensation. 1999. Directed by Zeinabu irene Davis - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 12, 2017 - New York

Compensation. 1999. USA. Directed by Zeinabu irene Davis. With Michelle A. Banks, John Jelks, Nirvana Cobb, Kevin L. Davis, Christopher Smith, K. Lynn Stephens. English subtitles. 95 min. Michelle A. Banks plays deaf women in two different time periods (the 1900s and the 1990s) who fall in love with a hearing man and must navigate a relationship that melds two worlds. This film has subtitles in English. The Q&A will be sign language–interpreted.

Gloria. 1980. Written and directed by John Cassavetes - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 13, 2017 - New York

Gloria. 1980. USA. Written and directed by John Cassavetes. With Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, John Adames 35mm. 123 min. Tough-talking Gloria Swenson likes her solo life, but when her neighbor's family is about to be rubbed out by some bad guys she winds up—not without protesting—having a small boy to protect. Gloria is streetwise enough to know she'd better get out of town with the kid. Cassavetes's take on the fugitive-chase picture is shrewd and quirky, and you can't help falling for Gloria and the kid.

Diamond Island. 2016. - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 13, 2017 - New York

Diamond Island. 2016. Cambodia/France/Germany/Qatar/Thailand. Directed by Davy Chou. DCP. In Khmer; English subtitles. 101 min. In this stylish coming-of-age story, an 18-year-old from the Cambodian provinces arrives at Diamond Island luxury housing development outside Phnom Penh to work a construction job transporting scrap between building sites. He makes friends and courts a local girl, but things grow ever more complicated when his long-estranged brother resurfaces. Making his feature-length fiction debut, Davy Chou (whose documentary Golden Slumbers explored the vanished past of Cambodian cinema) creates an intoxicating blend of naturalism and dreamy stylization, rendering the ecstasies and agonies of late youth with remarkable attention to detail.

Diamond Island. 2016. - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 13, 2017 - New York

Diamond Island. 2016. Cambodia/France/Germany/Qatar/Thailand. Directed by Davy Chou. DCP. In Khmer; English subtitles. 101 min. In this stylish coming-of-age story, an 18-year-old from the Cambodian provinces arrives at Diamond Island luxury housing development outside Phnom Penh to work a construction job transporting scrap between building sites. He makes friends and courts a local girl, but things grow ever more complicated when his long-estranged brother resurfaces. Making his feature-length fiction debut, Davy Chou (whose documentary Golden Slumbers explored the vanished past of Cambodian cinema) creates an intoxicating blend of naturalism and dreamy stylization, rendering the ecstasies and agonies of late youth with remarkable attention to detail.

Boy on the Bridge - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
October 13, 2017 - New York

The Boy on the Bridge. by M. R. Carey. From the author of USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts, a terrifying new novel set in the same ...

The Patriarch's Room - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
October 13, 2017 - New York

A masterful and incisive storyteller, Danae Elon (P.S. Jerusalem, Another Road Home) offers a unique portrait of Jerusalem, allowing us incredible ...

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 13, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

RAW - Nitehawk Cinema
October 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Ella Rumpf, Garance Marillier, Rabah Nait Oufella Stringent vegetarian Justine encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.

Dusk Chorus - Sounds of the Primary Forest - Rubin Museum
October 13, 2017 - New York

The act of listening can reveal more than just the sounds around you. Dusk Chorus portrays the work of David Monacchi, a sound artist, researcher, and eco-acoustic composer who has been developing the multidisciplinary project Fragments of Extinction for nearly 15 years. Through David's eyes and ears we become immersed in the unique soundscapes of the primary forests of Yasunì, Ecuador, a haven for the world's highest biodiversity, and learn about the region's struggle for preservation. Climate change, extreme drought, run-ins with petroleum industry workers, and challenges using advanced recording technologies in the wild are just some of the hurdles David must face in order to achieve his goal: recording a pure and continuous 24-hour, 3-D soundscape that will preserve this acoustic heritage for future generations. This documentary offers a unique opportunity to listen to the primitive eco-symphonies, rarely heard by humans, of the disappearing sonic heritage of millions of years of evolution.

