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Film | The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) with Colin Farrell


The Banshees of Inisherin received nine nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Farrell), Best Supporting Actor (Gleeson and Keoghan), Best Supporting Actress (Condon) and Best Original Screenplay. At the 80th Golden Globe Awards, it achieved three wins from eight nominations: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Farrell), and Best Screenplay. On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Padraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Padraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However, as Colm's resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences. Directed by Martin McDonagh. With Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon. 1 Hr 54 Min. Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. A leading man in blockbusters and independent films since the 2000s, he has received numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards and a nomination for an Academy Award. The Irish Times' named him Ireland's fifth-greatest film actor in 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 9
2:00 pm

Free
Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) with Colin Farrell

Film | Thunder on the Hill (1951): noir crime


A nun aids a girl convicted of murder. Director: Douglas Sirk. With Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Anne Crawford, Philip Friend. 84 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Thunder on the Hill&nbsp;(1951):&nbsp;noir crime

Film | Out from the Wings: Gender Roles in Dance and Their Effects on LGBTQIA+ Dancers


A documentary film exploring gender roles in dance and their effects on LGBTQIA+ dancers, followed by a talkback with the director. Director: Michael Montoya Followed by a talkback wit the director
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 9
6:00 pm

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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Out from the Wings: Gender Roles in Dance and Their Effects on LGBTQIA+ Dancers

Film | Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit (2021)


Once heralded as the spirit of American manufacturing, music and democracy, Detroit descended into insolvency over the course of several decades, culminating in the curtailment of local governance in 2013. The governor of Michigan sidelined city officials, appointing an emergency manager who then thrust the city into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Gradually, Then Suddenly tells the inside story of how Detroiters grappled with the suspension of democracy at a time when the very essence of the nation’s grand experiment is under immense pressure. It tells the riveting tale of how the world’s most elite restructuring professionals battled over the future of the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts, which faced the risk of liquidation. And it illuminates the implications of the tumultuous affair for the resilient people of a great American city that helped preserve democracy during World War II, put America on wheels and created the middle class. Director: Sam Katz Following the screening, a discussion about the film and municipal fiscal distress will be led by Carol O’Cleireacain, former Deputy Mayor of Detroit and former NYC Budget Director, with the film’s creator and director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 9
6:30 pm

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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit (2021)

Film | Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973): Focus on Art Forgery


A dizzying journey that uses art forgery as a starting point to discuss fakery and fakers of all stripes. Director: Orson Welles 89 min. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 9
6:30 pm

Free
Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973): Focus on Art Forgery

Film | A Tale of Love and Desire (2021): French Drama About Young Passion


Ahmed, 18, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At the university, he meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl, full of energy, who has just arrived in Paris. While discovering a collection of sensual and erotic Arab literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls head over heels in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it. Director: Leyla Bouzid Stars: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Keba Tacu 102 min. In French with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 9
7:00 pm

Free
Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, A Tale of Love and Desire (2021): French Drama About Young Passion

Film | Fences (2016) with Denzel Washington


In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson--bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues--is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Directed by Denzel Washington. 133 Min. Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom". Throughout his career spanning over four decades, Washington has received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two Silver Bears. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2020, The New York Times named him the greatest actor of the 21st century. In 2022, Washington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon him by President Joe Biden.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 10
1:00 pm

Free
Films, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Fences (2016) with Denzel Washington

Film | Thunder on the Hill (1951): noir crime


A nun aids a girl convicted of murder. Director: Douglas Sirk. With Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Anne Crawford, Philip Friend. 84 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 10
1:00 pm

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Films, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Thunder on the Hill&nbsp;(1951):&nbsp;noir crime

Screening | Becoming Black (2019): documentary and Q&A


Imagine that your parents and brother are White, but your skin color is dark, and you’ve been told for your whole life that that this is pure coincidence. In this highly-personal reflection on themes of identity, social norms and family ties, filmmaker Ines Johnson-Spain tracks the astonishing strategies her parents used to deny the existence of her true biological father on the backdrop of 1960's East Berlin.  Dir.: Ines Johnson-Spain In German with English subtitles. 90min.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 10
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Screenings, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Becoming Black&nbsp;(2019): documentary and Q&A

