Movies/TV in New York

    23 Sep

    We love when history and entertainment intertwine! Don’t miss Cinema Garden Party- BLACK THEATER: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT.

    Out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s was born a bright new theatre. Witness a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage.Excerpts of A Raisin in the SunBlack GirlTheDutchman and For Colored Girls… reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present.

    The Cinema Garden Party is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and by the Citizens Committee of New York Neighborhood Grant.
    The Luminal Theater is a sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts. NYFA is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1971 to work with the arts community throughout New York State and the United States to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines.​

    Produced & directed by Woodie King Jr. with Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, Ntozake Shange, James Earl Jones and more. RSVP for FREE tickets.

     

    31 May

    MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn, NY, USA

    May 31, 2018

    8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

    Join Rooftop Films for a free screening of the movie Nancy with filmmaker Christina Choe in attendance!

    EVENT DETAILS

    8:00 PM
    Doors Open
    8:30 PM
    Live Music by Katie Von Schleicher
    9:00 PM
    Film Begins
    10:30 PM
    Q&A
    About Rooftop Films:

    Rooftop Films’ mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, supporting the production of new independent films, helping local organizations to produce screenings and events, and renting equipment at low-cost to artists and nonprofits. Rooftop Films is more than a film festival. We are a community. We are a collective collaboration between filmmakers and festivals; between audience members and artists; between venues and neighborhoods. Our goal is to nurture a vibrant independent filmmaking and film-going community not only by exhibiting the work of emerging filmmakers, but also by providing essential support systems for those who otherwise have none.

    NANCY

    Christina Choe | USA | 87

    “Nancy” is a provocative psychological thriller about love, intimacy, and trust – and what happens when lies become truth. Craving connection with others, Nancy creates elaborate identities and hoaxes under pseudonyms on the internet. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, fact and fiction begin to blur in Nancy’s mind, and she becomes increasingly convinced these strangers are her real parents. As their bond deepens, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief – and the power of emotion threatens to overcome all rationality. A Samuel Goldwyn Films release. “Nancy” is the 2014 Recipient of the Rooftop Films and Eastern Effects Equipment Grant.
    07 May

    Our Wicked Lady, Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

    May 7, 2018

    8:00 pm To 11:30 pm

    Kickoff your Monday with a Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Free Rooftop Screening. The Movie Magic begins again on Our Wicked Lady’s great big open-air ROOFTOP under the stars, Monday May 7th!
    FREE ADMISSION!!!

    The first movie of the season will be
    BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!

    Films begin once sun has fully set. Come by early to get a prime spot. Feel free to bring a blanket or small lawn chair.
    Early Bird HAPPY HOUR 4-7pm! ($4 drafts, $5 wells, $7 wine)
    Food by Strange Flavor
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    04 May

    135 2nd Avenue, New York, NY, USA

    May 4, 2018

    1:30 pm To 3:00 pm

    Starring Ava Gardner, this fantasy comedy and musical follows the capers of a statue of Venus from a store window display brought to life. The window dresser in charge of the display, having kissed the statue on a whim, accidentally brings her to life, setting off a chain of increasingly wild escapades, casting a love spell on all who cross her path. As reviewed by Variety, Gardner’s performance is “bountifully physical and alluring, delivered with a delightfully sly instinct for comedy.”

    The film will begin promptly at 1:30 on the second floor of the library. Seating is first come, first served.

    27 Apr

    Stone Creek Bar and Lounge, East 27th Street, New York, NY, USA

    April 27, 2018

    8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

    Stone Creek Bar and Lounge will be hosting a FREE screening of the first season of the new television show Distance. The show is about a couple in love that just happen to live very, very far from one another. Each episode is split into two sides – HIS and HERS (his directed by a male, hers directed by a female), and you as the audience pick which side to watch first!

    Phil Kaye, actor, writer and producer of Distance – will be in attendance for a short Q&A about the making of the show.

    Enjoy a night of love, laughs, and collective realization that long distance is both terrible and beautiful. Seating is limited, so please only grab a ticket if you are sure you will be able to join!

    8:00 – 9:15: Sneak Preview Screening of Season 1 of Distance

    9:15 – 9:30: Q&A with Phil Kaye

    Drinks and merriment to follow! Cash bar available.

     

    THE SHOW

    Distance is a modern look at modern love. Starring Ashley Rae Spillers and Alex Dobrenko, the series tells the story of Sam and Emily, a couple in a long distance relationship. Each episode of the show is split into two distinct stories – HERS (directed by Carlyn Hudson) and HIS (directed by Jack Lawrence Mayer). Accepted into SXSW, New York Television Festival and SeriesFest, and now premiering for the first time in New York City!

    Performed by Ashley Spillers, Alex Dobrenko, Nicole Wolf, Paige Collins, Chase Joliet, Atsuko Okatska, DeMorge Brown, Monica Parks, Phil Kaye, Igor Hiller, David Lee Hess, Clark Moore, Ellie Reed, Morgan Maher, Chris Doubek, Cyndi Williams, and more! Many many more!

    Produced by Lauren Wilde, Chase Joliet, Phil Kaye, and Brian Parsons.