Free Film Screenings in New York City

The following is a post from Patrick G. Mackaronis. Patrick is the Director of Business Development for New York City-based social network Brabble. In this post, Patrick will tell us about the free screening of shows in NYC. Patrick can be best reached on Twitter at @patty__mack.

Casa-Italiana Zerilly-Marimo in New York City

Casa-Italiana Zerilly-Marimo is a NYU institution that hosts four or five films throughout the school year. They offer Italian films, hosting a variety of both contemporary and classic Italian films. The films are only a small aspect of their full schedule that is filled with performances, talks and exhibitions. Everything offered is Italian related, and all of the events they offer are free and open to the general public.


  • Casa-Italiana Zerilly-Marimo, 24 West 12th Street, (212) 998-8739

Barbes in New York City

Barbes is a small performance space in Brooklyn, New York City. They host a variety of music, which is what they tend to be known for. However, on every first and third Monday of the month they offer film screenings at 7 pm. These films are usually documentaries, features and shorts. The filmmakers are usually present at the screenings and offer a session of questions and answers.

  • Barbes, 376 9th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 965-9177

Deutsches Haus in New York City

Deutsches Haus is a center at NYU for all things German. They offer free film screenings on some Fridays at around 6:30 pm, but the times can vary. Some of the recent films that have been played included film versions of Kafka’s novels, films of Marlene Dietrich, contemporary films from Germany and gay films in early German cinema. Although most film screenings are on Fridays, sometimes they will host free film screenings on other days throughout the week. Their schedule can be found on their website. The films are usually followed with lectures, and sometimes live performances.

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