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CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival
Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
Having gained a reputation over the past two decades for providing CMJ and New York audiences with the very best in breakthrough independent cinema, the festival has featured premieres and advance screenings of eventual box office smashes like Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Fight Club, Walk The Line, Borat, The Messenger and, most recently, 2010â€²s Love & Other Drugs.
Architecture and Design Film Festival
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013
The festival will return to the Tribeca Cinemas in New York this October with a completely new selection of feature length films, documentaries and shorts. Plus, there will be lively discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers and other industry leaders on a variety of topics about the design process, architecture in film, and the brilliant designs we see and use every day.
Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival
FREE-SVA theatre All our screenings at the SvA Theatre are free of charge.Screenings are free by RSVP only. firstname.lastname@example.org
$5-Quad Cinema, 34 W 13th St#B, New York, NY
DCIFF is the worldâ€™s first film festival dedicated to recent worldwide phenomenon: people in search of their identity. Its goal is to jumpstart a dialogue between cultures through the universal language of cinema. The festival itself is based on this international spirit. After its first edition in New York city (October 20-23, 2011), it will move to a different continent every year, with France and the UAE planed as its next locations.
New York City Greek Film Festival
Museum of the Moving Image, 3601 35th Ave, Astoria, NY
The fifth annual New York City Greek Film Festival opens with four days of programming at Museum of the Moving Image, and continues with screenings at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan from October 27â€“30. Despite an economic crisis that makes the financing of motion pictures particularly difficult, the Greek film industry is experiencing an exciting renaissance. Last yearâ€™s startling and provocative family drama Dogtooth earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. The equally bold Attenberg, featured in the festival, is one of this yearâ€™s most critically acclaimed films. The festival offers New Yorkers the opportunity to discover some important emerging filmmakers. For more information, visit nycgreekfilmfestival.com.
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Forum Film Festival
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013
The annual Forum Film Festival offers you the unique opportunity to watch and discuss movies dealing with legal themes, with a box of popcorn in hand and surrounded by a large audience, most of whom are not lawyers, so you donâ€™t need to know any legalese. Featuring an exciting mix of current blockbusters, classic favorites, documentaries, and independent movies over six nights, the Film Festivalilluminates the
legal system with all of its triumphs, failures, moral dilemmas, and dramatic moments.
OCTOBER 13TH - 23RD
Gotham Screen International Film Festival
Tribeca Cinemas, New York, NY
Pretty much what it says â€“ a film festival and A screenplay contest. The GOTHAM SCREEN screenplay contest was launched in 2007 by a group of New York-based producers and production companies, to find up-and-coming screenwriting talent and great new stories. The contest was a great success, and several scripts have already been optioned for development and production. GOTHAM SCREEN decided to expand and add a film festival in 2008, and became the GSIFF International Film Festival.
OCTOBER 13TH - 17TH
Royal Flush Film Festival
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Since 2005, Royal Flush Festival has had a huge audience, rabid for the latest and best in independent film, underground art & rock and roll. Royal Flush Festivalis a NYCâ€™S unique arts festival, acclaimed by the press for itâ€™s eclectic choices and punk rock aesthetics. Held every year at New Yorkâ€™s famed Knitting Factory, the RFF is the most-excellent, anticipated & must-see event of the entire year!
OCTOBER 1ST - 31ST
Beneath the Earth Online Film Festival
Beneath the Earth is an online film festival that was created out of the idea that the Internet has given us new power to influence what content gets consumed and who gets noticed. We're already seeing it happen in music where musicians are discovered through the followings they create online. And now we'd like to see it happen for film and use this new-found power to shine the light on the little guy who's created something beautiful but hasn't been able to cut through the red Hollywood tape.
OCTOBER 1ST - NOVEMBER 2ND
BAMcinÃ©matek The Complete Vincente Minnelli
Few directors harnessed the explosive visual and emotional capacities of the widescreen, Technicolor frame as fully as Vincente Minnelli. A master stylist who honed his craft in the theater, Minnelli brought an eye for elaborate mise-en-scene and an intensity of feeling to some of the most spectacular films ever produced in Hollywood. This retrospective collects both the classic musicals that earned him his reputation, as well as the subversive and deeply personal melodramas that reveal the sensitive soul of one of cinemaâ€™s greatest artists.
Proudly presented in conjunction with the Festival del film Locarno.
- FREE-Army of Darkness @ Huckleberry Bar
- $12-Hamlet (1964) @ Lincoln Center
- FREE Dazed & Confused @ ReRun
Feature by Melissa Hanson.