Twenty-two films (19 of which are New York premieres) are on tap for the upcoming 25th Human Rights Watch Film Festival, taking place June 12-22 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center.
Umin Boya's NYAFF Centerpiece Kano is a sports tale about an underdog mixed-race high-school baseball team that beat the odds. The film is one of a number unveiled today for the 13th edition of the festival, which runs June 27 – July 10.
James Gray, director of The Immigrant, will take part in a discussion at the Film Society on May 7 about his latest feature, which screened at last year's New York Film Festival, while Night Movies filmmaker Kelly Reichardt will be the focus of an informal discussion about her film Night Moves on May 28.
The world-renowned visual artist will be on hand June 1 to present his feature film debut as part of a U.S. screening tour. Watch a new trailer for the film and stay tuned for more details.
Acclaimed German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder will be the subject of a comprehensive two-part retrospective taking place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this year. Details for "Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part I)," set for May 16 - June 1, were announced today.
Screenings, dramatic readings, and other special events are on tap for the 27th annual Columbia University Film Festival, co-sponsored for the third year by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Misery star and Oscar nominee James Caan has been added to the list of presenters for the 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Rob Reiner, which will take place April 28 at Avery Fisher Hall.
Film Society will host "From Screen to Stage: Bullets Over Broadway," including a screening of Woody Allen's multi-Oscar-nominated film and a discussion with principles behind the upcoming staged version
The Italians are returning to Film Society this June with the latest edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. The annual showcase has spotlighted contemporary Italian cinema for the past 13 years.