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When a Composer’s Dream Met Opera Reality

Filmmakers Susan Froemke and Bob Eisenhardt discuss their new documentary Wagner's Dream, an unfettered behind-the-scenes look at Robert Lepage's ambitious and awe-inspiring staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle for the Metropolitan Opera.

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Veteran Film Curator Larry Kardish Capping 44-Year Career at MoMA

A fixture at film events in New York and around the world, Kardish is leaving his post after 44 years at the Museum of Modern Art.

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The American Cinephile: Andrew Sarris (1928 – 2012)

A personal remembrance of film critic Andrew Sarris who, simply put, was one of the key reasons it is even possible to speak about film criticism as an art, plus video of Sarris introducing Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel at NYFF '11.

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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

This year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival includes three unique films, all having their New York premieres, that deal with women's rights in the Gaza Strip, Iraq, and the U.S. Military.

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Remembering Ulu Grosbard (1929 – 2012)

Though he only made seven films, Grosbard left an indelible mark on cinema through his work with actors, who garnered four Oscar nominations and one win under his direction. We celebrate this Film Society friend tonight with a double feature of two of his finest films.

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Congratulations, Richard!

Film Society Program Director Richard Peña will be honored at this year's Anthology Film Archives Film Preservation Honors and Benefit.

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23rd Annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival Lineup Announced!

Bearing witness to human rights violations around the world and empowering audience and film subjects alike, the annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival features 16 films from 12 nations.

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Adam Yauch: 1964 - 2012

Sincere and sensitive, Adam Yauch was a quietly influential figure in the arts. He seemed often seemed to speak with a soft voice off-stage but his impact was considerable.

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Focus Features: 10 Years & Counting

Members of the New York indie film industry gathered last night to salute Focus Features on its 10th anniversary.

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Amos Vogel: 1921 - 2012

Amos Vogel, the leading figure of modern film culture, died yesterday in New York, the city where – in 1947 – he created Cinema 16.

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