Film | Lost Cos (2022): Wannabe Superhero in Real-Life Mystery


An alternative take on the comic book superhero, Lost Cos explores real life transformation and postmodern feminism in contemporary New York City. Haunted by a tortured childhood and the violent loss of her lover, Eni finds refuge in Lost Cos, an underground club where heroes and villains blur the line between fantasy and reality. But when a cosplayer shows up dead on a beach and a mysterious stalker unsettles her, Eni must confront the real traumas that have shaped her life and transform herself into an altogether more formidable force. Director: Robin de Levita Stars: Evgeniya Radilova, Zoe Vnak, Samantha Rubin 87 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 10
7:00 pm

Free
Films, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Lost Cos (2022): Wannabe Superhero in Real-Life Mystery

Film | this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic


The Vimalakirti Sutra, a foundational scripture of Zen Buddhism from the first century CE, understands illness as a path of spiritual awakening. Inspired by this visionary sutra, five virtuosic and singular artists--master calligrapher Wang Dongling, devotional singer Ganavya, improvisatory dancer Michael Schumacher, cinematographer Yu Lik-wai, and director Peter Sellars--came together in the autumn of 2020 to create this work. The film explores the deepest of human experiences--health and mortality, spirituality and transcendence--all heightened by the pandemic. Filmed during the 2020 lock down in real-time via a specially created digital platform, with the artists collaborating remotely from Portland, Amsterdam, and Hangzhou, China, this work's purpose became all the more immediate as illness changed the world in a matter of months. The screening is followed by a talk with director Peter Sellars, Dr. Craig Blinderman, and Carol Becker
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 10
7:00 pm

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Films, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic

Film | Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon


A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. Director: Kevin Lima Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 11
10:00 am

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Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

Screening | 2023 Junior Jammies: Student Animation


BFA Animation presents its 2023 Junior Jammies screening. Come watch the group films created by each of the Advanced Animation Workshop classes throughout the fall 2022 semester. Enjoy a great selection of films and chat with the film directors afterward.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 11
1:00 pm

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Screenings, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, 2023 Junior Jammies: Student Animation

Film | Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon


A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. Director: Kevin Lima Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Feb 11
1:30 pm

$5
Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

Film | 12 Years a Slave (2013): biographical drama


In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Director: Steve McQueen. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti. 134 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm

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Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, 12 Years a Slave&nbsp;(2013):&nbsp;biographical drama

Film | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Feb 11
2:00 pm

Free
Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World

Film | Southside with You (2016): romantic biopic


A chronicle of the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side. Directed by Richard Tanne. With Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway. 84 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Southside with You (2016): romantic biopic

Film | this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic


The Vimalakirti Sutra, a foundational scripture of Zen Buddhism from the first century CE, understands illness as a path of spiritual awakening. Inspired by this visionary sutra, five virtuosic and singular artists--master calligrapher Wang Dongling, devotional singer Ganavya, improvisatory dancer Michael Schumacher, cinematographer Yu Lik-wai, and director Peter Sellars--came together in the autumn of 2020 to create this work. The film explores the deepest of human experiences--health and mortality, spirituality and transcendence--all heightened by the pandemic. Filmed during the 2020 lock down in real-time via a specially created digital platform, with the artists collaborating remotely from Portland, Amsterdam, and Hangzhou, China, this work's purpose became all the more immediate as illness changed the world in a matter of months. The screening is followed by a talk with director Peter Sellars, Dr. Craig Blinderman, and Carol Becker
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Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic

Film | CANCELLED La Boheme (1926): Silent Movie Based on Opera


Silent adaptation of Henri Murger's novel, set in 19th-century Paris, about a seamstress, an impoverished playwright and their star-crossed romance. Dir: King Vidor. With Lillian Gish and John Gilbert Silent film. 101 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, CANCELLED La Boheme (1926): Silent Movie Based on Opera

Film | Silent Clowns: Harry Langdon, King of the Forgotten Clowns


The Silent Clowns Film Series is New York's longest-running regularly scheduled silent film showcase. The programming reaches the serious film buff by including rarely-screened titles and rare prints, yet it also introduces kids and new audiences to the classics of the silent screen. Screenings feature live piano accompaniment by MoMA's Ben Model, with an introduction and Q&A...
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Feb 11
2:30 pm

Free
Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Silent Clowns: Harry Langdon, King of the Forgotten Clowns

