Film Society's Director of Programming Dennis Lim reflects on his time spent with Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger. Known for his documentaries that often featured the desperately poor, Glawogger died recently in Africa while working on his latest project.
The Silent Majority Speaks, screening in Art of the Real, is a pioneering example of the information age. Bani Khoshnoudi, who only recently revealed herself as its director, talks about the film and Iran's recent history.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced plans for a revamped "Art of the Real" series, transforming it from a monthly event into an annual two-week celebration of nonfiction cinema.
A new documentary on top-ranked high school basketball star Lenny Cooke, who never made it to the NBA, opens this week at the Film Society. We sat down with directors Josh and Benny Safdie to analyze Cooke's struggles, the business side of the draft, and the state of the game today.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15-film shortlist for Best Documentary Feature and it includes three NYFF alums, two ND/NF alums, two HRWFF alums, and two films that had theatrical runs at the EBM Film Center. Congrats to all!
An unlikely story of a young Iranian woman's ambition to be an astronaut made its way to the world's biggest documentary festival, IDFA, this week, giving a glimpse at how the power of a dream can overcome fantastic odds.