David McKay - Our Town screening at IFC Center - June 5, 2018
David McKay - Our Town screening at IFC Center - June 5, 2018
Cinema Roundup For the Week of January 5

(released 1/5/2024)

Happy New Year!

Here's our list of upcoming special event type screenings at theaters in New York from January 5th 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 - info@greenroomnewyork.com.

Camp Courage - Intro with Producer Katy Chevigny
Jan 5 (6pm) - Same ticket with below screening
Paris Theater (4 West 58th Street, Manhattan)
Made refugees by the war in Ukraine, Olga and her granddaughter Milana travel to a summer camp in the Austrian Alps to test the limits of their own bravery, and to strengthen their growing bond.

Stamped from the Beginning - Intro and Q&A with filmmakers Roger Ross Williams, Alisa Payne, David Teague, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and Mara Brock Akil
Jan 5 (7pm) - Same ticket with above screening
Published in 2016, Dr. Kendi's National Book Award winner chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.

El Super - Q&A with Co-Screenwriter Manuel Arce
Jan 5 (7pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Roberto and Aurelia are ten-year exiles from Castro's Cuba, now residing in New York City with their 17-year-old daughter Aurelita. Roberto has become the super of the building in which he lives, with the troubles of his tenants and his overall discontentment with his current living situation driving the plot of the film. He and his wife have trouble understanding their daughter, who smokes pot and likes to disco dance; this is further compounded by the problems she gets into during the latter half of the film, including a pregnancy scare with potentially multiple men.

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.

A Storm Foretold - Q&A with Director Christoffer Guldbrandsen
Jan 5 (7:05pm), Jan 6 (4:50pm), Jan 7 (4:50pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
A Storm Foretold chronicles Roger Stone's pivotal role over two years — from orchestrating the 'Stop the Steal' campaign to laying the groundwork for the January 6th assault on the Capitol. It offers an unfiltered view, allowing audiences to witness firsthand the human catalysts of the epic divide we see today.

You Can't Stay Here - Q&A with Director Todd Verow, Actor Guillermo Diaz
Jan 5 (7:10pm), Jan 6 (7:10pm), Jan 7 (2:15pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
Set in the 1990s, follows a photographer who witnesses the homicide of a gay man in Central Park. When the police take some interest in the crime, a relationship develops between the photographer and the murderer.

The Canyons - Q&A with Director Paul Schrader
Jan 6 (5pm)
Roxy Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan)
When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.

Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got
Jan 6 (8:45pm) Intro with Director Brigitte Berman
Jan 7 (2:50pm) Q&A with Director Brigitte Berman
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Documentary cataloging the life and music of the band leader and clarinetist, Artie Shaw.

Piñero - Q&A with Actor Benjamin Bratt
Jan 7 (6:20pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Miguel Pinero's creative and turbulent life was cut short at age 40: a Tony Award nominee who did time at Sing-Sing, a volatile urban poet whose work is recognized as a precursor to rap and hip-hop, and a writer of hit TV shows.

Desperate Souls, Dark City - Q&A with Editor Anthony Ripoli and Co-Producer Claire Chandler
Jan 8 (6:30pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
Follows the behind-the-scenes odyssey to get Midnight Cowboy (1969) produced, as well as the tumultuous era in which the movie was released and embraced.

Come What May - Talk with Director Christian Carion
Jan 8 (7:30pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
May 1940. To escape the imminent German invasion, the inhabitants of a small village in northern France flee their homes, like so many millions of their compatriots. Max, a German boy, travels with them. His father, Hans, opposed the Nazi regime and was imprisoned in Arras for having lied about his nationality. Hans is eventually set free and sets off to find his son, accompanied by a Scottish soldier who is trying to get 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.

El Cantante - Intro by Editor David Tedeschi
Jan 8 (5:10pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
The life story of Hector Lavoe who started the salsa movement in 1975 and brought it to the United States.

Paris Was a Woman - Q&A and Book Signing with Screenwriter/Author Andrea Weiss and Director Greta Schiller
Jan 9 (6:30pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
The extraordinary convocation of women artists and writers who came together in Paris's Left Bank in the early years of the 20th century—among them Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, and Janet Flanner—is brought to vivid life in Schiller's exhaustively researched documentary, written by Andrea Weiss.

Earth Mama - Q&A with Writer/Director Savanah Leaf
Jan 9 (7pm)
Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53 Street, Manhattan)
With two children in foster care, Gia, a pregnant single mother pitted against the system, fights to reclaim her family. In her close-knit Bay Area community, she works to make a life for herself and her kids.

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.

Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind - Q&A with Director Ethan Coen and Editor Tricia Cooke
Jan 10 (7:30pm SOLD OUT)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
An electrifying glimpse into the complex life and thrilling, unparalleled performances of rock and roll's first and wildest practitioner: Jerry Lee Lewis.

Joyeux Noël - Q&A with Director Christian Carion and Actress Diane Krüger
Jan 10 (7:30pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) tells the true-life story of the spontaneous Christmas Eve truce declared by Scottish, French, and German troops in the trenches of World War I. Enemies leave their weapons behind for one night as they band together in brotherhood and forget about the brutalities of war.

