The Beacon Theatre commanded attention with the 50th-anniversary screening of “Mean Streets,” a highlight of the De Niro Con programming. The celebration included an insightful Q&A session featuring Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese, moderated by Nas, which offered a deep dive into the film’s legacy and impact.

At the OKX Theater at BMCC TPAC, Steven Spielberg marked the 50th anniversary of his directorial debut with “The Sugarland Express.” The theater buzzed with anticipation as Spielberg shared anecdotes and reflections. Later, Judd Apatow and Matthew Broderick took the stage for an entertaining conversation. Apatow delighted the audience with a humorous story about De Niro’s red carpet antics, highlighting the actor’s charisma and approachability.

The Beacon Theatre also hosted the world premiere of “Satisfied,” featuring a mesmerizing performance by Renée Elise Goldsberry. She was joined by an impressive lineup of talent, including Sara Bareilles, Ariana DeBose, Billy Porter, and Leslie Odom Jr. The event was graced by the presence of Kelli O’Hara, Melissa Haizlip, Paula Pell, Janine Brito, Joe Tippett, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chris Bolan, and many other notable figures, making it a truly star-studded affair.

Simultaneously, the SVA Theater was the venue for the eagerly awaited world premiere of “Hollywood Black.” This event saw participation from prominent industry figures such as Justin Simien, W. Kamau Bell, and Lena Waithe, who shared their insights and experiences, further enriching the festival’s vibrant atmosphere.

Film Screenings and Events:

  • Raging Bull
    • Where: AMC 19th St. East 6
  • Mean Streets
    • Who: Martin Scorsese, Nas, Robert De Niro
    • Where: Beacon Theatre
  • Satisfied
    • Who: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sara Bareilles, Ariana DeBose, Billy Porter, Leslie Odom Jr., and others
    • Where: Beacon Theatre
  • The Sugarland Express
    • Who: Steven Spielberg, Brent Lang (Variety’s Executive Editor)
    • Where: The OKX Theater at BMCC TPAC
  • New York, New York
    • Who: Katherine Narducci, Mario Cantone
    • Where: Spring Studios
  • The Good Shepherd
    • Who: John Turturro
    • Where: Spring Studios
  • Hollywood Black
    • Who: Justin Simien, W. Kamau Bell, Lena Waithe, and others
    • Where: SVA Theatre
  • The Turning Point: To Be Destroyed
    • Who: Amanda Spain, Arthur Bradford, Chris Hayes, Dave Eggers, and others
    • Where: SVA Theatre
  • In the Summers
    • Who: Alessandra Lacorazza Samudio, Alexander Dinelaris, and others
    • Where: Village East by Angelika


  • Judd Apatow with Matthew Broderick
    • Who: Judd Apatow, Matthew Broderick
    • Where: The OKX Theater at BMCC TPAC

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