NYIT Screenings Nov 16th – 17th

Screening November 16th -17th 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:

Saturday 11/16

12:30pm 11/16 – 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….

Q&A after the screening led by opera and classical music critic David Shengold.

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   

3:15 pm 11/16 – The Peanut Butter Falcon

Zac, a young man with Down syndrome runs away from his care home to try to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.  Along with the way he finds a series of new friends and accomplices who help turn his life in surprising, inspiring new directions.  One of the most successful American independent films of 2019, with a cast headed by Shia LaBoeuf,  Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church and Bruce Dern.   

Directors: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz
Official Selection: Southwest Film Festival 2019
(2019 – 97 minutes – Rated PG-13)

“….there’s something at work in ‘Peanut Butter Falcon,’ something eccentric and exuberant.  The filmmakers’ devotion to the details of Zac’s world give the film an authenticity it wouldn’t otherwise have.”

– Sheila O’Malley – rogerebert.com

5:45pm 11/16 Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

The origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof and its creative roots in early 60s NYC, when ‘tradition’ was on the wane and as gender roles, sexuality, race relations, and religion were evolving. Composer Jerry Bock, Harvey Fierstein, Joel Grey (director of the current hit Yiddish Theatre revival), Fran Lebowitz and Lin-Manuel Miranda –among many others– are featured in new and archival interviews.

Q&A after the screening led by executive producer Patti Kenner.

Director: Max Lewkowicz
(2019 – 92 minutes – Rated PG-13)

“We see clips from productions in Japanese, Thai and Dutch and hear everyone from opera legend Bryn Terfel to the Temptations singing the show’s iconic songs.”

– Ken Turan, LA Times

8:15pm 11/16 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of my Voice

Linda’s stunning voice and its journey through the music biz–and America’s heart– is chroncled by Oscar-winning doc-makers Epstein and Friedman (Times of Harvey Milk) and a ‘who’s who’ of rock and Hollywood icons.

Directors: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
(2019 – 95 minutes – Rated PG)

“…I dare anyone not to snap to attention and follow the sound of that voice.”

– Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

Sunday 11/17

12:30pm 11/17 Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues – from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
(2019 – 97 minutes – Rated PG-13)

“The film’s answer to the question suggests that Cohn is among the threads that link the politics of the Red Scare with whatever it is we’re living through now. He’s still around.”

– A.O. Scott, NY Times

2:45pm 11/17 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.

Q&A after the screening led by CUNY Film Program Chair and City Cinematheque host Jerry Carlson.

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

5:45 pm 11/17 The Farewell

In Mandarin, Japanese and Italian with English subtitles.
A Chinese emigre family learns that their grandmother (Shuzhen Zhao) has only a short while to live and decides to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding in Changchun to gather before her passing. Writer/ rapper Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) appears in a key dramatic role…

Director: Lulu Wang
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2019
(2019 – 100 minutes – Rated PG)

“…conjures a premise so rich with potential comedy, heartbreak and family weirdness that it can only have come from real life.”

– A.O. Scott – NY Times

8:15pm 11/17 Tel Aviv On Fire

In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.
Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian writer gets a gig on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His career is on the rise, until the show’s backers –and the soldier– disagree about how the series should end…

Director: Sameh Zoabi
2020 Oscar Nominee
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival – 2019
Best International Film: Luxembourg Film Festival – 2020
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival

(2018 – 100 minutes – Not Rated)

“The setting is a nostalgic spy story in the lead-up to the Six-Day War…(the) imagining of the soap, itself titled ‘Tel Aviv on Fire,’ is the film’s masterstroke, reproducing all the outrageous plot twists and visual excesses of the genre.”

– Jay Weissberg, Variety

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