Chimera Experiments - The New School - Tishman Auditorium
October 13, 2017 - New York

With documentary audio material and Butoh dance, the multi-age performers are invited to take shapes, organize themselves in nightmare poses and free-form improvisations and create moving tapestries that allow our audience to create its own interpretation of the mysteries of human emotion, stress and fear. In this animated opera, Orpheus attempts to rescue Eurydice from a bout of indigestion by crossing the river of her inner-under world. But in the alimentary canal there are no heroes, only the multitudes. A young man with a sttutter shares with us the story of the first speaking Arabian Oryx "Mozaik" that changed the course of his life and for that matter the future of humankind. For years Clarice has kept her father's work hidden, as she works a menial job at the local rec center. But after a renowned neuroscientist makes her a tempting offer, Clarice must make a decision whether to guard his secret or give the last piece of her father's genius away. The journey of the Fungus on its hunt for the perfect Algal mate punctuated by events that occur in the Lichen lifecycle.

Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction - Rubin Museum of Art
October 13, 2017 - New York

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, researcher and eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi seeks to capture incredibly detailed 3D soundscapes as vital documents of a rain forest with among the highest biodiversities in the world. This is film as immersive auditory travelogue, seeking the voices of species whose calls may all too soon fall silent due to habitat loss and other anthropocene effects. Co-presented with the Rubin Museum of Art and their World of Sound series. With David Monacchi and director Alessandro d'Emilia in attendance!

The Battle of Algiers - Columbia University
October 13, 2017 - New York

Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, 120 min. The Battle of Algiers reconstructs the events that occurred in the capital city of French Algeria between November 1954 and December 1957, during the Algerian War of Independence. The tactics of the FLN guerrilla insurgency and the French counter insurgency, and the uglier incidents of the war, are depicted. Support for this series on the CINEMA OF RESISTANCE is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. Additional support provided by our co-sponsors at Columbia: the School of the Arts; MA Program in Film Studies at the School of the Arts; European Institute, Sakip Sabanci Center for Turkish Studies; Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Theory, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, Committee on Global Thought, and Columbia Global Centers.

Chimera Experiments - Imagine Science Films
October 13, 2017 - New York

MOSAIC - First Look Miryam Charles, Josephine Decker, Alexis Gambis, Barry J Gibb, Ian Harnarine, Noah Hutton, Demelza Kooij, Jeannette Louie, Rachel Mayeri, Sally Warring | 89 min | United States, United Kingdom, Trinidad, Haiti, United Arab Emirates | 2017 SPECIAL SCREENING Mosaic explores evolution in its natural and artificial forms — the deliberate and random modifications of an organism. As a mixed genre, science-driven anthology film, Mosaic is the first of its kind featuring ten visionary, international filmmakers and stories from the most influential scientists of our time.

Dusk Chorus Based on Fragments of Extinction - Rubin Museum of Art
October 13, 2017 - New York

Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction Nika Šaravanja & Alessandro d'Emilia, Italy, 2016, 60 min U.S PREMIERE In the Ecuadorian Amazon, researcher and eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi (also the film's writer) seeks to capture incredibly detailed 3D soundscapes as vital documents of a rain forest with among the highest biodiversities in the world. This is film as immersive auditory travelogue, seeking the voices of species whose calls may all too soon fall silent due to habitat loss and other anthropocene effects. Co-presented with the Rubin Museum of Art and their World of Sound series. With David Monacchi and director Alessandro d'Emilia in attendance!

A Different Image. 1982. Directed by Alile Sharon Larkin - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 13, 2017 - New York

A Different Image. 1982. USA. Directed by Alile Sharon Larkin. With Adisa Anderson. 52 min. Struggling against patriarchy and societal constraints, a student hopes to find herself.

Losing Ground. 1982. Directed by Kathleen Collins - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 13, 2017 - New York

Losing Ground. 1982. USA. Directed by Kathleen Collins. With Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Maritza Rivera. 86 min. Marital strife causes an even-keeled professor to behave in ways that shake her relationship.

Screening The Conversation - Museum of the Moving Image
October 13, 2017 - Astoria

Part of Inspiring Wonderstruck Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. 1974, 113 mins. DCP. With Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams. "Gene Hackman at the height of the 1970s cinema of paranoia. A master of surveillance uses high-tech equipment to listen in on conversations. The movie's sound design is genius, and when I was writing the screenplay for Wonderstruck I watched it to see the ways in which sound and silence could be used in a movie."—Brian Selznick Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.) Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum's ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.

