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Films to See in New York City This Week - April 14-April 21

April 14, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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New York has a vibrant repertory film scene, with classic movie houses like Film Forum joined by newer venues like Metrograph, Videology, and Nitehawk Cinema. You can also find movie specials, premieres, and simulcasts like the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD listed in City Guide?s film calendar section.

Cartoon Carnival 78: Play Ball - Melrose
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

A selection of Baseball theme animated shorts from the 1920s through the 1940s.With host, Tommy Jose Stathes and live musical accompaniment by Charlie Judkins.

Cartoon Carnival 78: Play Ball - Melrose
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

A selection of Baseball theme animated shorts from the 1920s through the 1940s.With host, Tommy Jose Stathes and live musical accompaniment by Charlie Judkins.

The Bad News Bears - Nitehawk Cinema
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: Michael Ritchie Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1976 Starring: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow Walter Matthau is Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic and former minor league baseball playing tasked with coaching the worst little league team in all of Southern California, The Bears. Comprised of such talents as a near-sighted pitcher, an overweight catcher, and a foul-mouthed shortstop, The Bears need a little help and it comes in the form of Amanda Whurlizer (gasp, a girl!) played by Tatum O'Neal. With a sharp tongue and top-notch pitching skills, she helps the unlikely bunch get into the playoffs. All wrapped up in the politics and community of baseball, the kids in The Bad News Bears act like adults while the adults act like kids and all have a lot of growing up to do. Play Ball!

Family Morning at Ccc - Classic Car Club Manhattan
April 14, 2019 - New York

Cabin fever? We're going to let you in on New York's best kept secret for motoring moms and dads; Family Mornings at CCC. You may be familiar with our monthly CCC Kids Days, but did you know we dial up the kid friendliness every Sunday morning? Come by Sundays between 10am and 1pm and we'll have games or a movie on and plenty of refreshments to keep parents satiated. We also have an amazing new brunch menu replete with no less than 3 Bloody Mary options, avocado and açaí to keep it healthy, huevos rancheros and french toast if you're feeling indulgent. There really is nothing like it in all of NYC. Last, but not least, do you have kids age 10 and up looking to be future racers? We're planning on kicking off a Junior Race Academy in our Sim Room with instruction to teach your kids the fundamentals of race craft and would like to hear from you. If you are interested, reach out to Zac (zacm@classiccarclub.com) for more information and to share your thoughts.

Lost in Translation a Film Feast Presentation - Nitehawk Cinema
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

A Star is Born – Classic Movie Series - St. George Theatre
April 14, 2019 - Staten Island

Join us for a screening of the classic 1954 film A Star is Born as part of the 2019 "Better on the Big Screen" Classic Movie Series sponsored by Williams Eye Works and BoroughFive Pictures. Starring Judy Garland and James Mason, the movie follows a film star who helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism sends his own career on a downward spiral. The 1954 version starring Judy Garland is the second of the four different versions of A Star is Born – the original 1937 version starring Janet Gaynor, the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, and the recent 2018 remake starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

Loving Vincent - Neue Galerie New York
April 15, 2019 - New York

The "Cinematic Portraits" film series, inspired by films that capture the full complexity of an individual, is presented free of charge. Loving Vincent (2017) Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman 95 minutes

Movies @ the Library: First Man - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

141 minutes The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective. Stars Ryan Gosling and Clare Foy.

Morning Movies: Mary Poppins Returns - Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
April 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Captivating audiences of all ages, this heartwarming and timeless story continues the story of our favorite nanny coming to the rescue in this sequel. Come see it on our large screen.

