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Stream 5 of AFI's Greatest American Films for Free

American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies is a list of the "100 greatest American films of all time." I found five of those films on Kanopy, the video streaming service available to New York Public Library cardholders age 13 or older.Read More ›

Sam Shepard: The Playwright as Star

Sam Shepard, the great Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who died July 27 at age 73, was a remarkably prolific writer over the past half-century, and he still found time to act in more than 60 movies and TV shows. Read More ›

5 Films Noir Inspired by Novels

A review of 5 mystery novels and the films noir that they inspired.Read More ›

Stage to Screen, New York to London (or Vice Versa)

Exploring the Library for the Performing Arts' Cinema Series 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film.Read More ›

Shakespeare Around the Globe: Films and Books in the World Languages Collection

Discover world cinema inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.Read More ›

Your October Playlist : 8 Recommendations

In the weeks leading up to Halloween we watch scary movies and we read scary stories but are we listening to enough scary music? No, probably not! Here are some suggestions to get you in the spooky spirit.Read More ›

Attack of the Killer Bs: B-Movies and Cult Films

Watching a bad movie doesn't always have to be a bad experience. Do you like films that are tacky, silly or just plain weird? These titles were made for you.Read More ›

Flashback Fridays: 1990s Sports Movies

Nerding out about the sports movies from my childhood that made me the avid sports fan I am today.Read More ›

Hollywood on the Hudson: "Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program

The "Made in NY" Production Assistant (PA) training program is a collaboration between Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) and the New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. BWI's mission is to give unemployed and low-income New Yorkers the chance to work on New York sets and build careers in this dynamic field.Read More ›

The Pregnant Librarian Recommends

This time in my life made me realize that finding the right reading material and entertainment is necessary during these nine months of nesting at home. Luckily for me, I am a librarian surrounded by endless resources!Read More ›

The Other Secret Garden

The success of the Library's Anti-Prom, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden.Read More ›

The Many Characters of Lupino Lane

Photos of Lupino Lane in Only Me, now on display on the third floor of the Library for the Performing Arts.Read More ›

Podcast #111: Helen Mirren on Women's Roles and Taking on Shakespeare

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren discussing getting better roles, seeing summer movies, and breathing through Shakespeare.Read More ›

Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program

MINY Production Assistant Training Program helps low-income and unemployed New York residents start a career in TV and film production.Read More ›

Put a Hold On It: Reserving the Latest DVDs

Here's a #libraryhack to get on top of the holds list for the latest movies... who needs a streaming subscription?Read More ›

Upcoming NYC Rashomon Performance! Spotlight on the Kurosawa Classic

Rashomon on screen and on the stage.Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Join us for an Author @ the Library talk this March at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions.Read More ›

The Witch: A Reading and Resource List

Already being touted as one of the best horror films of the year, The Witch is the story of a New England family that slowly begins to fall apart when they are banished from their Pilgrim community. Writer and Director Robert Eggers recently mentioned in an interview that he used the library's resources to do research for the film.Read More ›

Beyond Bollywood

The last two years have been great for Hindi cinema—and the library offers a great selection of titles that go beyond Bollywood cliché.Read More ›

The Moviegoer: Bad Love, An Anti-Valentine's Day Movie List

Just in time for Valentine's Day: a list of movies where love goes south, or where one (or more) of the participants ends up in a bad way.Read More ›
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