Mayor Launches "One Film, One New York"

(released 8/1/2017)

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is launching the first ever "One Film One New York" campaign to unite New York City around Film. On September 13, 2017 all five boroughs will have the opportunity to watch a free screening of the movie that New Yorkers choose. The film will screen both at outdoor NYC park locations and indoors at independent movie house locations. The effort is a collaboration with the New York Times. Times Film Critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis selected the five movies that are up for your vote. The winning film will be announced September 6, 2017.

"Parks have always been places for lively discussion and debate," said Adena Long, NYC Parks Deputy Commissioner for the Urban Park Service and Public Programs. "We hope this campaign inspires more of that spirited debate, and brings New Yorkers of all backgrounds out in the fresh air to enjoy a quintessentially New York movie together."

The following parks will be screening locations for September 13:
  •     Brooklyn - Fort Greene Park
  •         Rain location: To be confirmed
  •     The Bronx - Crotona Park
  •         Rain location: St. Mary's Recreation Center
  •     Manhattan - St. Nicholas Park in Harlem
  •         Rain location: Highbridge Recreation Center
  •     Queens - Windmuller Park / Lawrence Virgilio Playground
  •         Rain location: Al Oerter Recreation Center
  •     Staten Island - Cloves Lake Park
  •         Rain location: Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex
The following independent movie houses will present indoors on September 13:
  •     Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Brooklyn
  •     Atrium Stadium Cinemas, Staten Island
  •     Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater, Manhattan
  •     Museum of the Moving Image, Queens
  •     BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn
  •     Symphony Space, Manhattan
  •     Kew Gardens Cinemas, Queens
  •     Nitehawk Cinema, in Brooklyn
  •     Quad Cinema, Manhattan
  •     Williamsburg Cinemas, Brooklyn
  •     Cobble Hill Cinemas, Brooklyn
"New York and movies are two of the things I love most, and I'm not sure it's possible to love one without the other," said New York Times chief film critic A. O. Scott. "Since the very beginning of motion pictures, New York has presented many faces to the camera. It's glamorous and gritty, tough and magical, an inexhaustible landscape of skyscrapers and tenements, bridges and tunnels, rooftops and sidewalks. It is also an endless sea of human faces and stories. No single movie can capture all of it, but hundreds if not thousands have tried to be true to the city in some ways. We all have our favorites. Even though, as New Yorkers, we like to argue, maybe we can all come together and agree on a movie--one that reflects who we are or who we dream of being, one that finds the true music of the city amidst the noise and chatter."

On August 16, 2017 A.O. Scott along with Film and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin will discuss the impact the five films have had on New York City's film history. The discussion will take place in front of an audience of movie fans and film students from the Brooklyn College Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. The discussion will stream live via the BUILD series NYC.

To cast your vote and plan your One Film One New York participation, click here:

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