Nobudge Live #19 - Nitehawk Cinema
April 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Release Year: 2019 For number 19, we're honing in and around relationships, in their various forms, break-ups between ex-lovers, complicated friendships. We're holding steady with our appetite for dark character studies (see Bucko! and Good Girl Jane) while dialing back slightly on the absurd comedy front (though Turyn Goes to the Club, will keep your satiated). Perhaps the idea of an orbit, as loosely touched on in Space, is an appropriate thematic connector. In each film, characters are trying to escape one, or get back in, or simply trying to exist in their designated path. We have four U.S. premieres, and four more N.Y. premieres, and all directors will be present for a post film Q&A and Afterparty. NoBudge is an online platform spotlighting the best in no-budget indie filmmaking. "One of the best places to sample what's happening in low-budget cinema worldwide," says Glenn Kenny of The New York Times. Its mission is to provide a supportive home for emerging indie filmmakers working with limited resources and without major industry connections, and to be a trusted discovery platform helping audiences find their new favorite movies and filmmakers. The movies: Bucko! Directo... (read more)

After Rikers: Justice by Desing - The Fourth Universalist Society
April 16, 2019 - New York

"After Rikers: Justice by Design" is a short film that explores the vision for community-based jails, and how they can be truly different than Rikers. Can new facilities help to change the culture of violence that has plagued Rikers Island? How will design features support a larger vision of criminal justice reform? The film will be followed by a short panel discussion with three individuals with deep knowledge of Criminal Justice and Rikers.

THE LOFT - The Quebe Sisters
April 16, 2019 - New York

With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia.

Havana Film Festival New York - AMC Loews 34th Street
Through April 16, 2019 - New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK - APRIL 5-16, 2019 Celebrating Latin American Cinema since 2000 HFFNY returns to NYC for its 20th anniversary featuring a 12-day celebration packed with movie premieres, masterclasses, and much more showcasing top Latin talent WHAT: The 20th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) features an exceptional program with over 35 films from Cuba, Latin America and Latino filmmakers in the U.S. in their New York, U.S., and world premieres. Participating countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and the U.S. WHEN: April 9-16, 2019, with special events on April 5, 6, 8 WHY: HFFNY is the longest-running Latino Film Festival in NYC; it presents an annual film experience and cultural event that New Yorkers eagerly look forward to, premiering the latest Latin films by prominent and emerging cinema visionaries throughout the continent. The festival offers an international rainbow of award-winning films, retrospectives, master classes, and panel discussions with notable local and international directors, actors, and producers. A full program and fes... (read more)

Selected Shorts: Levar Burton and Friends - Symphony Space
April 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Selected Shorts teams up with storyteller extraordinaire LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: TNG, Reading Rainbow). His work on television and with literature has inspired us for years. The host of the hit podcast LeVar Burton Reads will curate an evening of his favorite short stories -- from the tragically hilarious to the magically mysterious. Burton takes the stage as host and reader for a memorable night of fiction. Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.

From Swastika to Jim Crow - Center for Jewish History
April 17, 2019 - New York

The recent uptick in antisemitic, anti-immigrant, and racist rhetoric have created a burst of new interest in the acclaimed documentary, From Swastika to Jim Crow. Based on the book by Gabrielle Simon Edgcomb, the film tells the little-known story of two very different cultures, sharing a common burden of oppression. In the 1930s German universities were some of the first targets of Nazi activity. Jewish professors and intellectuals who were able to immigrate to the United States faced an uncertain future. Confronted with antisemitism at American universities and a public distrust of foreigners, a surprising number sought refuge in a most unlikely place the traditionally black colleges in the then- segregated South. Securing teaching positions, these scholars came to form lasting relationships with their students, and went on to significantly impact the communities in which they lived and worked. Nineteen years after the film was originally released, the filmmakers, Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher, feel its message that more binds us together than separates us - must be heard. They passionately believe that as long as racism and inequality exist in our society, there will... (read more)

Against the Current - past Lives World Tour 2019 - Gramercy Theatre
April 17, 2019 - New York

Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, Gramercy Theatre's intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment in our authentic theatre seating. Grab a cold drink from one of the many bars located in the venue, including the downstairs lounge.

Feature Film: One True Thing - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

A newspaper columnist is called home to care for her mother, who is dying of cancer. Finding her mother's social circle insufferable, she eventually realizes this will be the finally holiday season with the whole family together.

Gershwin Live at Dixon Place - Dixon Place
April 18, 2019 - New York

Curated by Michael Wiener & Neke Carson An evolving 21st century salon, artists with fearless & distinctive voices are given free rein to present theater, dance, film, cabaret, ghost stories, music & uncategorizable hybrids.

