NYIT Screenings June 1 – 2

We are pleased to announce a special screening of films this 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.

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.

Click on the showtime links below to purchase tickets:

Saturday, 6/1

1:00 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)

3:00 pm – The Mustang

A violent convict (Matthias Schoenaerts) is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. Co-starring Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, and Connie Britton.

A touching and original piece of bare-bones sentimental humanism, and Schoenaerts is terrific in it.

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

Special audience discussion led by Nat Epstein to follow this screening

5:15 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

7:45 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

Sunday 6/2

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

3:00 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.

Special Q&A with Marc Scorca, President & CEO of Opera America will follow this screening

5:45 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)

7:45 pm – High Life

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space, where they live in precarious isolation.  Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andre Benjamin, Mia Goth.

Any film that takes a somewhat realistic view of space travel is bound to get compared to ‘2001,’ but this one deserves it.”

Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

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