Matt Dillon - Lincoln Center - December 13, 2018
Matt Dillon - Lincoln Center - December 13, 2018
Cinema Roundup For the Week of February 29

(released 2/29/2024)

Here's our list of upcoming special event type screenings at theaters in New York from February 29th 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 -

Les Misérables - Q&A with Writer/Director Ladj Ly
Mar 1 (6:10pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

Pitch People - Q&A with Director Stanley Jacobs
Mar 1 (7:15pm)
Village East (181-189 2nd Avenue, Manhattan)
The art of the "pitch" has always played a fascinating role in society. The men and women who have perfected this craft and how they make a livelihood selling various products by way of a visual demonstration make up a world unfamiliar to most people.

Amelia's Children - Q&A with Director Gabriel Abrantes, Actor Brigette Lundy-Paine
Mar 1 (9:10pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
When Edward's search for his biological family leads him and his girlfriend Ryley to a magnificent villa high in the mountains of Northern Portugal, he is full of excitement at meeting his long-lost mother and twin brother. Finally, he will discover who he is and where he comes from. But nothing is as it seems, and Edward will soon learn that he is linked to them by a monstrous secret.

Asleep in My Palm - Q&A with Writer/Director Henry Nelson, Actor Tim Blake Nelson
Mar 1 (7pm), Mar 2 (7pm)
Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, Manhattan)
Asleep in My Palm explores the nature of parenthood and class as a father and daughter live off the grid in rural Ohio where they must confront the challenges of her sexual awakening as he escapes a violent and conflicted past.

Going To Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project - Q&A with Nikki Giovanni
Mar 2 (6:30pm) Part of First Saturdays
Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)
A look at the life of poet, Nikki Giovanni and the revolutionary historical periods through which she lived, from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter.

Robot Dreams - Q&A with Director Pablo Berger
Mar 5 (6:30pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
A tender, affecting tale of friendship, the animated ROBOT DREAMS is set in a 1980s NYC populated by posses of pigs, birds, cats, and other animal clans. Yet Dog leads a lonely existence, eating TV dinners in his East Village walkup. When he sees an infomercial for a robot-building kit, he seizes the chance for the perfect city buddy: Dog and Robot eat hot dogs together on 5th Avenue, rollerblade in Central Park, venture to Coney Island — to the groove of their song, Earth, Wind & Fire's "September." But when Robot gets stranded at the beach, Dog is helpless to rescue him; and, as the seasons change, they both endure a separation that will change them forever.

The Trials of Alan Dershowitz - Q&A with Director John Curtin
Mar 5 (7pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
Alan Dershowitz is a fierce criminal defense attorney known for representing infamous clients like Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, and whose unwavering defense of constitutional rights and civil liberties is both admirable and divisive. The film explores his notable victories and lesser-known losses, as well as his court battles with one of Epstein's victims, who'd accused him of sexual misconduct.

A Stage of Twilight - Q&A with Actress Karen Allen, Director Sarah Schwab, Producer Brian Long
Mar 7 (4pm)
Village East (181-189 2nd Avenue, Manhattan)
Cora and Barry are enjoying life until Barry is diagnosed with terminal heart disease. Barry decides to retreat to the woods, where he can die alone, but his hope for a dignified death is a struggle for Cora.

120 BPM - Q&A with Director Robin Campillo
Mar 8 (6:15pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Glitter & Doom - Q&A with Actor Lea DeLaria
Mar 8 (7pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
In a fantastical romance set to the hits of the Indigo Girls, two young aspiring performers fall in love at first sight.

Nofinofy - Q&A with Director Michael Andrianaly
Mar 8 (7:15pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
When his hairdressing salon is destroyed by the municipality, Romeo must leave the high street of Toamasina for a harder-to-find shack in a residential neighborhood. Loyal customers keep him going, but he still dreams of building a permanent salon.

High & Low - John Galliano - Q&A with Director Kevin Macdonald
Mar 8 (7:15pm), Mar 9 (7:15pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Fashion designer John Galliano was widely recognized as one of the most influential names in 1990s and 2000s couture until his career abruptly ended in 2011. Candid footage—plus conversations with Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Anna Wintour and more—trace Galliano's turbulent career through the decades.

Space: The Longest Goodbye - Q&A with Writer/Director Ido Mizrahy, Producer Valda Witt, Astronaut Cady Coleman
Mar 9 (4:15pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
In the next decade, NASA will send astronauts to Mars for the first time. Separated from Earth, and unable to communicate with ground in real time, crew members will experience extreme isolation that could gravely affect their three-year journey.

Crossing Delancey - Q&A with Writer Susan Sandler and Actress Jenny Slate
Mar 10 (12:15pm SOLD OUT)
New Plaza Cinema (35 West 67th Street, Manhattan)
Thirty-something Isabelle spends her time going from her tiny, solitary West Side apartment to that of her grandmother on the Lower East Side. In between, Izzy builds a glowing reputation at the swank bookstore where she works. While her grandmother plots to find her a romantic match, Izzy is courted by a married, worldly author, Anton, yet can't seem to shake the down-to-earth appeal of Sam, a pickle vendor.

