NYIT Screenings May 25-27

We are pleased to announce a special screening of films this Memorial Day weekend at the New York Institute of Technology’s state-of-the-art theater located at 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd Street). We will be showing four films each day, with some exciting post-film Q&A discussions.

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.

The films will be shown according to the following schedule:

Saturday, 5/25

1:00 pm – Gloria Bell

A free-spirited divorcee (Julianne Moore) spends her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. She soon finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.

“The Chilean writer-director Sebastián Lelio teams up with a transcendently perfect Julianne Moore for Gloria Bell, a redo of his also wonderful movie Gloria.”

Manohla Dargis, NY Times

3:15 pm – Piaf: Her Story, Her Songs

French jazz singer Raquel Bitton is internationally praised as one of the greatest interpreters of the Edith Piaf repertoire. This 2003 document of her critically acclaimed hit show celebrates the full arc of Piaf’s extraordinary life through stories and songs.

This screening will be followed by a special Q&A with the film’s producer and performer Raquel Bitton.

5:30 pm – Hotel Mumbai

The 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai’s Taj Hotel is recreated with startling, unflinching detail. Featuring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Suhail Nayyar.

“A chilling and valuable reminder of acts of madness and of heroism that should never be forgotten.”

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times

8:00 pm – Amazing Grace

A concert presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972 – long mired in a legal and technical limbo- is finally rescued and brought to new, rousing life.

“This is obviously one of the great music films. What distinguishes amazing Grace, what lifts it to the penthouse, is a mix of energy and moment.”

Wesley Morris, NY Times (Critic’s Pick)

Sunday 5/26

1:00 pm – Farinelli (1994)

Farinelli was the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young vocalist in Handel’s time who was castrated in his childhood to preserve his extraordinary voice and became a famous, tormented opera singer. Premiere revival screenings of this Oscar-nominated drama.

3:30 pm – Apollo 11

An intimate look at the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing mission and its crew, commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, galvanized by remarkable and perfectly preserved big screen film footage.

“Although we know how the mission turns out, Apollo 11 generates and maintains suspense. And it rekindles a crazy sense of wonder.”

Glenn Kenny, NY Times (Critic’s Pick)

5:30 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

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Jeremy Workman and its subject Matt Green.

7:45 pm – Boyz N the Hood

Director John Singleton (1968-2019) became the youngest director and the first African-American in Oscar history to be nominated for Best Director, in this ever-timely tragic drama of three young men growing up in the Crenshaw neighborhood of LA. Starring Angela Bassett, Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr and Regina King.

ONE SHOW ONLY

Monday 5/27

1:00 pm – Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

This chronicle of pioneer French-American filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache is both tribute and detective story, tracing the circumstances by which an extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her eventual reclamation. Narrated by Jodie Foster.

“Lively and informative”

A. O. Scott, NY Times

3:15 pm – Farinelli

Farinelli was the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young vocalist in Handel’s time who was castrated in his childhood to preserve his extraordinary voice and became a famous, tormented opera singer. Premiere revival screenings of this Oscar-nominated drama.

5:45 pm – Hearts and Minds

A searing examination of the conflicting beliefs and attitudes of Americans who fought in, for and against the Vietnam War – still relevant on a post-9/11, 21st century Memorial Day.

“Hearts and Minds is a tough film but no mere rehash of sad events. It is always aware of the primacy of man when man’s given half a chance.”

Vincent Canby, NY Times

8:15 pm – They Shall Not Grow Old

Never-before-seen footage of soldiers in World War I, made unprecedentedly vivid through recent technology, brings the savagely tragic conflict to startling new life and poignancy. From the director of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.

“A brisk, absorbing and moving experience.”

Ben Kenigsberg, NY Times

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