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Films to See in New York City This Week - June 16-June 23

June 16, 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.

Rolling Thunder Revue - Howard Gilman Theater
June 16, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

Accept the Call - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 16, 2019 - New York

Twenty-five years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota, his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the eyes of a father striving to understand why his young son would leave his American life behind to attempt to join a terrorist organization in a foreign country, Accept the Call explores racism and prejudice against immigrants, the rise of targeted recruitment by radicalized groups, and the struggles of Muslim youth growing up in the U.S. today. This intimate film captures the story of this father and son attempting to mend their relationship after breaking each other's hearts.

In Search… - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 16, 2019 - New York

Director Beryl Magoko is embarking on a personal journey to courageously face her past, to accept and love herself and her own body. When Magoko learns of an opportunity for reconstructive surgery for the female genital mutilation she and her friends underwent as young girls, she has a growing community of women to consult, but ultimately, the decision is hers. Hosting frank and raw discussions with women — from friends and family in her rural birthplace in Kenya to new friends in cities around Europe — together they uncover the beauty of collective strength and insight, examine the importance of female pleasure and shed the societally imposed shame around women's bodies. Winner of the 2019 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Nestor Almendros award for courage in filmmaking.

Screwdriver - Mafak - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 16, 2019 - New York

Young Ziad is the star of the Al-Amari Refugee Camp basketball team in the outskirts of Ramallah, Palestine. When his best friend is shot and killed in crossfire, his teammates seek revenge, with results that will affect Ziad for the rest of his life. Shot entirely on location in the West Bank with a largely Palestinian crew, award-winning director Bassam Jarbawi's debut feature follows Ziad as he returns home after 15 years in an Israeli prison. Hailed as a hero, with high expectations to settle back quickly into work and love, he is lost in a world he barely recognizes. Effectively capturing this unsettling inability to distinguish reality from hallucination and the haunting of memory, Screwdriver immerses us in a distinctly Palestinian story while addressing the universal trauma of reintegration after incarceration.

SHOOTT.com Pop-Up Events - Stonewall National Monument, New York, NY 10014
June 16, 2019 - New York

Shoott.com, an on demand photography service in NYC, will holding pop-up photo shoot events around New York and New Jersey in the month of June. Sessions are complimentary to book and last 30 minutes. The outdoor personal photo session will begin at beautiful locations and you will get to explore parks, piers, monuments, and memorials, depending on which one you attend, for some great NYC/NJ neighborhood and street shots! 3-5 business days after the session, customers will receive a gallery of 40+ digital high-res photos to choose from and only pay for the ones they love at $15/photo, with package deals of $120 for 10 photos or $220 for an entire gallery of 40+ photos. All photos in the gallery will be lightly edited. In celebration of Pride Month, SHOOTT will be donating 20% of proceeds to The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in the city when customers use the code PRIDE at booking, or attending any of the **PRIDE SPECIAL** pop-ups throughout the month of June. To find out more about the pop-up events and which are 'pride specials', visit https://shoott.com/pop-up-events/.

The Scavengers - Walter Reade Theater
June 16, 2019 - New York

Shot amid the scenic splendor of the Alps, this postwar-set pastoral follows the fortunes of a young soldier who returns from the front lines to his home village faced with no prospects. Desperate to earn a living, he joins forces with a boisterous, free-spirited old man who teaches him the ropes of a most dangerous line of work: salvaging undetonated bombs leftover from the war for scrap metal. A tender, rollicking portrait of intergenerational friendship shot with a documentarian's eye for naturalism, The Scavengers is an alternately lighthearted and serious variation on Olmi's key theme: the tension between the demands of labor and personal liberty. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese - Howard Gilman Theater
June 16, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

The Profession of Arms - Walter Reade Theater
June 16, 2019 - New York

The Profession of Arms is Olmi's quietly shattering requiem for Giovanni de' Medici, the 16th-century military captain whose death signaled the end of an era in Italian history. Hired by the Pope to command an army of mercenary Italian soldiers against invading German forces, the fearless de' Medici leads his band of condottieri in a series of increasingly intense battles—until a cannon wound to the leg leaves him on the brink of death. With a painterly visual style and a meticulous attention to period detail, Olmi crafts a hushed and hallucinatory meditation on corporeal suffering, spiritual release, and the inhumanity of industrial warfare. This restoration was completed in 2019 at the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà laboratories, by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, from the original 35mm picture and Dolby Master audio. Laboratory work was supervised by director of photography Fabio Olmi. Sound restoration supervision by Federico Savina.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs - Walter Reade Theater
June 16, 2019 - New York

