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Richard Pryor, Comedy Pioneer

The comedy legend broke ground as the first stand-up to release a performance in theaters. His vulgar and insanely hilarious Richard Pryor: Live in Concert screens tonight at midnight in a restored 35mm print!

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Things Unsaid: “We Won’t Grow Old Together”

Maurice Pialat's rare second feature—which screened at NYFF '72 and opens today at Film Society as part of its first-ever U.S. theatrical run—confirmed the French master's status as both tender humanist and precise observer of human behavior.

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The American Cinephile: Andrew Sarris (1928 – 2012)

A personal remembrance of film critic Andrew Sarris who, simply put, was one of the key reasons it is even possible to speak about film criticism as an art, plus video of Sarris introducing Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel at NYFF '11.

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Festival Diary: Roger Corman & John Waters, Together at Last!

The local Provincetown, MA crowd—including John Waters—loved every minute of Roger Corman's visit to the Cape.

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Interview with Annie Goldson, “Brother Number One”

The award-winning Kiwi documentarian discusses justice in Cambodia, religion, photography and the emotional toils of making her new film, which screens this week in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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Convergence: Seven Kingdoms, Five Senses

Earlier this year, transmedia creator Steve Coulson discussed his work on a sensorially immersive promotion for HBO's hit program Game of Thrones in a StoryForum presented by Film Society Convergence and StoryCode.

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Unreported Stories: Photos That Changed Lives

Peabody Award-winning photographer Brent Stirton of Getty Reportage documents two human rights tragedies for Human Rights Watch. See his exhibit "Unreported Stories" in the Furman Gallery throughout the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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Open Roads Q&A: “Magnificent Presence”

On the Opening Night of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema at Film Society, director Ferzan Özpetek sat down in front of a packed house to talk about experiencing what is seen and unseen.

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Can an Indie Film Spark Hatred? Homophobia?

Last night at the Provincetown International Film Festival, Tom Kalin and Craig Chester discussed their seminal New Queer Cinema film Swoon 20 years later.

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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

This year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival includes three unique films, all having their New York premieres, that deal with women's rights in the Gaza Strip, Iraq, and the U.S. Military.

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