NYIT Screenings Jan 2nd – 5th 2020

Screening January 2nd – 5th 2020 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. We are now able to accept credit cards!

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

Click on the showtime links below to purchase tickets:

Thursday 1/2

12:30pm 1/2 – Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Columnist Molly Ivins, described as “six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Ol’ Boy corruption wherever she found it.” Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing….She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril and said ‘Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.’ This is her story.

Director: Janice Engel
(2019 – 93 minutes – Not Rated)

“Some crusading journalists write with a scalpel, others with a scythe.
Molly Ivins, who famously called President George W. Bush ‘Shrub,’ used both…..”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

2:45pm 1/2 – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

A fading television actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his enigmatic stunt double (Brad Pitt) struggle to hold on to fame and employment near the end of a Hollywood era and a fateful summer in American life: 1969 Los Angeles. One of the peaks of this movie year and a surefire multi-Oscar nominee. 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Director: Quentin Tarantino
(2019 – 161 minutes – Rated R)

“…a dream of a movie. I could spend hours watching Margot Robbie’s character watch herself in a film and Brad Pitt cruise the magically smog-free city in a buttery yellow 1966 Cadillac.”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

6:00pm 1/2 – 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.
Best Film of 2019 – A.O. Scott, NY Times
Best Documentary of 2019 – NY Film Critics Awards

Q&A after with beekeeper Eva Lewandowski

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

“If you have the opportunity to see this movie on the big screen, don’t pass it up…the images are so strikingly beautiful that a small screen won’t do full justice to them.”

– Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB)

8:15pm 1/2 – Monsieur Klein

In French with English subtitles.
Paris 1942.  Robert Klein (Alain Delon) has a well-furnished flat, a mistress and his art dealer business is booming.  His cosy life is suddenly disrupted when he discovers that there is another Robert Klein in the city – a Jew with some very mysterious behavior who soon attracts the close and menacing attention of the police…. This reissue of Losey’s 1976 classic, co-written by Franco Solinas (Battle of Algiers) is one of the highlights of the movie year.

Director: Joseph Losey
(1976 – 123 minutes – Rated R)

“For hunters of rarities and students of wartime oppression…All good films come to those who wait.”

– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“Suffused not only with history, but also with echoes of Kafka, Dostoyevsky and the clipped paranoia of Losey’s collaborations with Harold Pinter.”

– Ben Kenigsberg, NY Times

Friday 1/3

12:30pm 1/3 – 63 Up

This one of a kind documentary portrait, begun on Britain’s ITV in 1964 and resumed as a cinema release every seven years since 1984,  follows the lives of a group of ordinary UK citizens from age 7 to their current mid-sixties, and the complex social and personal cross-currents that have shaped them.  

Q&A after with New Plaza curator Gary Palmucci

Director: Michael Apted
(2019 – 144 minutes – Not Rated)

“Each entry has built steadily in power, the elapsed time and ever-more-extensive flashback footage from prior installments reminding us of everything that Apted’s people have achieved or not achieved, the twists life has thrown at them, and the ways in which they have grown, stagnated or regressed.”  

– Matt Zoller Seitz, rogerebert.com   

3:40pm 1/3 – 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.
Best Film of 2019 – A.O. Scott, NY Times
Best Documentary of 2019 – NY Film Critics Awards

Q&A after with beekeeper Lianne Newton

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

“If you have the opportunity to see this movie on the big screen, don’t pass it up…the images are so strikingly beautiful that a small screen won’t do full justice to them.”

– Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB)

5:30pm 1/3 – Monsieur Klein

In French with English subtitles.
Paris 1942.  Robert Klein (Alain Delon) has a well-furnished flat, a mistress and his art dealer business is booming.  His cosy life is suddenly disrupted when he discovers that there is another Robert Klein in the city – a Jew with some very mysterious behavior who soon attracts the close and menacing attention of the police…. This reissue of Losey’s 1976 classic, co-written by Franco Solinas (Battle of Algiers) is one of the highlights of the movie year.

Director: Joseph Losey
(1976 – 123 minutes – Rated R)

“For hunters of rarities and students of wartime oppression…All good films come to those who wait.”

– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“Suffused not only with history, but also with echoes of Kafka, Dostoyevsky and the clipped paranoia of Losey’s collaborations with Harold Pinter.”

