Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu is the first Oscar-nominated film from Mauritania, and the director is the first from Africa to be featured in the Film Society's weekly podcast series, The Close-Up.
The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne is a strong contender for the Best Actor Oscar at next week's Academy Awards. Film Comment takes a look at the film about the life of Stephen Hawking, which inspires a romantic and unsentimental portrait of the visionary scientist.
FilmLinc spoke with Ballet 422 director Jody Lee Lipes about his doc on New York City Ballet talent Justin Peck, a 25-year-old commissioned to create the company's 422nd original performance. The film begins its theatrical run at the Film Society this weekend.
Funded from a $200,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, CineKids has launched in three local public elementary schools, tapping the creative expression and talent of students from kindergarten to the 5th grade, culminating in the first CineKids Film Festival in June.
Screen legend and filmmaker Liv Ullmann is the spotlight in this week's podcast, The Close-Up. The discussion touched on the making of her latest film with Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, as well as some fascinating moments from her life with Ingmar Bergman.
The U.S. premiere of Benoît Jacquot's 3 Hearts with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, and Catherine Deneuve will open Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, taking place March 6-15.
Filmmakers/actors Jay and Mark Duplass visited the Film Society to share and discuss their new HBO series Togetherness. The pair also discuss doing "less meetings" and more "filmmaking" on this week's edition of our podcast, The Close-Up.
The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ’n' Roll looks at legendary musician Fats Domino's humble New Orleans beginnings and his meteoric rise to cultural icon. The documentary screens January 24 as part of a Sound + Vision double bill.
French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan recently visited the Film Society to talk about his latest film, Mommy, his fourth feature to screen at Cannes by the ripe age of 25. The filmmaker charmed a crowd of folks in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and the conversation is featured in this week's edition of The Close-Up.