Willem Dafoe - Australian Screen Forum 2018 - Film at Lincoln Center
Willem Dafoe - Australian Screen Forum 2018 - Film at Lincoln Center
Cinema Roundup For the Week of April 25

(released 4/25/2024)

Here's our list of upcoming special event type screenings at theaters in New York from April 25th 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.

Birdy - Q&A with Actor Matthew Modine
Apr 25 (6:15pm)
Paris Theater (4 West 58th Street, Manhattan)
To escape an irrational world, Birdy, a Vietnam veteran, sits in an almost catatonic state in an Army hospital, where he has come to believe he is one of the feathered creatures of his boyhood dreams. In an effort to break Birdy's silence, his psychiatrist brings in Al Columbato, Birdy's loyal best friend of his youth. Al desperately tries to reach the disturbed Birdy and bring him back to reality.

Uncropped - Q&A with Director D.W. Young, film subject James Hamilton
Apr 25 (6:45pm), Apr 26 (6:50pm), Apr 27 (6:50pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
UNCROPPED rediscovers the work of James Hamilton, one of the great chroniclers of the cultural history of America, who made iconic images of artists, musicians and cultural icons in New York and across the country during his extraordinary, capturing an era of vibrant alternative media and the height of New York's cultural impact.

Science on Screen: Shorts on Attention - Q&A with Directors William Wiebe and Sheri Wills
Apr 26 (6:30pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Fixation by William Wiebe. Filming within an eye-tracking platform funded by Meta, Fixation gives presence to omnipresent attention-manipulating media and how they affect what we perceive as real.
Iris by Sheri Wills. Collaging found 16mm, tape loops, and audio records originally made by behaviorist B. F. Skinner, Iris explores how filmic techniques attempt to focus audience attention and the ambiguity that lies on the edges of perception.

Slam - Q&A with Director Marc Levin (and others)
Apr 26 (7pm)
Roxy Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan)
Raymond is a young Black performance poet living in Washington, D.C. who is arrested and imprisoned for a petty marijuana charge. Danger lurks around every corner, but nothing can stop him from establishing his identity, strength, and voice. In jail, Raymond meets a prison gang leader and a writing teacher who inspires him to use the power of creative expression to fight for his freedom and avoid becoming another victim of the racist criminal justice system.

Coconut Head Generation - Q&A with Director Alain Kassanda
Apr 26 (7pm), Apr 27 (7pm)
Brooklyn Academy of Music (30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn)
The words and emotions of students at the University of Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria, presenting spirited debates over power imbalances and heated discussions around ethnicity, feminism, and gender.

The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed - Q&A with Actor/Writer/Director Joanna Arnow
Apr 26 (7:35pm), Apr 27 (7:35pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
A mosaic-style comedy following the life of a woman as time passes in her long-term casual BDSM relationship, low-level corporate job, and quarrelsome Jewish family.

Terrestrial Verses - Q&A with Director Alireza Khatami
Apr 26 (7:50pm), Apr 27 (7:50pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
In Tehran, a new father seeks to register the name (insufficiently Islamic, he is told) of his newborn son; a 20-something rideshare driver caught on camera without a hijab attempts to retrieve her impounded car; a man with poem tattoos applies for a driver's license; an elderly woman pleads with the police for the return of her beloved dog.

Beyond the Raging Sea - Q&A with Director Marco Orsini
Apr 26 (5:30pm), Apr 27 (9pm), Apr 28 (6:30pm)
Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, Manhattan)
The gripping account of two athletes who embarked on the World's Toughest Row- 3000 miles across the Atlantic- takes a harrowing turn, mirroring the ordeal of refugees crossing dangerous seas.

I Am Gitmo - Q&A with Director Philippe Diaz
Apr 26 (7:30pm), Apr 27 (5:30pm), Apr 28 (3pm)
Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, Manhattan)
A Muslim schoolteacher is taken to a CIA black site and then Guantanamo Bay Cuba, where he is interrogated and tortured, despite professing his innocence.

Lyd - Q&A with either or both Directors Rami Younis & Sarah Ema Friedland
Apr 26 (7:30pm), Apr 27 (5pm, 7pm), Apr 28 (7pm), Apr 29 (7:30pm), Apr 30 (7:30pm), May 1 (7:30pm), May 2 (7pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
A sci-fi documentary that follows the rise and fall of Lyd – a 5,000-year-old metropolis that was once a bustling Palestinian town until it was conquered when the State of Israel was established in 1948. As the film unfolds, a chorus of characters creates a tapestry of the Palestinian experience of this city and the trauma left by the massacre and expulsion; while vivid animations envision an alternate reality where the same characters live free from the trauma of the past and the violence of the present. As the film cuts between fantastical and documentary realities, it ultimately leaves the viewer questioning which future should prevail.

I Need You Dead! - Q&A with director Rocko Zevenbergen
Apr 27 (5:30pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
After a moment of total teenage angst, a young punk finds himself at odds with a psychedelic monster of his own creation.

The Idea of You - Q&A with Producer/Actor Anne Hathaway
Apr 28 (5pm)
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan)
A 40-year-old single mom begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old lead singer of August Moon, the hottest boy band on the planet.

This World Is Not My Own - Q&A with Directors Petter Ringbom & Marquise Stillwell, Producer Ruchi Mital
Apr 30 (7pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
Chewing gum sculptures, a wealthy gallerist, a notorious murder case, and the segregated south - it's all part of Nellie Mae Rowe's boundless universe.

Poolman - Q&A with Director/Actor Chris Pine
May 1 (7pm, 7:35pm)
Angelika New York (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Darren Barrenman, a native Los Angeleno spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block and fighting to make his hometown a better place to live. When he is tasked by a femme fatale to uncover the truth behind a shady business deal, Darren enlists the help of his friends to take on a corrupt politician and a greedy land developer.

Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg - Q&A with Directors Alexis Bloom & Svetlana Zill
May 2 (7:30pm)
This documentary reveals the story of a fierce rock 'n' roller, actress, muse and mother who rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s. Using the words of her unpublished memoir, Anita brings us deep into her world, with the help of a supporting cast that includes her family – Marlon, Angela, and their father Keith Richards.

Q&A with Actor Laura Linney
May 2 (7pm, 7:30pm)
Q&A with Director Ethan Hawke
May 3 (7pm)
Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Follows the life of writer Flannery O'Connor while she was struggling to publish her first novel.

Evil Does Not Exist - Q&A with Director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
May 3 (8:30pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a camping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature.

I Saw The TV Glow - Q&A with Director Jane Schoenbrun
May 3 (7:45pm), May 4 (7:45pm)
Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Two teenagers bond over their love of a supernatural TV show, but it is mysteriously cancelled.

Finding the Money - Q&A with Director Maren Poitras
May 3 (8:30pm), May 4 (7:15pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
An underdog group of economists is on a mission to instigate a paradigm shift by flipping our understanding of the national debt — and the nature of money — upside down. Finding the Money follows former chief economist to the Senate Budget Committee, Stephanie Kelton, on a journey through Modern Money Theory or "MMT", to unveil a deeper story about money, injecting new hope and empowering democracies around the world to tackle the biggest challenges of the 21st century: from climate change to inequality.

Lost Soulz - Q&A with Director Katherine Propper, Producers Andres Figueredo & Juan Carlos Figueredo, Actors Malachi Mabson & Alex Brackney
May 3 (7pm), May 4 (7:30pm)
Roxy Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan)
A young rapper leaves everything behind and embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery, music, and friendship in the heart of Texas.

I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe Me - Q&A with Director Fernando Frías
May 5 (4:30pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Follows Juan Pablo and his girlfriend, Valentina, as they embark on a journey to Barcelona, where he plans on getting his PhD. Things take increasingly absurd and sinister turns when Juan Pablo becomes entangled in a criminal network, which ultimately inspires him to write the novel he always dreamed of.

Borderland | The Line Within - Q&A with Director Pamela Yates, Producer Paco de Onís
May 8 (6pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
There is a war on immigrants being waged every day in our country, and not just along the southern border - we have become a Borderland, the border is everywhere and within every immigrant. A massive surveillance, militarized and carceral apparatus has been built to capture, imprison and deport millions of immigrants. If Trump becomes president again, he vows to round up and force mass deportation of immigrants regardless of documentation status.

Gasoline Rainbow - Q&A with Directors Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross
May 9 (7pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
With high school in the rearview, five teenagers from inland Oregon embark on one last adventure. Piling into a van with a busted tail light, their mission takes them to a place they've never been—the Pacific coast, five hundred miles away. Their plan, in full: "Fuck it."

Who is Stan Smith? - Q&A with subjects Stan and Margie Smith
May 10 (7pm)
Angelika New York (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
A lyrical and emotional journey, charting the extraordinary life of Stan Smith, the tennis champion turned fashion icon and humanitarian.

First Comes Love - Q&A with Director Nina Davenport
May 10 (7:15pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn't go as planned. Single at age 41, she decides to have a baby on her own, never minding the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City.

River of Grass - Q&A with Director Kelly Reichardt
May 11 (5:15pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
Cozy, a dissatisfied housewife, meets Lee at a bar. A drink turns into a home break-in, and a gun shot sends them on the run together, thinking they've committed murder.

Old Joy - Intro and Q&A with Director Kelly Reichardt
May 11 (7:20pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

The Linguini Incident: Director's Cut - Q&A with Actors Rosanna Arquette & Eszter Balint, Director Richard Shepard
May 14 (7pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Two disgruntled restaurant employees decide to rob their employers.

Film Geek - Q&A with Director Richard Shepard
May 17 (6pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
A look back at a movie obsessed kid growing up in New York City, and his relationship with his mysterious father. Crafted entirely out of film clips from over 200 movies, as well as his personal archives, director Richard Shepard mines the material for clues to understand his own cinematic DNA.

Eve's Bayou - Q&A with Actor Roger G. Smith
May 20 (7pm)
Alamo Drafthouse - Lower Manhattan (28 Liberty Street, Manhattan)
Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste, discovers that her family's affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis, creates a rift, throwing Eve's mother, Roz, and teenage sister, Cisely, into emotional turmoil. Eve, though, manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle.

The Philadelphia Eleven - Q&A with Director Margo Guernsey
May 21 (7pm)
Firehouse Cinema DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
In an act of civil disobedience, a group of women and their supporters organize their ordination to become Episcopal priests in 1974. The Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia welcomes them, but change is no small task. The women are harassed, threatened and banned from stepping on church property.

Make Me Famous - Q&A with Director Brian Vincent, Producer Heather Spore
May 27 (12:15pm)
New Plaza Cinema (35 West 67th Street, Manhattan)
A madcap romp through the 1980's NYC art scene amid the colorful career of painter, Edward Brezinski, hell-bent on making it. Filmed in NYC, Detroit, San Francisco, Ireland, Berlin and the Cote d'Azur.

Julia Scotti: Funny That Way - Q&A with Director Susan Sandler and guests Julia Scotti & Julie Klausner
Jun 9 (3:15pm)
New Plaza Cinema (35 West 67th Street, Manhattan)
A tender, funny, & powerful portrait of transgender comedian Julia Scotti, exploring the courage & humor it takes to be Julia.

El Mariachi - Q&A with Actor/Producer Carlos Gallardo
Jun 29 (7pm)
Village East by Angelika (181-189 2nd Avenue, Manhattan)
A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

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