Jennifer Kent started out as an aspiring actor/director. She later went on to act in various television series and movies in Australia and the U.S. Her feature directorial debut, The Babadook, will screen in New Directors/New Films.
At New Directors/New Films Saturday, the Walter Reade will host the debut of a hybrid. The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga is set in Eastern Europe, telling a story that mixes narrative and documentary elements including an animated tableaux.
After screening at both Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival, Roberto Minervini's Stop the Pounding Heart now plays New Directors/New Films this weekend. Despite his current success, Minervini didn't always think filmmaking was in his future...
More than good shtick: digging into the performances that give three New Directors/New Films selections some added flavor. Steven Mears reports.
As Dear White People gets set to screen this weekend in New Directors/New Films, director Justin Simien looks back on his inspirations and goals in crafting this biting new satire.
Chilean director Alejandro Fernández Almendras didn't always plan on having a career in filmmaking. On the eve of the New Directors/New Films premiere screening of To Kill a Man, Fernández Almendras shares with us his journey, including the many bumps in the road.
Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night opens the 43rd New Directors/New Film series Wednesday night. She shares with FilmLinc Daily how loneliness motivated her to make her first feature, and her journey to the big screen.
ND/NF filmmaker Benjamín Naishtat provides insight into his debut feature, History of Fear, which will have its North American premiere during the series that kicks off Wednesday.