Deborra-Lee Furness, Australian International Screen Forum - March 20, 2018
Deborra-Lee Furness, Australian International Screen Forum - March 20, 2018
Cinema Roundup For the Week of May 9

(released 5/9/2024)

Here's our list of upcoming special event type screenings at theaters in New York from May 9th 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 -

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.

Man Ray: Return To Reason - Q&A with Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan
May 15 (7pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of LE RETOUR À LA RAISON, the Jim Jarmusch-Carter Logan combo Sqürl present MAN RAY: RETURN TO REASON, with a newly-recorded drone rock soundtrack for that title as well as the three other Ray films. The band's cosmic sounds complement Ray's work by conjuring the beautiful, ineffable, haunting, and sublime.

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)
Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg (136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn)
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.

Songs of Earth - Q&A with Director Margreth Olin
May 24 (7:10pm), May 25 (7:10pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
In this stunning work about the importance of being present in the world, filmmaker Margreth Olin's 84-year-old father Jørgen guides us through Norway's dizzyingly beautiful mountain landscapes to where his family has lived in nature for generations.

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.

Flipside - Q&A with Director Chris Wilcha, moderated by Ira Glass
May 31 (6pm, 8:30pm)
IFC Center (323 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
A comical attempt to save a New Jersey record store and confront a mid-life crisis.

Wild Style - Intro by Director Charlie Ahearn
May 31 (6:10pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
South Bronx graffiti artist Zoro is commissioned to paint a backdrop for a hip-hop concert.

An American Werewolf in London - Intro by Actor Griffin Dunne
Jun 1 (7pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Naked Acts - Q&A with Director Bridgett M. Davis
Jun 6 (7pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
Aspiring actress Cicely has lost 57 pounds and landed her first movie role. The director didn't tell her about a nude scene. Reluctant to do it, she embarks on a personal journey that unveils secrets once hid under her excessive weight.

I Used To Be Funny - Q&A with Director Ally Pankiw
Jun 6 (6:45pm), Jun 7 (7:15pm)
Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, Manhattan)
Sam, a stand-up comedian struggling with PTSD, weighs whether or not to join the search for a missing teenage girl she used to nanny.

Banel & Adama - Q&A with Director Ramata-Toulaye Sy
Jun 7 (8:10pm), Jun 8 (6:10pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
A young couple in Senegal must contend with the disapproval of their remote village.

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.

After Hours - Q&A with Actor Griffin Dunne
Jun 9 (5:30pm)
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, Manhattan)
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho he met that evening at a coffee shop.

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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