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Friday, July 25, 2014
2:30 p.m.Showtime! Children's Films: Chimpanzee
"Oscar, a baby chimpanzee, is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees. Afterwards, he attempts to survive on his own, and to be accepted by the other chimps." This film has a running time of 78 minutes and is rated for general audiences (G). Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Please note that the film will be shown in the South Court Auditorium. Summer camps are we…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, August 2, 2014
2:30 p.m.Silent Clowns Film Series
Silent films screenings with live piano accompaniment. Stella Maris Directed by Marshall Neilan, 1918 screening with The Englishman and the Girl (1910) and The Dream (1911) Presented in cooperation with The Mary Pickford Foundation The LPA is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program in the lobby of 111 Amsterdam Ave. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advanc…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, August 8, 2014
2:30 p.m.Showtime! Children's Films: The Jungle Book
Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns 'The Bare Necessities' of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the sneakiest snake in the jungle! It is an extraordinary adventure and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship. This film has a running time…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, August 21, 2014
6 p.m.Special Film Screening in Honor of George Stoney
The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! Directed by Jim Brown (1982, 78 minutes) Produced by Jim Brown, George Stoney, and Harold Leventhal Narrated by Lee Hays
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6 p.m.FILM SCREENING - 3 Women
FILM SCREENING 3 Women Directed by Robert Altman, 1977 124 minutes With Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule Music by Gerald Busby Screening introduced by composer Gerald Busby In a dusty, under-populated California resort town, Pinky Rose (Spacek), a naive and impressionable Southern waif begins her life as a nursing home attendent. There, Pinky finds her role model in fellow nurse Millie (Duvall), a misguided would-be sophisticate and hopeless devotee of sophi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, October 9, 2014
3 p.m.Last Summer At Coney Island
Film screening of "Last Summer at Coney Island." Coney Island is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the hot dog, the roller coaster and - broadly speaking - popular culture. But Coney Island is not what it used to be and the area has lingered for years as a specter of its former magnificence. Now, after years of false starts, change is coming to Coney Island. Come Hell or high water, the city of New York is determined to revitalize the once glorious, world capitol of amusements. M…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 11, 2014
1 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: The Liberation Series (Felix)
Join us for a screening of Roberta Durrant's award winning film Felix, the first of two films featured in The Liberation Series. Described as “Billy Elliot with Cape jazz," this family-friendly film follows 14-year-old Felix as he dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father. When he leaves his township to take up a scholarship at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father’s old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert. Robe…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
2:30 p.m.Silent Clowns Film Series - Mary Pickford in SPARROWS
Mary Pickford in SPARROWS (Directed by directed by William Beaudine, 1926) Library of Congress preservation print.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
4 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: The Liberation Series (Miners Shot Down)
Join us for a screening of Rehad Desai's Miners Shot Down in the second installment of The Liberation Series. The film focuses on the events of August 2012, when the Marikana mine in South Africa experienced the worst episode of bloodshed since the end of apartheid. For seven days, thousands of miners protested for a living wage. The non-violent demonstration was brought down through an intervention by state police forces, in which more than 30 miners were shot dead and many others injured. In t…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Monday, October 20, 2014
6 p.m.FILM - THE MISHAPS OF MUSTY SUFFER
The Mishaps of Musty Suffer was a cartoony and surreal series of silent comedy shorts produced in 1916 and 1917. Wildly popular during its release, the series has been oddly overlooked and neglected ever since, but the films are getting a new life thanks to a recent DVD release. These unique slapstick films are being seen again for the first time in nearly 100 years. Musty was played by Ziegfeld Follies star and former Ringling clown Harry Watson, Jr. On this program, four prime examples of the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3 p.m.KID'S FILM - Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird
KID'S FILM Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird Directed by Ken Kwapis 1985, 88 minutes
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumFamilies
Thursday, October 23, 2014
8 p.m.A Pre-release Screening of "The Better Angels"
"The Better Angels" explores the family, hardships, and tragedy of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in 1817. Directed by A.J. Edwards and produced by Terrence Malick, this visually stunning film lyrically expresses the wilderness of the Lincoln's world. With an elegant touch and extreme attention to historical accuracy, "The Better Angels" shows the austerity of the era and reveals what shaped one of history’s most distinct leaders. Thursday, October 23, 8:00 p.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Monday, October 27, 2014
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Muslim Voices of Philadelphia and New York
Join us for screenings of a series of short documentaries produced by the Muslim Voices community history project. The goal of the Muslim Voices Project is to provide instruction and media tools to traditionally underrepresented Muslim groups so that they can research and share the stories, significant events, achievements and issues that are part of both the history of Islam in Philadelphia and New York. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full h…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:30 p.m.A Pre-release Screening of "The Theory of Everything"