Olmi's Palme d'Or–winning masterpiece is an epic, ennobling portrait of four families living and working on a wealthy landowner's estate in 19th-century Lombardy. From an accumulation of richly observed details, the director builds a work of monumental majesty that vividly portrays the peasants' hardships, celebrations, beliefs, relationships to the land and animals, and, above all, the rhythms and rituals of their work, at once backbreaking but honest in its purity. Balancing an almost documentary-like commitment to realism with a poetic feeling for landscape, The Tree of Wooden Clogs overflows with love and concern for its common heroes.

The Legend of the Holy Drinker - Walter Reade Theater
June 16, 2019 - New York

The spiritual humanism that runs through Olmi's work reaches transcendent heights in this sublime adaptation of a novella by Austrian writer Joseph Roth. When a pious stranger bequeaths him 200 francs—with the caveat that he someday repay the debt in the form of an offering to Saint Therese—a homeless alcoholic (a transfixing Rutger Hauer) living under the bridges of Paris finds himself launched into a subtly surreal journey of the soul that takes him from the height of luxury to the depths of despair. Set to the music of Stravinsky and punctuated by hypnotic passages that unfold with the hushed intensity of a reverie, The Legend of the Holy Drinker confirmed Olmi's status as cinema's most sensitive chronicler of the downtrodden and dispossessed. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

BAMcinemaFest 2019: 'Selah and The Spades' - BAM Rose Cinemas
June 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

The impressive feature debut from Tayarisha Poe is a hyper-stylish immersion into the competing cliques that control an exclusive Pennsylvania prep school. As head of the Spades, the the most powerful faction which exerts its influence through peddling illicit drugs and alcohol, Selah (Lovie Simone) is a Type A overachiever who relishes her status as queen bee of the campus' social hive. When her authority is called into question, Selah reveals just how far she is willing to go to hold onto her dominance. Driven by a commanding performance by Lovie Simone as the alternately ruthless and vulnerable title character and awash in subtly surreal images, Selah and The Spades is a potent look at the dark side of the teenage drive to be "perfect."

Point Break (A Film Feast Presentation) - Prospect Park
June 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

When a gang of masked stick-up men start holding up banks all over Los Angeles, the FBI sends a hotshot young agent named Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) on their trail. Following a left field hunch from his salty partner (Gary Busey), Utah starts combing the beach looking for surfers who might be motivated or crazy enough to light up banks for quick cash. Utah quickly finds his mark: a tight group of adrenaline junkies held together with the cultish charms of their leader Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). Director Kathryn Bigelow's best trick in Point Break is taking what could have been a crass and violent spectacle and giving it a new age twist. Bodhi's gang is motivated by visceral thrills, but at heart, they're a bunch of spiritualists trying to find God. Listen to them talk for long enough, and robbing a bank doesn't seem like such a bad idea.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - Prospect Park
Through June 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland, Jared Rushton, Amy O'Neill An absent-minded inventor leaves his latest creation, a shrinking ray, unattended in his attic, where it is accidentally triggered by his young children. When the newly tiny youngsters are tossed out with the trash, they must survive the long journey across the lawn to make it home in this fantasy-adventure.

Rolling Thunder Revue - Howard Gilman Theater
June 17, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

Everything Must Fall - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 17, 2019 - New York

When South Africa's universities raised their fees, a wave of students took to the streets in opposition. Quickly gaining momentum and scope, the battle cry #FeesMustFall burst on to the political landscape and became a national conversation, bringing attention to the exclusion of poorer black South Africans from higher education, ultimately calling for the decolonization of the entire education system. Everything Must Fall features student leaders and their opposition as they unpack how a moment evolved into a mass movement. Demanding that governments be held accountable while also challenging deeper racial, gender, class and sexual identity discrimination, this group of inspiring young people demonstrate the power that comes from collective organizing that embraces intersectionality in order to create lasting change. Closed Captioning and live transcription (CART) of the Q&A available.

On the President's Orders - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 17, 2019 - New York

In 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte announced a "war on drugs" in the Philippines, setting off a wave of violence and murder targeting thousands of suspected drug dealers and users. With unprecedented, intimate access both to police officials implicated in the killings and the families destroyed as the result of Duterte's deadly campaign, On the President's Orders is a shocking and revelatory investigation into the extrajudicial murders that continue to this day. Entering a murky world of crime, drugs and politics, the filmmakers have managed to capture the clear trajectory of what depths those who wield excessive power can reach, when attacking those who have the very least.

