Festivals, Series & Events
Nov 7 - Nov 26
Rainer Werner Fassbinder made nearly 40 feature-length films in just 13 years and left behind one of the most cohesive and provocative bodies of work in the history of cinema. Part two of our retrospective, which includes all of Fassbinder’s theatrical movies and many of his television films, along with several works connected with his eternally relevant artistry.
Nov 22 - Apr 27
The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!
Nov 27 - Dec 3
Nastassja Kinski was not yet 15 when she began her remarkable acting career, bouncing back and forth between Europe and the U.S. and working with some of the world’s premier filmmakers. In Francis Ford Coppola’s One from the Heart, Wim Wenders’s Paris, Texas, and Roman Polanski’s Tess, among other films, Kinski mastered the art of being at once physically present yet mysteriously withdrawn. Today she remains one of the most elusive and fascinating figures in modern cinema.
On December 1, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District will host the 15th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square—New York City’s largest holiday festival! Join us throughout the day for free screenings of family classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and free popcorn from indie food & wine!
Dec 4 - Dec 8
The vibe of the ninth edition of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema is perhaps best captured by Faulkner’s famous words “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Twenty-five years have passed since the fall of Communism, but for most of the films in this series, the past remains unfinished business.
Dec 12 - Dec 18
This series tracks the tradition of grotesque humor across the history of Spanish cinema. All of the films and filmmakers represented in The Last Laugh: An Alternate History of Spanish Comedy are concerned with Spain’s cultural and political conditions, but yielding a hilarious illustration of a variety of strategies for surviving within a society constantly in flux.
Dec 19 - Jan 11
A renaissance man unbound to genre and a painterly stylist attuned to the look of each scene, Huston was one of the greatest filmmakers of Hollywood’s golden age: an artist of great toughness, conviction, and eloquence; a master storyteller; a hardened cynic; a reluctant romantic; a stellar director of actors, and a brilliant actor himself.