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Film Series

Retro Metro

 
 
Sep 26—Oct 5, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Take a ride through the history of the New York City subway, from dreamy visions of modern city life in the 1930s to the heyday of graffiti art in the 1970s when there was still a K train and rides cost less than $1.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
The Warriors
 

Marauding gangs battle for control of New York in Walter Hill’s dystopian classic.

Fri, Sep 26, 2014
 
 
Film
Style Wars
 

Tony Silver’s trailblazing documentary is the essential record of 1980s street art.

Sat, Sep 27, 2014
 
 
Film
Beat Street
 

This 80s time capsule follows a group of hip-hop heads, B-boys, and MTA graffitists.

Sat, Sep 27, 2014
 
 
Film
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
 

This tense urban jungle thriller captures 70s-era Gotham in all its gritty glory.

Sun, Sep 28, 2014
 
 
Film
Midnight Cowboy
 

Jon Voigt and Dustin Hoffman star in this X-rated time capsule capture of 1969 New York.

Sun, Sep 28, 2014
 
 
Film
Dames + El Atlantis
 

This snappy pre-Code confection screens with an experimental homage to the Third Avenue El.

Mon, Sep 29, 2014
 
 
Film
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
 

A streetwise Brooklyn teen dreams of making it out of the projects in this 1992 drama.

Tue, Sep 30, 2014
 
 
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The Clock + The Wonder Ring
 

Vincente Minnelli’s tender, hopelessly charming love story starring Judy Garland.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014
 
 
Film
On the Town + Daybreak Express
 

Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly star in Stanley Donen’s love letter to grand old New York.

Thu, Oct 2, 2014
 
 
Film
Speedy
 

Harold Lloyd’s athletic slapstick is in top form in this time capsule of 1920s New York.

Fri, Oct 3, 2014
 
 
Film
The Incident
 

Two hooligans terrorize passengers on a subway train in this gritty Gotham nerve-shredder.

Fri, Oct 3, 2014
 
 
Film
Saturday Night Fever
 

John Travolta discoed his way into pop-culture immortality in this 70s classic.

Sat, Oct 4, 2014
 
 
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The French Connection
 

Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider star in William Friedkin’s gritty police thriller.

Sun, Oct 5, 2014