Anthology Film Archives presents the New York theatrical film run of Samuel Kishi Leopo’s feature debut We Are Mari Pepa (Somos Mari Pepa, 2013).  His endearing portrait of four punk rock wannabes in Guadalajara, Mexico edging toward adulthood was selected for the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Aug 15-21, 32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street, $10

Anthology Film Archives presents a bleak and beautiful debut feature-length film from Ukrainian documentary filmmaker Juri Rechinsky in SICKFUCKPEOPLE.  The film follows a group of youth through their struggle into adulthood as they deal with pasts of homelessness and addiction.

Rechinsky’s uncompromising triptych is co-winner of the 2013 Viennale International Film Festival’MehrWERT-Filmpreis Award, Heart of Sarajevo’s Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Feature at Raindance Film Fest.

In Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles.

Thurs Aug 7 7:30pm, 32 Second Avenue @ 2nd Street, $10

The Museum of the Moving Image presents back-to-back screenings of found footage cinema master Gustav Deutsch's first two installments of his cinema-defining film cycle, Film Ist.  

Mining the neglected archives of film institutes and early scientific films, Deutsch answers the question “What is film?” with a canon of films many might consider Avant Garde 101.

Sat July 26 2:00pm + 4:00pm, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria Queens, $12

Chelsea Cinema Classics presents William Henry Pratt, also known as actor Boris Karloff, reprising the role that made him famous in 1935’s The Bride of Frankenstein.  Do not miss the unpredictable adult pre-show and prizes hosted by drag legend Hedda Lettuce.

Seeing Director James Whale's iconic gothic horror masterpiece on the big screen is one of those rare instances of a sequel eclipsing its source.

Thu Jul 24 7:00pm 260 West 23rd Street, $8

Fri Jul 18 + Sat Jul 19 Midnight

323 Sixth Avenue @ West 3rd Street $14

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The Bohemian National Hall's Summer On the Roof film series gives us a rare screening of Czech New Wave master Jaromil Jires's unforgettable Valerie and Her Week Of Wonders.  

Jires’s beautifully filmed surrealist-dream-as-sexual-awakening is a blend of adult fairy-tale and horror story that continues to inform music and film today. 

In case of rain, the film will be screened at BNH’s 60-seat indoor cinema.

In Czech with English subtitles.

Tues Jul 15 8:00pm, 321 East 73rd Street, $10

The Coney Island Film Society takes us back to a dark night on the beach with early 60s summertime noir Night Tide, starring Dennis Hopper.  

A clear decade before he became the American Dreamer, Hopper stars in his first leading role as a navy seaman on leave who falls for a woman he believes to be a mermaid who kills during the full moon.

Free popcorn!

Sat Jul 12 8:30pm, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn $6

Tonight the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem allows us to experience the medium’s confrontational power when Director Joshua Oppenheimer leads an intimate Q+A following a screening his critically acclaimed film The Act of Killing.  Oppenheimer’s bizarre yet profoundly transformative film has changed the course of dialog in a dark chapter of a global human story.

The film has won numerous awards and most recentlynominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 86th Academy Awards.

Tue Feb 11 7PM + Thu Feb 13 7:30PM 343 Lenox Avenue (btw 127/128), Harlem $10

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In 1993, NYPD police officer and caving enthusiast Chris Nicola traveled to the Ukraine to explore one of the world’s longest cave systems.  There he found the unthinkable in the most uninhabitable place- artifacts of human life.  

Janet Tobias's debut documentary No Place On Earth details Nicola’s decade-long quest to discover who these cave dwellers were, and the stories of the Jewish survivors who sought refuge deep in the earth during the most turbulent period of the Holocaust.      

Pelham New York’s Picture House offers a week-long run of this inspiring documentary for those who may have missed its New York City theatrical release.  The historic Pelham Picture House has been operating as a movie theater since 1921, and is easily reachable by the New Haven Line at Grand Central Terminal.

If you think you’ve seen every story about the Holocaust, think again.  

Through May 30th  175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, New York, $8


The Film Society at Lincoln Center presents a critically acclaimed debut from Britain’s Sally El Hosaini with her award-winning Sundance 2012 selection, My Brother the Devil.  

El Hosaini’s visually poetic film follows two brothers with Arab roots in the rough London borough of Hackney- one on his way in and the other on his way out of a gang lifestyle that causes them to confront one another and their prejudices.

Q+A w/Director Sally El Hosaini + star James Floyd @ 6:30pm shows Fri + Sat

Opens Fri Mar 22 Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center 144 W65th Street, $13