Series June 08 - 28, 2018

Visconti: A Retrospective

A career-spanning retrospective of Italian master Luchino Visconti will take place June 8-28, premiering new restorations, rare imported prints, and a 35mm weeklong run of his 1973 historical masterpiece Ludwig.
New Release

Let the Sunshine In

Juliette Binoche is both incandescent and emotionally raw in Claire Denis’s extraordinary new film as Isabelle, a middle-aged Parisian artist in search of definitive love. The action moves elliptically, as though set to some mysterious biorhythm, from one romantic/emotional attachment to another.

Directed by Claire Denis

Festival June 14 - 21, 2018

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018

In a year where women collectively raised their voices against discrimination and abuse, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is proud to present 15 outstanding films offering fresh perspectives and critical insights on human rights concerns affecting people around the world, 12 of which were directed or co-directed by women.

Serge Bromberg’s Saved from the Flame: New Méliès Discoveries and Other Surprises

A world-famous film preservationist and entertainer, Serge Bromberg returns to the Film Society with a program of once-thought-lost works by the great Georges Méliès and other newly discovered and restored works from the silent era. Featuring live piano accompaniment and insightful commentary from Bromberg, this event conjures the wonder and excitement of early cinema exhibition.

Directed by Various



Visconti’s remarkable film about the life and death of Bavaria’s King Ludwig II is an opulent, complex study of romantic ambition in the era of 19th century decadence starring Helmut Berger.

Directed by Luchino Visconti

New Release Opens June 22, 2018


Q&As with João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa on 6/22 and 6/23 at the 6:45pm screenings and intros at the 9:15pm screenings

Invigorating and ever surprising, Arábia recounts the story of ex-con and eternal optimist Cristiano, as he journeys across Brazil in search of work and self-knowledge.

Directed by João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa

New Release Opens July 06, 2018

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Five years in the making, director Stephen Schible’s documentary uses footage from Sakamoto’s life and career to make a deep, intimate, and poised portrait of both the artist and his creative process.

Directed by Stephen Schible

New Release Opens July 20, 2018

Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield follows her 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles with this extraordinary visual history of the ever-growing national obsession with wealth.

Directed by Lauren Greenfield

New Release Opens August 17, 2018

Memoir of War

Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical memoir—a heartrending reflection on wartime grief—receives a haunting and hypnotic adaptation starring a profoundly moving Mélanie Thierry.

Directed by Emmanuel Finkiel

New Release Opens August 24, 2018

Andrei Rublev

Tarkovsky's second film is this multifaceted retelling of the 15th-century icon painter, perhaps Russia’s first great artist, as he faces violence and cruelty and, eventually, a crisis of faith.

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Series October 17 - April 30, 2018

The Met Live in HD 2017 through 2018

The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2017 – 2018 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!

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