Visual artist Takashi Murakami talks art, the aftermath of Japan's tsunami and nuclear disaster, Kanye West, and his feature-film debut Jellyfish Eyes earlier this month at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
The Transformation of Civilians Into Soldiers: Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza’s ‘First to Fall’
Capturing those who fight and the draw of civilians to become soldiers, Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza's documentary First to Fall follows two young men who leave the safety of their lives in Canada to travel back to their home country of Libya to fight in the revolution.
Human Rights Watch's Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus chronicles an underground theater performing against a tide of repression. Filmmaker Madeleine Sackler gives insight into her experience filming "illegally" in Europe's last dictatorship.
Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic discusses current immigration in Cyprus and describes what she hopes audiences will take away from her visual essay Evaporating Borders, screening June 17 at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
Thom Andersen and Noël Burch’s documentary Red Hollywood will screen exclusively for one week at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in August along with a selection of films by Hollywood Blacklisted writers and directors.
Sandrine Orabona and Mark Herzog's Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story rethinks the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through the eyes of Kristin Beck, former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Beck, as she continues life as a transgender woman.
Cynthia Hill's Private Violence explores domestic violence in America through the stories of two women who seek justice and change. The film opens this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with Cynthia Hill, executive producer Gloria Steinem, and film subjects Kit Gruelle and Deanna Walters.
Israeli director Nadav Lapid's first film, Policeman, will join Film Society's lineup of New Releases on Friday, and we have some exclusive clips for your viewing pleasure.
Joaquim Pinto's NYFF51 doc What Now? Remind Me? will have a one-week exclusive run at the Film Society along with "A Life Less Ordinary: The Films of Joaquim Pinto," a retrospective of the Portuguese filmmaker's work.
Before the world premiere of A Quiet Inquisition at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, directors Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn discuss their process of making a film showing the fallout from a restrictive abortion policy in Nicaragua, where it had once been legal.