New Release Good Time - Museum of the Moving Image
October 13, 2017 - Astoria

Part of Good Time Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room Dirs. Josh and Bennie Safdie. 2017, 100 mins. Digital Projection. With Robert Pattinson, Bennie Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, Buddy Duress. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself racing against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing both their lives hang in the balance. Directors Josh and Bennie Safdie (Heaven Knows What, Daddy Longlegs) set their latest New York story throughout Queens, where hard workers come into conflict with hustlers, tract housing developments feel like a hall of mirrors, and matters of life and death are settled along the E train. Featuring a career-peak performance by Robert Pattinson, a propulsive score by Oneohtrix Point Never, and arresting 35mm cinematography by Sean Price Williams. "An Instant-classic crime drama for the Age of Trump" —Richard Brody, The New ... (read more)

Diamond Island. 2016. - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 14, 2017 - New York

Diamond Island. 2016. Cambodia/France/Germany/Qatar/Thailand. Directed by Davy Chou. DCP. In Khmer; English subtitles. 101 min. In this stylish coming-of-age story, an 18-year-old from the Cambodian provinces arrives at Diamond Island luxury housing development outside Phnom Penh to work a construction job transporting scrap between building sites. He makes friends and courts a local girl, but things grow ever more complicated when his long-estranged brother resurfaces. Making his feature-length fiction debut, Davy Chou (whose documentary Golden Slumbers explored the vanished past of Cambodian cinema) creates an intoxicating blend of naturalism and dreamy stylization, rendering the ecstasies and agonies of late youth with remarkable attention to detail.

Tiny Beautiful Things - New York City Theatre
October 14, 2017 - New York

Nia Vardalos returns to the Public Theater in this well-received drama from 2016, based on the novel by Wild author Cheryl Strayad. Adapted for the stage by Vardalos herself, this touching work is based on the true story of an anonymous online advice columnist who called herself Sugar, who drew upon her own tragic life experiences to help the thousands who bombarded her with pleas for help. Filled with vignettes and anecdotes from the many letters she replied to, Sugar's true identity becomes apparent; Sugar is in fact, Strayed herself.

Roza of Smyrna - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
October 14, 2017 - New York

The enigmatic old woman Rosa from Izmir and the powerful Ismael live for decades with the weight of a well-kept secret.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 14, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 14, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

RAW - Nitehawk Cinema
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Ella Rumpf, Garance Marillier, Rabah Nait Oufella Stringent vegetarian Justine encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.

Tragedy Girls - Nitehawk Cinema
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Tyler MacIntyre Starring: Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Craig Robinson, Josh Hutcherson, Kevin Durand Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand, DEADPOOL's Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) are just a couple of high-school BFFs trying to get more followers for their blog. Except their on-line project is devoted to a local murder spree, and they've just captured and imprisoned the perpetrator. How do they keep the slaughter spree going so they have more to report on? Well, they're willing and able to improvise… Director/co-writer Tyler McIntyre delivers a spirited satire of teenage values in the Internet era, coupled with a gruesomely imaginative creative killfest. The leads are right on target as girls whose status obsession has a body count, and the supporting cast includes Craig Robinson (also one of the film's producers) in a very funny turn.

Hybrid Narratives - The New School
October 14, 2017 - New York

The quickest path to insight is not always a straight accounting of the facts. The Imagine Science Film Festival often moves outside the traditional real/unreal categories formed by scientific documentary and science fiction, and this is doubly true in this hybrid year. This is not to minimize the crucial importance of scientific accuracy, but to consider that analyzing a complicated reality may require the complex approaches of docufiction. Here, we'll look beyond simple true/false dichotomies and into fantastical data manifestations, obscure invented field studies, rethought histories, and ambiguous but illuminating narratives. Not confined to this program alone, these concepts will reappear throughout the festival. As a chance sub-theme, this program will also delve into a terrain of scientific study all-too-rarely explored through creative filmmaking: mineralogy and geology. Personified diamonds, the science fictional stratas that produce opals, and geometrically precise crystal structures all appear here as well.

