Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York’s Documentaries

William Miles and James Baldwin during production of "I Remember Harlem"

This nonfiction film series, inspired by the Museum's exhibition New York at Its Corezooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities across the five boroughs to pose the question, "What makes New York New York?" Where noted, screenings are followed by talkbacks with the filmmakers and other notable guests. Smile, It's Your Close Up is co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of The Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center.

Films Tuesday, August 1, 6:30pm

Right to the City: Screening of Metropolitan Avenue

A screening of “Metropolitan Avenue” followed by a conversation with the editors of “The City Is the Factory: New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age" and activists featured in the film.
Films Wednesday, December 14, 6:30pm

Past Event: Radiant City

Join us for a screening of "Bill Cunningham New York" followed by a conversation with Mickey Boardman and Sally Singer.
Films Wednesday, January 25, 6:30pm

Past Event: Bridge and Tunnel

A screening of the Oscar shortlisted film "The Witness" followed by a discussion with director James Solomon and Bill Genovese, Kitty Genovese's brother.
Films Wednesday, February 22, 6:30pm

Past Event: Welcome to Fear City

Experience New York City in the 1970s through a selection of powerful 16mm films shot during the period. Introduced by author and Rolling Stone critic Will Hermes.
Films Sunday, April 23, 1:00pm

Past Event: I Remember Harlem

A screening of the epic 16mm film "I Remember Harlem" with commentary from its Director of Photography and Associate Producer.
Films Wednesday, May 24, 6:30pm

Past Event: After Stonewall

A screening of "T.V. Transvestite" followed by a conversation with director Simone di Bagno, Celso Satori LaBeija, Willyum LaBeija, and Joe Jeffreys.
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