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Smile It's Your Close Up: Bridge and Tunnel

  • Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St. New York (map)

The Witness

James Solomon, 2015, 89 min
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City and one night in Kew Gardens, Queens, the gut-wrenchingly tragic tale of Kitty Genovese’s murder was born, helping cement a notion of “outer-borough” grimness and urban apathy.

Join Director James Solomon and Bill Genovese, Kitty’s brother, for a discussion, moderated by Budd Mishkin who hosts the weekly series "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin," on NY1, that questions New York City’s “center” and “periphery,” and re-considers what happened on March 13th, 1964 through the lens of the oscar shortlisted The Witness.


Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York’s Documentaries, a nonfiction film series co-programmed by Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Museum of the City of New York, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question, “what makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests.

  • $15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Maysles Documentary Center members and Museum of the City of New York members. Includes Museum of the City of New York admission and gourmet popcorn.

  • Attention, Maysles Documentary Center members, email for your discount code for advance ticketing and member pricing is available at the door.
  • Attention, Museum of the City of New York 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 and priority seating, email or call us at or 917-492-3395.

This event is co-sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center Film Studies Program, Hunter College Film and Media Studies Department, Manhattan College Department of Visual & Performing Arts, and The Documentary Forum @ City College of New York.

Later Event: January 26
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