The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and The New York Times have launched the first-ever “ONE FILM, ONE NEW YORK” campaign to get New York City to unite around one great film. Times chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis have chosen five great films all shot in New York City, and they want you to vote for the one film we'll all watch together—at Symphony Space! The nominees are: On the Town, starring Gene Kelly; New York, New York, with Robert De Niro and Liza Minelli; Crooklyn, directed by Spike Lee; Desperately Seeking Susan starring Madonna; and The Wedding Banquet, directed by Ang Lee.
The city has enlisted notable New Yorkers to support each of the films that they love most: Hugh Jackman for On the Town; Sting & Trudie Styler for New York, New York; John Leguizamo for Crooklyn; Laverne Cox for Desperately Seeking Susan; and Katie Holmes for The Wedding Banquet!
For the month of August, New Yorkers are asked to vote for the One Film we'll all watch together on September 13th. To find out more about One Film, One New York, and to cast your vote, visit: nyc.gov/onefilm. Join the conversation on social media using #OneFilmNY!