A young Brooklyn widow falls for her fiancé’s brother in the iconic romantic comedy that won Cher an Oscar.
Preceded by the Love Is Short (Films) program: stories of wayward loves and unexpected romantic entanglements that Loretta Castorini and Johnny Cammareri might appreciate.
Norman Jewison | US | 102
With Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello. One of the most magical romantic comedies of all time, Moonstruck stars a revelatory Cher in her Oscar-winning role as Loretta Castorini, a young Brooklyn widow who is supposed to marry Johnny Cammareri (Aiello) but falls for his brother Ronny (Cage) instead. At the same time, her cynical mother, Rose, unforgettably played by Olympia Dukakis (who also won an Oscar), is dealing with her own romantic complications. Fueled by an Academy Award–winning screenplay by playwright John Patrick Shanley, Moonstruck endures as a quintessential New York love story.
Zoe Logan & Joe Kowalski | US | 9
A woman taking the subway home after her 30th birthday party has a run-in with a creep, and finds an unlikely ally in a knight in armor.
John Early | US | 8
John Early tries to fall asleep but keeps waking himself up with self-absorbed sleep talk
Dying to Come Back (Muero por volver)
Javier Marco | Spain | 15
At 78 years old, Manuela buys a camera and augmented reality glasses.
Jessica Bishopp | UK | 5
Sexual signalling and suburban myth; what does your front garden say about you? Plants were used in 1970s British suburbia to send seductive signals to neighbours or so rumour has it. A hybrid documentary exploring the truth in the botanical myth; what went on behind closed curtains? A look at sexual signalling, female desire, subcultures, and suburban legend.
Waiting for Sun
Zelene Pineda Suchilt | US | 3
An ode to the art and music of El Barrio, this poetic film celebrates joy in the fear of displacement and the solidarity between friends DJ Bembona, poet Maria Fernanda, and filmmaker Zelene Pineda Suchilt.
Who Can Predict What Will Move You
Livia Huang | US | 9
Two boys caught in a rivalrous relationship spend one last night together in Brooklyn.
NYSCI Explainer: DIY Projector
This video was produced by members of the Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists | US | 5
Learn from a NYSCI Explainers how to use everyday materials to project your movies large scale.