French filmmaker Olivier Assayas takes the spotlight in this week's edition of the Film Society's podcast series, The Close-Up. In this two-part episode, Assayas is joined by actresses Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart to discuss their latest film, Clouds of Sils Maria. The NYFF52 selection opens in theaters this coming weekend.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present sneak-preview screenings of Sundance winner The Wolfpack by Crystal Moselle, Brett Morgen's powerful documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and the new romantic period piece by Thomas Vinterberg, Far from the Madding Crowd. All screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with the filmmakers.
The six-day event, I Put a Spell on You: The Films of Bertrand Bonello (April 29 - May 4) will include a a sneak preview of his latest, Saint Laurent. Both Bonello and the films star Gaspard Ulliel will be in attendance.
Walerian Borowczyk is the Polish director whose unrepentant eroticism lead to his elimination from the pages of history. Film Society of Lincoln Center’s upcoming series, Obscure Pleasures: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk (April 2-9), seeks to remedy that omission. (Viewer discretion is advised).
This week's edition of the Film Society's weekly podcast, The Close-Up, features a two-part conversation with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach. He returned to the Film Society of Lincoln Center in March for a mini-retrospective entitled Growing Up Baumbach, which included his latest film, While We're Young.
Rick Alverson’s black comedy Entertainment screens as the Closing Night selection of the 44th New Director/New Films this Sunday, March 29. Alverson discusses how growing up as an introvert left him with a fascination for how people communicate.
Following its buzzed-about premiere at Sundance, Listen to Me Marlon, Stevan Riley’s intimate portrait of legendary actor Marlon Brando, screens as part of the 44th New Directors/New Films, which continues through Sunday.
Salomé Alexi’s feature-film debut, Line of Credit, is a gently humorous story about an indebted shopkeeper trying to stay afloat. In her comments about the feature, screening in the 44th New Directors/New Films, Alexi talks finding inspiration in painting, and the trials of adapting to capitalism in a Soviet society.
As New Directors/New Films heads into its final stretch, FilmLinc takes a look at images from the past week. For 44 years, ND/NF, presented by the Film Society and MoMA, has been a beacon for audiences to see some of the best work by emerging filmmakers. The festival continues through Sunday.
Chaitanya Tamhane weaves a tale of injustice in his debut film, Court, which follows the trial of a folk singer accused of assisting a suicide. In his comments to FilmLinc, Tamhane talks about creating a new kind of courtroom drama and filming up to 60 takes per scene. Court screens in New Directors/New Films, which continues through Sunday.