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 x1 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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homestretchSaturday, November 22nd – Wednesday, November 26th, 7:30pm
and Wednesday, November 26th at 4:30pm
The Homestretch
Anne de Mare and Kristen Kelly, 2014, 89 min.



The screening on Saturday, 11/22 at 7:30pm will be sponsored by the True Colors Fund and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The screening on Sunday, 11/23 at 7:30pm will be sponsored by the Door and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The screening on Monday, 11/24 at 7:30pm will be sponsored by Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and representatives of GEMS.

The screening on Tuesday, 11/25 at 7:30pm will be sponsored by Coalition for Homeless and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The screening on Wednesday, 11/26 at 4:30pm will be a youth focused screening in partnership with Maysles Education and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

AliForneylogoWednesday, December 3rd, 7:00pm
No Time for Hate Presents Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
(A Benefit Screening For the Ali Forney Center)



Q&A with Brother Outsider directors Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer and Walter Naegle, Rustin’s surviving life partner and Executive Director of The Bayard Rustin Fund.

Reception to Follow Q&A!

Powerhouse Broadway director and Harlem resident Scott Ellis has donated three extraordinary prizes. Each winner receives two tickets and will be brought backstage to meet the cast of one of the following shows he is directing:

“You Can’t Take It With You” starring James Earl Jones
“The Elephant Man” starring Bradley Cooper
“On the Twentieth Century” starring Kristen Chenoweth

Seating is limited. Tickets begin at $25.

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BronxObamaSaturday, December 6th – Sunday, December 7th, 7:30pm
Bronx Obama
Ryan Murdock, 2014, 92 min.


There will be a Q&A with director Ryan Murdock and the subject of Bronx Obama, Louis Ortiz, following both the screening on December 6th and 7th.

“Funny and insightful” – Variety

“An intricate and compelling documentary that deftly weaves together multiple narrative layers—the American Dream, surrealism, fatherhood, race relations, celebrity” – VICE

“9 out of 10…An achievement in tone, finding the perfect balance between thought-provoking and entertaining film.” - The Arts Guild

“4 out of 5…Hollywood itself couldn’t have crafted a more perfectly sad story and equally deserved triumph.” - We Got This Covered

overnighterTuesday, December 9th-Wednesday, December 10th, 7:30pm
Oscar Buzz Presents: The Overnighters
(2014 Oscar qualifying, shortlisted and nominated feature documentaries.)
Jesse Moss, 2014, 102 min.


There will be a live Q&A with director Jesse Moss following the screening on Tuesday, December 9th and a Skype Q&A with Jesse Moss on Wednesday, December 10th.

thethrowawaysFriday, December 12th, 7:30pm
The Throwaways
Bhawin Suchak, 2014, 62 min.


“The Throwaways courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issue of our time: the mass incarceration and racial profiling of poor people of color.”
- Michelle Alexander author, The New Jim Crow

Q&A with director Bhawin Suchak to follow screening.