Imagine Science Film Market - Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, The New School
October 14, 2017 - New York

Join Imagine Science Films for our first film market. To kickoff the weekend of the festival and ten years of IMAGINE we are bringing together science film distribution companies for a discussion about the industry. Each company will speak and provide a short presentation if they like on their work and programs useful to our filmmakers. We will have at least 2 discussion + Q & A sessions – one focused on the industry and another on how best to use the tools, materials and contacts presented in the fair day. How to maximize your portfolio and distribution network. Be prepared to speak one-on-one with distributors over refreshments and snacks. Bring your ideas, questions, notes, pen and paper and a lot of business cards.

Encounters with the Natural World - New York Hall of Science
October 14, 2017 - Flushing

Searching sea turtles, avenging sea monsters, and philosophical frogs all meet in the latest year of our ongoing Science for Nanos series of science films for the whole family. This year the program focuses on our place in the changing biosphere of Earth, but we also couldn't resist looking beyond, into particles, planets, and the scientific method in space. Note that while most of the films are in English, the final three are in French and Dutch, and will be shown with English subtitles. We apologize to our youngest viewers for the inconvenience.

Analytical Landforms - The New School
October 14, 2017 - New York

A wide-angle travelogue across the planetary surface, Analytical Landforms continues forward from the mineral finish of the previous program to examine our physical reality through ecology, geology, climatology, and even microbiology. But is this the present anthropocene Earth, or have we unexpectedly traveled somewhere more exotic? Look closely enough at our planet, and it may become indistinguishable from science fiction. Or perhaps science fiction may, as is often the case, have something to tell us about our planet. Within these themes, the formats and topics undergo constant transformation: documentary footage of biosphere 2 is recomposed as a story of climatological apocalypse, strip mines reveal surprising medical and environmental possibilities, a science fiction writer finds her voice amid entirely terrestrial splendor, and an architectural essay breaks up into inhuman geometries. With a planet this varied, who needs outer space? That's not to say that we didn't have to add in one pure science fiction: an absurdist exo-planetary investigation conducted with endless invention and only the strangest practical effects planet Earth has to offer.

(Im)Migrations - National Sawdust
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Live-edited experimental documentary? Movement across species and national boundaries? The spiritual aspects of sound? All of these, and more, will intersect in an evening of ritual, cultural identity, and migration like nothing we've ever attempted in the first 10 years of the Imagine Science Film Festival. A truly hybrid program, the night will mix film, performance and music. Opening with a live performance by Paris-based artist Rachel Marks exploring the border-crossing migratory monarch butterfly, the program will then move into film for cutting-edge views inside the chrysalis, animal transformations, the migrations of human populations across the globe, and at last, an unusual bird-eyed view of Puerto Rico's Arecibo observatory and our place in the larger cosmos. In the meantime, sub-themes of music and the ritual/spiritual elements of sound will prepare us for the feature performance of the second half of the night.

Híbridos - National Sawdust
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Live-edited experimental documentary? Movement across species and national boundaries? The spiritual aspects of sound? All of these, and more, will intersect in an evening of ritual, cultural identity, and migration like nothing we've ever attempted in the first 10 years of the Imagine Science Film Festival. A truly hybrid program, the night will mix film, performance and music. Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon, 2017, France / Brazil) Film performance The evening culminates by moving from the jungles of Puerto Rico, to the Brazillian rainforest for Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon's multifaceted new project Híbridos. This trans-cinema project is an experimental-ethnographic study of current day spiritual cults in Brazil, mixing tradition and modernity. The in-depth research has driven the artists to collect audiovisual recordings over 60 different ceremonies all around the country for the past 3 years. From the afro-brazilian cults of Candomblé in Bahia to the new forms of Umbanda in Minas Gerais, from the biggest catholic manifestation in the world in Belém do Pará to new uses of entheogens in São Paulo, from indigenous ancestral rituals in Acre to the rise of the ... (read more)

Hybrid Narratives - Imagine Science Films
October 14, 2017 - New York

he quickest path to insight is not always a straight accounting of the facts. The Imagine Science Film Festival often moves outside the traditional real/unreal categories formed by scientific documentary and science fiction, and this is doubly true in this hybrid 10th year. This is not to minimize the crucial importance of scientific accuracy, but rather to consider that analyzing a complicated reality may require the complex approaches of docufiction. Here, we'll look beyond simple true/false dichotomies and into fantastical data manifestations, obscure invented field studies, rethought histories, and ambiguous but illuminating narratives. Not confined to this program alone, these concepts will reappear throughout the festival. As a chance sub-theme, this program will also delve into a terrain of scientific study all-too-rarely explored through creative filmmaking: mineralogy and geology. Personified diamonds, the science fictional stratas that produce opals, and geometrically precise crystal structures all appear here as well.

