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The Sound of Actual Time Approaching

At around 11pm on Friday the 13th I had a moment of self-doubt. I was about 15 hours into Christian Marclay’s The Clock and had just realized, with a start, that I had nine hours left to go. I shifted in my seat nervously, took a bite out of a smuggled-in baguette, and settled in for a long night.

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Snapped: The Broken Psyches of Friedkin’s Leading Men

From the Oscar-winning The French Connection to Rules of Engagement, writer-director William Friedkin explores the effects of anger, fear and trust (or lack thereof) in his male-fronted narratives.

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NYFF35: Abbas Kiarostami’s “Taste of Cherry”

What starts as a seemingly ordinary day, and a seemingly ordinary film, becomes something much more. This Palme d'Or-winning minimalist masterpiece from Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami represents NYFF '97 on Tuesday night in our ongoing 50 Years of the New York Film Festival series.

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“Looper” Leading Lineup at Toronto Fest

The news today signals the start of a more serious season of cinema that takes shape annually in Toronto.

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Film Society Takes the Jitney!

We're proud to partner with the Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall on a 25th anniversary screening of Gabriel Axel's Babette's Feast (NYFF '87) and a weekly celebration of the films of Judy Garland.

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Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Frank Pierson Dies at 87

The former AMPAS president gave the world Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke and A Star is Born, writing some of the most compelling, modern characters ever to grace the screen.

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Calling CPH PIX: The Idea of the Festival of Festivals

The influence of the New York Film Festival's non-competition model can be seen around the world, but will we ever really move beyond the Big Three: Cannes, Venice, Berlin?

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Orientation: A New Arab Cinema Lineup Announced

Film Society of Lincoln Center is teaming with the Dubai International Film Festival to celebrate the best in recent Arab cinema by offering an array of personal and provocative works at the Walter Reade Theater, August 24 – 29.

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Shine and Sparkle: Gene Kelly the Director

There’s nothing common about the commoners in Kelly’s beautiful and ambitious Hello, Dolly! and oft-overlooked Gigot, proving that he excels behind the camera as much as in front of it.

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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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