NYIT Screenings March 15-17

New Plaza Cinema is pleased to announce another run of screenings at the New York Institute of Technology’ state-of-the-art auditorium this weekend.

Due to limited box office space, we advise that you purchase your tickets online in advance, either through the links in our subscriber email or directly on the website.

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The box office will open 20 minutes before the first show and is CASH ONLY. Unfortunately we are not able to accept credit cards at this time.

Assisted Listening Devices may be available for certain films, please check at the box office.

We will be screening four films each day, with some special Q&A sessions for selective screenings. All according to the following schedule:

Friday, 3/15

2:00 pm – Cold War

In 1950s Communist Poland, a music director falls in love with a mercurial singer and tries to persuade her to flee with him to Paris.

4:00 pm – Birds of Passage

During a violent decade that saw the origins of Columbia’s drug trafficking, an indigenous family gets involved in a war to control the business, jeopardizing their lives and culture. From the Oscar-nominated director behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent.

6:30 pm – The Favourite

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When her new servant Abigail arrives her charm endears her to Sarah, but with increasing complications…

8:45 pm – 3 Faces

The acclaimed Iranian director of Taxi and The White Balloon interweaves three stories of actresses at dramatic moments in their lives – a star from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution still living (elusively), another popular contemporary figure and a troubled young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory despite family oppression.

Saturday, 3/16

2:00 pm – Shoplifters


A Tokyo family of small time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold, with life-changing consequences for each one of them.

“A beautifully felt family drama. Kore-eda has the sensitive, calibrated touch of a master safecracker, and he’s a virtuoso of emotional and narrative buildup.”

Manohla Dargis, NY Times

4:15 pm – The World Before Your Feet

For over six years – for reasons he can’t explain – Matt Green has been walking every block of every NYC street: a journey of more than 8000 miles. This film recounts his unexpected journey of discovery, humanity and wonder that ensues.

“New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town. This movie proves it like none other.”

Rex Reed, NY Observer

There will be a special Q&A with the film’s director Jeremy Workman and star Matt Green after this screening.

6:30 pm – Can You Ever Forgive Me?


When successful novelist Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Based on a true story.

“Lee Israel may be the single most interesting movie character you will encounter this year…a smart, cranky human recognizably made of flesh and blood. Also whiskey, bile and typewriter ink.”

A.O. Scott, NY Times

8:45 pm – The Favourite

“A wildly entertaining, bracingly cynical comedy of royal manners.”

A.O. Scott, NY Times

Sunday, 3/17

2:00 pm – Cold War

“Its greatest strengths are its two knockout leads, who give the story its heat, its flesh and its heartbreak.”

Manohla Dargis, NY Times

4:00 pm – 3 Faces


“Working with modest means and astonishing
determination, Panahi makes movies that are at once acts of aesthetic will and of political resistance….”

Manohla Dargis, NY Times (Critic’s Pick)

6:00 pm – To Dust

A Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with a local college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic, increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.

“A strikingly original and winsome feature debut.”

Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

There will be a special Q&A session with writer-director Shawn Snyder, star Geza Rorig, and producer Emily Mortimer after this screening.

8:30 pm – Birds of Passage

“Plays like The Godfather by way of Werner Herzog . . . a masterpiece of cultural biography.”

Eric Kohn, Indiewire

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