Imagine Science Film Market - Imagine Science Films
October 14, 2017 - New York

Film distributors and filmmakers provide the nuts and bolts of developing, shooting, and distributing interdisciplinary films that incorporate science providing rapid fire talks followed by Q&A and mingling. Guest speakers and tables will include Nautilus, Aeon, HHMI, Science Friday, Labocine, Science/AAAS and many more. Come prepared to ask questions and network. And don't forget your business cards!

Encounters with the Natural World - Imagine Science Films
October 14, 2017 - Corona, Queens

Searching sea turtles, avenging sea monsters, and philosophical frogs all meet in the latest year of our ongoing Science for Nanos series of science films for the whole family. This year the program focuses on our place in the changing biosphere of Earth, but we also couldn't resist looking beyond, into particles, planets, and the scientific method in space. Note that while most of the films are in English, the final three are in French and Dutch, and will be shown with English subtitles. We apologize to our youngest viewers for the inconvenience.

Claudine. 1974. Directed by John Berry - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 14, 2017 - New York

Claudine. 1974. USA. Directed by John Berry. With Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. 92 min. A couple navigates a blended family and the welfare system that makes it difficult for them to marry and maintain financial benefits.

A Warm December. 1973. Directed by Sidney Poitier - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 14, 2017 - New York

A Warm December. 1973. USA. Directed by Sidney Poitier. With Sidney Poitier, Esther Anderson, Yvette Curtis, Johnny Sekka, George Baker, Earl Cameron. 101 min. While on holiday in London, widower Dr. Matt Younger (Poitier) falls in love with Catherine (Anderson)—but she has a secret that might get in the way.

Compensation. 1999. Directed by Zeinabu irene Davis - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 14, 2017 - New York

Compensation. 1999. USA. Directed by Zeinabu irene Davis. With Michelle A. Banks, John Jelks, Nirvana Cobb, Kevin L. Davis, Christopher Smith, K. Lynn Stephens. English subtitles. 95 min. Michelle A. Banks plays deaf women in two different time periods (the 1900s and the 1990s) who fall in love with a hearing man and must navigate a relationship that melds two worlds. This film has subtitles in English. The Q&A will be sign language–interpreted.

Thinking Outside the Box - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 14, 2017 - New York

The Numberlys. 2013. USA. Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. 11 min. In a world where there is no alphabet, only numbers, a group of friends set out to devise a new way to communicate. Alike. 2015. Spain. Directed by Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez. 8 min. In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But, what is the correct path? Ish. 2005. USA. Directed by Gary Goldberger, John Lechner and Peter H. Reynolds. 7 min. With a little encouragement from his sister, Ramon discovers that creativity is about a lot more than getting things just 'right'. Narrated by Chester Gregory with music by Joel Goodman. Caine's Arcade. 2012. USA. Directed by Nirvan Mullick. 9 min. Meet Caine Monroy, a nine year old boy from East L.A. who spent his summer vacation constructing a cardboard arcade at his dad's auto parts store. He recreated his favorite arcade games, made prizes and even designed his own security system! When Caine told his friends about his arcade they didn't believe him, but one day Caine was visited by a group of people who recognized just how talented he was. Enjoy new and classic family-friendly ... (read more)

Friday the 13th Part 2 - Nitehawk Cinema
Through October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Steve Miner Starring: Adrienne King, Amy Steel, John Furey, Kirsten Baker, Stuart Charno Influenced greatly by Mario Bava's Bay of Blood, Friday the 13th Part 2 brings in a new set irresponsible, sex-crazed camp counsellors to Crystal Lake. Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of counselors follow — including child psychologist major Ginny. But Jason has been hiding out all this time, and now he's ready for revenge.

Diamond Island. 2016. - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 15, 2017 - New York

Diamond Island. 2016. Cambodia/France/Germany/Qatar/Thailand. Directed by Davy Chou. DCP. In Khmer; English subtitles. 101 min. In this stylish coming-of-age story, an 18-year-old from the Cambodian provinces arrives at Diamond Island luxury housing development outside Phnom Penh to work a construction job transporting scrap between building sites. He makes friends and courts a local girl, but things grow ever more complicated when his long-estranged brother resurfaces. Making his feature-length fiction debut, Davy Chou (whose documentary Golden Slumbers explored the vanished past of Cambodian cinema) creates an intoxicating blend of naturalism and dreamy stylization, rendering the ecstasies and agonies of late youth with remarkable attention to detail.