Film | this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic


The Vimalakirti Sutra, a foundational scripture of Zen Buddhism from the first century CE, understands illness as a path of spiritual awakening. Inspired by this visionary sutra, five virtuosic and singular artists--master calligrapher Wang Dongling, devotional singer Ganavya, improvisatory dancer Michael Schumacher, cinematographer Yu Lik-wai, and director Peter Sellars--came together in the autumn of 2020 to create this work. The film explores the deepest of human experiences--health and mortality, spirituality and transcendence--all heightened by the pandemic. Filmed during the 2020 lock down in real-time via a specially created digital platform, with the artists collaborating remotely from Portland, Amsterdam, and Hangzhou, China, this work's purpose became all the more immediate as illness changed the world in a matter of months. The screening is followed by a talk with director Peter Sellars, Dr. Craig Blinderman, and Carol Becker
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Feb 12
2:00 pm

Pay-what-you-wish
Films, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic

Screening | A Taped Conversation with Art Critic Hilton Kramer (online)


Geno Rodriquez interviews critic Hilton Kramer (1928-2012). Kramer worked as the editor of Arts Magazine, art critic for The Nation, and from 1965 to 1982, as chief art critic for The New York Times. He also published in the Art and Antiques Magazine and The New York Observer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Feb 13
7:00 pm

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Screenings, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, A Taped Conversation with Art Critic Hilton Kramer (online)

Film | Jordan Peele's Us (2019): horror 


Cementing Peele as the king of identity horror, a family battles themselves in this tense, dreamlike film. With Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. 121 Min. Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker best known for his film and television work in the comedy and horror genres. His 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, was a critical and box office success, for which he received numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, along with nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. He received another Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for producing Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 14
1:00 pm

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Films, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, Jordan Peele's&nbsp;Us&nbsp;(2019): horror&nbsp;

Film | Redeeming Love (2022): Western romance


At the dawn of the California Gold Rush, Angel finds herself embarking on a journey to find herself and her freedom. With a tough past behind her, she is not able to recognize the good intentions Michael Hosea has for her the first time they meet. Michael refuses to give up on her, and slowly, she begins to open up. As she begins to heal from the wounds of her former life, she starts to see what Michael sees in her. Director: D.J. Caruso. With Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Famke Janssen, Nina Dobrev, Logan Marshall-Green. 134 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Feb 14
3:00 pm

Free
Films, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, Redeeming Love (2022): Western romance

Film | Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman


T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis. 135 Min. Chadwick Aaron Boseman (1976 - 2020) was an American actor. During his two-decade career, Boseman received multiple accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 15
2:00 pm

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Films, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman

Film | CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo


A silent melodrama about a reckless girl caught up in a milieu of theft, alcoholism and suicide. Dir: Clarence Brown. With John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. 96 Min. Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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Wed, Feb 15
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Films, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo

Film | Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman


T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis. 135 Min. Chadwick Aaron Boseman (1976 – 2020) was an American actor. During his two-decade career, Boseman received multiple accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
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Films, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman

Film | Enter the Clowns (2002): Queer in China


The event features the screening of the film by Zien Cui, a leading scholar and director of Chinese queer cinema, followed by Q&A panel discussion with the director on affirming queer intimacies in Sinophone cinema. Also participating by Prof. Ying Qian, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Prof. Ron Gregg, Director of MA Program in Film/Media Studies. Moderated by Jim Cheng, Director of C.V. Starr East Asian Library.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 15
6:00 pm

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Films, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Enter the Clowns&nbsp;(2002): Queer in China

Film | CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo


A silent melodrama about a reckless girl caught up in a milieu of theft, alcoholism and suicide. Dir: Clarence Brown. With John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. 96 Min. Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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Films, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo

Film | To Sir, With Love (1967) with Sidney Poitier


A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools. Directed James Clavell. 100 Min. Sidney Poitier KBE was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first black actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two competitive Golden Globe Awards, a competitive British Academy of Film and Television Arts award (BAFTA), and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Poitier was one of the last major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 16
11:00 am

Free
Films, February 16, 2023, 02/16/2023, To Sir, With Love (1967) with Sidney Poitier

Film | The Woman King (2022): historical epic


In the 1800s, a group of all-female warriors protects the African kingdom of Dahomey with skills and fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Faced with a new threat, Gen. Nanisca trains the next generation of recruits to fight against a foreign enemy that's determined to destroy their way of life. Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood. With Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, John Boyega. 135 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm

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Films, February 16, 2023, 02/16/2023, The Woman King (2022): historical epic

Screening | 2 Films by China's Leading Queer Filmmaker


The event features the screening of New Beijing New Marriage and The Drum Tower by Popo Fan, an activist and one of China’s leading queer filmmakers, 6:00pm-7:30pm, followed by Q&A panel discussion with the director, 7:30pm-8:15pm, participated by Prof. Ying Qian, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Prof. Ron Gregg, Director of MA Program in Film/Media Studies and moderated by Jim Cheng, Director of C.V. Starr East Asian Library.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, February 16, 2023, 02/16/2023, 2 Films by China's Leading Queer Filmmaker

Film | Tattoo Mike (2023): Documentary on The Illustrated Man


A story about the shadow side of New York City; from the Coney Island Freak Show to the illegal underground skin and ink scene that arose during the city's 35-year ban against tattooing. It is a film about art, expression, and one man's rise to underground fame and untimely death. Tattoo Mike is the untold story of international pop culture icon Michael Wilson. Director: Ethan Hill Followed by a discussion with Dick Zigun, Wilson’s long-time friend and founder of Coney Island USA / Sideshows by the Seashore, where Wilson gained renown; Clayton Patterson, co-founder of the Tattoo Society of New York, whose efforts led to the re-legalization of tattooing in NYC in 1997; and the director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 16
7:00 pm

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Films, February 16, 2023, 02/16/2023, Tattoo Mike (2023): Documentary on The Illustrated Man

Film | Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda (1999): The Poisoning of a Community (in-person and online)


This film chronicles the deadly impacts of uranium mining on adivasis (South Asian Indigenous peoples) living in the community of Jadugoda in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Decades of unsafe mining, milling, and tailings management by the Uranium Corporation of India have contaminated the water, land, and air, destroying local ecosystems and causing cancer, congenital birth defects, and numerous other health problems among local residents. The film highlights the gross abuse of power by state authorities that has displaced the original inhabitants of the region and abrogated internationally accepted norms and safety precautions for the handling of uranium and its by-products. Director: Shri Prakash 55 min. Followed by a discussion with director Shri Prakash and lifelong adivasi activists Ashish and Ghanshyam Birulee, who will explain how adivasis, farmers, and other oppressed communities have mobilized against uranium mining and its devastating consequences in Jadugoda for decades.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 17
12:00 pm

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Films, February 17, 2023, 02/17/2023, Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda (1999): The Poisoning of a Community (in-person and online)

Film | Belle (2013): period drama


Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth-century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. When Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds. Directed by Amma Asante. With Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon. 105 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 17
1:00 pm

Free
Films, February 17, 2023, 02/17/2023, Belle (2013): period drama

Film | Spider Lilies (2007): Two Women in Tiawan


When web-cam girl Jade visits Takeko's tattoo studio, she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily--and with Takeko. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, Jade asks Takeko to give her the same lily tattoo, challenging Takeko's monastic existence and opening up memories which threaten to tear the two women apart. Director: Zero Chou Stars: Rainie Yang, Isabella Leong, Kris Shen 94 min. Following the screening, there will be a roundtable discussion between three directors -- Zero Chou, Zien Cui and Popo Fan -- and Prof. Ying Qian, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Prof. Ron Gregg, Director of MA Program in Film/Media Studies, moderated by Jim Cheng, Director of C.V. Starr East Asian Library.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 17
4:00 pm

Free
Films, February 17, 2023, 02/17/2023, Spider Lilies (2007): Two Women in Tiawan

Film | Selma (2013): historical drama


The marches from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to secure voting rights for black Americans are depicted in this docudrama set during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, and which focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King Jr. Director: Ava DuVernay. With David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding Jr., Oprah Winfrey. 128 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 18
2:00 pm

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Films, February 18, 2023, 02/18/2023, Selma&nbsp;(2013):&nbsp;historical drama

Film | CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo


A silent melodrama about a reckless girl caught up in a milieu of theft, alcoholism and suicide. Dir: Clarence Brown. With John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. 96 Min. Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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Sat, Feb 18
2:00 pm

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Films, February 18, 2023, 02/18/2023, CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo

Film | Jordan Peele's Nope (2022): horror


Named one of the top ten films of 2022 by the American Film Institute. Strange things are afoot at the family ranch, in this cautionary tale of attempting to tame the wild. With Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun. 130 Min. Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker best known for his film and television work in the comedy and horror genres. His 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, was a critical and box office success, for which he received numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, along with nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. He received another Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for producing Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
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Films, February 21, 2023, 02/21/2023, Jordan Peele's Nope&nbsp;(2022): horror

Film | Mack & Rita (2022) with Diane Keaton


Mackenzie is a thirty-something woman who's already tired of the busy rush of youth and wishes she could fast forward her life so she can enjoy her golden years. When she's struck by lightning at Coachella, she wakes up as the seventy-year-old Rita. She soon realizes old age is not as whimsical as she thought. Director: Katie Aselton. With Wendie Malick, Elizabeth Lail, Taylour Paige, Loretta Devine. 95 minutes. Diane Keaton is an American actress and director who has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over six decades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award. She then made her big screen debut in a small role in Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), before rising to prominence with her first major film role as Kay Adams-Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), a role she reprised in its sequels Part II (1974) and Part III (1990). She frequently collaborated with Woody Allen, beginning with the film adaptation of Play It Again, Sam (1972). Her next two films with him, Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975), established her as a comic actor, while her fourth, Annie Hall (1977), won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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Films, February 21, 2023, 02/21/2023, Mack & Rita (2022) with Diane Keaton

Film | CANCELLED A Lady of Chance (1929): Classic Silent Film


An attractive con artist blackmails married men by luring them to her apartment, where they are caught by her "husband." Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. With Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, and Gwen Lee. Silent Film. 79 Min.
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Wed, Feb 22
2:00 pm

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Films, February 22, 2023, 02/22/2023, CANCELLED A Lady of Chance (1929): Classic Silent Film

Film | If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): romantic drama


A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. Directed by Barry Jenkins. With KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal. 119 Min.
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Films, February 22, 2023, 02/22/2023, If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): romantic drama

Film | CANCELLED A Lady of Chance (1929): Classic Silent Film


An attractive con artist blackmails married men by luring them to her apartment, where they are caught by her "husband." Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. With Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, and Gwen Lee. Silent Film. 79 Min.
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Films, February 22, 2023, 02/22/2023, CANCELLED A Lady of Chance (1929): Classic Silent Film

Film | Bright Road (1953): short story adaptation


An idealistic first-year elementary school teacher tries to reach out to a problem student. Directed by Gerald Mayer. With Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Philip Hepburn, Barbara Ann Sanders, Robert Horton. 68 Min.
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Films, February 23, 2023, 02/23/2023, Bright Road (1953): short story adaptation

Film | Land of the Pharaohs (1955): historical epic


Obsessed with his fate in the afterlife, the egotistical Pharaoh Khufu recruits oppressed architect Vashtar and forces him to design the most lavish and well-secured pyramid ever built. Director: Howard Hawks. With Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin, Sydney Chaplin, Alexis Minotis. 103 minutes.
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Films, February 23, 2023, 02/23/2023, Land of the Pharaohs (1955): historical epic

Film | The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) with


Unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, actor Nick Cage accepts a $1 million offer to attend a wealthy fan's birthday party. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when a CIA operative recruits Cage for an unusual mission. Taking on the role of a lifetime, he soon finds himself channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to save himself and his loved ones. Directed by Tom Gormican. With Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish. 1 Hr. 47 Min. Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and film producer. Born into the Coppola family, he is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. He was ranked No. 40 in Empire magazine's The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list in 2007 and was placed No. 37 in Premiere's 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood in 2008.
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Thu, Feb 23
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Film | Happening (2021): Award-Winning French Drama


An adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s novel of the same name, looking back on her experience with abortion when it was still illegal in France in the 1960s. France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so. Happening won the top prize at the 78th edition of the world's oldest film festival, the Venice Film Festival.  Director: Audrey Diwan Stars: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luàna Bajrami 100 min. In French with English subtitles.
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Screening | Filmed Excerpts from the Wooster Group's Production of Bertolt Brecht's 1932 Play The Mother


