When ‘Birdman’ Took Flight: Iñárritu and Cast in This Week’s The Close-Up image

When ‘Birdman’ Took Flight: Iñárritu and Cast in This Week’s The Close-Up

Alejandro G, Iñárritu's Birdman has been a darling of this year's Awards Season. The film, starring Michael Keaton, closed the 52nd New York Film Festival last October and is the focus of this week's edition of The Close-Up, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's weekly podcast series.

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Free Talks, A Photo Exhibit, and Live Performances Set for the 20th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema image

Free Talks, A Photo Exhibit, and Live Performances Set for the 20th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Free Talks with Nathalie Baye, Mélanie Laurent, and Guillaume Canet are among the highlights of the Special Events set to take place during the upcoming 20th anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

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Essential Films: ‘CITIZENFOUR’ image

Essential Films: ‘CITIZENFOUR’

CITIZENFOUR, the groundbreaking documentary about Edward Snowden and the NSA, has enjoyed a stunning festival run. Laura Poitras's film, which had its World Premiere at NYFF52, could be this year's nonfiction Academy Award winner.

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The Film Society Celebrates ‘Mad Men’ image

The Film Society Celebrates ‘Mad Men’

Creator Matthew Weiner and stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery will look back at some of their favorite scenes from the series in Mad Men: The End of An Era on March 21 at Alice Tully Hall, plus a free marathon of must-see episodes curated by Weiner.

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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus: Race, Class, and a Lust for Blood image

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus: Race, Class, and a Lust for Blood

Spike Lee's latest film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, opens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center today. One critic described as a "ghoulish vampire story" and "an evident labor of love."

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Essential Films: ‘Boyhood’ image

Essential Films: ‘Boyhood’

Richard Linklater's Boyhood, which opened in theaters in July and has remained there ever since, is an awards juggernaut heading into the Oscars next week. Last summer, Film Comment took a look at the film that took 12 years to make.

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2nd Art of the Real Series to Celebrate Agnès Varda, Reenactment, and More in April image

2nd Art of the Real Series to Celebrate Agnès Varda, Reenactment, and More in April

Celebrating an expansive view of the documentary form, Art of the Real is returning for a second year April 10-26. Among this year's highlights is sidebar The Actualities of Agnès Varda, focusing on the filmmaker's career-long work merging fact and fiction.

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The Close-Up: ‘Timbuktu’ Director Abderrahmane Sissako on the Tough Road to His Oscar Nomination image

The Close-Up: ‘Timbuktu’ Director Abderrahmane Sissako on the Tough Road to His Oscar Nomination

Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu is the first Oscar-nominated film from Mauritania, and the director is the first from Africa to be featured in the Film Society's weekly podcast series, The Close-Up.

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Essential Films: ‘The Theory of Everything’ image

Essential Films: ‘The Theory of Everything’

The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne is a strong contender for the Best Actor Oscar at next week's Academy Awards. Film Comment takes a look at the film about the life of Stephen Hawking, which inspires a romantic and unsentimental portrait of the visionary scientist.

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‘Ballet 422’ Filmmaker Jody Lee Lipes on Justin Peck, Talent, and Surprise Endings image

‘Ballet 422’ Filmmaker Jody Lee Lipes on Justin Peck, Talent, and Surprise Endings

FilmLinc spoke with Ballet 422 director Jody Lee Lipes about his doc on New York City Ballet talent Justin Peck, a 25-year-old commissioned to create the company's 422nd original performance. The film begins its theatrical run at the Film Society this weekend.

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