Son of Sofia - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
October 15, 2017 - New York

central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, ... The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man ... copious descriptions of her visions and dialogues with the "Virgin Sophia" ... Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother, Sofia.

Border Souls / Dogs of Democracy - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
October 15, 2017 - New York

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 15, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
October 15, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Afterlov - New York City Greek Film Festival
October 15, 2017 - New York

Directed by Stergios Paschos 94 min / New York Premiere This world-wide festival favorite turns the romantic comedy genre upside down. A spurned lover lures his ex girlfriend to a plush villa he has been hired to care for and refuses to let her leave until she tells him why she doesn't love him anymore. Haris Fragoulis gives a memorable comic performance as the obsessed lothario. (Adults only)

Planet of Consumption - The New School, Kellen Auditorium
October 15, 2017 - New York

In the vast production-system of the anthropocene, resources must constantly be gathered and transformed for consumption, with bi-products disposed of in turn. Energy must be harnessed, sometimes with unexpected consequences, and commodities produced and shifted, or even ill-advisedly released back into the wild in mass. But this isn't only environmental or economic portrait, but also a speculative look beyond and into the nature of our ambivalently dystopian resource systems themselves and how they constantly affect and mirror our lives. Expect faux-informational videos on the effects of climate-induced grain surplus, all-too-real waste management concerns, and the commodification of identity itself in the digital age.

Marine Cinema on the Hudson - Harlem Biobase
October 15, 2017 - New York

Students will take a trip down to the Hudson River to take water samples and will then be trained on Biobase microscopes. Imagine Science staff will teach students how to take videos of their microscopy footage and make gifs to share. Expect to learn about marine biology and all about filmmaking!

Some Notes on Your Health - The New School, Kellen Auditorium
October 15, 2017 - New York

We all want to be healthy. We're on average living longer, learning more about our bodies and organs, and innovating new treatments, but by any estimation we have a lot left to figure out. Continuing uncertainties breed a constant barrage of advice in every media -- sound or unsound, scientific or subjective, free or at great expense. How does anyone sort it all out? The films in this program won't necessarily help you to do so (though some will!), but are intended to come together to explore the confusion of questions and contradictions we must live with right now. True or false, every medical opinion tells us something about humanity. Though bookended in films taking a playful approach to these significant questions, the core of the program is very real: the latest in Parkinson's treatments, new avenues in olfactory study, and the new frontiers of the microbiome.

Cinema Performance Protocols - Made in NY Media Center
October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Performance is integral to much of film, but rarely is it a performance in itself. An evening of exploration of the possibilities of expanded cinema through live editing and music. Presenting Giulia Grossman's Mars Society with a live score by Cosmic Neman, an audivisual performance by Markos Kay, and more. Full details TBA.

Transgenic Cinema: Collaborating with Scientists - Made in NY Media Center
October 15, 2017 - DUMBO

Shawn Snyder is the by-product of a Suburban South Florida upbringing. After somehow sneaking through the hallowed halls of Harvard and emerging with a BA in Religion, he spent the greater part of his twenties on the road, largely as an itinerant singer/songwriter, always an an amateur anthropologist, pinballing between coasts and traveling as far afield as Australia. Emily is a documentary producer and the founder of BonSci Films, a production company specializing in science and art documentaries. Her award-winning documentaries have aired on PBS stations and screened at museums, film festivals, theaters and universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Recent films include 'ShellShocked', 'Invisible Ocean', 'Brilliant Darkness' and 'Masterpiece in a Mill Town'. She produces short films for Science Friday as well as the Museum of the City of New York, Spectrum News, The Fitchburg Art Museum, NBC Mobile, and artnet. Eliza McNitt is a writer and director of films and Virtual Reality experiences. Her unique voice as a director, fusing science with narrative storytelling has been supported by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, TED, Google, Intel, Samsung, VICE, and Time Warner OneFi... (read more)

Looking for Langston. 1989. Directed by Isaac Julien - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 15, 2017 - New York

Looking for Langston. 1989. USA. Directed by Isaac Julien. With Ben Ellison, Matthew Baidoo, Akim Mogaji, John Wilson, Dencil Williams, Guy Burgess, James Dublin, Harry Donaldson, Jimmy Somerville. 60 min. Interspersing archival footage throughout the story, Julien reimagines a lush world for gay men during the Harlem Renaissance.

