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

September 17, 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.

Preview Screening & Live Event - Museum of the Moving Image
September 17, 2017 - Astoria

Dir. Elvira Lind, 2017, 95 mins. DCP courtesy Oscilloscope Laboratories. Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival. After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith decides to leave her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, and the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary-breaking art. Tracking the personal and professional challenges that await her, Elvira Lind's film intimately documents the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of Bobbi Jene's personal and artistic ambition. Bobbi Jene is a candid and riveting film, one of the best movies about the growth and transformation of an artist. "A treatise on art, ambition, long-distance relationships, and the struggle to find one's own voice, the film unfolds with uncommon grace." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

Ray Bradbury's Pillar Of Fire - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 17, 2017 - New York

Emmy Award-winner Oberst ("Criminal Minds") breathes Bradbury's 1948 text like grave dust. William Lantry is a literal dead man walking; the last corpse on a future Earth where superstition and burial are banned. This world knows no fear. Lantry will teach them! Winner: Hollywood Fringe Platinum Medal; Best Los Angeles Solo Show 2015. "Oberst is part zombie, part magician..." Playwright: Ray Bradbury. Director: Ezra Buzzington. Recommended for: sci-fi & horror fans. Links: show, artist, video.

Certain Women. 2016. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 17, 2017 - New York

Certain Women. 2016. USA. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. With Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone. DCP. 107 min. The lives of four very different women intersect in a small Montana town—but none of them pause to realize how they intersect with one another. If they did, they would resolve some personal issues and maybe bring some consolation into their lives. A frazzled attorney carries on a passionless affair; a married couple decides to build a weekend cabin but realize their marriage is crumbling; and Beth, a young lawyer, drives four hours in each direction to teach an adult-ed class about some mundane aspect of the law. Actress Lily Gladstone, as the lonely rancher who becomes enamored of Beth, is the true standout in this film. Her face, with its benevolent smile, is as open as the Montana landscape. When her heart breaks, so will yours.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 17, 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
September 17, 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.

Sunday Movie Night at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
September 17, 2017 - New York

Cozy up to your neighbor, lover, or a nice big bottle of wine in The Living Room as you enjoy a new feature film each week on our twelve-foot projector. Revel in some complimentary popcorn and theatre snacks or help yourself to ordering off our full food and beverage menu from Harold’s Meat + Three for dinner and a show. Movie recommendations accepted a week in advance.

On the Shore of the Wide World - Atlantic Acting School
September 17, 2017 - New York

Written by SIMON STEPHENS Directed by NEIL PEPE

On the Shore of the Wide World - Atlantic Acting School
September 17, 2017 - New York

Written by SIMON STEPHENS Directed by NEIL PEPE

Screening - Museum of the Moving Image
September 17, 2017 - Astoria

A rollicking compendium of some of the most memorable music, movie, and TV show parodies from Sesame Street. From classics like "Born to Add" to the more recent "Upside Downton Abbey" and Cookie Monster's "Crumby Pictures," the creative team at Sesame Workshop has poked fun at pop culture since 1969 and is still going strong. Approx. 90 minutes

Screening & Live Event - Museum of the Moving Image
September 17, 2017 - Astoria

Dir. Samuel Fuller. 1951, 92 mins. DCP. With Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea. Pitched as a "straight from the headlines" quasi-documentary, Fixed Bayonets! tells the story of an American platoon entangled in a retreat of United Nations forces across North Korea. Rather than providing an unequivocal polemic on American patriotism, Fuller instead emphasizes the profound aimlessness of war.

New York Premiere: Wrestling Jerusalem - Symphony Space
Through September 17, 2017 - Upper West Side

Aaron Davidman's innovative one-man play Wrestling Jerusalem, which has toured North America for four years including multiple sold-out performances at 59E59 in New York City in 2016, has made the leap to the silver screen in a film directed by Dylan Kussman and will have its New York theatrical premiere at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space. The film tackles the thorniest cultural, political and societal divides of the age-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a spare, dramatic, and yes, even entertaining way. In a remarkable tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman embodies and gives voice to an astonishing host of characters on all sides of the existential divide -- 17 in all -- deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab, each one embodying the frustrations, hopes, dreams and fears ever present in this long-running conflict. Creatively adapting his celebrated one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, Davidman takes a multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning. The result is a unique hybrid of stage and cinema that ... (read more)

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 18, 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.