"The Theory of Everything" is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world’s greatest living minds and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. Based on a memoir by Jane Hawking, the film follows a young Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) as he studies cosmology at Cambridge University and falls in love with fellow student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). When Stephen receives an earth-shattering diagnosis of a neurological disorder at age 21, he and Jane must face the cha…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Thursday, November 6, 2014
6 p.m.FILM - The World According to Sesame Street
Directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton and Linda Hawkins 2006, 104 minutes Screening followed by q&a with Nadine Zylstra, Supervising Producer of Sesame Street. This program is intended for people 12 years or older.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
3 p.m. KID'S FILM - The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
KID'S FILM - The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Directed by Gary Halvorson 1999, 73 minutes The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subjec…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
Children,
Families
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6 p.m.FILM - All the Way Through Evening
The story of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City. As you've never heard it before. A musical documentary. Every year, exuberant “70-something” East Village concert pianist Mimi Stern- Wolfe performs a breathtaking concert of works by her friends, all composers, who were lost to the silent killer of New York City. The award winning musical documentary ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING chronicles the era when the HIV/AIDS pandemic swept through a downtown arts community and ravaged the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:30 p.m.SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES - Betty Bronson in Peter Pan
Betty Bronson in Peter Pan Directed by Herbert Brenon 1924 Based on the play by James M. Barrie 90th anniversary screening! Live Piano Accompaniment by Ben Model. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, January 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.Postponed
Through a Lens Darkly: Screening and Talkback
Inspired by Deborah Willis’s book, Reflections in Black, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris casts a broad net with Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People and begins with his family album. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens. A conversation m…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War
Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War, directed by Alfonso Domingo & Jordi Torrent, tells the story of the 85 African Americans who in 1936 joined the International Brigades in support of the Spanish Republic. This is their story, an untold chapter in the history of both the United States and Spain. The adventures of unsung heroes who answered the call of a distant war to fight for their own freedom. A talk-back will following the screening with Dr. David Levering Lewi…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, February 27, 2015
12 noonTeen Film
02/06 @ 1 pm: Clueless (Teen Classic Film Series) 02/13 @ 1 pm: Jem and the Holograms 02/20 @ 1 pm: Minions (Teen Animated Series) 02/27 @ 12 pm: Skyfall & Spectre (Teen Marathon Series)
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Vow of Silence
Catch the New York premiere of B. Steady’s, Vow of Silence (runtime, 28 minutes) followed by a talk-back with cast members Tattiana Aqueel (Jade) and dappho/solsis (Jaxson). Vow of Silence tells the story of Jade, a heartbroken composer who takes a vow of silence to win back the heart of Isis, her true love. In her struggle to reconnect with Isis, she meets Jaxson- an outgoing musician. Utilizing music, magic and silence-Jade finds her voice in the place she least expects it. Learn more about th…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, March 7, 2015
3 p.m.90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2015
The 90-Second Newbery returns for its fourth year! This is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create movies that creatively compress the stories of Newbery Award-winning books into 90 seconds or less. The NYC screening of the 90-Second Newbery films will be at the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Saturday, March 7, 2015 and will be hosted by film festival founder and children's author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) with a special co-host: childre…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6:30 p.m.A Pre-release Screening of "5 to 7" with Director Q&A
Take a break from the office and enjoy this complimentary screening of “5 to 7,” exclusively for Young Lions. According to the "Variety" review: Aspiring novelist Brian Bloom (Anton Yelchin) receives nothing but rejection letters from publishers, but when it comes to romance, he has considerably better luck, earning coy encouragement from Arielle (Berenice Marlohe), a beautiful French woman he spies smoking on a New York sidewalk. There’s just one catch: She’s married, and the couple can only me…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
7:30 p.m.Blackbird NYC Premiere
Harlem Pride and DBQ Magazine, in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, present the New York premiere of Patrik-Ian Polk's "BLACKBIRD". The event will kick off at 6:00PM with a Red Carpet VIP Reception followed by a 7:30PM screening. The cast members will participate in a Q&A session following the screening. Synopsis Seventeen-year-old Randy tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother, an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Ghosts of Amistad
Join Marcus Rediker, author of The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odissey of Slavery and Freedom, for a screening of Ghosts of Amistad. The film, based on Rediker's book, chronicles a journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the rebels who captured the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the incident, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began. The filmmak…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:30 p.m.ROCKIN' THE ROACH! - Wave Two
