Festivals, exhibitions and tributes, oh my!
Film Exhibition - Roman Polanski
MOMA, 11 West 53 Street New York, NY
The French Connection
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, New York NY 10014
SEPTEMBER 14TH - SEPTEMBER 18TH
Urbanworld Film Festival
AMC 34th Street Theater
312 West 34th Street, btwn 8th & 9th Avenue
The UrbanworldÂ® Film Festival is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes features, documentaries, and short films, as well as panel discussions, live staged screenplay readings, and the 2nd Annual UrbanworldÂ® Digital, a 1-day Conference during the festival focused on digital and social media. Over the last fourteen years, Hollywood studios and talent-driven independent films have consistently chosen UrbanworldÂ® to premiere box office and award-winning hits. UrbanworldÂ® has also become home to some of today's top brands who wish to reach key influencers and media & entertainment leaders across the multicultural landscape. The UrbanworldÂ® Film Festival is an initiative of the UrbanworldÂ® Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes dedicated to redefining the multicultural roles in contemporary cinema, television, and online by implementing programs and initiatives that support the development of the urban content creation community. Gabrielle Glore serves as Executive Producer of the Urbanworld Film Festival, as well as ancillary Urbanworld Foundation endeavors.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
An Undiscovered Master: Fei Mu
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
Born in 1906, Fei Mu began his filmmaking career in the booming Shanghai cinema of the Thirties. Like so much of the best Chinese cinema of the period, his works revealed a strong engagement with the political and social issues of his day, yet what distinguishes his films is his acute sense of individual psychology. His characters are never mere social types, but richly drawn, often ambiguous souls attempting to deal with rapidly changing realities as well as they can. This can be most clearly seen in his masterpiece, Spring in a Small Town, considered by many critics to be the finest Chinese film made before the modern era; the film refuses to take sides in the amorous triangle it explores, preferring instead to outline each characterâ€™s reasons and perspective.
$13 Midnight Screening
Escape from L.A.
12:00am, IFC Center
$9.99 Midnight Screening
School of the Holy Beast
(a Japanese Nunsploitation classic for mature audiences)
12:00am, Landmark Sunshine
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
$13 Movie Screening
Lost In America
6:50pm, 9:30pm, BAM Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
FREE Outdoor Movie Screening
Sunset, Coney Island Luna Park
Feature by Melissa Hanson.