NYIT Screenings Aug 31st – Sept 2nd

Screening August 3rd and 4th at the New York Institute of Technology’s state-of-the-art theater located at 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd Street).

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 8/31

1:00 pm 8/31 – Late Night

A late night TV talk show host (Emma Thompson) suspecting she may soon lose her long-running hit, shakes up her writing staff.   The superb supporting cast includes screenwriter Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy and Amy Ryan.  

Director: Nisha Ganatra
(2019 – 102 minutes – Rated R)

“…adroitly works around Mindy Kaling’s stand-and-deliver acting and gives Emma Thompson the room she needs to turn a cliche into a striking character.”

Manohla Dargis, NY Times

3:15 pm 8/31 – Mike Wallace is Here

An uncompromising -not unlike its subject- look at the decades long career of legendary CBS News reporter/ interviewer Mike Wallace, whose protean reach and often prickly style encompassed subjects as diverse as Salvador Dali, Bette Davis, JFK, Johnny Carson, Vladimir Putin, Bill O’Reilly and hundreds more.

Director: Avi Belkin
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2019
(2019 – 90 minutes – Rated PG-13)

“O’Reilly…smugly responds that without Wallace he would never be able to do the things that Wallace so clearly dislikes him for…..”

Glenn Kenny,  Rogerebert.com   

5:15 pm 8/31 – Maiden

The story of Tracy Edwards, 24-year-old cook on charter boats,  who in 1989 became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World sailing race.

Director: Alex Holmes
Official Selection: Toronto Intl Film Festival 2018
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2019
(2018 – 97 minutes – Rated PG)

“Timely and intensely relevant story about bold women breaking down barriers…..Maiden unspools a heart-pounding race around the world…”

Kate Erbland, Indiewire

7:30 pm 8/31 – 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.

Director: Ralph Fiennes
Official Selection: Telluride Film Festival 2018
(2018 – 127 minutes – Rated R)

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

Imogen Sara Smith, Film Comment

Sunday 9/1

1:00 pm 9/1 – One Child Nation

In English and Mandarin with English subtitles.
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children who were forever shaped by it.

Directors: Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival 2019
(2019 – 85 minutes – Rated R)

“Soul baring and furious….an essential account of one battle in the continuing war over women’s bodies, one that…is in no way limited to China.”

-Manohla Dargis, NY Times

3:00 pm 9/1 – I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

In Romanian with English subtitles.
These scorching words,  spoken in  summer 1941 in Romania’s Council of Ministers, precipitated a series of tragic events on World War II’s eastern front. In a very different, contemporary Romania a young artist attempts to reconstruct a historical event from that fateful year, with darkly ironic echoes and consequences. Director Radu Jude’s ‘Balkan western’ Aferim had a successful run at Lincoln Plaza in 2016.  

Director: Radu Jude
Official Selection: Hamptons Film Festival 2018
(2018 – 140 minutes – Not Rated)  

“…shows that history is never neutral and that present-day culture wars often carry out the violence of the past by other means..”

A.O. Scott- NY Times

6:00 pm 9/1 – Maiden

The story of Tracy Edwards, 24-year-old cook on charter boats,  who in 1989 became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World sailing race.

Director: Alex Holmes
Official Selection: Toronto Intl Film Festival 2018
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2019
(2018 – 97 minutes – Rated PG)

“Timely and intensely relevant story about bold women breaking down barriers…..Maiden unspools a heart-pounding race around the world…”

Kate Erbland, Indiewire

8:15 pm 9/1 – David Crosby: Remember My Name

Documentary portrait of David Crosby,  a rock legend with anything but an easy retirement on his mind,  embellished with archival and new interview accompaniment from Jackson Browne,  Cameron Crowe,  Roger McGuinn, and of course Stills, Nash and Young.  

Director: A. J. Eaton
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2019
(2019 – 95 minutes – Rated R)

“…whatever you think of the guy’s character, he is one helluva raconteur. These interviews, which were intended to be ‘brutally honest,’ may be the best I’ve ever seen in a rock doc.”

–Godfrey Cheshire, Rogerebert.com

Monday 9/2

1:00 pm 9/2 – 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.

Director: John Chester
(2019 – 91 minutes – Rated G)

“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

3:00 pm 9/2 – Honeyland

In Turkish with English subtitles.
A lyrical documentary about a lone Macedonian beekeeper’s life and labors.

Official Submission from North Macedonia for Best International Film
— 2020 Academy Awards.

Directors: Tamara Kotsevksa and Ljubomir Stefanov
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2019
(2019 – 87 minutes – Not Rated)

“The opening minutes of ‘Honeyland’ are as astonishing -as sublime and strange and full of human and natural beauty – as anything I’ve ever seen in a movie.”

A. O. Scott- NY Times

5:15 pm 9/2 – Mike Wallace is Here

An uncompromising -not unlike its subject- look at the decades long career of legendary CBS News reporter/ interviewer Mike Wallace, whose protean reach and often prickly style encompassed subjects as diverse as Salvador Dali, Bette Davis, JFK, Johnny Carson, Vladimir Putin, Bill O’Reilly and hundreds more. There will be a Q&A w/ film historian Max Alvarez after the film.

Director: Avi Belkin
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2019
(2019 – 90 minutes – Rated PG-13)

“O’Reilly…smugly responds that without Wallace he would never be able to do the things that Wallace so clearly dislikes him for…..”

Glenn Kenny,  Rogerebert.com   

7:30 pm 9/2 – Pavarotti

An Oscar-winning director presents a big-canvas look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, with a diverse cast of interviewees including Spike Lee, Princess Diana, Bono, Stevie Wonder, Phil Donahue, Nelson Mandela….

NOTE: Following the lamented closing this week of the Paris Cinema, this is the first upper west side screening of ‘Pavarotti.’  

Director: Ron Howard
(2019 – 114 minutes – Rated PG-13)

“…you’d be hard pressed to deny that the void Pavarotti left in terms of worldwide exposure to classical music has not yet begun to be shoveled in.”

Glenn Kenny,  Rogerebert.com   

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