Film Society to Fete Dani Leventhal with Special Views from the Avant-Garde Event image

Film Society to Fete Dani Leventhal with Special Views from the Avant-Garde Event

Video artist Dani Leventhal will be the focus of a special Views from the Avant-Garde event on December 18 in celebration of Leventhal receiving the 2013 Kazuko Trust Scholarship Award Grant, presented by the Kazuko Trust and The Film Society.

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NYFF51: Nathaniel Dorsky’s “Song” and “Spring” Recall “Diamonds” of a Bygone Era image

NYFF51: Nathaniel Dorsky’s “Song” and “Spring” Recall “Diamonds” of a Bygone Era

In his final installment from NYFF51, Critics Academy member Gus Reed takes a look at Nathaniel Dorsky's new work, Song and Spring, which screened in Views from the Avant-Garde at the recent festival.

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Peter Mettler Brings Light and Sound to Lincoln Center image

Peter Mettler Brings Light and Sound to Lincoln Center

Canadian artist Peter Mettler will be the subject of a five-day "mid-career" retrospective at Film Society in November, spotlighting his 30-year career with screenings, live performances, Q&As, and the New York Premiere of his new film The End of Time as part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.

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NYFF Daily: Friday, October 4 image

NYFF Daily: Friday, October 4

It’s a great Friday for cinephiles at the 51st New York Film Festival! Today’s schedule includes a huge selection of experimental films, as well as two acclaimed works from the Official Selection and a Jean-Luc Godard classic.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: At the End of the World with “Costa da Morte” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: At the End of the World with “Costa da Morte”

The ominous, alluring, and often dangerous beauty of nature is on full display in Costa da Morte, a new feature-length film from director Lois Patiño that was an award winner at the Locarno Film Festival and screens Thursday and Friday in Views from the Avant-Garde.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Views From The Avant-Garde image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Views From The Avant-Garde

Now in its 17th year, Views From the Avant-Garde—NYFF's ode to the best experimental filmmaking of today and yesteryear—opens Thursday with a whopping 34 programs.

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17th Views from the Avant-Garde Lineup Announced image

17th Views from the Avant-Garde Lineup Announced

The annual showcase of experimental cinema includes work by Stephanie Barber, Stan Brakhage, Nathaniel Dorsky, Kevin Jerome Everson, Ernie Gehr, Miguel Gomes, Jerome Hiler, Peter Hutton, Chris Marker, Max Ophüls, Lois Patiño, Luther Price, Raúl Ruiz, John Stahl, Travis Wilkerson, and much more!

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Locarno: Chemical Amnesia and Cinematic Awareness in “Pays Barbare” image

Locarno: Chemical Amnesia and Cinematic Awareness in “Pays Barbare”

In their new film, avant-garde documentary filmmakers Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi resculpt home movies from the Italian occupation of Ethiopia into a damning deconstruction of fascism and colonialism.

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The Artist is Sleeping: Tilda Swinton Back at MoMA Today! image

The Artist is Sleeping: Tilda Swinton Back at MoMA Today!

Tilda Swinton was a surprise guest on the opening weekend of New Directors/New Films. She's back at MoMA today with her performance piece "The Maybe."

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Interview: Bruce Checefsky on Franciszka and Stefan Themerson image

Interview: Bruce Checefsky on Franciszka and Stefan Themerson

Bruce Checefsky of the Cleveland Institute of Art discusses Poland's first avant-garde filmmakers, how their work expresses the fraught situation in Warsaw in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and his recreation of Themerson films lost during the Nazi occupation and World War II.

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