Smile It’s Your Close Up: New York Futurism

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

Class Divide

Marc Levin, 2015, 74 min
Rising inequality, the elephant in the room of New York City’s future, is the subject of Class Divide which investigates hyper-gentrification in Chelsea through the eyes of local young people. This program also includes shorts from the Maysles Documentary Center Education program that ask the question, “What is New York’s future?,” in unexpected and inspiring ways. Join Marc Levin and students for a discussion of the films.

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 Twizzlers Licorice Candy.

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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.