Long Live the Lady! - Walter Reade Theater
June 17, 2019 - New York

Six young men and women are whisked away to a mysterious, heavily surveilled castle in the mountains where they are being employed as the hired help for a swanky soiree, an elaborate dinner party for a coterie of intellectual and cultural elites presided over by an ancient, unsmiling noblewoman. But as the bizarre, oddly funereal night progresses, the young charges being to suspect there is something fishy going on—and it's not just the enormous, grotesque flounder being served as the centerpiece. A subversive, Buñuelian send-up of one of Olmi's recurring concerns—the conditioning of young people for the labor force—Long Live the Lady! is a rich and strange feast indeed. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese - Howard Gilman Theater
June 17, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Prospect Park
June 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Gunner Hansen, Jim Siedow, Edwin Neal, Teri McMinn, John Dugan, Paul A. Partain Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of a handful of films that punctuate the very life-blood of cinematic history. Intensely brutal with very little reprieve or consideration for the audience, it came out of a rift of a socio-cultural framework, bursting onscreen with the evisceration of the family structure, youth culture, and cultural fragility in a post-Vietnam United States. Like Night of the Living Dead did five years earlier, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reveals the unraveling framework of society and places the possibility of horror/death to occur anywhere; not in the Gothic castle nor in the fields of Vietnam but, more terrifyingly, in our surrounding neighborhoods. The film also reveals one of the first final girls (Sally) in the American slasher genre.

The Matrix - Prospect Park
June 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

In one hand there's a red pill, in the other a blue pill. Take the blue pill and life carries on, you go to work, maybe eat a steak — it's not bad, really. The only catch is living under the suspicion that something's amiss, and you'll never know the answer to that nagging question: "What is The Matrix?" That's a question that can only be answered by taking the red pill. Your life will change forever, your perception of reality will be upended, and life… well, you'll find out.

Whatever Happened to My Revolution - FIAF Florence Gould Hall
June 18, 2019 - New York

Dir. Judith Davis, 2018, 88 min. With Judith Davis, Malik Zidi, Claire Dumas In French with English Subtitles In this hilarious, whip-smart comedy, first-time director Judith Davis examines the frustrations of a generation that came of age after the fall of the Berlin Wall, hearing that the world was better before, yet that there are no more alternatives. Davis stars as Angèle, a young urban planner in Paris who loses her job and moves back in with her diehard communist father. Angèle is an idealist: she refuses to give up the dream of revolution that her parents nearly realized in the protests of May 1968. But her activism comes at a high cost to her personal relationships: she has never forgiven her mother for giving up her political struggle, criticizes her sister for her bourgeois lifestyle, and has difficulty accepting her feelings for her suitor Simon, fearing they might be a distraction from the work of changing the world.

Rolling Thunder Revue - Howard Gilman Theater
June 18, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

Born in Evin - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 18, 2019 - New York

When she was 12 years old, the actress and filmmaker Maryam Zaree found out that she was one of a number of babies born inside Evin, Iran's most notorious political prison. Zaree's parents were imprisoned shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in 1979, a period in which tens of thousands of political dissidents were arrested and tortured. With Born in Evin, she confronts decades of silence in her family and embarks on an exploration into the circumstances of her birth. On this vulnerable, lyrical journey Zaree considers the impact of trauma on the bodies and souls of survivors and their children, leading her to question how her generation can relate to their own history while also respecting the people they love who prefer to heal in silence. Winner Best Film, Perspektive Deutsches Kino Programme, Berlinale 2019.

In the Summertime - Walter Reade Theater
June 18, 2019 - New York

Olmi took a turn into Chaplin-esque whimsy with this rarely screened tragicomic fable about an eccentric mapmaker with a most unusual hobby: conferring phony aristocratic titles, complete with custom-made coats of arms, upon ordinary people in whom he detects a certain nobility. It's a curious avocation that leads to both unexpected human connection and serious legal trouble when his lofty fantasies bump up against harsh reality. The closest Olmi came to pure comedy—delicate and bittersweet as it may be—In the Summertime achieves a touching poignancy thanks to the director's abiding affection for the good-hearted outsiders of the world. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

