Stanley Nelson at Maysles Documentary Center for Attica screening - February 10, 2022
Stanley Nelson at Maysles Documentary Center for Attica screening - February 10, 2022
Cinema Roundup For the Week of December 14

(released 12/14/2023)

Here's our list of upcoming special event type screenings at theaters in New York from December 14th and beyond. These are the screenings that have actors, directors or producers at them to answer questions from critics and audience members. If you host an event and we missed you, please let us know -

Passages - Q&A with Director Ira Sachs
Dec 14 (7pm)
Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53 Street, Manhattan)
A gay couple's marriage is thrown into crisis when one of them impulsively begins a passionate affair with a young woman.

All of Us Strangers - Q&A with Actor Andrew Scott
Dec 14 (7:30pm), Dec 17 (7pm)
Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
ALL OF US STRANGERS follows the developing relationship between Adam and Harry, as Adam finds himself drawn to his childhood home – where his parents appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.

Memory - Q&A with Actors Jessica Chastain & Peter Sarsgaard, Writer/Director Michel Franco
Dec 15 (8pm)
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan)
Memory tells the story of Sylvia, a social worker who leads a simple and structured life. This is blown open when Saul follows her home from their high school reunion. Their surprise encounter will profoundly impact both of them as they open the door to the past.

Maestro - Intro by Director/Actor Bradley Cooper
Dec 15 (7pm)
Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53 Street, Manhattan)
American conductor Leonard Bernstein falls in love with Costa Rican actress Felicia Montealegre.

Time Bomb Y2K - Q&A with Directors Brian Becker & Marley McDonald, and others
Dec 15 (sold out), Dec 16 (8pm), Dec 17 (4pm), Dec 18 (8pm), Dec 19 (8pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
As the year 2000 approached, rumblings started to spread outside of the world of computer engineers and into the mainstream consciousness about a ubiquitous glitch in computer code that meant when the year turned from "1999" to "2000," all computers would reset to "1900" and the world's systems would malfunction, grinding to a halt. In a fully archival tour de force, co-directors Brian Becker and Marley McDonald document the countdown to Y2K against the backdrop of the mass hysteria that infiltrated everything from politics to pop culture. Doomsday prepper communities started to proliferate and businesses popped up with products, books, and any way to make a quick buck off the looming disaster. Time Bomb Y2K is a wild ride through the final days of the '90s and a compelling portrait of a turning point in the digital revolution.

Call Me Dancer - Q&A with Director Leslie Shampaine, Dancer/Subject Manish Chauhan, and others
Dec 15 (3:00, 5:15, 7:30pm), Dec 16 (3:00, 5:15, 7:30pm), Dec 17 (3:00, 5:15, 7:30pm), Dec 19 (7:30pm), Dec 20 (7:30pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Manish is an athletic street dancer from Mumbai, whose working-class parents depend on their only son's support. When he accidentally walks into an inner-city dance school and encounters a curmudgeonly 70-year-old Israeli ballet master, a hunger develops within him. Ambitious and passionate, Manish is determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked against him.

Past Lives - Q&A with Director Celine Song and Editor Keith Fraase
Dec 17 (6pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life.

Priscilla - Q&A with Director Sophia Coppola and Actor Cailee Spaeny
Dec 18 (7pm)
Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53 Street, Manhattan)
When teenager Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who's already a meteoric rock 'n' roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, and a gentle best friend.

Drift - Q&A with Actor Cynthia Erivo
Dec 19 (7pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Jacqueline, a young refugee, lands alone and penniless on a Greek island, where she tries first to survive and then to cope with her past. While gathering her strength, she begins a friendship with a rootless tour guide and together they find the resilience to forge ahead.

Charm Circle - Q&A with Director Nira Burstein and Executive Producer Fred Armisen
Dec 20 (7pm)
Nitehawk Cinema - Williamsburg (136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn)
Filmmaker Nira Burstein returns to her childhood home—now crumbling from the inside out—in suburban New York to explore the circumstances in which her parents live. Weaving together decades-old home videos and contemporary footage, this documentary crafts an unpredictable and powerful family portrait. With the announcement of Nira's younger sister's polyamorous wedding, tensions are reignited that threaten to sever what's left of the family bond.

Thirst Street - Q&A with Director Nathan Silver and DP Sean Price Williams
Dec 28 (7pm)
Roxy Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan)
Gina, an American flight attendant, falls in with a Parisian bartender on a layover only to find herself tangled in a web of deception, delusion and unrequited amour fou.

Brief Tender Light - Q&A with Director Arthur Musah
Jan 5 (7pm), Jan 6 (3pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
A Ghanaian filmmaker follows four African undergraduates through MIT, America's premier technological university and his alma mater. The students embark on their MIT education with individual ambitions – to engineer infrastructure in Tanzania; to secure a better life for family in Nigeria; to contribute to postgenocide reconstruction in Rwanda; to advance democracy in Zimbabwe. Their missions are distinct, but fueled by a common goal: to become agents of positive change back home.

Good Grief - Q&A with Actor/Director Dan Levy
Jan 8 (7pm)
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan)
An artist grieving the loss of his famous writer husband takes his two best friends on a trip to Paris, where they unpack messy secrets and hard truths.

Criminal Record - Q&A with Actor Peter Capaldi and Producer Elaine Collins
Jan 9 (7pm)
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan)
Criminal Record follows two brilliant detectives (Capaldi and Cush Gumbo) as an anonymous phone call draws them into a confrontation over an old murder case — one a young woman in the early stages of her career, the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy.

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