Uncle Function - The PIT
April 18, 2019 - New York

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

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

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

Straight to Video - Improv Asylum New York
April 18, 2019 - New York

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

Seasons (Live Score by Long Distance Poison) - Nitehawk Cinema
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

A Live Sound Cinema presentation featuring a live score by Long Distance Poison. Director: Jacques Cluzaud, Jacques Perrin Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 2015 After traveling the world alongside migrating birds and diving the oceans in acclaimed nature documentaries, Winged Migrations and Oceans, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to the lush green forests that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when, in a short period of time the ice retreated, the landscape metamorphosed, the cycle of seasons was established and the beasts occupied their new kingdom. Seasons, with its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long shared history that binds humankind with the natural world. Drawing on the thematic conflict between human and animal that underpins Jacques Perrin's haunting Seasons, Long Distance Poison will use modular synthesizers and analog keyboards to create a live score that resonates with ambient and minimal forms of tranquility and darkness, creating a soundtrack of environmental collapse. Long Distance Poison is the Brooklyn based ex... (read more)

Family Movies - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Family Movies @ the Library Enjoy weekly kid friendly films.

I'Migrants - Dixon Place
April 19, 2019 - New York

Leo Abel I'MIGRANTS is a personal exploration of migration to a new country, culture or self.

Existenz - Nitehawk Cinema
April 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)! Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 97 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1999 Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Don McKellar Set in the near-future, eXistenZ depicts a society in which game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games. At the center of the story is Allegra Geller whose latest games system eXistenZ taps so deeply into its users fears and desires that it blurs the boundaries between reality and escapism. When fanatics attempt to assassinate Allegra, she is forced to flee. Her sole ally is Ted Pikul, a novice security guard who is sworn to protect her. Persuading Ted into playing the game, Allegra draws them both into a phantasmagoric world where existence ends and eXistenZ begins.

The Sandlot - Nitehawk Cinema
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: David M. Evans Run Time: 101 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 1993 Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams The Sandlot is a touching film about a young boy who moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad which of course means new friends, new obstacles, and a new outlook on life. The story is told from the perspective of main character Scotty Smalls as he recounts his first Los Angeles summer in 1962 when he befriended a group of boys who played impromptu baseball in a little spot known as the sandlot. Scotty learns lots of things during the summer, most importantly being how to deal with The Beast, the dog beyond the sandlot who devours home-run baseballs. As many baseball stories imbue, The Sandlot teaches the value and long-lasting value of friendship and teamwork in the formative years. Play Ball!

The Age of Our Own - Japan Society
April 20, 2019 - New York

This controversial film by director Koreyoshi Kurahara is based on a story by Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe, adapted by Yoshio Shirasaka, a prolific writer who scripted masterpieces under every major Japanese production company (including Yasuzo Masumura's 1958 film Giants and Toys at Daiei studios). A college student seeks to study abroad in France to escape his daily troubles in Japan only to be met with endless frustration and ultimately forced to live an aimless life of disillusionment. Among Nikkatsu's most political films, The Age of Our Own reveals a complex, multi-faceted reaction to the anti-Anpo struggle and its contexts

The Warped Ones - Japan Society
April 20, 2019 - New York

The game-changing experimentation of Nikkatsu taiyozoku ("Sun Tribe") films like Ko Nakahira's Crazed Fruit (1956) and Toshio Masuda's Perfect Game (1958) paved the way for this representative work of the studio's New Wave by Koreyoshi Kurahara. A jazz-obsessed delinquent and a reckless sex worker are released from juvenile detention and wreak havoc on everyone in their paths, including the newspaper reporter who got them arrested and his bourgeois artist fiancée. Kurahara's indelible portrait of amoral youth features striking high-contrast black and white compositions, bold camera movements and a propulsive jazz score, anchored by Tamio Kawachi's mesmerizingly feral performance.

