Schedule

FALL SEASON 2016

What makes a film series worth joining? TALKING MOVIES has been in existence for 19 years without advertising so we must be doing something right! How do people hear about us? Loyal members recommend new members who continue to spread the word as to why our program is different from others. We keep it intimate; offer a variety of films from Hollywood to independent and anything appealing in between. Here’s something to explain our longevity. We are the only series with a male and female co-host. When it comes to movies, gender may play a part and with Jeffrey and Roberta the dynamic is lively!

TIMEOUT NEW YORK  — In a competitive climate among David and Goliaths TIME OUT NEW YORK found TALKING MOVIES “witty and informed!”

What makes for a good interview? Allowing the filmmaker guided by the interviewer’s questions to share his or her experience in making the film. It’s the filmmaker’s moment to shine! And your turn to ask what you want to know.

“I am convinced that a good Q&A always fills in some of the question marks, and ultimately makes the film experience a fuller one.” — BENJAMIN BRATT

Jeffrey has been a film critic for over 30 years and has an encyclopedic knowledge of film. Roberta has been hands on from script to screen as Director of Publicity for Warner Bros., as a journalist writing about film and as host of a global internet show critiquing films and interviewing filmmakers. Which means they know about film inside and out. Besides their enthusiasm and love of film, Jeffrey and Roberta are thoughtful about what kinds of movies appeal to their members. 

“I was having such a good time, I hated to leave.” — Franco Zeffirelli

They put every effort into compiling a program that is diverse; sometimes illuminating and always entertaining. It may be a historical drama like BELLE, a romp through New York City like the charming CHINESE PUZZLE or TANZANIA: THE JOURNEY WITHIN, a powerful portrait of a young man from an impoverished village in Africa to a professorship in Miami.

FALL DATES 2016

8 THURSDAYS SCREENINGS: 7:00-9:30pm followed by a Q&A September 29, October 6, 20, 27, November. 10, 17, December 8, 15

BONUS FILMS

Bring friends to bonus screenings! You do not need to use your Thursday screening guest tickets

THURSDAY GUEST TICKETS:

A total of three guest tickets to the series per member.

ABSENTEE POLICY:

If you can’t make a screening, you can send TWO people in your place.

PLUS: DRAWING FOR FREE SPRING MEMBERSHIPS

Two Winners! Each winner receives two free membership to the Spring series

SCREENING INFORMATION:

Weekly information emailed to members with that week’s program.

LOCATION:

NYIT AUDITORIUM, 1871 Broadway (at 61st Street), New York, NY

REGISTRATION:

Contact: cs@talkingmovies.net

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*Below is a preliminary list of films opening in the fall. NOT ALL FILMS WILL BE AVAILABLE and RELEASE DATES MAY CHANGE. The information will be updated as more films are announced.

THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Genre: Drama/Biography
Director: Nate Parker
Screenwriter: Jean McGianni Celestin, Nate Parker
Starring: Nate Parker, Army Hammer

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN  
Genre: Book/Drama/Thriller
Director: Tate Taylor
Screenwriters: Paula Hawkins (Novel), Erin Cressida Wilson (Adaptation)
Starring: Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux

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DESIERTO 
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Director: Jonás Cuarón
Screenwriters: Jonás Cuarón, Mateo Garcia
Starring: Gail Garcia Bernal

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AMERICAN PASTORAL
Genre: Drama
Director: Ewan McGregor
Screenwriters: John Romano (Screenplay), Philip Roth (Novel)
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Peter Riegert, Jennifer Connelly

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LOVING
Genre: Drama
Director: Jeff Nichols
Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols
Starring:  Joel Edgerton

Based on true story mixed marriage in Virginia in 1958

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SLEEPLESS 
Genre: Drama/Action/Crime
Director: Baran bo Odar
Screenwriters: Andrea Berloff (Screenplay), Nicolas Saada (Story)
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union

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LALA LAND
Genre: Drama/Romance/Musical
Director: Georgiana Nestor
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

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COLLATERAL BEAUTY
Genre: Drama
Director: David Frankel
Screenwriter: Allan Loeb
Starring: Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton

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ELLE
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Screenwriters: Philippe Djian (Based On The Novel By), David Birke (Screenplay), Harold Manning (French Translator)
Starring:  Isabelle Huppert

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Genre: Drama/Novel
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Screenwriter: Kenneth Lonergan
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams

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SING
Genre: Comedy/Animation/Musical
Director: Garth Jennings
Screenwriter: Garth Jennings
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

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PATRIOTS DAY
Genre: Drama/History/Thriller
Director: Peter Berg
Screenwriter: Peter Berg, Matt Charman, Matt Cook, Eric Johnson, Casey Sherman, Paul Tamasy, Dave Wedge
Starring: Starring: Mark Wahlberg, JK Simmons

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THE ACCOUNTANT
Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Screenwriter: Bill Dubuque
Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick

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ARRIVAL
Genre: Sci-Fi
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Screenwriters: Ted Chiang (Short Story), Eric Heisserer (Screenplay)
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

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BILLY LYNN’s LONG HALFTIME WALK
Genre: Drama/History/War
Director: Ang Lee
Screenwriters: Jean-Christophe Castelli (Screenplay), Ben Fountain (Novel)
Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart