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New York African Film Festival Sets 21st Edition for May

The New York African Film Festival is on tap for May with eleven features and eight shorts originating from a number of African countries and the African diaspora set to screen at the 21st edition of the event at the Film Society.

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Photos from the 43rd New Directors/New Films image

Photos from the 43rd New Directors/New Films

Before they become superstar filmmakers, take advantage of this photo recap of the festival thus far to get to know our New Directors a little better.

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Meet the (New) Directors: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, ‘20,000 Days on Earth’ image

Meet the (New) Directors: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, ‘20,000 Days on Earth’

As 20,000 Days on Earth, the Closing Night selection of New Directors/New Films, gets set to screen this weekend, directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard reflect on what it was like to craft a feature film about musician Nick Cave.

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Meet the (New) Directors: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, ‘Salvo’ image

Meet the (New) Directors: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, ‘Salvo’

As directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza's debut feature, Salvo, screens this week in New Directors/New Films, Piazza shares his thoughts on crafting this new mafioso thriller.

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A Life in Pictures: The Tramp Celebrates 100 Years at the Film Society of Lincoln Center image

A Life in Pictures: The Tramp Celebrates 100 Years at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

This spring, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will celebrate Charlie Chaplin with a photographic exhibit—an event that encourages us to reminisce about an artist very much made for modern times.

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Uma Thurman Comes Clean on Her Tryst in Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ image

Uma Thurman Comes Clean on Her Tryst in Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’

The Oscar-nominated actress spoke about her darkly comic turn in the Danish provocateur's latest, touting the film as one that will be mulled over for decades to come and praising von Trier's genius in creating complex female characters.

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Meet the (New) Director: Gillian Robespierre, ‘Obvious Child’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Gillian Robespierre, ‘Obvious Child’

Gillian Robespierre has written and directed several short films. The New York filmmaker gives insight on her feature Obvious Child which is screening as the Centerpiece of New Directors/New Films Thursday and again Saturday.

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Meet the (New) Director: Shahram Mokri, ‘Fish & Cat’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Shahram Mokri, ‘Fish & Cat’

The visually adventurous Fish & Cat screens this week in New Directors/New Films! Director Shahram Mokri spoke with us about the challenges and difficulties of shooting this elaborate feature, which plays out as one continuous shot.

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Film Comment News Digest 3/24/14 image

Film Comment News Digest 3/24/14

This week's Film Comment News Digest looks at upcoming projects from directors Joshua Oppenheimer, Judd Apatow, Roman Polanski, Ti West, and more!

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Meet the (New) Director: Tom Shoval, ‘Youth’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Tom Shoval, ‘Youth’

A North American premiere at this year's New Directors/New Films series, Tom Shoval's Youth received accolades at home in Israel where it won acting and editing awards as well as Best Israeli Feature at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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