Upcoming Special Events

Included in MoMA’s permanent collection and considered to be among the most significant features ever by an African-American filmmaker, SWEET SWEETBACK is a brutal and shocking story of survival and is credited as one of the first blaxploitation films.
Mina and Kian, Iranians living in Germany under an arranged marriage, try to make their relationship work, but an adopted cat creates a gap in their relationship.
Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and investor Thomas White began a movement in the 1980s that changed global health forever.
John Carpenter's 1983 horror film CHRISTINE, adapted from the book by Stephen King, focuses on a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury with an evil, indestructible vengeance. Dr. Joydeep Biswas of UMass Amherst will introduce the film, speaking on the radical future of self-driving cars.
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits the results of a biopsy.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. See Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity.
A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, GODZILLA (a.k.a. GOJIRA) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies.
Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds. Director RaMell Ross in person!
Vanessa Kirby (THE CROWN) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (THE AMEN CORNER) feature in the cast of this new version of August Strinberg’s play MISS JULIE.
Broadcast from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
Enjoy two of Agnès Varda's mid-to-late-1960's films in this double feature. In LE BONHEUR, a young husband and father finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. In BLACK PANTHERS, Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of activist and Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton.
Margaret is a fashion model with dreams of stardom, whose alter ego and rival, Jimmy, abuses and takes advantage of her to satisfy his rampant drug addiction. Unbeknownst to them, tiny, invisible aliens have landed on the roof above the squalor in which they live and begin killing anyone Margaret has sex with to feed on their pleasure-giving neurotransmitters. LIQUID SKY is an underground masterpiece of avant-garde DIY science fiction filmmaking.
Agnès Varda’s unsung feminist anthem is both a buoyant chronicle of a transformative friendship and an empowering vision of universal sisterhood.
SHAKEDOWN chronicles a series of parties in the underground lesbian strip scene in mid-00's Los Angeles, one of the few spaces for lesbian subculture, which brought together and galvanized a community of queer people of color. Director Leilah Weinraub in person!
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape.
Agnès Varda's 2008 film synthesizes 50 years of filmmaking, and 80 years of a life well-lived.
In 1970, young debut director Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, catapulting him to international stardom.
Captured live from the National Theatre in London in 2012, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (ANGELS IN AMERICA, WAR HORSE) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards.
1976, the height of summer. A heat wave. Everybody is sweating. The wasps are even more aggressive than usual. In the midst of it all, a German family who are spending the dog days in their communal garden – just as they always do. Yet the passing of their overbearing matriarch Sophie reveals fine cracks in the family’s relationships while subtly changing how they interact.
Whether Tommy Wiseau's instant cult favorite is the worst melodrama ever conceived, or the wiliest black comedy since CITIZEN KANE will be a matter of debate for generations of unsuspecting viewers.  Either way, it will tear you apart!
After receiving an anonymous letter about a missing 12-year-old girl, devoutly Christian Police Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) travels by seaplane to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But the islanders welcome neither his badge nor religious devotion, for Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee) and his devoted followers worship only the pagan gods of old - and those gods demand a sacrifice.
Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of VAGABOND.
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.