Castanha director Davi Pretto spoke with FilmLinc about his chance meeting of João Carlos Castanha, a 52 year-old transvestite/drag queen with a fear of death and a zest for life and his rule-breaking narrative/documentary that reinterprets genre.
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.
Spearheaded by Indiewire and the Film Society in partnership with Film Comment, Critics Academy is a workshop for aspiring film critics that takes place during the Locarno Film Festival. August 6-16.
The Silent Majority Speaks, screening in Art of the Real, is a pioneering example of the information age. Bani Khoshnoudi, who only recently revealed herself as its director, talks about the film and Iran's recent history.
Cannes revealed details about its Competition, Un Certain Regard, Midnight, and Special Screenings lineup Thursday in Paris.
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.
Wong Kar Wai's martial-arts drama The Grandmaster, which screened at the Film Society last December, won a dozen awards, including Best Picture, at the Hong Kong Film Awards over the weekend.