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“FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD” – NEW YORK IN THE 70S

Through Thursday, July 27

Programmed by Bruce Goldstein

Original Daily News article with FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD headline (October 30, 1975)

New York City in the 1970s was perceived as a place of danger, decay, and paranoia, where people “didn’t get involved” — especially following high-profile crimes like the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese. Read more about the legacy of the Genovese murder here.

Reviews

“Offers several dozen movies about New York that were made in the ’70s and consistently showed a city with a fading pulse. One way or another, they depict a city spinning toward a hell.”
– Clyde Haberman, The New York Times. Read the full article here

“A MAMMOTH THROWBACK TO A GRITTIER ERA OF CITY LIFE!” 
– Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

“Celebrates New York at its 1970s scuzziest.” 
– J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books

“Classic, history-making movies made during some of the city’s darkest years.”
– Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“Takes you back to an NYC on the verge of implosion.”
– David Edelstein, New York Magazine 

One of the most fertile periods of filmmaking in cinematic history comes back to life!”
– Robert Levin, AM New York. Read the full July 5 cover story here.

“[In the 70s,] urban blight crossed paths with Hollywood’s new interest in true grit, creating a perfect storm of films that showed the city at its worst, its people at their most desperate.”
– Matt Prigge, Metro

“FABULOUS! The films shot on location in NYC in the 1970s have become relics of a very different New York: accidental documentaries of what the city once was.”
- Jason Bailey, Flavorwire 

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“FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD - NEW YORK IN THE 70s”

Through Thursday, July 27

Films in this Series

Wednesday, July 5

12:30   4:40   9:15

Wednesday, July 5

2:45   7:00

Thursday, July 6

12:30   6:00   10:10

Thursday, July 6

2:45   7:45

Friday, July 7

12:30   2:40   4:50   7:00*

Friday, July 7

9:40

Saturday, July 8

12:30   2:40   7:15*

Saturday, July 8

9:45

Sunday, July 9

12:30   5:10

Sunday, July 9

2:45   7:25*

Monday, July 10

WHERE’S POPPA?
12:30   4:00   7:30

BORN TO WIN
2:10   5:40   9:15

Tuesday, July 11

GODSPELL
3:05   7:40

THE WIZ
12:30   5:10   9:45

Wednesday, July 12

A NEW LEAF
12:30   4:30   8:30

SUCH GOOD FRIENDS
2:30   6:30

Thursday, July 13

12:30

Thursday, July 13

2:55

Thursday, July 13

5:10   9:45

Thursday, July 13

7:15

Friday, July 14

SHAFT
12:30   4:25   8:20   10:15

SUPER FLY
2:30   6:25   8:20   10:20

Friday, July 14

3:10

Saturday, July 15

12:30   5:05   8:20   9:35*

Saturday, July 15

2:45   7:20

Saturday, July 15

3:10

Saturday, July 15

10:30

Sunday, July 16

1:00

Sunday, July 16

3:10

Sunday, July 16

3:20

Sunday, July 16

8:45

Monday, July 17

THE HOT ROCK
12:30   4:30   8:30

THE ANDERSON TAPES
2:30   6:30

Monday, July 17

3:10

Monday, July 17

8:20

Tuesday, July 18

INTERIORS
12:30   4:30   8:30

DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE
2:25   6:25

Tuesday, July 18

3:10

Tuesday, July 18

8:20

Wednesday, July 19

THE HOSPITAL
12:30   4:20   8:20

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
2:35   6:30

Wednesday, July 19

3:10

Wednesday, July 19

8:30

Thursday, July 20

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR
2:35   7:55

EYES OF LAURA MARS
12:30   5:50   10:10

Thursay, July 20

3:10   8:20

Friday, July 21

12:30   2:55   7:35

Friday, July 21

1:00   3:15   5:30   7:45   10:00

Friday, July 21

5:20

Friday, July 21

10:00

Saturday, July 22

12:30   2:50   5:20   7:30

Saturday, July 22

12:30   3:00   5:15   7:45   10:00

Saturday, July 22

9:50

Sunday, July 23

12:30   4:30   8:30

Sunday, July 23

2:40   6:40

Sunday, July 23

12:30   2:45   4:45   6:45   8:45

Monday, July 24

AN UNMARRIED WOMAN
12:30   4:50   9:15
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LOVING
3:00   7:15
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

Monday, July 24

12:30   7:25

Monday, July 24

2:55

Tuesday, July 25

ACROSS 110TH STREET
12:30   4:20   8:10
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COPS AND ROBBERS
2:30   6:20   10:10
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

Tuesday, July 25

12:30   7:25

Tuesday, July 25

2:45   9:40

Tuesday, July 25

5:40

Wednesday, July 26

DEATH WISH
12:30   4:30   9:15
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DRESSED TO KILL
2:25   7:00
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

Wednesday, July 26

12:30   5:10   9:40

Wednesday, July 26

2:40   7:20

Thursday, July 27

THE WARRIORS
12:30   4:20   8:10
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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
2:20   6:10   10:00
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

Thursday, July 27

12:30   4:55   7:15 

Thursday, July 27

2:50   9:30