November 17th, 2015


Live from the Metropolitan Museum of Art



James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. The directorial debut of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE producer Josh Mond, JAMES WHITE, which had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014 where it was the winner of the "Best of Next" Audience Award, is a confident and closely observed debut that explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son.




Christopher Abbott,
Cynthia Nixon,
Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi,
Ron Livingston,
Makenzie Leigh
David Call


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Directed By: Josh Mond
Written By: Josh Mond

Featured Guests:

Cynthia Nixon


Cynthia Nixon Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "Indiscretions," "Angels in America," "The Heidi Chronicles," and "The Women," Along with film credits including, "Hurlyburly" and "The Real Thing" Her stage honors include winning a Theatre World Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and a Tony Award. She is also a founding member of Drama Dept., a New York-based theater company. Known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City, for which she won the 2004 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Christopher Abbott (GIRLS)


Christopher Abbott made his feature film debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). His other notable films include Hello I Must Be Going (2012), The Sleepwalker (2014) and A Most Violent Year (2014). In the Fall of this year, he played Elias Schreiber-Hoffman in the Annie Baker play "John" opposite Georgia Engel and Lois Smith. Directed by Sam Gold, the play took place at the Signature Theatre.

Director/Writer: Josh Mond

Josh Mond is a producer and director, his credits include, Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011),
Martha Marcy May Marlene in 2011, along with producing Simon Killer which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It was the second feature film co-written and directed by Antonio Campos and produced by Mond, Durkin and Matt Palmieri. Starring and co-written by Brady Corbet, the film was nominated for the festival's Grand Jury Prize.

Recent NYFCS Highlights include:



Shelter - Anthony Mackie with Jennifer Connelly, & Writer, Director Paul Bettany on November 10th in NYC.

Photo: James O'Rourke


NY Film Critics on Aol Build Series at AOL Studios in New York on October 1, 2015 in New York City.


Photo credit : Jammi York
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Ivy CEO Beri Meric, Jake Johnson and Peter Travers at the August NYC screening of Digging for Fire.

(L – R Boulevard (Robin Williams’ last film) writer Doug Soesbe, director Dito Montiel, co-star Roberto Aguire, co-star Kathy Baker)  Host David Ansen (Newsweek.)


Every Secret Thing - Director Amy Berg, Francis McDormand, Dakota Fanning and Diane Lane
Photo by: Bridget Laudien



R. Crow
Russell Crow - 5/23/2015
Photo by: James O'Rourke


Taylor Schilling stops by to talk about ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and her new movie THE OVERNIGHT.
Photo by: Bridget Laudien


Photo by: James O’Rourke
Peter Travers, Al Pacino, Film Critic Alison Bailes with Series Producer Mark Ehrenkranz




Jennifer Aniston with Series Producer Mark Ehrenkranz and Film Critic Alison Bailes




Shirley McClain with Series Producer Mark Ehrenkranz and Film Critic Alison Bailes



Julie Binoche with Peter Travers



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(Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
L-R) Isil Bagdadi, James DeFranco, Peter Travers and Mark Ehrenkranz


Photo Credit: James O'Rourke

L-R) Isil Bagdadi, Rob Reiner, Peter Travers and Mark Ehrenkranz attend the New York Film Critics Series Screening Of 'And So It Goes' at AMC Empire 25 theater in New York City.




Photo Credit: Bridget Laudien

L-R) Isil Bagdadi, Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Peter Travers and Mark Ehrenkranz attend the New York Film Critics Series Screening Of 'What If' at AMC Empire 25 theater on July 8, 2014 in New York City.


  • At Middleton -Film Magic
  • David O Russell and Peter Travers
  • Alison Bales and Peter Travers
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Up until now, live talent has only been accessible to the public in New York, Los Angeles and at Festivals. Now everyone throughout the country can enjoy up close and personal moments from major movie stars, producers, writers and directors in the comfort of their own neighborhood theaters. Preview screenings have been offered before, but never with a live conversation component. This, in addition to a curated selection of films, will allow filmgoers to see the better independent movies before anyone else with exclusive insight into the production from the creators via LIVE, NATIONAL, HD BROADCAST in theaters throughout the US. Get the scoop before anyone else on brand new film before they are released. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood and Indie Cinema from some of the greats. Past Series highlights have included special appearances by: Woody Harrelson, Anne Heche, Frank Langella, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Alan Arkin , John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Anne Meara, Aidan Quinn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sigourney Weaver, and many others.

Each movie in the Screening Series will be preceded by thrilling footage of New York City and live introduction by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine. Audiences will then see award winning films prior to their release followed by live-HD behind-the-scene footage with live Q&A between Travers, audiences and talent from the films. Each screening brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious; live NYC screenings so that nationwide audiences may experience firsthand the stars and directors via HD broadcast.

Recent Appearances By:

      Felicity Jones

          Tom Hardy


      John Favreau

       Bruce Dern

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