Past Event: Moonlight & Movies: Bronx Gothic

When: Tuesday, June 19, 8:15pm – 10:15pm
Price: $10 General Admission
Okwui Okpokwasili in Andrew Rossi's "Bronx Gothic." Courtesy of Grasshopper Film.

Delve into the innocence and experience of two black girls coming of age in this outdoor screening of Bronx Gothic, co-presented with the Maysles Documentary Center. 

Please note that this program was originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 but will now be held outdoors on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:15 pm on the Museum's Terrace.  In the case of rain, the screening will be moved indoors and take place at the same time.

The first film in our Moonlight & Movies outdoor screening series, Bronx Gothic (Andrew Rossi, 91 min, 2017), is an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, “Bronx Gothic.” Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui -- who's worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor -- fuses dance, song, drama, and comedy to tell a story about two 12-year-old black girls growing up in South Bronx in the 1980s. Hilton Als called the result "a tour de force on the order of Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye,” the author’s seminal text on black girlhood and power."

The film will be introduced by director Andrew Rossi.

Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from Amy's Bread.

This event is also part of the second season of our nonfiction film series, Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York's Documentaries, co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, which zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?” 

To view all of our Moonlight & Movies films screened outdoors on the Museum's Terrace this summer, click here

7:30 pm – Doors open, drinks and snacks from Amy’s Bread will be available
8:15 pm – Introduction begins
8:40 pm – Film screening begins
10:15 pm – Program concludes

$10 General Admission. 
Includes Museum admission.

About the Speaker:
Andrew Rossi
is the Emmy-nominated director and producer of documentary films including Page One: Inside The New York Times (2011), following the inner working of the New York Times media desk; Ivory Tower (2014), about the challenges facing higher education; and Bronx Gothic (2017). He has been nominated for three Emmy awards, including two for Page One. Rossi is an active member of the documentary film community, participating on juries at film festivals including Doc NYC. He has also been a guest lecturer in several documentary film and journalism classes including at Brooklyn College and the Harvard Extension School, among others.

View a trailer of the film here:

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at or 917.492.3395.

Our Partners

This program is made possible with a gift from Sophia and Peter J. Volandes.

Presented in collaboration with the Maysles Documentary Center.

Special thanks to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

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