NEW YORK – The Second Annual Golden Age of Cinema Film Festival ( is presenting an eight-week cinematic tribute to New York City through July 2.

The festival opened with Woody Allen’s Manhattan May 16 with guest Marshall Brickman and on May 22 the small gem Living in Oblivion, directed by Tom DiCillo and featuring Steve Buscemi, who was also a guest speaker.

Founded in 2001, The Golden Age of Cinema Film Festival is produced and hosted by an award-winning filmmaker and popular film professor, Zhenya Kiperman.

“I was inspired to produce the series by many of my students who showed a passionate interest in films, not as commercial entertainment, but as serious art,” Kiperman said. “As to the current program, it is our modest attempt of moral support to New Yorkers, so much needed after the Sept. 11 tragedy.”

This program is dedicated to the great New York films and filmmakers, to the unique yet universal energy of this magnificent city captured on film.

Golden Age of Cinema schedule

May 29 – Paul Mazursky: Moscow On The Hudson (1984) Guest: Paul Mazursky

June 4 – Adrian Lyne: Jacob’s Ladder (1990) Guest: Tim Robbins

June 11 – Jim Jarmusch: Night on Earth (1991) Guests: Jim Jarmusch, Giancarlo Esposito

June 18 – Martin Scorsese: After Hours (1985) Guest: Griffin Dunne

June 25 – Wayne Wang: Smoke (1995) Guest: Paul Auster

July 2 – Tom DiCillo: Double Whammy (2002) Guest: Tom DiCillo

The festival is taking place at Cantor Film Center,

36 East 8th Street, off University Place. General admission is $12.

All screenings begin at 6:30 p.m.; Box Office opens at 6 p.m.

Q & A with filmmakers after the screening.