The Maysles Cinema, the first cinema in NYC dedicated exclusively to documentary film.
The Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center, the only independent film house north of Lincoln Center in Manhattan, is dedicated to the exhibition of documentary films. The Cinema is committed to a democratic experience, one where filmmakers are asked to attend the screenings of their work, and audiences have the opportunity to actively engage the films and each other in post-screening forums. Coupled with its scheduled series, we encourage the programming participation of local social and cultural organizations to deepen community involvement and provide exposure for under-represented social issues and overlooked artists and their work. Our suggested-donation ticket model allows for everyone to engage in our programming, regardless of his or her ability to pay. The Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center is also available to rent for oscar qualifying runs, week-long runs, work in progress screenings, and public and private screenings.