Pj Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero - Garde Arts Center
September 19, 2017 - New London

National premiere of Entertainment One's new live-action musical production based on the animated Disney Jr TV series. An Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents production of a brand-new, fully immersive musical production based on eOne's top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior will be launched at the Garde where the company will be spending a week rehearsing and finalizing the show for the national tour. The hit TV series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way. In this brand new stage version, the heroic trio of Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko try to save the day from the Baddies – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' features world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity. Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, ... (read more)

Night Moves. 2013. Directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 19, 2017 - New York

Night Moves. 2013. USA. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond, Reichardt. With Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard. DCP. 112 min. The environmental thriller Night Moves, about a trio of eco-terrorists deep into a plot to blow up an Oregon hydroelectric dam, represents a monumental shift in Kelly Reichardt's filmography. Each protagonist has a private backstory—dropout, trust-fund baby, ex-military—that tumbles out in the quiet moments of the film. As in many of Reichardt's films, the primordial, verdant Oregon landscape often acts as a hushed character in the narrative.

Nysferatu, Symphony of a Century - a Film by Andrea Mastrovito - Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York
September 19, 2017 - New York

NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito is a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty. NYsferatu is a rotoscope recreation of Friedrich W. Murnau's seminal 1922 film Nosferatu, itself an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Each background scene has been entirely redrawn to set the film in present day New York City. Taking the first step in a three-year process, Mastrovito and a team of 12 artists drew each background three times to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The artist, whose installations have captivated viewers throughout Europe and New York, aimed to create a summary of our times, a kind of "everybody's biography" using cinema as a popular language. Turning the original film on its head, NYsferatu questions the classical interpretation of the vampire, seen here as the prototypical outsider, while it addresses the many obstacles encountered by immigrants who often escape war and hardships at home only to face challenges such as economic exploitation, discri... (read more)

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 19, 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.

On the Shore of the Wide World - Atlantic Acting School
September 19, 2017 - New York

Written by SIMON STEPHENS Directed by NEIL PEPE

I'm Not There - Arthouse @ Nylo
September 20, 2017 - New York

In an effort to activate our space and engage the local community, we are rolling out a program about all-things-art. ARTHOUSE @ NYLO will continue its silent film screening series with I'm Not There (2007) a film by Todd Haynes. Several actors portray legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan at different stages in his personal life and career. In 1959 a guitar-strumming youth (Marcus Carl Franklin) rides the rails, calling himself "Guthrie." Then a man named Jack (Christian Bale) emerges in New York's Greenwich Village, followed by "Robbie (Heath Ledger)," Jude (Cate Blanchett) and other personalities. Individual headsets will be provided by SoundOff™ for a fully immersive experience. Ticket includes a unique specialty cocktails inspired by the film and a box of popcorn.

We're Not All Ninjas- Live - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 20, 2017 - New York City

We're Not All Ninjas does their first live show! We are a movie review podcast focusing on Asian Americans. We have a special guest, Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, My So-Called Loife) helping us out. Let's break down some movies!

Certain Women. 2016. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 20, 2017 - New York

Certain Women. 2016. USA. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. With Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone. DCP. 107 min. The lives of four very different women intersect in a small Montana town—but none of them pause to realize how they intersect with one another. If they did, they would resolve some personal issues and maybe bring some consolation into their lives. A frazzled attorney carries on a passionless affair; a married couple decides to build a weekend cabin but realize their marriage is crumbling; and Beth, a young lawyer, drives four hours in each direction to teach an adult-ed class about some mundane aspect of the law. Actress Lily Gladstone, as the lonely rancher who becomes enamored of Beth, is the true standout in this film. Her face, with its benevolent smile, is as open as the Montana landscape. When her heart breaks, so will yours.

