Screenings March 12th and 14th 2020

Our upcoming screenings will be on Thursday March 12th and Saturday March 14th 2020. The films will be shown at the Museum of Arts and Design’s 145 seat theater in the Jerome and Simona Chazen Building 2 Columbus Circle, NYC. For more information about MAD Museum or to join their mailing list please visit their website: https://madmuseum.org/

Our prices remain $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

Admission to the Museum is not required, but if you would like to also view the Museum exhibits, they are charging the discounted prices of $14 general admission, $10 seniors and $8 students for our two days of screenings. The films are:

Thursday, March 12
11:00am Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm The White Sheik
3:30pm Beanpole
6:15pm Pain and Glory (Q&A)

Saturday, March 14
11:00am Pain and Glory
1:15pm American Factory (Q&A)
3:45pm The White Sheik (Q&A)

Click on the showtime links below to purchase tickets:

Thursday 3/12

11:00am 3/12 – Cinema Paradiso

In Italian with English subtitles.
A Sicilian-born filmmaker (Jacques Perrin) recalls his childhood falling in love with the movies at the hardscrabble cinema of his home village, and his lifelong friendship with its loyal projectionist (Philippe Noiret).

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
(1988 – 123 minutes – Rated R)

1990 Academy Award Winner – Best Foreign Language Film

We’ve had many requests for a ‘reprise screening’ from those New Plaza patrons who were unable to attend the Jan 26 benefit, and it seems fitting to introduce our new venue with this beloved tribute to the enduring spell cast by a big, community screen….

1:30pm 3/12 – The White Sheik

In Italian with English subtitles.
A small town Italian bureaucrat, on his honeymoon in Rome with his even less worldly bride, is caught up in the Eternal City’s innumerable temptations and illusions. In this year of Fellini’s centenary, his 1952 poignant comedy (and first solo Directorecting effort, co-written with Michelangelo Antonioni) has held up beautifully. Alberto Sordi and Giulietta Masina have featured roles.

Director: Federico Fellini
(1952 – 83 minutes – Not Rated)

“My favorite Fellini movie!”

– Orson Welles

“As hilarious as any Italian farce ever made!”

– Vincent Canby, NY Times

3:30pm 3/12 – Beanpole

In Russian with English subtitles.
In a devastated 1945 Leningrad, two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives – physically and psychologically- amongst the ruins.

Director: Kantemir Balagov
(2019 – 137 minutes – Not Rated)

2019 Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and NY Film Festivals; 2020 Academy Awards’ ‘Shortlist’ – Best International Film

“Most war movies are about battle; Beanpole is about what happens afterward…a brilliantly told, deeply moving story about love – in all its manifestations, perversity and obstinacy…(with) flashes of beauty and dark comedy”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

“Achingly beautiful…(with) extraordinary performances and ROMA-level production design.”

– David Ehrlich, Indiewire

6:15pm 3/12 – Pain and Glory

In Spanish with English subtitles.
An acclaimed film Director (Antonio Banderas in a ‘career performance’) reflects on the lifelong choices he’s made as past and present come crashing down around him….

Q&A after screening with film historian Max Alvarez

Director: Pedro Almodovar
(2019 – 113 minutes – Rated R)

2020 Academy Award Nominee – Best Actor; Best International Film; Best Actor – 2019 Cannes Film Festival; 2019 NY & Los Angeles Film Critics, National Society of Film Critics

“Best film of 2019–a masterwork…A great deal happens in Pain and Glory, just not ritualistically and not at top volume. Its agonies are tempered, its regrets hushed, it restraint powerful”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

Saturday 3/14

11:00am 3/14 – Pain and Glory

In Spanish with English subtitles.
An acclaimed film Director (Antonio Banderas in a ‘career performance’) reflects on the lifelong choices he’s made as past and present come crashing down around him….

Director: Pedro Almodovar
(2019 – 113 minutes – Rated R)

2020 Academy Award Nominee – Best Actor; Best International Film; Best Actor – 2019 Cannes Film Festival; 2019 NY & Los Angeles Film Critics, National Society of Film Critics

“Best film of 2019–a masterwork…A great deal happens in Pain and Glory, just not ritualistically and not at top volume. Its agonies are tempered, its regrets hushed, it restraint powerful”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

1:15pm 3/14 – American Factory

In English and Mandarin with English subtitles.
In rust-belt Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned GM plant, hiring 2000 Americans. Early optimism soon gives way to setbacks and conflict as Chinese ‘methods’ clash with 21st century working-class America….

Q&A after screening. Speaker to be announced.

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
(2019 – 110 minutes – Not Rated)

2020 Academy Awards Winner – Best Documentary Feature; Best Documentary – 2019 Los Angeles Film Critics Gotham Awards

“Complex, stirring, timely and beautifully shaped, spanning continents as it surveys the past, present and possible future of American labor. (This is the first movie that Barack and Michelle Obama’s company Higher Ground Productions is releasing…)”

– Manohla Dargis, NY Times

3:45pm 3/14 – The White Sheik

In Italian with English subtitles.
A small town Italian bureaucrat, on his honeymoon in Rome with his even less worldly bride, is caught up in the Eternal City’s innumerable temptations and illusions. In this year of Fellini’s centenary, his 1952 poignant comedy (and first solo Directorecting effort, co-written with Michelangelo Antonioni) has held up beautifully. Alberto Sordi and Giulietta Masina have featured roles.

Q&A after screening with film historian and CUNY Cinematheque host Jerry Carlson

Director: Federico Fellini
(1952 – 83 minutes – Not Rated)

“As hilarious as any Italian farce ever made!”

– Vincent Canby, NY Times

“My favorite Fellini movie!”

– Orson Welles

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