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Essential Films: ‘The Theory of Everything’

The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne is a strong contender for the Best Actor Oscar at next week's Academy Awards. Film Comment takes a look at the film about the life of Stephen Hawking, which inspires a romantic and unsentimental portrait of the visionary scientist.

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‘Ballet 422’ Filmmaker Jody Lee Lipes on Justin Peck, Talent, and Surprise Endings

FilmLinc spoke with Ballet 422 director Jody Lee Lipes about his doc on New York City Ballet talent Justin Peck, a 25-year-old commissioned to create the company's 422nd original performance. The film begins its theatrical run at the Film Society this weekend.

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The Film Society and Hearst to Tap Local Schoolchildren’s Creativity with CineKids image

The Film Society and Hearst to Tap Local Schoolchildren’s Creativity with CineKids

Funded from a $200,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, CineKids has launched in three local public elementary schools, tapping the creative expression and talent of students from kindergarten to the 5th grade, culminating in the first CineKids Film Festival in June.

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The Close-Up: Liv Ullmann Talks ‘Miss Julie,’ the Bergmans, and More image

The Close-Up: Liv Ullmann Talks ‘Miss Julie,’ the Bergmans, and More

Screen legend and filmmaker Liv Ullmann is the spotlight in this week's podcast, The Close-Up. The discussion touched on the making of her latest film with Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, as well as some fascinating moments from her life with Ingmar Bergman.

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22 Premieres Set for 20th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in March

The U.S. premiere of Benoît Jacquot's 3 Hearts with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, and Catherine Deneuve will open Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, taking place March 6-15.

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‘American Cheerleader’: A Do or Die Competition

FilmLinc spoke with American Cheerleader directors James Pellerito and David Barba about why cheerleading deserves more respect, among other things. The film screens Saturday as part of the Dance on Camera series at the Film Society.

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The Close-Up: Jay and Mark Duplass on Their New HBO Series, ‘Togetherness’ image

The Close-Up: Jay and Mark Duplass on Their New HBO Series, ‘Togetherness’

Filmmakers/actors Jay and Mark Duplass visited the Film Society to share and discuss their new HBO series Togetherness. The pair also discuss doing "less meetings" and more "filmmaking" on this week's edition of our podcast, The Close-Up.

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‘The Big Beat’ Director Joe Lauro on the Outsized Impact of Fats Domino image

‘The Big Beat’ Director Joe Lauro on the Outsized Impact of Fats Domino

The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ’n' Roll looks at legendary musician Fats Domino's humble New Orleans beginnings and his meteoric rise to cultural icon. The documentary screens January 24 as part of a Sound + Vision double bill.

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The Close-Up: Xavier Dolan on ‘Mommy,’ Filmmaking, Music, and Relationships image

The Close-Up: Xavier Dolan on ‘Mommy,’ Filmmaking, Music, and Relationships

French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan recently visited the Film Society to talk about his latest film, Mommy, his fourth feature to screen at Cannes by the ripe age of 25. The filmmaker charmed a crowd of folks in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and the conversation is featured in this week's edition of The Close-Up.

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Initial 9 Titles Set for 44th New Directors/New Films Festival

The first nine selections of the 44th New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) were unveiled today by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The festival, taking place March 18-29, is dedicated to the "discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent."

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