The Castle of Cagliostro - Nitehawk Cinema
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: Hayao Miyazaki Run Time: 102 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1979 Language: Saturday: Japanese with English subtitles / Sunday: English (dubbed) Starring: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi The directorial debut of Studio Ghibli founder and Academy Award winning Hayao Miyazaki, The Castle of Cagliostro is a rousing caper starring comic book super-thief Lupin III, who's out to steal the secret behind the world's greatest counterfeiting ring, which lies deep in bowels of an impenetrable fortress on the island nation of Cagliostro. The job gets complicated when he finds that the nation's crooked regent, The Count, has kidnapped the royal family's only remaining heir with the intent to marry her and solidify his claim to power. Never one to leave a girl in harm's way, Lupin and his crew attempt to infiltrate the castle to save the girl, as well as cop a career-defining payday. All that stands in their way are trap doors, lasers, steel-reinforced ninja kill squads, and Lupin's long-time rival, Interpol police officer Zenigata. Loaded with wonderfully animated car-chases and shoot-outs, plus a slick 60's motif, The Castle of Cagliostro is o... (read more)

The Sandlot - Nitehawk Cinema
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Director: David M. Evans Run Time: 101 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 1993 Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams The Sandlot is a touching film about a young boy who moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad which of course means new friends, new obstacles, and a new outlook on life. The story is told from the perspective of main character Scotty Smalls as he recounts his first Los Angeles summer in 1962 when he befriended a group of boys who played impromptu baseball in a little spot known as the sandlot. Scotty learns lots of things during the summer, most importantly being how to deal with The Beast, the dog beyond the sandlot who devours home-run baseballs. As many baseball stories imbue, The Sandlot teaches the value and long-lasting value of friendship and teamwork in the formative years. Play Ball!

Family Morning at Ccc - Classic Car Club Manhattan
April 21, 2019 - New York

Cabin fever? We're going to let you in on New York's best kept secret for motoring moms and dads; Family Mornings at CCC. You may be familiar with our monthly CCC Kids Days, but did you know we dial up the kid friendliness every Sunday morning? Come by Sundays between 10am and 1pm and we'll have games or a movie on and plenty of refreshments to keep parents satiated. We also have an amazing new brunch menu replete with no less than 3 Bloody Mary options, avocado and açaí to keep it healthy, huevos rancheros and french toast if you're feeling indulgent. There really is nothing like it in all of NYC. Last, but not least, do you have kids age 10 and up looking to be future racers? We're planning on kicking off a Junior Race Academy in our Sim Room with instruction to teach your kids the fundamentals of race craft and would like to hear from you. If you are interested, reach out to Zac (zacm@classiccarclub.com) for more information and to share your thoughts.

72 Hour Shootout Competition - CUNY
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Compete in the 2019 72 Hour Shootout and win cash, network TV mentorships and much more! Film lab will be offering how-to workshops between now and June and, on June 6, 2019, a theme will be announced at 8pm EST on which all films must be based! Filmmakers then have 72 hours to complete films of 5 minutes or less. Judges include ABC's Executive Director of Casting! Like Facebook.com/72HrShootout [facebook.com] to learn more and register at https://form.jotform.com/90588438090162?fbclid=IwAR1D_ObRUW7ByHBaCUWhI7j5ZTX9b8T23YsF8wjZWsZsw47EZmShBCgmBSg [form.jotform.com]. The top ten films screen at the AAInternationalFilmFestival!

All My Sons - American Airlines Theatre
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Award-winning actors Annette Bening and Tracy Letts return to Broadway in the play that launched Arthur Miller as the moral voice of the American Theater. In the aftermath of WWII, the Keller family struggles to stay intact and to fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge—forcing them to reckon with greed, denial, repentance, and post-war disenchantment across generations.

BUILD Brunch - Build Series NYC Studio
Through September 10, 2025 - New York

Digital entertainment program BUILD Series takes its popular and extensive live interview show to the next level, adding a new, daily morning talk show "BUILD Brunch," as BUILD Series continues its commitment to bring its fans closer to culture. Airing weekdays at 11am live on BUILDseries.com/Brunch, it will feature a roundtable of diverse, young and influential personalities speaking to breaking news, hot topics and the latest in entertainment. PLEASE READ BEFORE ARRIVAL: Doors open 30 minutes before showtime and CLOSE 5 minutes prior to each show. There will be a standby line for every show. VALID ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY for security purposes (No age minimum). Please note we clear the studio after every event and we DO NOT permit autographs on our premises. This event will be streamed LIVE on BUILDseries.com! Make sure to check out the BUILD Series Newsletter for updates and information about our events:

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