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Smile, It's Your Close Up 2: Right to the City

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

Metropolitan Ave

  Christine Noschese, 1985, 58 min.

Christine Noschese, 1985, 58 min.

Metropolitan Avenue is an inspiring story about women who strive to combine new roles and old values in our rapidly changing society. A group of "traditional" homemakers in a lively Brooklyn neighborhood rise to the challenge to become leaders in the effort to save their community.

"As frank and robust and unafraid and wonderful as the handful of women who are its 'stars'. A warming, lingering, renewing portrait of bedrock America."
— Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times

Q&A to follow with Miriam Greenberg and Penny Lewis, editors of "The City Is the Factory,” director Christine Noschese, Metropolitan Avenue subjects Marie Leanza and Dianne Jackson, POV executive producer and creator Marc N. Weiss, and moderated by Maysles Documentary Center cinema director Jessica Green.

Co-presented by POV
This year POV celebrates its 30th anniversary as television’s longest-running, premier showcase for nonfiction films. Metropolitan Avenue was one the first documentaries to air on public television as part of POV's first season launch. Since its inception, POV has premiered over 400 films to U.S. audiences, and continues to discover fresh new voices and create interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling.

Thank you to Elena Rossi-Snook (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts).

Includes Museum admission and beer courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery. 


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.

  • $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.
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Earlier Event: July 26
Later Event: August 9
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