Four Winters screening with Director Julia R. Mintz and Michael Imperioli - Nov 5, 2022 - New Plaza Cinema
Four Winters screening with Director Julia R. Mintz and Michael Imperioli - Nov 5, 2022 - New Plaza Cinema
Cinema Roundup for the Week of October 12

(released 10/12/2023)

Here's a list of upcoming special event type screenings at theaters in New York from October 12th and beyond. These are the screenings that have actors, directors or producers at them to answer questions from critics and audience members. With the SAG-AFTRA strike going on, there may be a lesser amount of actors at upcoming screenings. Nevertheless, here's the updated list with mostly directors. If you host an event and we missed you, please let us know -

UPDATED: October 13, 2023

Anatomy of a Fall - Q&A with Director Justine Triet and Actor Sandra Huller
Oct 12 (7:15pm)
Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
For the past year, Sandra, her husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their chalet, his suspicious death is presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the main suspect.

Reality Winner - Q&A with Director Sonia Kennebeck & Producer Ines Hofmann Kanna
Oct 12 (6:50pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
Filmed over five years, this is the only documentary about the young NSA whistleblower who exposed Russian interference in U.S. elections and went to jail for it. With exclusive access to Reality Winner and the media outlet involved in her arrest, this film also uncovers FBI evidence never before released.

The Road Dance - Q&A with Director Richie Adams and Actress Ali Fumiko Whitney
Oct 13 (7pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
In a small, remote village in the Outer Scottish Hebrides, Kirsty yearns for adventure and another life across the ocean. Though she finds comfort in time spent with ther mother and younger sister, she sees hope and a future with Murdo, an intelligent, curious poet. The two fall in love as World War I lurks, and Murdo is soon conscripted to join the other men of the village to fight. As a gesture of farewell, the village hosts a road dance, a celebration attended by every resident, but this sense of community is soon shattered by an unspeakable incident that changes Kirsty's life forever.

Once Within a Time - Q&A with Co-Director Jon Kane & Executive Producer Steven Soderbergh
Oct 13 (7:15pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
A comedic apocalyptic vision of the end of the world and the beginning of a new one, with unforgettable views and the innocence and hope of a new generation.

Q&A with Actor Stephen Dorff & Composer DJ Muggs
Oct 13 (7:10pm)
Q&A with Actor Stephen Dorff, Director Eddie Alcazar, & Producer Steven Soderbergh
Oct 14 (7:10pm)
Regal Union Square Stadium 14 (850 Broadway, Manhattan)
Centers on two mysterious brothers, who abduct a mogul during his quest for immortality. Meanwhile, a seductive woman helps them launch a journey of self-discovery.

Fantastic Machine - Q&A with Co-Directors Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck
Oct 13 (7:30pm), Oct 14 (7:30pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
Filmmakers Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck once again turn their cameras directly on society, this time to explore, explain and expose how our unchecked obsession with image has grown to change our human behavior.

Plan C - Q&A with Co-Directors Tracy Droz Tragos and others
Oct 13 (7:10pm), Oct 14 (7:10pm), Oct 15 (2:30pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
The overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, red state legislatures across the U.S. have rushed to severely restrict access for women and their right to choose. The already-crucial work of the grassroots organization Plan C, which provides knowledge of and access to abortion pills and has become that much more essential in the year since.

What We Leave Behind - Q&A with Director Iliana Sosa
Oct 14 (7pm)
Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx)
Join us for an exploration of the life of Julian Moreno, an 89-year-old who's made a 17-hour bus ride every month from Primo de Verdad, Mexico, to visit family in El Paso, Texas. After his last visit to Texas, he returned to rural Mexico and began building a new house in the empty lot next to his home. Julian's granddaughter filmed his work over several years, creating both a love letter to her grandfather, as well as an intimate and insightful exploration of her own relationship with him and his homeland.

La Madrina: The Savage Life of Lorine Padilla - Q&A with Padilla, EP Henry Chalfant, Editor Sonia Martinez-Gonzales
Oct 15 (4pm)
Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx)
Join Lorine Padilla, 'La Madrina' herself, for a screening of a feature-length documentary about the beloved South Bronx matriarch and former 'First Lady' of the Savage Skulls gang, After settling into her elder years, a tragic incident in the Bronx forced Padilla back into action to take on a new cause.

The Only Doctor - Q&A with Director Matthew Hashiguchi & Producer Anjanette Levert
Oct 17 (6:30pm)
The City College of New York / Shepard Hall (259 Convent Avenue, Manhattan)
The Only Doctor tells a contemporary story of rural healthcare in the United States as it centers on Dr. Karen Kinsell, who for nearly 20 years has been the only doctor in a Southwest Georgia county. The film begins when Dr. Kinsell comes to the realization that she can no longer afford to full-time volunteer as the only doctor in rural Clay County, Georgia. But ever committed to her community, she looks to forge a partnership with a medical university in order to keep her clinic open. Then the pandemic arrives, creating new challenges, but also opportunities and new decisions.

When My Sleeping Dragon Woke - Q&A with subject Sharon Washington, Co-Directors Chuck Schultz & Judah-Lev Dickstein
Oct 18 (7pm), Oct 19 (7pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
A little girl grows up in a custodial apartment hidden inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father stokes its coal furnace 24/7. Four decades later, the little girl-turned-actor Sharon Washington chooses the theater to write her modern-day fairytale childhood filled with real and imagined dragons, family secrets, forgiveness, and a life filled with books. But revisiting her past comes with an unforeseen cost.

