UK Picks “Metro Manila” & Mexico Taps Cannes Winner ‘Heli’ for Oscars image

UK Picks “Metro Manila” & Mexico Taps Cannes Winner ‘Heli’ for Oscars

A BAFTA selection committee has submitted Philippines-set crime thriller Metro Manila as its choice consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar category, while Cannes competition feature Heli was named by Mexico as its choice. Article includes updated list of contenders in the category.

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NYFF Honoree Cate Blanchett Set for Directorial Debut image

NYFF Honoree Cate Blanchett Set for Directorial Debut

Cate Blanchett has been a mainstay in front of the camera for two decades, but now she is about to assume the directorial role on an adaptation of Dutch writer Herman Koch's novel, The Dinner.

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Third Trimester Abortion Doc “After Tiller” Personalizes the Political image

Third Trimester Abortion Doc “After Tiller” Personalizes the Political

After Tiller casts a intimate light on a controversial procedure by focusing on the patients and doctors affected by them instead of the talking points, political maneuvering, and public theatrics. FilmLinc Daily spoke with the filmmakers behind this important documentary, which opens Friday at Film Society.

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An “Abnormal” Hurricane Katrina Documentary image

An “Abnormal” Hurricane Katrina Documentary

We spoke with the team of directors behind the "post-post" Hurricane Katrina documentary Getting Back to Abnormal, about a controversial New Orleans city council campaign, which screens Thursday in Art of the Real.

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“Hide Your Smiling Faces” Skews the Usual Coming of Age Story image

“Hide Your Smiling Faces” Skews the Usual Coming of Age Story

Hide Your Smiling Faces takes an different route than the usual coming-of-age stories about youth figuring out the world. Newcomer Daniel Patrick Carbone spoke with FilmLinc Daily about the film, which screens in our Indie Night series on September 19.

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Dozens of Jean-Luc Godard Films Added to Retrospective image

Dozens of Jean-Luc Godard Films Added to Retrospective

Long heralded as a beacon of the French New Wave and a treasured figure for cineastes, Film Society has announced details for its upcoming Jean-Luc Godard series. The three-week retrospective starts during the second week of NYFF51 and continues through the end of October.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: The Dream World of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Real” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: The Dream World of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Real”

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's first feature since Tokyo Sonata (NYFF '08) is a science fiction love story that explores technology, sensation, and the nebulous boundaries of reality.

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Richard Linklater to Be Feted at 23rd Gotham Awards image

Richard Linklater to Be Feted at 23rd Gotham Awards

Before Midnight director Richard Linklater will be this year's Director Tribute at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) said Tuesday.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Wiseman’s “At Berkeley” Looks at Free Speech Under Financial Crisis image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Wiseman’s “At Berkeley” Looks at Free Speech Under Financial Crisis

The fallout from the financial crisis, the challenges facing public education, and the idealism of youth are just some areas covered in Frederick Wiseman's latest direct cinema epic At Berkeley.

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European Film Awards to Fete Pedro Almodóvar image

European Film Awards to Fete Pedro Almodóvar

The European Film Academy will honor Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar with the European Achievement in World Cinema Award at the 26th European Film Awards slated for December 7 in Berlin, Germany.

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