On May 16 join Cinemarosa, Queens’ first and only independent LGBT film/video series , as they celebrate their sixth anniversary at the Queens Museum. The event will feature screenings of films directed by local filmmakers and performances by The Ruffian Arms, a gender-bender rock band based in Williamsburg, and Mano A Mano Tango Company, in one of its premiere presentations in NYC.
A newly reconstructed version of Fritz Lang’s legendary Metropolis (1927), in HD is running at Film Forum now through May 20. In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. Lang’s visionary early twenthieth century German work of science fiction is a film classic which redefined the term “super-production,” with its thousands of extras, monstrous sets, and eye-popping special effects, including a cataclysmic, multitude-engulfing flood.
The fun, the fashion, the friendship: Sex and the City 2 brings it to a theater near you on May 27. Join Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) as they take another bite out of The Big Apple—and beyond—carrying on with their busy lives and loves in a sequel that truly sparkles. Life is everything the ladies ever wished it to be, but it wouldn’t be Sex and the City if life didn’t hold a few more surprises…this time in the form of a glamorous, sun-drenched adventure that whisks the women away from New York to one of the most luxurious, exotic and vivid places on earth, where the party never ends and there’s something mysterious around every corner.
Meet your friends at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn for The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-a-long showing on May 16. Come celebrate Tim Burton’s finest work of genius by singing along with your Brooklyn neighbors while throwing back a couple of beers — it’s the best way to experience Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, as he kidnaps Santa Claus in an effort to become the new Christmas overlord.
The Jacob Burns Film Center presents their annual film festival OUT at the Movies May 20—Jun 2. Dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema, the Center promotes 21st century
literacy and making film a vibrant part of the community. This year’s festival selections represent highlights from the past year as well as new movies fresh off their premieres at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals and present the complexity and diversity of LGBT lives, relationships, and history.
OP and MTV LOGO present an exclusive night of Gay and Lesbian Short Films at Greenhouse May 19. Join host John Polly for an exclusive night of must-see short films from LOGO’s own library including Jenny Hagel’s Positive Comments, Nathaniel Atcheson’s Sombrero, and Neurotica by Nick Wauters.