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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freewayThursday, March 26th, 7:30pm-Wednesday, April 1st, 7:30pm
Freeway: Crack In The System
(U.S. Theatrical Premiere Run, Director’s Cut)


The Q&A on Saturday, March 28th will be with activist Joseph “Jazz” Hayden.

The Q&A on Sunday will be sponsored by the Universal Zulu Nation and will include Zulu Nation and Hip Hop founding father Afrika Bambaataa, Queen Kenya, Attorney King Downing and will be moderated by Dr. Shaka Zulu.

Calle LopezThursday, April 2nd, 7:30pm
Proyector Presents: Calle Lopez
(A showcase of contemporary independent Mexican films blending fiction with non-fiction elements.)
Curated by Sebastian Diaz


Lisa Tillinger & Gerardo Barroso Alcalá, 2010, 70 min

Discussion with Dir. Lisa Tillinger and Gerardo Barroso, along with Mexican migrant street workers in NYC originally from Mexico City.

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

ZuluNationLOOGSaturday, April 11th, 7:00pm
The Universal Zulu Nation and A New Black Arts Movement Present
From Mother Afrika To NYC: Hip Hop Culture Across The Middle Passage


Reception (with Food)

Mama C. Urban Warrior in the African Bush

Q&A with Charlotte O’Neal, aka Mama C, followed a spoken word poetry performance from Mama C, Mahina Movement, LC The Poet and Intikana.

Music By The Zulu Nation’s Own:
DJ Dr. Shaka Zulu

doc watchers logoThursday, April 16th, 7:00pm
Doc Watchers Presents: Vessel
Curated by Hellura Lyle




Diana Whitten, 2015, 88 min.

Q&A with director Diana Whitten & reception to follow screening.

groundswellrisingFriday, April 17th-Saturday, April 18th, 7:30pm
The Delaware River Keepers Network, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Food & Water Watch, Americans Against Fracking, Grassroots Environmental Education and Damascus Citizens Present:
Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water


Following the screening on Friday, April 17th there will be a panel discussion with director Renard Cohen, Jessica Roff (Catskill Mountainkeeper), Eric Weltman (Food & Water Watch) and Pat Carullo (co-founder, Damascus Citizens).

Following the screening on Saturday, April 18th there will be a panel discussion with director Renard Cohen, Kathleen Nolan (Catskill Mountain Keeper) and Tracy Carluciio (Delaware River Keepers).