OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 29 – dates & times below


New Plaza is delighted to bring to the UWS
recent & highly regarded films
including several possible 2018 Academy Award nominees

See you at the movies!


The Waldheim Waltz (2018)

Director: Ruth Beckermann

93 mins

Austrian documentarian Ruth Beckermann’s investigation of the controversial life of Kurt Waldheim: UN Secretary-General in the 70s, elected Austria’s president a decade later under hotly contested circumstances, amidst allegations of his previously undisclosed role in the Nazi regime of World War II – an episode still being debated and as relevant as ever.

Austria’s nomination to the Academy Awards as best documentary and best foreign film.

 “Clear, impassioned but never polemical….has a sense of urgency made more pressing given political developments not just in Austria…” (Jay Weissberg, Variety).

The Great Buster (2018)

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

2018 Telluride & Venice Film Festivals, 102 mins

Legendary director (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon) and world-class cineaste Peter Bogdanovich’s loving documentary tribute to Buster Keaton, with a special focus on his film classics of the 1920s(The General, Sherlock Jr)  as well as incisive , diverse interviews with Quentin Tarantino,  Bill Hader , Werner Herzog and others.
“A celebration and also an invitation to some of the purest, strangest laughter the screen has to offer.”
-A.O. Scott,  The New York Times

The Wife (2017)

Director:  Bjorn Runge

2017 Toronto Intl Film Festival, 100 mins

A neglected wife (Glenn Close) begins to question her life choices while en route to Stockholm with her self-absorbed novelist husband (Jonathan Pryce) who’s about to receive the Nobel Prize.  From the novel by Meg Wolitzer, adapted by Jane Anderson (“Olive Kitteridge”).   Close’s powerhouse, award-worthy performance is buttressed by a terrific supporting cast– Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern,  Max Irons–and has struck a deep emotional chord with international audiences.  Scored by Stanley Kubrick collaborator Jocelyn Pook.


Buy Ticket for Sunday, Nov 4 – 4:30 pm
Buy Ticket for Monday, Nov 5 – 2 pm
Buy Ticket for Tuesday, Nov 6 – 4:30 pm
Buy Ticket for Sunday, Nov 11 – 4 pm
Buy Ticket for Tuesday, Nov 13 – 2 pm

Shoah:  Four Sisters (2017)

Director:  Claude Lanzmann

Screening in two, separate admission presentations:
Part 1:  141 minutes total
Part 2:  132 minutes total

Various languages: English, German and French with English subtitles where necessary.

Using previously unseen footage compiled for his monumental documentary ‘Shoah,’ filmmaker Claude Lanzmann in his final years completed a four-part film devoted to a quartet of women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies, each finding herself improbably alive after war’s end. Survivors of unimaginable Holocaust horrors, they tell their individual stories and become crucial witnesses to the barbarism they experienced. Each possesses a vivid intelligence and candor that make their accounts both searing and unforgettable

(2017 New York Film Festival)

Screening in two, separate admission presentations:

Part 1 – The Hippocratic Oath (89 mins) & Part 2 – The Merry Flea (52 mins)
Total 141 mins

Buy Ticket for Wednesday, Nov 14 – 1:30 pm
Buy Ticket for Tuesday, Nov 20 – 1:30 pm
Buy Ticket for Wednesday, Nov 28 – 12:30 pm

Part 3 – Noah’s Ark (68 mins) & Part 4 – Baluty (64 mins)
Total 132 mins

Buy Ticket for Friday, Nov 16 – 1:30 pm
Buy Ticket for Tuesday, Nov 27 – 3:00 pm
Buy Ticket for Thursday, Nov 29 – 12:30 pm