One Fine Day - Walter Reade Theater
June 18, 2019 - New York

Olmi returned to the soulless corporate environs of Il Posto for this provocatively open-ended portrait of bourgeois moral breakdown. Unfolding in a series of fleeting flashbacks and impressions, the ironically titled One Fine Day takes place in the mind of a philandering, middle-aged advertising executive whose banal existence is upended by two sudden twists of fate—one that works seemingly to his advantage, the other a tragedy that leaves him questioning everything. Steadfastly refusing to pass judgement on his subject, Olmi creates a minutely sketched character study that exemplifies his mantra: "For me, the cinema is a state of mind and a process of analysis from a series of detailed observations." 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

Time Stood Still - Walter Reade Theater
June 18, 2019 - New York

Tasked by the Edison-Volta electric company with documenting the building of a hydroelectric dam, Olmi turned the project into his first narrative feature: a charmingly inventive human comedy bursting with the fresh exuberance of youth. In a snowbound shack in the Alps, a veteran dam worker—charged with overseeing the construction site while the rest of the crew is away for Christmas—has his solitude interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected roommate: a rock 'n' roll–mad young man with whom he gradually forms an unexpected bond. Imbuing the simple story with sincere humanity, Olmi finds common ground in the gulf between generations. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese - Howard Gilman Theater
June 18, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

Bar Quiz Hosted by Geeks Who Drink - Symphony Space
June 18, 2019 - New York

Come to Bar Thalia every Tuesday night and enjoy a bar quiz hosted by Geeks Who Drink and Quizmaster Ant-Man! Prizes include bar tabs, free drinks, and more... Drink Special: $6 Beers!

Animation Nights New York (ANNY) at The Gutter - The Gutter
June 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening of Animated Short Films of our In Competition Films from all around the world. Admission is PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE -- donations are greatly appreciated, while no one turned away for lack of funds. We hope to see you there. Support Independent Animation! FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes. You must be 21 years or older and have proof of ID. (This venue is a bar.) What are my transport options getting to the event? L to the Bedford Ave Stop, G to the Nassau Ave Stop.

Make a Movie on Your Phone - Brooklyn Public Library
June 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn how to use mobile devices to make compelling short-form videos. We will discuss storyboard frame composition, audio and lightning, as well as exploring iMovie and Movie Maker.

Rolling Thunder Revue - Howard Gilman Theater
June 19, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

Born in Evin - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 19, 2019 - New York

When she was 12 years old, the actress and filmmaker Maryam Zaree found out that she was one of a number of babies born inside Evin, Iran's most notorious political prison. Zaree's parents were imprisoned shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in 1979, a period in which tens of thousands of political dissidents were arrested and tortured. With Born in Evin, she confronts decades of silence in her family and embarks on an exploration into the circumstances of her birth. On this vulnerable, lyrical journey Zaree considers the impact of trauma on the bodies and souls of survivors and their children, leading her to question how her generation can relate to their own history while also respecting the people they love who prefer to heal in silence. Winner Best Film, Perspektive Deutsches Kino Programme, Berlinale 2019.

The Sweet Requiem - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 19, 2019 - New York

At age eight, Dolkar and her father fled their home in Tibet, escaping Chinese armed forces in an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi, India, where an unexpected encounter with a man from her past reveals long-suppressed memories, propelling Dolkar on an obsessive search for the truth. With stunning cinematography and skillfully subdued tension, The Sweet Requiem, from the filmmaking team behind Dreaming Lhasa (HRWFF, 2006) and The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (HRWFF, 2010), is an unforgettable reflection on an ongoing but too often forgotten refugee crisis.

Teen Time: Movies @ the Library - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sit back, relax, and watch your favorite movies at the library. This month is all about the art of animation with Oscar-winner Into the Spider-Verse.

BAMcinemaFest 2019: 'Olympic Dreams' - BAM Rose Cinemas
June 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Shot on location during the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, Olympic Dreams invites viewers inside the Athlete Village, where a heart-racingly intimate tale of human connection plays out amidst the pressure-cooker environment of the games. Penelope (Alexi Pappas) is a cross country skier who, following a disappointing finish, finds herself adrift with no clear purpose. Ezra (Nick Kroll)—on a reluctant break from his fiancée in New Jersey—is a volunteer dentist searching for adventure in South Korea. Over the course of the games, the two forge a surprising bond—but is it love, or just mutual loneliness? Featuring a supporting cast of international athletes, Olympic Dreams is a by turns funny and bittersweet tale of two lost souls learning to embrace the unknown.

