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Bronx Gothic
 @ the Museum of the City of New York

  • Museum of the City of New York 1220 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10029 United States (map)

Bronx Gothic

Andrew Rossi, 2017, 91 min

Andrew Rossi, 2017, 91 min

Please note that this program was originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 but will now be held outdoors on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:00 PM on the Museum's Terrace. In the case of rain, the screening will be moved indoors and take place at the same time.

Andrew Rossi, the director of Bronx Gothic, will introduce the film. 

From director Andrew Rossi (director of Page One: Inside the New York Times and The First Monday in May) comes 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 create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in South Bronx in the 1980s. With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, Bronx Gothic allows for unparalleled insight into her creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied in it.

$10 General Admission, includes Museum admission.

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

Smile, It’s Your Close Up 2: 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.

  • $10 General Admission.
  • Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at or 917-492-3395.