Gloria. 1980. Written and directed by John Cassavetes - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 20, 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.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 20, 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.

On the Shore of the Wide World - Atlantic Acting School
September 20, 2017 - New York

Written by SIMON STEPHENS Directed by NEIL PEPE

The Wedding Warrior - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
September 20, 2017 - New York

Fresh off it's critically acclaimed runs at FringeNYC and The Chicago Fringe, The Wedding Warrior is back in The Big Apple and ready to party! Better off wed? That is just one of the questions playwright/Performer Casey Dressler poses in her One Woman Comedy about love, second chances and the wonderful weirdoes with whom we cross paths, forever changing our journey. Featuring 15 hilarious and heartwarming characters, The Wedding Warrior will have you saying "I do" too! The Wedding Warrior was written in 2014 and has already been produced nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Performances include The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, United Solo Fest (NYC), 59e59 Theaters East To Edinburgh Festival (NYC), The Alliance Theatre (Miami), Universal Acting (Fort Lauderdale), The Vanguard (Fort Lauderdale), Florida Keys History and Discovery Center (Islamorada), The Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival, FringeNYC and The Chicago Fringe.

Meek's Cutoff. 2010. Directed by Kelly Reichard - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 21, 2017 - New York

Meek's Cutoff. 2010. USA. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond. With Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano 35mm. 104 min. As three families head west on the Oregon Trail in 1845, it soon becomes apparent that their guide, Stephen Meek, is lost and their lives are in danger from possible attack, exposure, and lack of water and food. This is an uncommon Western tale, focusing on the women who, for lack of a permanent home, fuss over and adjust the meager belongings stored inside their wagons. As the journey becomes more arduous, they must shed tangible links to their past, such as heirloom furniture that weighs down the unwieldy wagons. Alone on the vast plains, the tormented travelers have few options for survival.

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 21, 2017 - New York

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. France/Chad. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. DCP. In French and Arabic; English subtitles. 82 min. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the writer-director of such award-winning fiction films as Abouna, Daratt, and A Screaming Man, returns to MoMA with a weeklong run of his first feature-length documentary, Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016). Presented at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Haroun's film observes the aftermath of war crimes committed by the brutal dictator Hissein Habré during his eight-year reign (1982–90); his three-year trial for the murder of 40,000 Chadians; and attempts at truth and reconciliation between members of Habré's police force and the survivors of torture in prison or the families of those who were murdered. Two weeks after the premiere of Haroun's film at Cannes, Hissein Habré was found guilty by a court in Senegal—the first-ever living African leader to be brought before a court of law, and the first to be convicted for crimes against his own people and against humanity. The power of Haroun's film lies in its unadorned approach to this harrowing period of Chad's history, using the quietly damning vo... (read more)

Mulholland Drive Cabaret Cinema - Soundtrack - Rubin Museum
September 22, 2017 - New York

A dark-haired woman (Laura Elena Harring) wanders the streets of Los Angeles in a daze, unable to remember anything, after a car crash. She enters an apartment where Betty (Naomi Watts), a wholesome Midwestern girl with Hollywood dreams, discovers her. Together, the two attempt to solve the mystery of Rita's true identity. "Lynch's wild ride through the unconscious is grounded in emotion… You can discover a lot about yourself by getting lost in Mulholland Drive. It grips you like a dream that won't let go." —Rolling Stone "Mulholland Drive is in many ways a film about film and all of its fictions and illusions; the score and sound design explore these themes with some of the most disturbing sounds, drones, and musical sequences in cinema." —Dave Malloy About Cabaret Cinema: Soundtrack You can probably name the best movie you've seen, but what about the best movie you've heard? It might be your favorite because of its sound effects, sound engineering, score, or another element of the audio experience. Watch—and hear—a series of films that caught the ear of notable New Yorkers. Dave Malloy is a composer, writer, performer, orchestrator, and sound designer. His shows... (read more)