Little Fugitive (Live Score by Reel Orchestrette) - Prospect Park
June 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Richard Brewster, Winifred Cushing, Jay Williams Little Fugitive is a Live Sound Cinema event featuring a live score by Reel Orchestrette. Joey is a young boy in Brooklyn who, after being tricked into believing he has killed his older brother while his mother is away, escapes to Coney Island. Collecting glass bottles in exchange for money to spend on amusement park rides, Joey forgets his troubles in the wash of amusement park excitement only to return home to find his mother and brother there! Little Fugitive is a landmark film featuring naturalist style and nonprofessional actors that considerably influenced the French New Wave movement.

Summer Films: Labyrinth - Nowadays
June 19, 2019 - Ridgewood,

With David Bowie as King of the Goblins who spirits away a little girl's baby brother threatening him with goblinhood unless she can make her way through a labyrinth populated with all kinds of magical creatures from Henson's Muppet universe. (If it rains, don't worry. We'll show the film indoors.)

OutCinema - SVA Theatre
Through June 19, 2019 - New York

NYC Pride's OutCinema, in partnership with NewFest and the SVA Theatre, celebrates LGBTQIA+ pride and community on film. Three days of films that speak to the LGBTQIA+ experience. Featuring specially curated screenings followed by Q&As and open bar after-parties, the new format provides a wide variety in LGBTQIA+ cinema that reflects the community. OutCinema helps to raise needed funds for NYC Pride and NewFest to help continue their annual programming.

Rolling Thunder Revue - Howard Gilman Theater
June 20, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

Está Todo Bien - It's All Good - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 20, 2019 - New York

Venezuela is a country rich in natural resources that, for decades, has prided itself on having one of the best public health systems in the entire region. Today, the near-total collapse of Venezuela's health system is resulting in severe medicine shortages, a dramatic increase in infant mortality, the reappearance of once-eradicated diseases like diphtheria, and a mass exodus of doctors to hospitals overseas. In Está Todo Bien, Caracas-born Tuki Jencquel asks a pharmacist, trauma surgeon, activist and two patients to confront the same questions millions of Venezuelans are facing: protest or acquiesce, emigrate or remain, lose all hope or hang on to faith?

No Box for Me. An Intersex Story - Francesca Beale Theatre
June 20, 2019 - New York

Deborah, 25, and M, 27, are living in bodies that Western medicine — and often society — deems taboo. Like an estimated 1.7 percent of people, they were born with variations in their sex characteristics that were different from classical understandings of male or female. For M, growing up intersex has also meant grappling with the fact that she underwent medically unnecessary surgeries to "normalize" her body as a very young child. But when M finds Deborah online, she is introduced to new voices, language, and representations that allow her to expand her understanding of who she is beyond medical terms. This beautifully crafted, poetic documentary joins brave young people as they seek to reappropriate their bodies and explore their identities, revealing both the limits of binary visions of sex and gender, and the irreversible physical and psychological impact of non-consensual surgeries on intersex infants.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese - Howard Gilman Theater
June 20, 2019 - New York

The thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder Revue is a one-of-a-kind experience. A Netflix release.

Uncle Function - The PIT
June 20, 2019 - New York

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

Straight to Video - Improv Asylum New York
June 20, 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.

Edith Isaac-Rose & Bea Kreloff: Partners in Life, Art & Activism - An Illustrated Talk by Emily O’Leary, Associate Curator - Derfner Judaica Museum
June 20, 2019 - Bronx

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection will present Edith Isaac-Rose & Bea Kreloff: Partners in Life, Art & Activism, an illustrated talk by Emily O’Leary, Associate Curator, on the life and work of Edith Isaac-Rose (1929–2018) and Bea Kreloff (1925–2016). The talk is hosted by the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health Resident LGBT and Allies Group. Isaac-Rose and Kreloff were co-founders of Art Workshop International (Assisi, Italy), painters, teachers, activists and life partners. The talk will take place on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Biederman Library at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 5901 Palisade Avenue, in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. This event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. 718.581.1596 or [email protected] Photo I.D. required for entrance. Both artists were aligned with leftist politics of the 1960s, especially radical feminism, the anti-war movement and gay liberation. They met at an exhibition opening in 1981 and two years later Isaac-Rose separated from her husband and moved in with Kreloff. At the time Kreloff had been living since 1970 in Westbeth Artists’ Housing—a converted industrial building in Greenwich Villag... (read more)

Men in Black: International - Prospect Park
Through June 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 - Prospect Park
Through June 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and now has a child . On a family trip to the countryside, Max meets a farm dog named Rooster, and both attempt to overcome his fears. Meanwhile, Gidget tries to rescue Max's favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment, and Snowball sets on a mission to free a white tiger named Hu from a circus.

