Film still from Style Wars
Film still from Style Wars
100 Years of New York on Film

(released 8/31/2023)

Museum of the City of New York is screening New York filmed and themed movies.  Every month they screen one movie from each decade representing 100 years of filmmaking history in the city. The series is called New York on Film: Decade by Decade.  It's programmed by Jessica Green, formerly of Maysles Documentary Center. The film series accompanies the museum's centennial exhibition, This is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture.

They started the film program in June with a film from 1924, Manhandled by Allan Dwan.  Followed that up with Gold Diggers of 1933 (July) and The Clock from 1945 representing the 40's (August).

The next screening is September 21st. The movie is The World, the Flesh and the Devil by Ranald MacDougall from 1959.  It will be introduced by activist Carmen Perez.

The rest of the schedule looks like this:
October 12 - The Queen (Frank Simon, 1968); Square Times (Rudy Burckhardt, 1967)
November 9 - Statues Hardly Ever Smile (Stan Lathan, 1971); Italianamerican (Martin Scorcese, 1974); 80 Blocks from Tiffany's (Gary Weis, 1979)
December 7 - Style Wars (Tony Silver & Henry Chalfant, 1983)
January 11 - Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
February 8 - The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998)
March 7 - Saving Face (Alice Wu, 2004)
April 11 - Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011)
May 9 - A Thousand and One (A.V. Rockwell, 2023)

The museum is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  Here's their website where you can check for updates as they may have guests added to future screenings in the program.

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