Cinema Series

Becoming an engaged film viewer requires discernment and intellectual curiosity.

The IAM Cinema Series is designed to be facilitated by small groups, encouraging involvement with one’s own community and the IAM community at large. Participants will grow their film repertoire while “wrestling” with big ideas and themes evoked on screen. Local Cinema Series Groups

Like some of IAM’s other programming, this list of films can be enjoyed independently, but to thoroughly gain from the experience, please submit responses and reviews to us on Facebook or at the IAM forum.

2013 Selections

January: Institute Benjamenta and Street of Crocodiles

February: Wings of Desire and Polanski Short (TBA)

March: La Atalanta and French Short (TBA)

April: Leningrad Cowboys and Lynch Short (TBA)

May: Koyaanisqatsi – Life Out of the Balance and Stan Brackage Short (TBA)

June: Illusionist and Animated Short (TBA)


The NYC cinema series crew is watching the films at the 269 Bleecker in Greenwich Village on the third Friday of every month. See the details on our programming calendar.

In a sense, all film is entering into someone else’s dreams. Maybe we can even share the same dreams, the same experiences. – David Lynch

Start Your Own Group!

Sign up for IAM Connect and visit the IAM Forum for tips and best practice on starting and hosting a group. Then drop your pin on the map letting people know when and where you’ll be digging in.

Cinema Series Lists

2012 CS Selections
2011 CS Selections

January: Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman)

February: Get Low (Aaron Schneider)

March: Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy) Download the Discussion Guide

April: Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas)

May: Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard)

June: The Cool School (Morgan Neville) Download the Discussion Guide

Summer Break

September: The Visitor ( Thomas McCarthy)

October: Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)

November: Le Quattro Volte (Michelangelo Frammartino)

December: It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)