Nothing but a Man. 1964. Directed by Michael Roemer - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 15, 2017 - New York

Nothing but a Man. 1964. USA. Directed by Michael Roemer. With Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln. 95 min. Frustrated by racial injustices that cost him work, Duff (Dixon) is resigned to rage. When he begins a tumultuous relationship with Josie (Lincoln), he must reconcile his anger with maintaining their nurturing partnership. Restored by Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. 35mm print courtesy of Cinema Conservancy.

Killer of Sheep. 1977. Directed by Charles Burnett - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
October 15, 2017 - New York

Killer of Sheep. 1977. USA. Directed by Charles Burnett. With Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond. 83 min. Burnett's seminal indie film, about a family man dealing with financial problems and a dreary job in a slaughterhouse, is a vérité portrayal of life's moments of bleakness and joy.

55th New York Film Festival - The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

The 55th New York Film Festival's Main Slate has been announced, featuring a selection of 25 films from around the globe. NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, "Every year, I'm asked about the themes in our Main Slate line-up, and every year I say the same thing: we choose the best films we see, and the common themes and preoccupations arise only after the fact. As I look at this slate of beautiful work, I could just make a series of simple observations: that these films come from all over the globe; that there is a nice balance of filmmakers known and unknown to many here in New York; that the overall balance between frankness and artistry holds me in awe; that there are two gala selections with the word 'wonder' in their titles; and that eight of the 25 films were directed by women." This year's Main Slate showcases films honored at Cannes including Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or–winner The Square; Robin Campillo's BPM, awarded the Cannes Critics' Prize; and Agnès Varda & JR's Faces Places, which took home the Golden Eye. From Berlin, Aki Kaurismäki's Silver Bear–winner The Other Side of Hope and Agnieszka Holland's Alfred Bauer Prize–winner Spoor mark th... (read more)

The Monster Squad - Nitehawk Cinema
Through October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Fred Dekker Starring: Andre Gower, Ashley Bank, Brent Chalem, Duncan Regehr, Mary Ellen Trainor, Michael Faustino, Robby Kiger, Ryan Lambert, Stephen Macht, Tom Noonan Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes – the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.

The Blair Witch Project - Nitehawk Cinema
Through October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Director: Eduardo Sanchez Starring: Bob Griffith, Heather Donahue, Jim King, Joshua Leonard, Michael Williams Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who've traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale's veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.

Exquisite Corpse Company: a Ribbon About a Bomb - Governor's Island
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Performances: Fridays: 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays: 2 & 4 PM Colonels Row House 407B Exquisite Corpse Company invites you to a wedding…or perhaps the funeral… … Join the celebration and jump to the surreal world of A Ribbon About a Bomb. Wander with Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington through the abandoned halls of a mansion on Governors Island. Audiences will cycle and muse on, as often the artists did in life, the duality of humanity, womanhood, and art. The captivating, sometimes terrifying, work of these three women intertwine, as each attempts to shape their own reality in the face of systematic oppression and entrenched social hierarchies. Directed by Tess Howsam and written by a diverse team of ten playwrights, the play will feature and original score by KG Garlington and will be performed within original art installations. The show's premiere installation, Corseted Community is an artistic collaboration lead by Tess Howsam and Mila Vilasana. It showcases women artist forms America and Mexico. The project functions as a bridge of artistic disciplines and cultural boundaries, embodying women's roles in a tempestuous, fragmented world. Corseted Commu... (read more)

Diamond Island. 2016. Directed by Davy Chou - Museum of Modern Art
Through October 18, 2017 -

Cambodia/France/Germany/Qatar/Thailand. Directed by Davy Chou. DCP. In Khmer; English subtitles. 101 min. In this stylish coming-of-age story, an 18-year-old from the Cambodian provinces arrives at Diamond Island luxury housing development outside Phnom Penh to work a construction job transporting scrap between building sites. He makes friends and courts a local girl, but things grow ever more complicated when his long-estranged brother resurfaces. Making his feature-length fiction debut, Davy Chou (whose documentary Golden Slumbers explored the vanished past of Cambodian cinema) creates an intoxicating blend of naturalism and dreamy stylization, rendering the ecstasies and agonies of late youth with remarkable attention to detail.

