Eric Stoltz and Alex Ross Perry - Q&A following Her Smell - IFC Center - April 11, 2019
Eric Stoltz and Alex Ross Perry - Q&A following Her Smell - IFC Center - April 11, 2019
Cinema Roundup For the Week of January 11

(released 1/11/2024)

Here's our list of upcoming special event type screenings at theaters in New York from January 11th 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 -

Driving Madeleine - Q&A with Director Christian Carion
Jan 11 (7pm), 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.

The Settlers - Q&A with Director Felipe Gálvez
Jan 11 (6:30pm), Jan 12 (7:05pm), Jan 13 (7:05pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
At the turn of the 20th century, three horsemen embark on an expedition across the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the behest of a wealthy landowner, tasked with securing his vast state-appointed property. Accompanying a reckless British lieutenant and an American mercenary is mestizo marksman Segundo, who comes to realize, amidst rising tensions within the group, their true mission is to murderously "remove" the indigenous population.

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.

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.

Apolonia, Apolonia - Q&A with Director Lea Glob
Jan 12 (3pm), Jan 13 (8pm), Jan 14 (2pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
The talented Apolonia grows up seeking her place in the art world while grappling with the agonies and joys of womanhood and relationships in a world dominated by patriarchy, capitalism, and war.

Killers of the Flower Moon - Q&A with Editor Thelma Schoonmaker, Exec Prod Marianne Bower, & Casting Director Ellen Lewis
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.

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket - Intro by Director Karen Thorsen
Jan 18 (6:30pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
An emotional portrait of Baldwin that uses rarely-seen archival footage, and melds intimate interviews (with writers Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka and William Styron, among others), and public speeches, with cinéma vérité glimpses of Baldwin and scenes from his funeral in December 1987.

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.

Vishniac - Q&A with Director Laura Bialis (and some with Exec Producer Nancy Spielberg)
Jan 19 (7:15pm), Jan 20 (7:15pm), Jan 21 (2:45pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Difficult and flamboyant, Roman Vishniac captured iconic images of Jewish life, from the cafes of pre-war Berlin to the shtetls of Eastern Europe. But it would be up to his daughter to preserve his legacy.

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.

Masters of the Air - Q&A with Actors Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Barry Keoghan, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann & Exec Prod Gary Goetzman
Jan 24 (7pm)
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan)
Series that follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group (the "Bloody Hundredth") in World War II who flew the bombers that helped beat the Nazis and liberate Europe.

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.

De Humani Corporis Fabrica - Q&A with Directors Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
Jan 27 (3pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Focuses on five hospitals in northern Paris neighborhoods. It reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the gaze and attention of others.

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.

Things - Q&A with Producer David Sterling
Feb 15 (9:30pm)
Nitehawk Cinema - Williamsburg (136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn)
In this monster anthology, a man's mistress is trapped by his gun-wielding wife, who subjects her to two tales as a twisted form of revenge. In the first, a would-be brothel owner and crew face off against a puritanical mayor with a mysterious box housing an ancient creature he uses as punishment. In the second, a woman's nightmares about her abusive husband slowly come to life as she tries to escape the real monster growing inside him.

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