Richland - Q&A with Director Irene Lusztig
Jan 10 (6pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
Built by the US government to house the Hanford nuclear site workers who manufactured weapons-grade plutonium for the Manhattan Project, Richland, Washington is proud of its heritage as a nuclear company town and proud of the atomic bomb it helped create. Richland offers a prismatic, placemaking portrait of a community staking its identity and future on its nuclear origin story, presenting a timely examination of the habits of thought that normalize the extraordinary violence of the past.

Passages - Q&A with Director Ira Sachs
Jan 12 (7:15pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Passages explores a Parisian love triangle between three beautiful bohemians: Tomas, Martin, and Agathe. Tomas and Martin's marriage is thrown into crisis when the former begins a passionate affair with Agathe, a younger woman he meets after completing his latest film. While the mild-mannered Martin is at first tolerant, even supportive of his partner's needs, over time his patience becomes severely tested.

I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Intro by Producer/Co-Director Pat Hartley
Jan 12 (6:30pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
James Baldwin retraces his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, reflecting with his trademark brilliance and insight on the passage of more than two decades.

She Came to Me - Q&A with Director Rebecca Miller and Cinematographer Sam Levy
Jan 12 (7pm)
Roxy Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan)
A composer with an unfinished opera, a spiritually conflicted psychiatrist, and a free-spirited tugboat captain collide on an unpredictable voyage into uncharted waters in writer-director Rebecca Miller's enchanting romantic comedy.

Driving Madeleine - Q&A with Director Christian Carion
Jan 12 (7pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Madeleine, leaves small suburbia to join a nursing home, on the other side of Paris. Charles, a taxi driver, comes to pick her and in no hurry to reach, she asks him to go through places of the capital, which have counted in her life.

Household Saints - Q&A with Director Nancy Savoca, Writer/Producer Rich Guay, Michael Imperioli (Friday only)
Jan 12 (6:45pm), Jan 13 (6:45pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy.

Inshallah a Boy - Q&A with Director Amjad Al Rasheed
Jan 12 (8pm), Jan 13 (5:30pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Jordan's inheritance culture under which women are pressured to relinquish their rights to property to male relatives.

Killers of the Flower Moon - Q&A with Editor Thelma Schoonmaker
Jan 13 (5:30pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one - until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.

American Symphony - Q&A with Director Matthew Heineman and Producer Lauren Domino
Jan 13 (11am)
Paris Theater (4 West 57th Street, Manhattan)
In 2022, musician Jon Batiste finds himself the most celebrated artist of the year with eleven Grammy nominations including Album of the Year. In the midst of that triumph Jon embarks on his most ambitious challenge to date, composing an original symphony. This trajectory was upended when Batiste's life partner — best-selling author Suleika Jaouad — learns that her long-dormant cancer has returned.

The Eternal Memory - Q&A with Director Maite Alberti
Jan 13 (3:30pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
In their youth, Augusto and Paulina had vibrant cultural vocations – he as a television social commentator and reporter who called for his nation to never forget its traumatic political legacy, she as an acclaimed actress and later Minister of Culture for Chile. Now in their autumn years, they contend with Augusto's Alzheimer's diagnosis and Paulina's fears of impending loss.

Fallen Leaves - Q&A with Actress Alma Pöysti
Jan 14 (7:30pm)
Roxy Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan)
Ansa, a single woman, lives and works in a supermarket in Helsinki. One night she meets Holappa, an equally lonely and alcohol-dependent worker. Despite adversity and misunderstandings, they try to build a relationship.

Destroy All Neighbors - Q&A with Actor Alex Winter
Jan 16 (7pm), 17 (7pm)
Alamo Drafthouse - Lower Manhattan (28 Liberty Street, Manhattan)
William Brown, a neurotic, self-absorbed musician determined to finish his prog-rock magnum opus, faces a creative roadblock in the form of a noisy and grotesque neighbor named Vlad. Finally working up the nerve to demand that Vlad keep it down, William inadvertently decapitates him. But, while attempting to cover up one murder, William's accidental reign of terror causes victims to pile up and become undead corpses who torment and create more bloody detours on his road to prog-rock Valhalla.

The Prestige - Intro and Q&A with Production Designer Nathan Crowley
Jan 19 (7pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians in 1890s London engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

The Dark Knight - Intro and Q&A with Production Designer Nathan Crowley
Jan 20 (7pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Sometimes I Think About Dying - Q&A with Actors Daisy Ridley & Dave Merheje, Director Rachel Lambert
Jan 25 (7pm), Jan 26 (2:40pm)
Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Fran, who likes to think about dying, makes the new guy at work laugh, which leads to dating and more. Now the only thing standing in their way is Fran herself.

Stamped From the Beginning - Q&A with Editors John S. Fisher and Francesca Sharper
Jan 26 (8:15pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
Published in 2016, Dr. Kendi's National Book Award winner chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.

Showing Up - Q&A with Director Kelly Reichardt
Jan 26 (7pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
A sculptor preparing to open a new show tries to work amidst the daily dramas of family and friends.

She is Conann - Q&A with Director Bertrand Mandico and Actress Elina Löwensohn
Feb 4 (5:45pm)
Alamo Drafthouse - Lower Manhattan (28 Liberty Street, Manhattan)
Hellhound Rainer roams the abyss, following Conann in each phase of her life, from childhood as a slave to Sanja through to her accession as queen.

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