Silent Clowns Film Series CHARLEY & JAMES (OR PAUL): CHASING THE BROTHERS PARROTT @ ROACH Paul Parrott in THE SLEUTH (1922), supervision by Charles Parrott Snub Pollard and James Finlayson in SOLD AT AUCTION! (1923), directed by Charles Parrott Charley Chase in SITTIN' PRETTY (1924), with James Parrott Snub Pollard and Paul Parrott in THE OLD WAR-HORSE (1926) Charley Chase in THE CARETAKER'S DAUGHTER (1925), with James Parrott Charley Chase…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Cunningham Rarities
David Vaughan will introduce and screen early films of work by Merce Cunningham, including the solos Variation and Changeling, the duet from Suite for Five, and the group dance Springweather and People. This program takes place in the Third Floor Screening Room. Seating is limited. First come, first served.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:30 p.m.ROCKIN' THE ROACH! - Wave Two
Silent Clowns Film Series TWICE TWO....OR...."REDUX A LA ROACH" When sound arrived, the folks at Roach sometimes looked back at their silent output for ideas for new productions. Two fascinating side-by side examples are films in which both Laurel & Hardy appear in both the originals and remakes! Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy in DUCK SOUP (1927) Laurel & Hardy with James Finlayson and Thelma Todd in ANOTHER FINE MESS (1930) Laurel & Hardy with Mae Busch and Thelma Todd in…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, June 12, 2015
6 p.m.Maroons Revisited: Akwantu: The Journey
Please note this event will not take place at the Schomburg Center. It will be held at NYPL's 42nd Street location, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, New York. Director Roy T. Anderson will present his documentary Akwantu: The Journey, which documents the struggle for freedom of the Maroons of Jamaica who formed communities in some of the most inhospitable regions of the island. Shot in Jamaica, Ghana, Canada and the United States over the course of two years, the…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, July 11, 2015
2:30 p.m.ROCKIN' THE ROACH! - Wave Two
Silent Clowns Film Series ROACH "ALL-STAR" RARITIES FROM LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (all in 35MM !) The Roach Studios "All-Star" series was actually a misnomer - as they rarely contained any bonafide stars at all - more a catchall for tryouts and featured performers. Toto in DO HUSBANDS DECEIVE? (1918) Will Rogers in JUS' PASSIN' THROUGH (1923) Lucien Littlefield and Charlie Murray in SOMEWHERE IN SOMEWHERE (1925) Arthur Stone in SHERLOCK SLEUTH (1925) Clyde Cook in STARVATION BLUES (192…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, August 20, 2015
6:30 p.m.Special Film Screening - In Honor of George Stoney
Each August, New York Film/Video Council honors the life and work of George C. Stoney (1916-2012) - a legendary filmmaker, teacher, activist, role model, citizen and a cherished NYFVC past-president and board member - with a film screening. George never failed to inspire each of us with his sense of mission, hospitality, his determination to use cinema to give voice to those outside of power, his willingness to travel -- even up to age 96 -- to explore experimental, documentary and narrative cin…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: ALTHEA
A Special Preview - Discover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. Bringing a fierce athleticism to the game, she was the first African-American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) — a decade before Arthur Ashe. Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports, and are part of African-American history. The documentary exp…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
3 p.m.Family Films: Pixar Short Films Collection
Take a break from your back to school preparations and join us for a viewing of the Pixar Short Films Collection. For children ages 5 and up.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, September 19, 2015
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Between Memory & Museum - A Film Screening
Join Arun Wolf, Tara Books, India for an illustrated talk and film screening of Between Memory & Museum: A Dialogue with Folk and Tribal Artists from India. The book Between Memory and Museum is based on an extended conversation conducted with 38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists across India. Museums are influential sites of knowledge about indigenous art forms, and they have a long history of regarding the communities that practise them as anthropological subjects. But many of the a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Thursday, October 1, 2015
6 p.m.Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration
Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration Co-presented with the Center for Visual Music As a writer, educator, scholar, and film distributor, Cecile Starr (1921-2014) was a tireless champion of experimental animation and independent cinema, firmly dedicated to the belief that film was an art form. This tribute event salutes her life and work, with films by Bute, Fischinger, Lye, Richter, Spinello, and others Cecile promoted, video footage of Cecile, short testimonials by colleagues, family and friends,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
2:30 p.m.FILM - Alice in Wonderland
Film Series - Aspects of Alice Alice in Wonderland Directed by Cecil Hepworth, 1903 SCREENING WITH Alice in Wonderland Directed by Norman Z. McLeod, 1933 With Charlotte Henry, W.C. Fields, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation a…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 10, 2015
2:30 p.m.Silent Clowns Film Series - Douglas Fairbanks in The Mark of Zorro (1920)
Silent Clowns Film Series - Douglas Fairbanks in The Mark of Zorro (1920) 95th Anniversary Screening! This rousing adventure set in Old California was the big box office hit that changed Douglas Fairbanks from a light comedian to the great swashbuckler of the silent screen. Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
2:30 p.m.FILM - Alice in Wonderland (1915)
Aspects of Alice Film Series Alice in Wonderland Directed by W.W. Young, 1915 Silent film with live piano accompaniment by Makia Mutsumura SCREENING WITH Alice in Wonderland Directed by Bud Pollard,1931 With Ruth Gilbert The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
2:30 p.m.FILM - Dreamchild
ASPECTS OF ALICE FILM SERIES Dreamchild Directed by Gavin Millar, 1985 with Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher PRECEDED BY Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Produced by the Edison Company, 1910 The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seat…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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