BARBARA RUBIN & THE EXPLODING NY UNDERGROUND

US PREMIERE Offering a recontextualization of the 1960s New York art and experimental film scene through the story of a remarkably influential, yet unheralded, figure, Chuck Smith’s film introduces viewers to Barbara Rubin. This extraordinary young filmmaker, who defied sexist conventions when she picked up a film camera and shot an art-porn masterpiece, was instrumental […]

THE CANDIDATES

WORLD PREMIERE Since 1996, the wonderfully diverse students of a Queens public high school have staged an elaborate mock presidential election for an entire semester, simulating the American electoral process against the backdrop of the real one. In 2016, Ukranian-American Daniel hams it up as a cocky Donald Trump, while Pakistani-American Misbah, an observant Muslim, […]

CREATING A CHARACTER: THE MONI YAKIM LEGACY

WORLD PREMIERE What do Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Patti LuPone have in common? They are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under Moni Yakim at Juilliard, America’s greatest performing arts school. With interviews with Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Kline, this compelling portrait of the master teacher—the sole remaining […]

DECADE OF FIRE

WORLD PREMIERE In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Latino residents bore the blame. In this story of hope and resistance, Bronx […]

JAY MYSELF

WORLD PREMIERE Acclaimed photographer Jay Maisel bought a six-story, 72-room building on the Bowery in 1966. Ever since, the site has served as his home, studio and repository for a breathtaking collection of items that inspires his photographic work. But now it must be emptied out following its sale in the largest private real estate […]

SEE KNOW EVIL

WORLD PREMIERE Born to a family of celebrated fashion photographers, and with a terminal disease that gave him a fearless approach to life and art, Davide Sorrenti took 1990s New York City by storm. Possessed of natural talent and tuned in to youth culture, he landed magazine spreads in Interview while still a teen. As […]

THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET

NYC PREMIERE Matt Green has walked down your street and the streets where your friends live, but don’t worry. Walking around New York City is just what Matt does. For more than six years, he has made it his inexplicable mission to cover every block of the city—more than 8,000 miles—giving up virtually everything to […]