The Wooster Group’s director Elizabeth LeCompte and performer Kate Valk will present video excerpts from the Group’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother: his 1932 learning play about how to be a revolutionary. The Mother is the Group’s first staging of Brecht, and the result is a dialogue between two influential experimental theater methodologies. LeCompte and Valk will discuss their process and the Group’s innovative use of video and sound technology in live performance. The Wooster Group has made more than 40 theater works and 22 media pieces since its founding in 1975. Its work tours internationally and has been featured in numerous museum and gallery shows.
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Film | Harriet (2019): biographical film


Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. With Joe Alwyn, Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Nettles, Tim Guinee. 125 Min.
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Fri, Feb 24
1:00 pm

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Films, February 24, 2023, 02/24/2023, Harriet (2019): biographical film

Film | Me Before You (2016) with Emilia Clarke


Young and quirky Louisa moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined. Director: Thea Sharrock. With Sam Claflin, Vanessa Kirby, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman. 110 minutes. Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke is a British actress best known for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. She has received various accolades, including an Empire Award, a Saturn Award, three Critics' Choice Award nominations and four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. In 2019, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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Fri, Feb 24
1:00 pm

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Films, February 24, 2023, 02/24/2023, Me Before You (2016) with Emilia Clarke

Film | Passing (2021): Harlem Renaissance Drama with Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson


The unexpected reunion of two high school friends ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities. Director: Rebecca Hall Stars: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland 98 min.
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Sat, Feb 25
2:00 pm

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Films, February 25, 2023, 02/25/2023, Passing (2021): Harlem Renaissance Drama with Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson

Film | Respect (2021), with Jennifer Hudson


Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career -- from a child singing in her father's church choir to her international superstardom -- it's the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice. Director: Liesl Tommy. With Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Mary J. Blige. 145 minutes. Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress, and talk show host. Throughout her career, she has received various accolades for her works in recorded music, film, television, and theater. Hudson became the youngest woman and second African-American woman to receive all four of the major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT). She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.
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Films, February 25, 2023, 02/25/2023, Respect (2021), with Jennifer Hudson

Film | CANCELLED A Lady of Chance (1929): Classic Silent Film


An attractive con artist blackmails married men by luring them to her apartment, where they are caught by her "husband." Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. With Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, and Gwen Lee. Silent Film. 79 Min.
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Film | If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): romantic drama


A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. Directed by Barry Jenkins. With KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal. 119 Min.
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Film | Jordan Peele's Queen & Slim (2019): crime drama


Two lovers go on the run after their first date goes terribly wrong in this protest art film. With Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine. 132 minutes. Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker best known for his film and television work in the comedy and horror genres. His 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, was a critical and box office success, for which he received numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, along with nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. He received another Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for producing Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
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Films, February 28, 2023, 02/28/2023, Jordan Peele's Queen & Slim (2019): crime drama

Film | Jordan Peele's Nope (2022): horror


Named one of the top ten films of 2022 by the American Film Institute. Strange things are afoot at the family ranch, in this cautionary tale of attempting to tame the wild. With Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun. 130 Min. Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker best known for his film and television work in the comedy and horror genres. His 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, was a critical and box office success, for which he received numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, along with nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. He received another Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for producing Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
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Films, February 28, 2023, 02/28/2023, Jordan Peele's Nope&nbsp;(2022): horror

Film | Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliche (2021): My Mother the Punk Icon


The death of punk icon and X-Ray Spex front woman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey through her mother's archives in this intimate documentary. Directors: Celeste Bell, Paul Sng 96 min.
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Films, March 16, 2023, 03/16/2023, Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliche (2021): My Mother the Punk Icon

Screening | the world like a jewel in the hand (2022): Short Film on Looted Museum Pieces


Objects held captive in museums and archives outside of the places from where they were looted are only the tip of the iceberg of the mass colonial plunder of Africa. Substantial wealth has been accumulated through the extraction of raw materials, labor, knowledge, and skills throughout the continent, including the co-option of "visual wealth" attained by putting people in front of the colonizers' cameras. This long and enduring ransack cannot be addressed through the discourse or act of restitution alone, especially when arguments are made in support of the return of individual objects only. Rather, it requires a questioning of the imperial structures of the world in which we live. Within the wide landscape opened by this questioning, this film focuses on the destruction of the Jewish Muslim world that existed in North Africa. The film insists on making it imaginable and inhabitable again. Director: Ariella Aisha Azoulay 58 min. Followed by a conversation with the filmmaker
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