NYIT Screenings July 5 – 7

We are pleased to announce a special screening of films this fourth of July 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:

Friday, 7/5

1:00 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

3:15 pm – The Proposal

An artist schemes to make the sequestered archives of Luis Barragan, Mexico’s most famous architect available to the public.  Co-executive produced by Oscar winner Laura Poitras (‘Citizen Four’).

“Captivatingly wily documentary…has a surface serenity that belies its fuming emotions.”

Jeannette Catsoulis, NY Times

5:15 pm – The Biggest Little Farm

Documentary filmmaker John Chester and his wife Molly struggle to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

“May rid you of your fantasies of farm life, but it may also revive your wonder at the weird but ultimately awe-inspiring ways in which humans can help nature do its work.”

Glenn Kenny,  NY Times

7:30 pm – The White Crow

The story of Rudolph Nureyev’s 1961 defection to the West compellingly fashioned by Ralph Fiennes, who both directs and co-stars as Alexander Pushkin. Screenplay by playwright David Hare. 

“As a dance film – another genre that all too often disappoints – The White Crow gets many things right.”

Imogen Sara Smith, Film Comment

Saturday 7/6

1:00 pm – Halston

Prodigiously talented fashion designer Halston reigned in the sybaritic 1970s, became a household name but went into a downward spiral in the go-go 80s. This documentary chronicle feature interviews with many Halston intimates including Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson and Joel Schumacher. From the director of ‘Dior and I.’

“A thoroughly researched rise and fall story with artistic flair and noir-esque cinematic mystique…”

Tomris Laffly, Rogerebert.com

3:15 pm – Otello

Placido Domingo and Katia Ricciarelli star in Verdi’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterwork by the late director Zeffirelli,  himself a master of presenting opera on film.

“Domingo…surpassing his work in Francesco Rosi’s Carmen…give(s) what is probably his best screen performance to date.”

Vincent Canby, NY Times

5:45 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

8:15 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 7/7

1:00 pm – The Biggest Little Farm

Documentary filmmaker John Chester and his wife Molly struggle to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

“May rid you of your fantasies of farm life, but it may also revive your wonder at the weird but ultimately awe-inspiring ways in which humans can help nature do its work.”

Glenn Kenny,  NY Times

3:15 pm – The White Crow

The story of Rudolph Nureyev’s 1961 defection to the West compellingly fashioned by Ralph Fiennes, who both directs and co-stars as Alexander Pushkin. Screenplay by playwright David Hare. 

“As a dance film – another genre that all too often disappoints – The White Crow gets many things right.”

Imogen Sara Smith, Film Comment

5:45 pm – Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev’s extraordinary life, chronicled in Ralph Fiennes’ recent feature (also playing here this weekend!) is also the subject of this striking documentary, highlighting his unlikely yet legendary partnership with Margot Fonteyn and meteoric rise to a global cultural phenomenon.

“Presents a great deal of dance footage that has never been seen before, and it’s a thrill to behold; nothing tells Nureyev’s story half as well as simply staring at him in his prime…”

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

8:00 pm – Meeting Gorbachev

Legendary filmmaker Herzog co-directs this portrait of Gorbachev in winter, using both historical footage and a recent trio of droll, intimate interviews.

“Herzog begins by noting the cultural tension between them, given their home countries’ adversarial relationship in WW2. ‘The first German that you probably met wanted to kill you,’ he says, though Gorbachev denies it…”

Ben Kenigsberg, NY Times

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