Aladdin - Prospect Park
Through June 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes.

The Dead Don't Die - Prospect Park
Through June 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, Caleb Landry Jones, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Tom Waits, Rosie Perez, Danny Glover, RZA, Iggy Pop With the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled, the peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Rocketman - Prospect Park
Through June 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard, Steven Mackintosh Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years.

Late Night - Prospect Park
Through June 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson, John Lithgow A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

Booksmart - Prospect Park
Through June 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo The story follows Dever and Feldstein's characters, two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

The Dead Don't Die - Prospect Park
Through June 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, Caleb Landry Jones, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Tom Waits, Rosie Perez, Danny Glover, RZA, Iggy Pop With the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled, the peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

The Profession of Arms - Walter Reade Theater
June 21, 2019 - New York

The Profession of Arms is Olmi's quietly shattering requiem for Giovanni de' Medici, the 16th-century military captain whose death signaled the end of an era in Italian history. Hired by the Pope to command an army of mercenary Italian soldiers against invading German forces, the fearless de' Medici leads his band of condottieri in a series of increasingly intense battles—until a cannon wound to the leg leaves him on the brink of death. With a painterly visual style and a meticulous attention to period detail, Olmi crafts a hushed and hallucinatory meditation on corporeal suffering, spiritual release, and the inhumanity of industrial warfare. This restoration was completed in 2019 at the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà laboratories, by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, from the original 35mm picture and Dolby Master audio. Laboratory work was supervised by director of photography Fabio Olmi. Sound restoration supervision by Federico Savina.

Films on the Green Presents Peppermint Soda - Transmitter Park
June 21, 2019 - New York

PEPPERMINT SODA (Diabolo menthe) Directed by Diane Kurys, 1977, PG, 1h41, France (Courtesy of Cohen Media Group) With Anouk Ferjac, Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel Anne (Klarwein) and Frédérique (Michel) are sisters entering their teen years in 1963 Paris. Their life, like the world around them, is in full swing. Their personal struggles include the difficulties of divorced parents, getting their first period, discovering boys, and struggling with the confines of their strict school all while figuring out where they fit in the society around them. All the fiasco they undergo presents an opportunity for both a political and romantic awakening. #FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks Film in French with English subtitles FREE and open to the public

At The Movies 2019: Falls Around Her - National Museum of the American Indian
June 21, 2019 - New York

“Falls Around Her” follows Mary Birchbark (played by Tantoo Cardinal [Cree and Métis]), a legendary singer who returns to the vast wilderness of her reserve to reconnect with the land and her community. Mary begins to sense that someone might be watching her. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Mary embraces isolation as she explores the psychological impact of her past and present. A discussion with director Darlene Naponse (Ojibway) and Cardinal follows the screening. This program is presented in cooperation with The Americas Film Festival New York (TAFFNY).

At The Movies 2019: Falls Around Her - National Museum of the American Indian
June 21, 2019 - New York

“Falls Around Her” follows Mary Birchbark (played by Tantoo Cardinal [Cree and Métis]), a legendary singer who returns to the vast wilderness of her reserve to reconnect with the land and her community. Mary begins to sense that someone might be watching her. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Mary embraces isolation as she explores the psychological impact of her past and present. A discussion with director Darlene Naponse (Ojibway) and Cardinal follows the screening. This program is presented in cooperation with The Americas Film Festival New York (TAFFNY).

BAMcinemaFest 2019: 'The Mountain' - BAM Rose Cinemas
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Outsider provocateur Rick Alverson (The Comedy, BAMcinemaFest 2012) returns with another hypnotic, surreal odyssey into the dark side of the American psyche. Set in a despairing, Edward Hopper-esque vision of 1950s America, The Mountain follows Andy (Tye Sheridan), a taciturn teenage Zamboni operator who, following the death of his father, begins working with the mysterious Dr. Wallace Fiennes (Jeff Goldblum, weaponizing his idiosyncratic charm to sinister effect), a libidinous lobotomist who peddles a most ghoulish "cure." Featuring synchronized ice skating routines, spacey xylophone-set dance numbers, and supporting turns by cult icons Udo Kier and Denis Lavant, The Mountain is an eerie, enigmatic fable that envisions postwar America not as a land of promise but as a graveyard of dreams.