Manhunt - Q&A with Actor Tobias Menzies
Mar 11 (7:30pm)
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan)
Manhunt tells the story of the 12-day hunt for John Wilkes Booth in the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, led by Lincoln's War Secretary and friend Edwin Stanton.

The First Class - Q&A with Directors Lee Hirsch
Mar 12 (7pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
An intimate verité film that follows students and educators at a groundbreaking new high school in Memphis. Their inspiring journey shows what learning can look like-and accomplish-when a city comes together to rethink what high school can be.

Love Is The Message - Q&A with Director Nicky Siano
Mar 12 (7:30pm)
Nitehawk Cinema - Prospect Park (188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn)
In 1972, The Gallery opened and for 6 years it ruled as New York City's hottest dance club. Now, for the first time in film history, you will go inside one of the hottest clubs ever, actually filmed at the club during its heyday.

Sujo - Q&A with Director Fernanda Valadez
Mar 13 (6:45pm) Part of First Look 2024
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
After his father is murdered by fellow cartel henchmen, four-year-old Sujo is snuck out of town by women who then raise him as their own. As Sujo grows into a young man, he and his friends follow temptation and the lure of easy money back into town, where further tragedy awaits.

Blackout - Q&A with Director Larry Fessenden, Actors Alex Hunt & Motell Gyn Foster
Mar 13 (7:30pm), Mar 14 (7pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
Charley's secret is he thinks he's a werewolf. He can’t remember the things he's done but the papers report random acts of violence taking place at night in this small upstate hamlet. Now the whole town must rally to find out what is tearing it apart: mistrust, fear, or a monster that comes out at night.

Much Ado About Dying - Q&A with Director Simon Chambers
Mar 16 (6:30pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Looking after his madcap gay actor uncle, filmmaker Simon is engulfed in a whirl of Shakespeare and clutter, as uncle David lends his credit card to neighbours, greets visitors in the nude and teaches Simon a profound lesson on dying happy.

The Featherweight - Q&A with Director Robert Kolodny
Mar 16 (8pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Set in 1964, a camera crew follows Willie Pep, retired featherweight boxing champion. Down and out in Hartford CT, married to a woman half his age and with a drug-addled son and mounting debts, Pep decides to make a return to the ring.

The Lost Record - Q&A with Director Ian Svenonius
Mar 17 (7:30pm)
Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, Manhattan)
A sci-fi, rock 'n' roll, essay, fantasy film about art, music, fetish, creation, love, and records. Based on the LP "The Lost Record" by Escape-ism.

Teeth - Q&A with Writer/Director Mitchell Lichtenstein
Mar 18 (7pm)
Nitehawk Cinema - Williamsburg (136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn)
Dawn is an active member of her high-school chastity club but, when she meets Tobey, nature takes its course, and the pair answer the call. They suddenly learn she is a living example of the vagina dentata myth, when the encounter takes a grisly turn.

Riddle of Fire - Q&A with Director Weston Razooli
Mar 20 (6pm)
Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan (28 Liberty Street, Manhattan)
Three mischievous children on dirt bikes, armed with paint guns and cocky attitudes, launch an attack at a local warehouse, outwitting a security guard, and "liberating" the very latest video game console for themselves in the process. But when they get home to play, they encounter one big problem: Mom's set an airtight password on the TV. Thus begins an epic quest to discover the password, with the kids finding themselves on an odyssey more exciting than anything they could have found onscreen.

Spaces of Exception - Q&A with Director Matt Peterson
Mar 20 (7pm)
Maysles Cinema (343 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan)
SPACES OF EXCEPTION investigates and juxtaposes the struggles, communities, and spaces of the American Indian reservation and the Palestinian refugee camp. The film was shot from 2014 to 2017 in Arizona, New Mexico, New York, and South Dakota, as well as in Lebanon and the West Bank.

A Perfect Day for Caribou - Q&A with Director Jeff Rutherford, Actor Charlie Plummer
Mar 22 (7pm)
Roxy Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan)
An estranged father and son spend the day ambling around a cemetery, wandering the wilderness, searching for family, and stumbling through disharmony and heartache.

Limbo - Q&A with Actor Simon Baker
Mar 24 (3:10pm), Mar 26 (6pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
'Limbo' follows the investigation of a twenty year-old outback cold case murder by jaded detective Travis Hurley.

Elegy in the Streets - Q&A with Director Jim Hubbard
Mar 27 (7pm)
Maysles Documentary Center (343 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan)
Exploring the AIDS crisis from both a personal and a political perspective, the film intertwines two main motifs: memories of Roger Jacoby, a filmmaker who died of AIDS, and the development of a mass response to AIDS.

Clifford - Q&A with Director Paul Flaherty, Actors Martin Short & Richard Kind, Co-Writer Steven Kampmann
Mar 30 (6pm)
BAM (30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn)
A bratty 10-year-old boy is obsessed with visiting a dinosaur-themed amusement park. His uptight uncle takes the wily tyke in for a week, and barely lives to regret it.

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