A Child Is Waiting. 1963. Directed by John Cassavetes - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 22, 2017 - New York

A Child Is Waiting. 1963. USA. Directed by John Cassavetes. Screenplay Abby Mann. First produced as a television drama for the CBS series Studio One in March 1957 Jean Hansen, a failed pianist searching for purpose in her life, responds to a help-wanted ad for the Crawthorne State Training Institute, a facility for the care and education of mentally challenged children. There she becomes fond of Reuben, a 12-year-old boy considered beyond help by institute administrator Dr. Clark. Undeterred, Jean instinctively believes the child needs the attention and love of the mother who has abandoned him. Other than Reuben, played by actor Bruce Ritchey, the children in the film were real patients at the Pacific State Hospital.

Old Joy. 2006. Directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 22, 2017 - New York

Old Joy. 2006. USA. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond, Reichardt. With Daniel London, Will Oldham, Tanya Smith Kurt and Mark are old friends whose lives have taken various twists and turns since their last meeting. Mark has a house, a job, and a pregnant wife who isn't thrilled with him running off for a weekend at an Oregon hot springs with the idle Kurt. Kurt reminisces about their town and Mark breaks the news that many of those mom and pop stores are now serving smoothies or overpriced coffee. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is comes to the fore in extended passages of verdant landscape and silence between the men. Based on a short story by Jonathan Raymond, a frequent Reichardt collaborator.

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 22, 2017 - New York

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. France/Chad. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. DCP. In French and Arabic; English subtitles. 82 min. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the writer-director of such award-winning fiction films as Abouna, Daratt, and A Screaming Man, returns to MoMA with a weeklong run of his first feature-length documentary, Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016). Presented at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Haroun's film observes the aftermath of war crimes committed by the brutal dictator Hissein Habré during his eight-year reign (1982–90); his three-year trial for the murder of 40,000 Chadians; and attempts at truth and reconciliation between members of Habré's police force and the survivors of torture in prison or the families of those who were murdered. Two weeks after the premiere of Haroun's film at Cannes, Hissein Habré was found guilty by a court in Senegal—the first-ever living African leader to be brought before a court of law, and the first to be convicted for crimes against his own people and against humanity. The power of Haroun's film lies in its unadorned approach to this harrowing period of Chad's history, using the quietly damning vo... (read more)

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 22, 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.

Close Relations Rodnye - Museum of the Moving Image
September 22, 2017 - Astoria

Dir. Vitaly Mansky. 2016, 112 mins. Digital projection. In Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles. In this follow-up to his award-winning documentary Under the Sun, filmmaker Vitaly Mansky examines Ukrainian society amidst the 2014 national election, a period rife with political chaos and growing uncertainty over national identity and integration. As both a Russian citizen and native Ukrainian, Mansky deftly underscores personal and political complexities as he visits with relatives living in Lvov, Odessa, the Crimean peninsula, and the Donbass region, and in the process discovers a wide and disorienting spectrum of outlooks and affiliations, including his own sense of ongoing exile and unease. Close Relations is at once an intimate family portrait and a graceful journalistic endeavor, a movie of the intense present that illuminates a place caught between a troubled past and an anxious future.

River of Grass. 1994. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 23, 2017 - New York

River of Grass. 1994. USA. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. With Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell. Reichardt's debut feature, first screened at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the tale of Cozy, a small-town girl who thought marrying her high school sweetheart would fix her broken-down life. Named after her father's favorite drummer, Cozy Cole, she is so starved for attention that she does cartwheels and back flips in her small Florida home and pretends to wave at a nonexistent audience. In some way, her life begins when she meets a stoner named Lee and they go on the lam. But…from what?

