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AVENGERS

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 137 minutes
  • Directed By: Joss Whedon
  • Country: USA
The superhero team up of a lifetime—iconic Marvel characters Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow—band together to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security. Packed with action and spectacular special effects, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson. | Read More
Action
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BEGIN AGAIN

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: John Carney
  • Country: USA
From writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. | Read More
Drama and Comedy
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BENJI

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Coodie and Chike
  • Country: USA
In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a sweet-natured youngster from the city's fabled South Side, and America's top high school basketball prospect. His senseless murder on the day before his senior season devastated the city of Chicago and sent ripples of anguish nationwide. A stirring portrait of a phenom admired both on the court and off, Benji tells the story of a legend who might've been. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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BIG SHOT

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: Kevin Connolly
  • Country: USA
In 1996, John Spano, a previously unknown Dallas business mogul, bought the New York Islanders for a franchise-saving $165 million. The future looked bright for the once-legendary team. Then Spano took his seat in the front office. Entourage’s Kevin Connolly takes us behind the scenes of the biggest fraud in hockey history, as Spano’s wealth is revealed to be a lie and his rise to power a brilliantly concocted scheme. | Read More
Crime, Sports, Documentary
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FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Directed By: Nicholas Stoller
  • Country: USA
The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller and producers Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple (Jason Segel and Emily Blunt) keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. | Read More
Romantic Comedy
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GOODFELLAS

  • Release Year: 1990
  • Runtime: 146 minutes
  • Directed By: Martin Scorsese
  • Country: USA
Based on a true-life bestseller, Goodfellas follows Henry Hill and his friends as they climb up the mob ranks. A standout exploration of criminal life backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies soundtrack, the film was a sensation on its release and has been hailed by film critic circles as the best film of the decade. Now it has been remastered from the original camera negative, supervised by Martin Scorsese.

In honor of Goodfellas' 25th Anniversary Celebration, the creators and cast members will reunite for a converstion after the film, moderated by Jon Stewart. | Read More
Drama
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KING OF COMEDY

  • Release Year: 1983
  • Runtime: 109 minutes
  • Directed By: Martin Scorsese
  • Country: USA
Comedian Rupert Pupkin confronts then kidnaps his hero, late night talk show host Jerry Langford, all for a shot at the big time. Thirty years after its release, Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy is more relevant than ever, sending up reality television culture through an unforgettable hack who overcomes his many social shortcomings with felonious ambition. Robert De Niro, Sandra Bernhard and the legendary Jerry Lewis light up the screen in this marvelous, multi-layered comic gem. | Read More
Dark Comedy
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LIVE FROM NEW YORK

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Bao Nguyen
  • Country: USA
A New York institution and comedy powerhouse, Saturday Night Live has been churning out hilarious sketches and launching top comedy talent for 40 years. In honor of the occasion, director Bao Nguyen looks back at the show’s history, influence, and most memorable moments. | Read More
Comedy, Documentary, New York
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MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Tom Berninger
  • Country: USA
Mistaken for Strangers follows prolific rock band The National on its biggest tour to date. Newbie roadie Tom, younger brother of lead singer Matt Berninger, is a heavy metal and horror movie enthusiast, and he cannot help but put his own spin on the experience. Inevitably, Tom’s moonlighting as an irreverent documentarian creates drama for the band on the road. The film is a hilarious and touching look at two very different brothers and an entertaining story of artistic aspiration. | Read More
Comedy, Documentary, Music
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PLAY IT FORWARD

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • Directed By: Andrea Nevins
  • Country: USA
Executive Produced by Michael Strahan, Play It Forward is a rousing portrait of All-American NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez and his older brother, and wingman, Chris. Over the course of a year- his final in the NFL- future hall-of-famer Tony puts his heart on the line to achieve the one dream that has always eluded him: Superbowl glory. At the same time, Chris, whose own football aspirations were thwarted by an injury, works to realize his very different ambition of becoming a professional firefighter. Equally full of heart and tension, Play It Forward is an uplifting and entertaining look at these two driven brothers both on and off the field.

The first screening will be preceded by the short film Every Day. | Read More
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary, NY Director(s)

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