Another Body
Q&A with Producer Elizabeth Woodward, Assoc. Producer Marina Hunt
Oct 18 (7:05pm)
Q&A with Directors Sophie Compton & Reuben Hamlyn
Oct 19 (7:05pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
A college student's life is upended when she discovers "deepfake" pornography of herself circulating online. Utilizing this technology in startling ways, ANOTHER BODY follows a victim's search for answers, and raises unsettling questions about technology, justice, and consent.

Nyad - Q&A with Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Oct 20 (7pm)
Paris Theater (4 West 58th Street, Manhattan)
A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110 mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the "Mount Everest" of swims.

The Delinquents - Q&A with Director Rodrigo Moreno
Oct 20 (6:30pm)
Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Buenos Aires bank employee Morán dreams up a scheme to liberate himself from corporate monotony: he'll steal enough money to support a modest retirement, then confess and serve prison time while his co-worker holds on to the cash. Soon under pressure by a company investigator, accomplice Román heads to a remote rural idyll to hide the funds. There, he encounters a mysterious woman who will transform his life forever.

To Kill a Tiger - Q&A with Filmmaker Nisha Pahuja; Intro by EP Dev Patel on Oct 20 only
Oct 20 (5:10pm, 8:10pm), Oct 21 (2:30pm, 5:30pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
In a small village in Jharkhand, India, 2017, a farmer becomes embroiled in conflict when he and his wife report to the police a horrific crime — after a family wedding, three village men dragged their 13-year-old daughter into the woods and sexually assaulted her. Village leaders launch a campaign not for justice but for the father to drop charges and marry his daughter off to one of her arrested rapists — an "honorable" solution to preserve the community's dignity.

We're All Going to the World's Fair - Q&A with Director Jane Schoenbrun
Oct 22 (2:30pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Reality and fantasy begin to blur when an isolated teenager immerses herself in an online role-playing horror game.

Bug - Q&A with Screenwriter Tracy Letts
Oct 24 (7:15pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
In Oklahoma, Agnes, a lonely waitress living in an isolated and dilapidated roadside motel, meets Peter, a quiet and mysterious man with whom she establishes a peculiar relationship.

Four Daughters - Q&A with Director Kaouther Ben Hania
Oct 26 (7pm)
Maysles Documentary Center (343 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan)
This riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a complex family history through intimate interviews and artful reenactments to examine how the Tunisian woman's two eldest were radicalized by Islamic extremists.

Bloodsuckers from Outer Space - Q&A with Director Glen Coburn
Oct 26 (9:30pm)
Nitehawk Cinema - Williamsburg (136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn)
In rural Texas, several farmers are transformed into bloodthirsty, chatty zombie killers when a mysterious mist from outer space infects the earth. A young couple must warn townsfolk and try to escape before inept government officials drop a bomb and nuke them all out of existence.

The Silence of the Lambs - Q&A with Production Designer Kristi Zea
Oct 27 (6:40pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
Anthony Hopkins as psychopath psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter, stuck behind bars due to his penchant for cannibalism, and Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, the FBI agent trainee who has to win Lecter's trust and consult his blighted, brilliant mind in order to stop another serial killer at large.

June Zero - Q&A with Director Jake Paltrow and Producer Oren Moverman
Oct 27 (7pm), Oct 28 (7pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, a major architect of the Holocaust, is revisited. Based on true accounts, June Zero is told from the unique perspectives of three largely unrelated figures: Eichmann's Jewish Moroccan prison guard; an Israeli police investigator who also happens to be a Holocaust survivor and a precocious and clever 13-year-old Libyan immigrant.

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 - Q&A with Director Joe Berlinger
Oct 30 (8:30pm)
Nitehawk Cinema - Prospect Park (188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn)
Notoriously altered by meddling studio execs looking to have more sensational gore and a Marilyn Manson-forward soundtrack, as released theatrically Book of Shadows strayed from Berlinger's vision. Over the twenty years since its release, a cult following has emerged, attaching to the core of the movie that retains the originally intended ideas. For this one night only event, Berlinger joins us in person following a screening on 35mm film to discuss the fraught history of the making of the movie, and how it reads decades later.

Hollow Tree - Q&A with Director Kira Akerman with moderator & filmmaker RaMell Ross
November 2 (6:30pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
Hollow Tree follows three teenagers coming of age in their sinking homeland of Louisiana. For the first time, they notice the Mississippi River's engineering, stumps of cypress trees, and billowing smokestacks. Their different perspectives — as Indigenous, white, and Angolan young women — shape their story of the climate crisis.

Hollow Tree - Q&A with Director Kira Akerman with moderator & filmmaker Kirsten Johnson
November 3 (6:30pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Hollow Tree follows three teenagers coming of age in their sinking homeland of Louisiana. For the first time, they notice the Mississippi River's engineering, stumps of cypress trees, and billowing smokestacks. Their different perspectives — as Indigenous, white, and Angolan young women — shape their story of the climate crisis.

20 Days in Mariupol - Q&A with Director Mstyslav Chernov
Nov 7 (6:30pm)
Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx)
An AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later become defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital and more.

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