Jenni Olson's The Royal Road will close the second installment of Art of the Real, taking place April 10-26. The festival includes a number of North American premieres as well as previously announced sidebars spotlighting Agnès Varda and the use of reenactments.
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.
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.