Bilge Ebiri, Colin West, Jim Gaffigan - Quad Cinema - February 26, 2023
Bilge Ebiri, Colin West, Jim Gaffigan - Quad Cinema - February 26, 2023
Cinema Roundup For the Week of May 2

(released 5/2/2024)

Here's our list of upcoming special event type screenings at theaters in New York from May 2nd 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 -

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 Using the words of her unpublished memoir, Anita brings us deep into her world, with the help of a supporting cast that includes her family – Marlon, Angela, and their father Keith Richards.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.

East Bay - Q&A with Director Daniel Yoon and Actors Kavi Ladnier & Edmund Sim
May 3 (6pm), May 4 (4:15pm)
Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
An unexpectedly uplifting comedy about a 39-year-old man who is forced to accept he's a failure and starts having hallucinations that make him question reality. He turns to his friends, whose lives also haven't exactly gone as planned.

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.

This World Is Not My Own - Q&A with Directors/Producers Marquise Stillwell, Petter Ringbom, Ruchi Mital (different dates/times)
May 3 (7pm), May 4 (7pm), May 5 (7pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Over four acts and an interlude, This World is Not My Own traces the lifespan of an artist who struggles to dedicate her life to art while exploring the personal and political events that shaped her singular body of work. The film mixes traditional documentary techniques with animations and scripted scenes shot in intricately detailed sets to bring her dynamic story to life.

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.

Born Innocent: The Redd Kross Story - Q&A with Director Andrew Reich
May 9 (7pm)
Nitehawk Cinema - Prospect Park (188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn)
Born Innocent makes the case for Redd Kross as the seminal US West Coast band of the last half century. Passionate praise for the band started by 'freak brothers' Jeff and Steve McDonald – one of the most unique and influential American rock bands of the past four decades.

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.

Force of Nature: The Dry 2 - Q&A with Director Robert Connelly & Actors Eric Bana and Deborra-Lee Furness
May 10 (6:50pm), May 11 (6:50pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
After receiving a distressing call from an informant, Federal Agents Aaron Falk and Carmen Cooper head deep into the Giralang Ranges to investigate the whereabouts of their corporate whistle-blower Alice after she mysteriously disappears on a company hiking retreat. The four women who were recovered from the bush each seem to be hiding something about their traumatic experience.

Daughters - Director Manfred Kirchheimer in-person
May 11 (3:15pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Documentarian Kirchheimer speaks with various women on the beautiful, fragile, and sometimes fraught relationship between daughter and parent and the role it played in shaping their identity.

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.

Certain Women - Intro & Q&A with Director Kelly Reichardt
May 17 (8:15pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Taking Venice - Q&A with Director Amei Wallach
May 17 (7:15pm), May 18 (7:15pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government is determined to fight Communism with culture. The Venice Biennale, the world's most influential art exhibition, becomes a proving ground in 1964. Alice Denney, Washington insider and friend of the Kennedys, recommends Alan Solomon, an ambitious curator making waves with trailblazing art, to organize the U.S. entry.

Meek's Cutoff - Q&A with Director Kelly Reichardt
May 18 (5:15pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

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.

Edge of Everything - Q&A with Directors Sophia Sabella & Pablo Feldman and Actor Sierra McCormick
May 21 (7pm)
A teenager straddles the line between childhood and adulthood after her mother's death

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.

Black Girls Play - Q&A with Director Michéle Stephenson
May 22 (6:30pm)
Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx)
Documenting the joyful tradition of hand games, Black Girls Play traces the playground pastime from generation to generation, and explores its impact on music, dance, and popular culture today.

First Cow - Q&A with Director Kelly Reichardt
May 24 (7pm)
Metrograph (7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

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.

Free Time - Q&A with Director Ryan Martin Brown
May 29 (8:30pm)
Nitehawk Cinema - Prospect Park (188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn)
Drew is approaching the end of his twenties and, with it, his relative youth. Looking to make a sudden change, he decides to quit his cushy desk job and "embrace life." Cycling quickly through friends, hobbies, and goals, it's not long until Drew realizes he has no idea what to do with his newfound freedom.

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.

Honeysuckle Rose - Q&A with Director Jerry Schatzberg
Jun 10 (6:45pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Buck is a country singer on the road caught in a romantic triangle with Viv and Lily, the daughter of his longtime musical sidekick.

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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