Posted by Paul Grimwood on Aug, 01 2017

Celebrities Launch One Film, One New York Campaign

John Leguizamo, Katie Holmes and other celebrities launch the ‘One Film, One New York’ Campaign.

One Film, One New York Campaign Following up on the popularity of its 'One Book, One New York' program, in which New Yorkers were invited to share in reading and discussing a single, New York-centric book, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin today announced 'One Film, One New York'. "We are thrilled to be launching this program to unite New Yorkers around one film, and provide the opportunity for all New Yorkers to watch it for free on the same night," said Menin. "Film has the power to bring people together and to spark a civic conversation. These five films all raise important themes in their respective genres, and they all celebrate New York in creative and memorable ways." RELATED: British Airways Enlists Celebrities For Safety Video em>New York Times chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis selected five films, all shot in the city. As part of the promotion, the Mayor’s Office enlisted John Leguizamo, Sting and Trudie Styler, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, Laverne Cox and Katie Holmes, shooting videos where they touted their personal favorites. The videos, trailers for the five films, and instructions on how to vote are available at NYC.gov/OneFilm. Beginning today and all through the month of August, New Yorkers will cast their votes for their favorite. The winning 'One Film, One New York' movie will be announced the first week of September and then screened for free in all five boroughs on September 13. The campaign bears the heavy promotional imprint of both the Mayor’s Office and the Times, which is spearheading the project and will promote it in the paper’s print and online editions. Save