The matinee pass this year was disappointing. There are very few real films before 5. The festival is branching out to TV and virtual reality. I ended up using one of my tickets for something that was free on Friday and I had to buy a senior ticket to see my friend's son's documentary which only shows in the evening.
Here's what I'm seeing - all at Cinepolis on 23rd:
4/24 3:30 Frank Serpico
4/25 2:45 Wasted
5:00 I AM Evidence
4/26 3:45 Newton
6:45 Reagan Years
4/27 3:00 Permission
4/28 2:45 The Dinner
You can learn more about these films and others from the schedule here. It is best to look and see what is playing at times when you can go. Looking at everything will make you nuts.
I love to walk before sitting in theaters so I will be leading public tours to the Chelsea theaters on Monday and Wednesday. Will happily lead custom tours to, from, or between theaters.
This is a fun festival!