This weekend's highlights include rising star director Baltasar Kormákur at weird thriller "Jar City" tonight, music doc "Rock in Reykjavik" featuring a 16-year-old Björk and Oscar-nominated director Friðrik Thór Friðriksson in person, and two great opportunities to save!
Film Society is delighted to announce "Convergence: Immersive Media at Lincoln Center," an ongoing series of panels and events devoted to transmedia—storytelling that exists across multiple platforms and seeks to engage the audience in the narrative process.
Wesley Morris was singled out today for, in the words of the commendation, "His smart, inventive film criticism, distinguished by pinpoint prose and an easy traverse between the art house and the big-screen box office."
With seminal works like "Land and Sons" (1980), new hits like "Reykjavik Rotterdam" (2008), and four films by Oscar nominee Friðrik Thór Friðriksson, our survey of the cinema of Iceland has something for everyone!
Tonight we mark the halfway point of our year-by-year survey of the history of the New York Film Festival with two very different films by equally unique cinematic masters: Jackie Chan's "Police Story" (NYFF '87) at 6:15pm and Clint Eastwood's "Bird" (NYFF '88) at 8:30pm.
This year's fest includes emotional docs like "Mama Africa" about musical icon and activist Miriam Makeba, gripping dramas, and incredible experimental pieces. With the theme of "21st Century: The Homecoming" and over a dozen filmmakers in person, this unique event is not to be missed!
The first-time director discusses independent filmmaking as a labor of love, camaraderie on set, and working with young actors. "A Little Closer" screens tonight at 8pm followed by a Q&A with Petock and his cast and crew moderated by series co-curator Ted Hope.