Spain’s Gaudí Takes Spotlight with Two Documentaries Next Week image

Spain’s Gaudí Takes Spotlight with Two Documentaries Next Week

Antonio Gaudí by Japanese auteur Hiroshi Teshigahara returns to the Film Society in tandem with the opening of Stefan Haupt's Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation on Friday, December 19.

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Essential Films: ‘Birdman’ image

Essential Films: ‘Birdman’

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman continues to rack up awards from the Gothams to critics groups. Writing for Film Comment's Essential Films, David Fear notes the feature's diverse appeal.

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The Film Society Begins Its One-Week Run of ‘A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness’ image

The Film Society Begins Its One-Week Run of ‘A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness’

Blurring the line between fiction and documentary, A Spell to Ward of the Darkness has been acclaimed as a work that’s “exploration of community, seclusion, and rejection." It opens at the Film Society today, with Q&As this weekend.

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“Where Are You Bucharest?” Director Vlad Petri Discusses Protests and Filmmaking image

“Where Are You Bucharest?” Director Vlad Petri Discusses Protests and Filmmaking

Filmmaker Vlad Petri discusses filmmaking in a time of protest with FilmLinc.

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Actress Ana Ularu Goes Home to Romania with ‘I’m an Old Communist Hag’ image

Actress Ana Ularu Goes Home to Romania with ‘I’m an Old Communist Hag’

The actress stars as the daughter of a mother who is nostalgic for the country's communist past in Stere Gulea's I'm an Old Communist Hag, which screens in the upcoming Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema series opening this week at the Film Society.

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The Close-Up: Damien Chazelle Chats About His NYFF and Sundance Hit ‘Whiplash’ image

The Close-Up: Damien Chazelle Chats About His NYFF and Sundance Hit ‘Whiplash’

The young writer/director speaks with film critic Amy Taubin about the process of getting the film made, moving to Los Angeles after his directorial debut, and being referred to as "the next Scorsese" on this week's episode of the Film Society's podcast, The Close-Up.

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Gotham Awards & New York Film Critics Honor ‘CITIZENFOUR,’ ‘Birdman’ & ‘Boyhood’ image

Gotham Awards & New York Film Critics Honor ‘CITIZENFOUR,’ ‘Birdman’ & ‘Boyhood’

Laura Poitras's CITIZENFOUR was named Best Documentary Monday at the 24th Gotham Awards and by the New York Film Critics Circle. The Gothams picked NYFF's Birdman as its Best Picture for 2014, while acting prizes were given to Michael Keaton, Marion Cotillard, and Timothy Spall.

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Mike Nichols Live at the Film Society in a Two-Part Episode of The Close-Up image

Mike Nichols Live at the Film Society in a Two-Part Episode of The Close-Up

This two-part episode of the Film Society's weekly podcast, The Close-Up, features two conversations with the late Mike Nichols, including a 2007 event with Elaine May at the Walter Reade and a wide-ranging talk with Wendy Keys in 2004.

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Dance on Camera Unveils Lineup for 43rd Edition image

Dance on Camera Unveils Lineup for 43rd Edition

The U.S. premiere of Meredith Monk's Girlchild Diary and Richard Raymond's musical Desert Dancer will bookend the 43rd Dance on Camera series taking place at the Film Society January 30 – February 3.

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‘Birdman’ Tops Spirit Award Nominations; ‘CITIZENFOUR’ Among Best Doc Contenders image

‘Birdman’ Tops Spirit Award Nominations; ‘CITIZENFOUR’ Among Best Doc Contenders

NYFF52's Birdman by Alejandro G. Iñárritu lead today's Independent Spirit Award nominations. The February event will also honor Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice and Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher.

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