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 23, 2017 - New York

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. France/Chad. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. DCP. In French and Arabic; English subtitles. 82 min. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the writer-director of such award-winning fiction films as Abouna, Daratt, and A Screaming Man, returns to MoMA with a weeklong run of his first feature-length documentary, Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016). Presented at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Haroun's film observes the aftermath of war crimes committed by the brutal dictator Hissein Habré during his eight-year reign (1982–90); his three-year trial for the murder of 40,000 Chadians; and attempts at truth and reconciliation between members of Habré's police force and the survivors of torture in prison or the families of those who were murdered. Two weeks after the premiere of Haroun's film at Cannes, Hissein Habré was found guilty by a court in Senegal—the first-ever living African leader to be brought before a court of law, and the first to be convicted for crimes against his own people and against humanity. The power of Haroun's film lies in its unadorned approach to this harrowing period of Chad's history, using the quietly damning vo... (read more)

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 23, 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
September 23, 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.

Annie Dorsen,The Great Outdoors - Crossing The Line Festival
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

The Great Outdoors takes us on a sublime journey through inner space in the darkness of a planetarium. A lone performer reads texts culled from internet comments and fed through an algorithm, giving voice and body to the thoughts of countless individuals all tapping away at their keyboards in isolation. As fragments of narrative emerge from the chatter, Dorsen invites us to imagine the internet's infinite possibilities as a new form of celestial authority, and the comments as the internet's id—unrestrained and protected by anonymity. Since 2009, American writer and director Annie Dorsen has used algorithms in performances to question how we live with and make meaning from technology. She is the recipient of a 2017 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant to Artists Award, the 2014 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for Theater, and a 2008 Obie award. Dorsen's work, Spokaoke, was presented at the Crossing the Line Festival 2013.

On the Shore of the Wide World - Atlantic Acting School
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Written by SIMON STEPHENS Directed by NEIL PEPE

National Theatre Live: Yerma - NYU Skirball
September 24, 2017 - Soho

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it 'an extraordinary theatrical triumph' (The Times) and 'stunning, searing, unmissable' (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper's lead performance is described as 'spellbinding' (The Evening Standard), 'astonishing' (iNews) and 'devastatingly powerful' (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper's portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

Fix-A-Flick: Live - The PIT Loft
September 24, 2017 - New York

Amateur film lovers Peter and Connor discuss a new a new movie each episode with their special guest to see how they would make it the film that it could be. The films range from terrible to weird but always end up classics in their minds. Laughs abound as the guys and their guest brainstorm what makes a film bad, how films get made, and what they could be in a perfect world.

Wendy and Lucy. 2008. Directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 24, 2017 - New York

Wendy and Lucy. 2008. USA. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Screenplay by Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond. With Michelle Williams, Will Oldham Film critic Roger Ebert's 2009 review of Wendy and Lucy begins with a prescient comment: "I know so much about Wendy, although this movie tells me so little." Perhaps Wendy's story is all too familiar? She's out of work, has a cool relationship with her family, thinks moving to Alaska will be a panacea, and loves no one but her dog Lucy. Wendy keeps every disappointment, slight, and anxieties bottled up inside, only reacting when Lucy goes missing. Michelle Williams was nominated for several industry awards for her role as Wendy, winning the Toronto Film Critics Association prize.

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 24, 2017 - New York

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. France/Chad. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. DCP. In French and Arabic; English subtitles. 82 min. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the writer-director of such award-winning fiction films as Abouna, Daratt, and A Screaming Man, returns to MoMA with a weeklong run of his first feature-length documentary, Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016). Presented at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Haroun's film observes the aftermath of war crimes committed by the brutal dictator Hissein Habré during his eight-year reign (1982–90); his three-year trial for the murder of 40,000 Chadians; and attempts at truth and reconciliation between members of Habré's police force and the survivors of torture in prison or the families of those who were murdered. Two weeks after the premiere of Haroun's film at Cannes, Hissein Habré was found guilty by a court in Senegal—the first-ever living African leader to be brought before a court of law, and the first to be convicted for crimes against his own people and against humanity. The power of Haroun's film lies in its unadorned approach to this harrowing period of Chad's history, using the quietly damning vo... (read more)

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 24, 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
September 24, 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.

