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The Close-Up: Recapping the Cannes Film Festival

Posted by Michael Odmark on 6.3.2015

The Close-Up: Recapping the Cannes Film Festival

On this week's episode of our podcast, eavesdrop on one of Film Comment magazine's Cannes roundtables and listen to an interview with filmmaker Jonas Carpignano, whose debut feature, Mediterranea, screened in Critics' Week.

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The Close-Up: Jia Zhang-ke on Documentary, Chinese Cinema, and Revolution

Posted by Michael Odmark on 5.20.2015

The Close-Up: Jia Zhang-ke on Documentary, Chinese Cinema, and Revolution

This week's episode of our podcast features a 2008 New York Film Festival conversation with Jia Zhang-ke, one of the most influential filmmakers in modern Chinese cinema.

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The Film Society to Tribute Lauren Bacall and Sneak ‘Eleanor Rigby’ in September

Posted by Brian Brooks on 8.28.2014

The Film Society to Tribute Lauren Bacall and Sneak ‘Eleanor Rigby’ in September

Join us for screenings of two of the late screen legend's most memorable movies and a sneak preview of an anticipated Cannes film with filmmaker Q&A.

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Director Jeremy Saulnier Hits the Target with ‘Blue Ruin’ Opening This Weekend

Posted by Brian Brooks on 4.25.2014

Director Jeremy Saulnier Hits the Target with ‘Blue Ruin’ Opening This Weekend

Jeremy Saulnier won over his 2013 Cannes audience with the debut of Blue Ruin, about a vagrant who seeks vengeance for his parents' murder amid the backwoods of Virginia. The story of suspense and dark humor opens this weekend at Film Society.

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Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2014 Competition & More

Posted by Brian Brooks on 4.17.2014

Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2014 Competition & More

Cannes revealed details about its Competition, Un Certain Regard, Midnight, and Special Screenings lineup Thursday in Paris.

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Cannes Fetes Fellini’s ‘8 1/2’ in New Poster

Posted by Erik Luers on 4.15.2014

Cannes Fetes Fellini’s ‘8 1/2’ in New Poster

The official poster for the upcoming 67th Cannes Film Festival has been released, featuring Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2.

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Cannes Sets ‘Party Girl’ for Un Certain Regard Opening

Posted by Brian Brooks on 4.10.2014

Cannes Sets ‘Party Girl’ for Un Certain Regard Opening

Party Girl, the directorial debut of Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, and Samuel Theis, will open Cannes' Un Certain Regard section Thursday, May 15.

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‘Grace of Monaco’ to Open 67th Festival de Cannes

Posted by Brian Brooks on 1.25.2014

‘Grace of Monaco’ to Open 67th Festival de Cannes

French director Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco will open the Cannes Film Festival May 14. It will screen in the festival's Official Selection out of competition.

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Jane Campion Named 67th Cannes Film Festival Jury President

Posted by Brian Brooks on 1.7.2014

Jane Campion Named 67th Cannes Film Festival Jury President

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion will serve as the President of the Jury at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, taking place May 14 - 25.

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Cannes Daily Buzz: Forte Takes a Dramatic Turn in “Nebraska”

Posted by Brian Brooks on 11.14.2013

Cannes Daily Buzz: Forte Takes a Dramatic Turn in “Nebraska”

Actor Will Forte talks about the transition from comedy to drama and how he landed the part in Alexander Payne's Nebraska. The film which had its U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival begins its theatrical run this weekend.

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