– Ben Kenigsberg, NY Times

7:50pm 1/3 – Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

A fading television actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his enigmatic stunt double (Brad Pitt) struggle to hold on to fame and employment near the end of a Hollywood era and a fateful summer in American life: 1969 Los Angeles. One of the peaks of this movie year and a surefire multi-Oscar nominee. 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Director: Quentin Tarantino
(2019 – 161 minutes – Rated R)

“…a dream of a movie. I could spend hours watching Margot Robbie’s character watch herself in a film and Brad Pitt cruise the magically smog-free city in a buttery yellow 1966 Cadillac.”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

Saturday 1/4

12:30pm 1/4 – 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.

Q&A after with Maiden Crew Member Dawn Riley

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

2:45pm 1/4 – Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Columnist Molly Ivins, described as “six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Ol’ Boy corruption wherever she found it.” Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing….She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril and said ‘Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.’ This is her story.

Director: Janice Engel
(2019 – 93 minutes – Not Rated)

“Some crusading journalists write with a scalpel, others with a scythe.
Molly Ivins, who famously called President George W. Bush ‘Shrub,’ used both…..”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

4:45pm 1/4 – Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

A fading television actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his enigmatic stunt double (Brad Pitt) struggle to hold on to fame and employment near the end of a Hollywood era and a fateful summer in American life: 1969 Los Angeles. One of the peaks of this movie year and a surefire multi-Oscar nominee. 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Director: Quentin Tarantino
(2019 – 161 minutes – Rated R)

“…a dream of a movie. I could spend hours watching Margot Robbie’s character watch herself in a film and Brad Pitt cruise the magically smog-free city in a buttery yellow 1966 Cadillac.”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

8:00pm 1/4 – 63 Up

This one of a kind documentary portrait, begun on Britain’s ITV in 1964 and resumed as a cinema release every seven years since 1984, follows the lives of a group of ordinary UK citizens from age 7 to their current mid-sixties, and the complex social and personal cross-currents that have shaped them.

Q&A after with Barry Schulman, former executive director of Arts and Culture at PBS.

Director: Michael Apted
(2019 – 144 minutes – Not Rated)

“Each entry has built steadily in power, the elapsed time and ever-more-extensive flashback footage from prior installments reminding us of everything that Apted’s people have achieved or not achieved, the twists life has thrown at them, and the ways in which they have grown, stagnated or regressed.”

– Matt Zoller Seitz, rogerebert.com   

Sunday 1/5

12:30pm 1/5 – Christ Stopped at Eboli

A ONCE IN A DECADE UPPER WEST SIDE SCREENING!

In Italian with English subtitles.
Starring Gian Maria Volonte, Irene Papas, Lea Massari “Carlo Levi’s memoir, ‘Christ Stopped at Eboli,’ was a literary sensation in post-Fascist Italy. First published in 1945, the book is Levi’s memorable account of life among impoverished Italian villagers in the 1930s. Three decades later, an immersive and engaging film adaptation directed by Francesco Rosi enshrined the book’s underlying neorealist credo — giving voice to the voiceless.

Special introduction and after-screening Q&A with CUNY Cinematheque host Prof. Jerry Carlson. 

Director: Francesco Rosi
(1979 – 230 minutes including 10 minute intermission – Not Rated)

“Classic Italian cinema at its finest!”

– Kenneth Turan, LA Times

Originally made for Italian television as a 220-minute mini-series, Rosi’s “Christ Stopped at Eboli” was shown in the United States in 1980 at approximately half its length and under the title “Eboli.” Considering the significance of the book and the stature of the director, the 2019 American theatrical premiere of the full version (from the distributor of ‘Monsieur Klein’)  is an event. ”

– J. Hoberman , NY Times – April 2, 2019

“You don’t see a lot of films like this, and to see it on a big screen…wow.  I told everyone I know to go see it…he really influenced people like Scorsese and even Oliver Stone, because Rosi invented the docu-drama style.”

– John Turturro

5pm 1/5 – 63 Up

This one of a kind documentary portrait, begun on Britain’s ITV in 1964 and resumed as a cinema release every seven years since 1984, follows the lives of a group of ordinary UK citizens from age 7 to their current mid-sixties, and the complex social and personal cross-currents that have shaped them.

Director: Michael Apted
(2019 – 144 minutes – Not Rated)

“Each entry has built steadily in power, the elapsed time and ever-more-extensive flashback footage from prior installments reminding us of everything that Apted’s people have achieved or not achieved, the twists life has thrown at them, and the ways in which they have grown, stagnated or regressed.”

– Matt Zoller Seitz, rogerebert.com   

8:15pm 1/5 – 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.
Best Film of 2019 – A.O. Scott, NY Times
Best Documentary of 2019 – NY Film Critics 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

“If you have the opportunity to see this movie on the big screen, don’t pass it up…the images are so strikingly beautiful that a small screen won’t do full justice to them.”

– Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB)

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