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

We continue with Season 2 of our nonfiction film series, Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York’s Documentaries. Inspired by the Museum's exhibition New York at Its Core, programs zoom 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.

The series is co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of The Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center.

Click on a program below to learn more and purchase tickets. 

Films Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

A screening of “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” which documents the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Films Wednesday, December 6, 6:30pm

Warhol’s Factory Workers

A screening of “Flaming Creatures” and “Camp,” hallmarks of the 1960's underground scene, on 16 mm film.
Films Wednesday, June 6, 6:30pm

Bronx Gothic

A screening of “Bronx Gothic,” an electrifying portrait of Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show.
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