Sally of the Sawdust (1925) Film Screening - Queens Historical Society
June 21, 2019 - Queens

As a continuation of our Early Cinema in Queens lecture given by Jason D. Antos back in March, we will be hosting a film screening on July 21st. The program will feature a screening on one of the films discussed during the lecture which was filmed in Queens, Sally of the Sawdust, and an introduction given by Jason D. Antos. Sally of the Sawdust When her circus mother dies after being disowned, young Sally (Carol Dempster) is raised by Professor Eustace McGargle (W.C. Fields), a juggler and small-time con man. McGargle trains Sally to dance for his opening act, and the pair joins a carnival based in Green Meadow, CT. Sally’s grandparents, the Fosters, still live in the area, but neither the young girl nor stern Judge Foster (Erville Alderson) and his wife (Effie Shannon) know they are related.

The Birth of Deceit Movie Premiere & Red Carpet Event (New York Private Screening) - Regal Cinemas Atlas Park 8
June 22, 2019 - Queens

We are proud to announce that our first feature film, The Birth of Deceit will be screening at the Regal Thearter on June 22, 2019. This film is a psychological thriller that will take the viewer on a mental roller coaster. Here is the synopsis; A girl returns to her hometown only to find that the fate of her parents wasn't what she originally thought it was. Ambar and her friends will have to fight for their lives to uncover the truth.This film is going to blow your socks off when you watch it, so make sure you don't wear socks! The official trailer will be out on March 2, 2019. For now check out the teaser trailer to get a better idea of the film.

Movies Under the Stars: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' - Harry Maze Playground
June 22, 2019 - East Flatbush

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs - Walter Reade Theater
June 22, 2019 - New York

Olmi's Palme d'Or–winning masterpiece is an epic, ennobling portrait of four families living and working on a wealthy landowner's estate in 19th-century Lombardy. From an accumulation of richly observed details, the director builds a work of monumental majesty that vividly portrays the peasants' hardships, celebrations, beliefs, relationships to the land and animals, and, above all, the rhythms and rituals of their work, at once backbreaking but honest in its purity. Balancing an almost documentary-like commitment to realism with a poetic feeling for landscape, The Tree of Wooden Clogs overflows with love and concern for its common heroes.

The Legend of the Holy Drinker - Walter Reade Theater
June 22, 2019 - New York

The spiritual humanism that runs through Olmi's work reaches transcendent heights in this sublime adaptation of a novella by Austrian writer Joseph Roth. When a pious stranger bequeaths him 200 francs—with the caveat that he someday repay the debt in the form of an offering to Saint Therese—a homeless alcoholic (a transfixing Rutger Hauer) living under the bridges of Paris finds himself launched into a subtly surreal journey of the soul that takes him from the height of luxury to the depths of despair. Set to the music of Stravinsky and punctuated by hypnotic passages that unfold with the hushed intensity of a reverie, The Legend of the Holy Drinker confirmed Olmi's status as cinema's most sensitive chronicler of the downtrodden and dispossessed. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

The Lonely Island - Kings Theatre
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Friends since childhood from Berkeley, California, The Lonely Island coined their name from the cramped West Coast apartment they shared as comic start-ups. They became a mainstay of the L.A. short-comedy film culture launched by Channel 101, a constantly evolving webisode/film contest where attendees could vote for their favorite five-minute comedy video, and whose alumnus includes Jack Black, Drew Carey, Sarah Silverman and even Flavor Flav. Their willingness to embrace the digital possibilities of comedy was christened by the launch of their own website in 2001, thelonelyisland.com, which was very much in sync with a growing internet fan base that eagerly followed their online antics. The triumvirate's breakout skits and experimental embeds would eventually snag them pilot deals with more established comedy holding companies like Comedy Central and Fox, as well as a plumb writing gig for the MTV Movie Awards that would lead to a successful audition with Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. Their 2009 debut album, "Incredibad," included Emmy® winning sensation "D*** In A Box," featuring superstar Justin Timberlake. The album also featured the follow-up gold records "J**z... (read more)

BAMcinemaFest 2019 Closing Night: 'De Lo Mio' - BAM Rose Cinemas
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sibling bonds are both rekindled and tested in the achingly alive feature debut from Diana Peralta. Rita (Sasha Merci) and Carolina (Darlene Demorizi), two high-spirited sisters raised in New York, travel to the Dominican Republic to reunite with their estranged brother Dante (Héctor Aníbal) and to clean out their grandparents' old home before it is sold and knocked down. As they rifle through the remnants of their family's legacy, shared joys, pains, and traumas resurface that they must confront once and for all. Sensitively attuned to the intricacies of sibling relationships—from the playful teasing to the way a favorite childhood song can trigger an impromptu dance party—De Lo Mio is a richly human look at cherishing the past while learning to let go.