Fiddler on the Roof NST - North Shore Towers Cinema
Through November 05, 2017 - Floral Park

Oedipus El Rey - The Public Theater
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro (Electricidad, Straight as a Line). Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what's fate, and what's just the system?

La Cinémathèque Film Club: Women Film Directors - SOPAC
Through December 17, 2017 - South Orange

Explore the origins of modern film, discover influential filmmakers, and discuss the styles and philosophical messages of the films when you become a Film Club Member. La Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers in the Loft at SOPAC. Film Club Members are provided with introductions to each of the films and invited to stay for engaging post-screening discussions. La Cinémathèque is curated and hosted by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem. Important: Film Club Memberships are available for sale in advance of a series and through the second film screening in a series as the discussions around each film build upon prior events.

Movie Trivia - Videology Bar & Cinema
Through December 26, 2017 - New York

Voted "Best Bar Trivia (2015)" by The Village Voice "This trivia night is hotter than a 1996 VCR that just played both tapes of Titanic." – Time Out New York Break out your brains, cinephiles! Every Tuesday at 8:30 Videology Bar & Cinema presents Movie Trivia, hosted by Maggie Ross! Our Tuesday night trivia is our original and signature trivia event, as featured in The New York Times, Time Out, Brooklyn Magazine, and more! Each week we bring you 6 rounds of incredibly tough movie trivia. We've got clips rounds, general knowledge rounds, picture rounds, theme rounds including famous movie quotes, not so famous movie quotes, our trademarked DVD Chapter Round™, taglines, Nicolas Cage quotes, dramatic scene recreations, and more! Every week our winning team gets a free round of drinks. Plus, we've got free drink bonus questions in between every round. So bring your thinking caps, and your friends, and your friends' thinking caps, and join us for a night of fun!

Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - Prospect Heights

At particular moments in history, artists use their artwork to reveal social, cultural, and political complexities, responding to the times in which they live. Bringing together the work of three innovative chroniclers, Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo offers insight into the energy, empathy, and creativity with which these artists recounted and reimagined their realities. Together spanning four centuries and three continents, Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746–1828), Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948), and contemporary American artist Robert Longo (born 1953) each witnessed a turbulent transition from one era to another and the profound repercussions of revolution, war, and civil unrest. Within a broad chronological framework, Proof traces the historical lineage of a visual language and artistic impulse. Featuring artwork almost exclusively in black and white, Proof showcases the artists' technical acuity and bold experimentation in three mediums: etching, film, and charcoal drawing. With a rare combination of selections, it invites viewers to find new meaning in artworks not normally encountered together. These works call to mind images—s... (read more)

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Bourgeois's printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,200 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. The Museum of Modern Art has a prized archive of this material, and the exhibition will highlight works from the collection along with rarely seen loans. A special installation will fill the Museum's Marron Atrium. The artist's creative process is the organizing principle behind the exhibition. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes of her art, all of which emerged from emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. Also, she said there was no "rivalry" between the mediums in which she worked, noting that "they say the same thing in different ways." Here, her prints and illustrated books will be seen in the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and within thematic groupings that explore motifs of architecture, the body, and nature, as well as investigation... (read more)

Items: Is Fashion Modern? - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today. Among them are pieces as well-known and transformative as the Levi's 501s, the Breton shirt, and the Little Black Dress, and as ancient and culturally charged as the sari, the pearl necklace, the kippah, and the keffiyeh. Items will also invite some designers, engineers, and manufacturers to respond to some of these indispensable items with pioneering materials, approaches, and techniques—extending this conversation into the near and distant futures, and connecting the history of these garments with their present recombination and use. Driven first and foremost by objects, not designers, the exhibition considers the many relationships between fashion and functionality, culture, aesthetics, politics, labor, identity, economy, and technology. The Items: Is Fashion Modern? exhibition catalogue, by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher, is available now.

Word on the Street - Times Square
Through February 01, 2018 - New York

Notable artists and writers collaborate to address the urgent and timeless concerns of the individual, the community and the requirements of citizenship through banners and signage in the streets of Times Square. Image courtesy of Amy Khoshbin + Anne Carson.

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