OneFilmNY…. Wait, one film? ONE? You realize it's New York, right?

The NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment has teamed up with chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis of The New York Times to choose five great films all shot in New York City.

To help New Yorkers decide, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment has enlisted the help of several prominent New Yorkers. Sting and Trudie Styler, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, Laverne Cox, Katie Holmes, and John Leguizamo each shot videos where they touted their personal favorites. Those celebrity videos, trailers for the five films, and instructions on how to vote are available at

The winning film will be screened on September 13th, for free in all five boroughs, in parks and select independent movie theaters. The aim is to give every New Yorker access to a night out at the movies and to support these vital cultural institutions.

I'm all for unity but New York City can't even agree on a baseball team. I'm just saying.

The winning film will be announced on September 6th, and the public parks in every borough will host an outdoor screening of the film. Select independent theaters throughout the city will present free screenings the same night. Screening locations will also be available at

Happy Voting, NYC!

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