MNN’s Film Series: The Cinema of Immigration

What does it mean to be an immigrant in the United States? MNN's 10-week film series, curated by Mark Ethan Toporek, will take a deep dive into the immigrant experience through films that reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation's history.

Following each screening, please join us for an interactive discussion led by the series curator, Mark Ethan Toporek. He is a member of the Actors Studio, and has appeared in films including "The Secret Lives of Dentists," "The Confession" and "Lesser Prophets." He has been presenting the Film Series at the Queens Museum of Art since 1998, and a variety of cinema classes for 92Y since 2003.

Event Details: Screenings will be held every Thursday from 6pm-9pm at MNN's 59th street facility beginning October 18 - December 27

Note: In observance of Thanksgiving, there will not be a screening held on November 22

Cost: $30 for entire 10-week series or $5 per individual screening

Light refreshments will be served!

Series Registration - Sign up for the entire series for $30

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Upcoming Screenings

Dec 13, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: 
59th St
Language: 
English
LA CIUDAD (1999), directed by David Riker, 88 min. An inspirational ensemble piece, this Spanish-language, black-and-white, neorealist depiction explores the lives of undocumented immigrants in Manhattan.
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Dec 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: 
59th St
Language: 
English
A BETTER LIFE (2011), directed by Chris Weitz, 98 min. Demian Bichir received a surprise Oscar nomination playing a gardener in East LA who struggles to protect his son from gangs as well as immigration agents.
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Dec 27, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: 
59th St
Language: 
English
THE GOOD LIE (2014), directed by Philippe Falardeau, 110 min. A group of young Sudanese refugees arrive in the US and get help from Reese Witherspoon as an employment agency counselor.
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