NYC On Film

NYC On Film

Is there another city which has been so defined by cinematic imagination? Whether it’s the rawness of the Bronx, the romanticism of the Upper East Side, the corruption on the waterfront or the simple act of hailing a cab, everyone has an image of New York defined by film. This season showcases these different perspectives through the work of film directors.

This Festival of the Future City season will take us from the fog-shrouded expressionism of Joseph von Sternberg’s The Docks of New York and the dark corrupt streets of 1950s noirs through the street level visceral energy of the city’s definitive chroniclers, Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee, via the wild ride imagination of Larry Cohen, to show why New York is just so cinematically rich they had to name it twice!

Part of Festival of the Future City.

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Upcoming screenings in this season

On the Town

classified U NYC On Film
On the Town
Sat 27 April 14:00
Film

Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin traverse the ‘wonderful town’ as sailors in this remarkable musical.

New York, New York

classified PG NYC On Film
New York, New York
Sun 28 April 14:00
Film

Liza Minnelli stars as a singer whose rocky relationship with Robert De Niro’s temperamental jazz saxophonist falters as her career makes progress.

Previous screenings in this season

Summer of Soul

classified 12A NYC On Film
Summer of Soul
Please note: This was screened in April 2024
Film

Summer of Soul (...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is the acclaimed debut by filmmaker Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson.

Do the Right Thing

classified 15 NYC On Film
Do the Right Thing
Please note: This was screened in April 2024
Film

Spike Lee’s incendiary look at race relations in America circa 1989 remains a pulsating homage to life on New York's streets.

After Hours

classified 15 NYC On Film
After Hours
Please note: This was screened in April 2024
Film

A mild Manhattan computer worker travels to SoHo to find a ‘nice’ girl but encounters a surreal New York City nightmare.

Sweet Smell of Success

classified PG NYC On Film
Sweet Smell of Success
Please note: This was screened in April 2024
Film

Sweet Small of Success is a tale of corrupt and self-serving newspapermen and one of the most acerbic films of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Street Scene

classified PG NYC On Film
Street Scene
Please note: This was screened in April 2024
Film

Street Scene tells the story of the many different people who live their lives in the tenements of New York City's Hell’s Kitchen.

The Docks of New York

classified U NYC On Film
The Docks of New York
Please note: This was screened in April 2024
Film

Josef von Sternberg’s evocative portrait of working-class Manhattan waterfront folk.

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