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."
Stéphanie Valloatto's Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy will have its North American premiere at the Walter Reade Theater on January 23, with proceeds going to Reporters Without Borders.
The British author and artist will introduce and discuss a double bill of Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Johan Grimonprez’s essay film on the history of airplane hijackings, and Antony Balch and William S. Burroughs’s seminal Towers Open Fire on February 25.
Join filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass January 13 in the Amphitheater where they will discuss their new HBO show Togetherness as well as their ongoing work on the big screen. The first two episodes of the series will also screen during the free event.
Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's controversial political comedy The Interview began its one-week run at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Friday and will continue through New Year's Day.
The 15th Film Comment Selects series, taking place February 20 - March 5, will open with Mark Hartley's Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.
The series Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986 will take place at the Film Society February 6-19. It opens with William Greaves’s seminal Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One and closes with Spike Lee’s first feature, She’s Gotta Have It.
The New York Jewish Film Festival is returning for its 24th year next month with a roster that includes 47 features and shorts from 11 countries, with 21 screening as World, U.S., or New York premieres January 14-29.
Antonio Gaudí by Japanese auteur Hiroshi Teshigahara returns to the Film Society in tandem with the opening of Stefan Haupt's Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation on Friday, December 19.