Film Forum

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The city’s leading tastemaking venue, Film Forum is programmed by a fest-scouring staff that takes its duties as seriously as a Kurosawa samurai. It's one of the best places to take in the hottest films from Cannes, Venice and beyond. Amid all the adult fare, parents will occasionally find kid-friendly gold in the classic films that are screened.
Venue name: Film Forum
Address: 209 W Houston St
New York
Cross street: between Sixth Ave and Varick St
Transport: Subway: 1 to Houston St
Price: $12.50, seniors (Mon–Fri before 5pm) and members $7
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  • The earliest surviving feature by an African-American director, Within Our Gates presents itself in several ways as an explicit reversal of The Birth of a Nation. Evelyn Preer stars as an educated black woman from the South who harbors a secret.
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  • A virtuous black woman dies and is tempted by the devil en route to the pearly gates. Message to Beelzebub: Talk to the hand! Director Spencer Williams was perhaps best known for the role he would take five years later: Andrew Hogg Brown of TV's T...
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