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 - might need a bit of editing but it is fabulous. Serpico gets to tell his own story the way he wishes. See it!
4/25 2:45 Wasted - sponsored by the Ford Foundation. This is a foodie movie about how to deal with the incredible amount of wasted food in our world. See it!
5:00 I AM Evidence - Mariska Hargitay was at the talk back. There are over 200,000 unopened rape kits in the US.
4/26 3:45 Newton - this movie should be seen by anyone who has worked the polls on election day.
6:45 Reagan Show - the tapes don't lie. This documentary should be seen by anyone yearning for the Reagan years.
4/27 3:00 Permission - great NYC shots. Gay sex. Straight sex. Thoughtful look at love vs convenience.
6:15 There's Johnny - preview of a streaming series about back stage at the Johnny Carson show. Sort of a color comedic version of Mad Men. Didn't know one of the cast members is the son of friends of mine. Still have no idea how/when to access the rest of the show.
4/28 2:45 The Dinner - intense, well-acted, poorly edited, depressing movie starring favorite of mine Richard Gere. Judging by commercials, it has already been released in theaters. Was sorry that I wasted a matinee pass film to see it on free Friday. It wasn't worth it.
Same time next year maybe!