Dolls vs. Dictators - Museum of the Moving Image
September 24, 2017 - Astoria

2011. Martha Colburn (b. 1972, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Lives and works in Long Island City and Amsterdam). Animated film. 11 minutes. Martha Colburn is a filmmaker, animator, and multimedia artist who employs a variety of techniques, including puppetry, collage, and paint-on-glass. Many of her works address American history and its relationship to contemporary foreign and domestic policy. Colburn has also directed numerous music videos and has taught workshops on her animation techniques throughout the world. For the Museum, Colburn made a film in 2011 based on her photographs of the Museum's extensive collection of dolls, toys, and other licensed merchandise. According to the artist, the film "brings together science fiction landscapes, current political figures, and the Museum of Moving Image's doll collection from the last 100 years of American film and television history. These dolls use their 'powers' to eradicate the universe of living dictators."

On the Shore of the Wide World - Atlantic Acting School
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Written by SIMON STEPHENS Directed by NEIL PEPE

Meek's Cutoff. 2010. Directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA PS1
Through September 25, 2017 - Long Island City

As three families head west on the Oregon Trail in 1845, it soon becomes apparent that their guide, Stephen Meek, is lost and their lives are in danger from possible attack, exposure, and lack of water and food. This is an uncommon Western tale, focusing on the women who, for lack of a permanent home, fuss over and adjust the meager belongings stored inside their wagons. As the journey becomes more arduous, they must shed tangible links to their past, such as heirloom furniture that weighs down the unwieldy wagons. Alone on the vast plains, the tormented travelers have few options for survival.

Blank Out - Park Avenue Armory
Through September 27, 2017 - New York

A wonderfully fluent and effective piece of music theatre" — The Guardian (UK) Composer Michel van der Aa is a multidisciplinary figure in the contemporary music scene, combining composition with film, stage direction, and script writing. Classical instruments, voices, electronics, actors, video, apps and even web browsers are all seamless extensions of his broad musical vocabulary, allowing him to create works that are as visual as they are aural. This dynamic young creative voice comes to the Armory for the North American premiere of his latest work, a chamber opera for soprano and 3D film. Soprano Miah Persson sings live, combined with replayed loops of herself and the voice of baritone Roderick Williams on film to create haunting musical passages and ensembles. Based on the life and work of South African poet Ingrid Jonker, this groundbreaking work combines live action, innovative techniques of interactive film, and inventive music to consider human memory, the ways in which we reconstruct and deal with traumatic life events, and notions of individual realities. A Production of Dutch National Opera Adapted by Park Avenue Armory Miah Persson, Soprano Roderick Wil... (read more)

Times Square Arts Presents Ben Lebovitz's Borders - Times Square
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

In partnership with Advertising Week, Times Square Arts presents artist Benjamin Lebovitz’s Borders on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in September. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. Earlier this year, Times Square Arts and Advertising Week put out an open call for Midnight Moment proposals from artists working in the advertising industry. The winning submission was Borders, created by art director Benjamin Lebovitz. Using Google Earth satellite technology — a familiar medium after Lebovitz’s work on projects for the company — Lebovitz depicts the world from above, displaying the international borders between countries like Nepal and China, the US and Mexico, Syria and Turkey, Israel and Jordan, and Kuwait and Iraq, along with the remains of the Berlin Wall and landscapes of Glacier National Park. Borders seeks to understand the world in a more unbiased way, urging viewers to reinterpret these geological and political divides as delicate, shared ecosystems and make a personal connection with the social responsibility to humanity ... (read more)

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Following in the footsteps of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, Aladdin is the latest Broadway spectacular from Disney. Packed with romance, adventure and the Genie's hilarious slapstick humor, this unforgettable show features all of the movies' Academy Award-winning music, including 'A Whole New World', 'Friend Like Me' and 'Arabian Nights', as well as some brand new numbers. A lushly costumed and vibrantly choreographed affair, Aladdin was nominated for five Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2014, picking up one win for James Monroe Iglehart's portrayal of the Genie. With direction from Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), Aladdin is a sure fire hit for all ages, whether you've seen the movie or not!

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.

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)

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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