What’s Happening At Maysles Cinema

The box office is open for ticket purchases one hour before the start of all events.  Credit cards are now accepted at the Box Office. Tickets are a $10 suggested donation, unless otherwise noted.

Ticket-holders arriving 15 minutes before showtime are guaranteed a seat inside the theater. Overflow seating is available for sold out shows.
Members only: You can reserve your seat by emailing your name, the name and date of the event, and “Member RSVP” to reservations@maysles.org or please call (212) 537-6843 x 1 and leave a voicemail no later than 24 hours before the screening start time. If you have a family membership, make sure to note the number of family members attending.
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PeoplesFilmFestivallogoFriday, May 29th – Sunday, May 31st
The People’s Film Festival

TPFF Schedule





Wadley PosterThursday, June 4th, 7:30pm
Proyector: Wadley
A showcase of contemporary independent Mexican films blending fiction with non-fiction elements. The themes and characters they present fall outside of the clichés of Mexico portrayed by the media. Emphasizing form over content, these films break away from commercial production schemes.
Curated by Sebastian Diaz


Discussion with Dir. Matías Meyer and Biologist Pablo Meyer Rojas (New York Academy of Science).

Mingle with music, complimentary Mexican food, and mezcal tasting.


TatankaSaturday, June 6th, 7:30pm
Finding Tatanka
NYC Theatrical Premiere


Q&A with director Jacob Bricca to follow screening.

from_mambo_to_hip_hopSunday, June 28th, 6:00pm
The Spirit Moves: Bronx Mambo
(Exploring the evolution of homegrown, popular dance in New York City over the last 100 years. A 3 part series.)
Curated by Sophie Windsor Clive



Music and mambo dancing in the street, outside the front of the cinema.

From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale

Q&A with the director Henry Chalfant and clips from the documentary The Spirit Moves by director Mura Dehn.

Music and dancing downstairs.

kelleystillThursday, July 9th, 7:30pm
The Kelleys/Mexican Dream/Sueño Méxicano


The Kelleys
2005, Jon Wetterau, 24 mins.

MexicanDreamMexican Dream/Sueño Méxicano
English and Spanish. Subtitled in English.
Español y inglés. Subtitulado en español.

Q&A with director Jon Wetterau.