River's Edge - Prospect Park
June 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck, Dennis Hopper The nude, strangled body of a teenaged girl lies on the edge of the river. Her murderer is her boyfriend, Daniel Roebuck. All the kids in Roebuck's dismal, dead-end town know who committed the murder. Trouble is, no one bothers to turn Roebuck in; some of the teens don't know how to react to the crime, while others, strung out on drugs and booze, just don't give a damn. A study of contemporary alienation, River's Edge was based on a real-life incident that occurred in Milpitas, California, in 1981. That same year, Neal Jimenez wrote his screenplay for River's Edge, but was not able to finance the project until 1987. Except for Dennis Hopper, cast as a holdover from the sixties who hobbles about on one leg and makes love to a blow-up doll, the cast was largely comprised of unknowns, many of whom would definitely be heard from in the future.

Uptown Jewish Film - Columbia University Campbell Sports Center
June 23, 2019 - New York

After a successful first year, the Uptown Jewish Film event is happening again! The Uptown Jewish Film festival will be held on one day, Sunday, June 23rd at the Columbia University Campbell Sports Center from 12pm-9pm. Three critically acclaimed films and speakers will be presented along with light refreshments. Tickets are free but donations are suggested. Tickets may be reserved at https://www.juarts.org. The Films - 12pm Carvalho's Journey Speaker: Steve Rivo, Director 3pm Who Will Write our History? Speaker, Professor Robert Shapiro, Brooklyn College 6pm Keep Quiet With an Introduction from Rabbi Herschel Hartz, Omanut: Jewish Uptown Arts More information - Campbell Sports Center - 505 West 218th Street, Intersection of 218th Street and Broadway For questions, please feel free to call us at 646-883-5397 or email us at [email protected] Tickets can be reserved at www.juarts.org.

RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew - Symphony Space
June 23, 2019 - Manhattan

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

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.

The Breakfast Club - Prospect Park
Through June 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason You mess with the bull, you get the horns! Five very different high school kids connect when they spend their Saturday in school detention lockdown because a Jock, a Beauty, a Brain, a Rebel and a Recluse actually have a lot more in common than you'd think; they're all messed up and have issues with authority! Directed by the master of the 1980s teenage comedy John Hughes' and taking place during one day, The Breakfast Club really taps into the awkwardness of growing up, with all the sadness and hilarity that entails.

Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers at FIAF - FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Through June 25, 2019 - New York

"Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers", an annual highlight of FIAF's popular CinéSalon series, returns on Tuesdays from May 7 to June 25 with recent noteworthy films by nine exciting filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres. This spring, "Burning Bright" will reveal the creativity and innovation of French cinema today with poignant coming of age tales told through vibrant new voices, fascinating fusions of genres such as documentary and musical theater, and many instances that blur reality and fiction in urgent ways.

Toy Story 4 - Prospect Park
Through June 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, Bonnie Hunt, Annie Potts, Don Rickles Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

Artist's Choice Summer Film Series - Hauser & Wirth
Through July 17, 2019 - New York

Artist’s Choice Summer Film Series is a program of free evening film screenings that will take place on the rooftop of the gallery’s West 22nd Street location in June and July. With films selected by gallery artists Rita Ackermann, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Amy Sherald, and Lorna Simpson. Summer Film Series will present a vibrant collection of cinematic works that illustrate the many ways in which the moving image provides a rich source of inspiration for­­ visual artists.

Movie Nights at Bryant Park - Luma Hotel
Through August 10, 2019 - New York

Movie Nights are presented by Netflix with support from Chandon and Vulture. Lawn and food and wine concessions open 5pm;. Film begins at sunset.

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival - Bryant Park
Through August 12, 2019 - New York

Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the start of each film. Lawn opens 5pm, film begins at sunset. Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.

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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