|Screenings and Festivals
The Guggenheim Museum presents Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict Fridays and Saturdays at 1 PM, March 10-25. In conjunction with Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim, and on the occasion of Women’s History Month, the Guggenheim Museum will offer screenings of Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s acclaimed documentary film Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. Free with admission; plan your visit today. Click for details: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict and Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim.
NYWIFT will co-present the March 23 screening of member Elisabeth Subrin’s A Woman, A Part at 7:30 PM at IFC Center (323 Sixth Ave). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Elisabeth Subrin, producer Shrihari Sathe, and editor Jean Ruff, moderated by NYWIFT Board VP Destiny Lilly. NYWIFT Board VP Simone Pero is on the outreach team for the film. Tickets for NYWIFT members are $12 (for the March 23 screening only) – NYWIFT members must show this offer in print or digital at the box office to get the discount. Limit one discounted ticket per person. Burnt out on her career, successful LA actress Anna (Maggie Siff of Mad Men and Billions), abruptly walks off her mind-numbing, sexist network show. She runs away to New York, hoping to reconnect with two old friends, former theater collaborators she’d abandoned for Hollywood who now find themselves struggling to survive in the rapidly gentrifying city. As Anna’s arrival tears open old wounds, all three are forced to reckon with their pasts and their uncertain futures (with Cara Seymour, John Ortiz & Khandi Alexander). See details.
Chapter & Verse: A Harlem Story, produced by NYWIFT member Cheryl Hill, will screen at MIST Harlem (46 W. 116th St.) on March 24 at 7 PM. After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram re-enters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Living under the tough supervision of a parole officer in a halfway house, he is unable to find a job that will let him use the technological skills he gained in prison. Lance is forced to take a job delivering for a food pantry where he befriends Ms. Maddy (Loretta Devine), a strong and spirited grandmother, and assumes responsibility for her 15-year- old grandson Ty, a promising student who is pulled into a dangerous street gang. When gang members decide to punish Ty for disobeying the “law of the streets,” Lance risks sacrificing his “second chance” at freedom so that Ty can have a “first chance” at a better life. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the producer, line producer, casting director, costume designer, production manager and location manager. Tickets are $14 and include complimentary popcorn. Buy tickets.
NYWIFT member Christina Eliopoulos’ New Jersey film Tonight and Every Night, which was fiscally sponsored by NYWIFT, will debut at the Garden State Film Festival on April 2 at 2:15 PM at Resorts International Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. In the film, Paterson native Joe Cortese delivers a tour de force performance as Yianni, the star and host of the talk show that plays in his own beautiful but fractured mind. On one fateful day, Yianni, who suffers from dementia, wanders out of his house, and befriends a lonely and lost little boy. The narrative short film, written and directed by Eliopoulos, was inspired by her father’s life. Buy tickets.
The New York City International Film Festival cordially invites members of NYWIFT to a special screening and red carpet opening event of Celebrating Lives, a collaboration of films directed by NYWIFT member Cheryl Halpern and Mitchell Stuart. The three films shown will be Wishmakers, Fighting to be Free, and Two Zions: The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon. The event will take place on April 3 from 6-10 PM and will include a red carpet reception, Q&A with the directors and producers, and screening. The location for the event is the Directors Guild Theater (110 West 57th St.). Tickets are regularly $100 but NYCIFF is offering NYWIFT members 50% off! Buy your tickets at this exclusive link to get the discount. See details on the event here.
NYWIFT member Marzy Hart’s web series Working on It is officially streaming publicly on Seeka.TV. Seeka is a new platform for digital content and they are running a contest through April 15. Each series gets a referral link. The referral link used most to watch content (all content, not just Marzy’s show) on the platform wins $2000 for first place.Per Marzy “Working on It is an inclusive, LGBT-forward series, that our current president would spit on. It follows four relationships as they work to stay together with the help of therapy.” Use Working on It’s link here to watch now: https://watch.seeka.tv/#/index?referral_key=WORKING_ON_IT
Named one of the coolest film festivals in the world, ABFF (American Black Film Festival) has something for everyone. Whether you love movies, make movies or are looking for emerging new artists, come connect with influencers in the film & TV industry. Celebrate new talented artists. Enjoy top notch entertainment. Educate and empower yourself through master classes, panel discussions and their all-new Careers in Entertainment Center. It takes one opportunity to change the course of your future. Get away to the ABFF, June 14-18 in Miami, and discover what all the noise is about! Use code NYWIFT20 to receive a 20% discount on your SOBE or DECO pass! Register online.
Last updated: Mar. 21, 2017