“I write to share with you the news that I plan to step down as Chancellor of The City University of New York at the end of this academic year, after four years at the helm of this most remarkable institution,” says CUNY Chancellor James Milliken. In this statement, he cites serious health issues as part of the reason for his leaving.
Thanksgiving meal of a lot of food served in West Building, First Floor. Open to public.
AJ Green, a new kid in town, shows up at the varsity basketball tryouts for the new season and makes quite an impression, so much that some veterans feel threatened, especially the star of the team whose bullying can match his inflated ego. We know how teens can act immaturely. Is AJ up to the challenge?
A sublime drama with exquisite cinematographic panache using a Manhattan landscape to tell the story about an undocumented woman of incredible sangfroid and stoicism.
THE DEPARTURE aka ODEJSCIE is Director Lana Wilson’s sublime visual journal about a motorcycle-riding Rinzai Zen priest who is internationally known as a virtual, one-man, suicide prevention hotline in Japan.
The opening sequence for this viscerally stunning, allegorical tour de force about the millennials of a white, suburban Upstate New York town will make audiences shudder. A presage of the shuddering to follow.
Can a whimsical, end-of-the-world sci-fi feature about aliens from another planet attract big audiences, if, one, it isn’t directed/produced by Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Berg, J.J. Abrams, Paul Verhoeven, Luc Besson, George Lucas, M. Night Shyamalan; two, lacks mind boggling special effects; three, is short on gloom, doom and carnage; and, four, might actually be about the power of love?
Valeska Grisebach’s WESTERN tells a story about an all-male group of German workers building a hydroelectric power plant in remote rural Bulgaria near the Greek border, and the conflict that arises between a new hire and his redneck site supervisor, as well as conflicts between the German workers and the local Bulgarian townees whose town is located not far from the border with Greece. Lots of metaphors here!
New restorations of Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice, Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante, Kenji Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff and A Story from Chikamatsu, Humberto Solás’s Lucía, and more, plus works by NYFF55 Main Slate filmmakers Agnès Varda and Philippe Garrel