Meet the (New) Director: Gillian Robespierre, ‘Obvious Child’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Gillian Robespierre, ‘Obvious Child’

Gillian Robespierre has written and directed several short films. The New York filmmaker gives insight on her feature Obvious Child which is screening as the Centerpiece of New Directors/New Films Thursday and again Saturday.

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Meet the (New) Director: Shahram Mokri, ‘Fish & Cat’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Shahram Mokri, ‘Fish & Cat’

The visually adventurous Fish & Cat screens this week in New Directors/New Films! Director Shahram Mokri spoke with us about the challenges and difficulties of shooting this elaborate feature, which plays out as one continuous shot.

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Film Comment News Digest 3/24/14 image

Film Comment News Digest 3/24/14

This week's Film Comment News Digest looks at upcoming projects from directors Joshua Oppenheimer, Judd Apatow, Roman Polanski, Ti West, and more!

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Meet the (New) Director: Tom Shoval, ‘Youth’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Tom Shoval, ‘Youth’

A North American premiere at this year's New Directors/New Films series, Tom Shoval's Youth received accolades at home in Israel where it won acting and editing awards as well as Best Israeli Feature at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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Meet the (New) Director: Jennifer Kent, ‘The Babadook’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Jennifer Kent, ‘The Babadook’

Jennifer Kent started out as an aspiring actor/director. She later went on to act in various television series and movies in Australia and the U.S. Her feature directorial debut, The Babadook, will screen in New Directors/New Films.

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Meet the (New) Director: Jessica Oreck, ‘The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Jessica Oreck, ‘The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga’

At New Directors/New Films Saturday, the Walter Reade will host the debut of a hybrid. The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga is set in Eastern Europe, telling a story that mixes narrative and documentary elements including an animated tableaux.

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Meet the (New) Director:  Roberto Minervini, ‘Stop the Pounding Heart’ image

Meet the (New) Director:  Roberto Minervini, ‘Stop the Pounding Heart’

After screening at both Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival, Roberto Minervini's Stop the Pounding Heart now plays New Directors/New Films this weekend. Despite his current success, Minervini didn't always think filmmaking was in his future...

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ND/NF: Character Acting, Or the Art of the Eccentric image

ND/NF: Character Acting, Or the Art of the Eccentric

More than good shtick: digging into the performances that give three New Directors/New Films selections some added flavor. Steven Mears reports.

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Meet the (New) Director: Justin Simien, ‘Dear White People’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Justin Simien, ‘Dear White People’

As Dear White People gets set to screen this weekend in New Directors/New Films, director Justin Simien looks back on his inspirations and goals in crafting this biting new satire.

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‘Nymphomaniac: Volume I’ Star Stacy Martin Talks Performing for Lars von Trier image

‘Nymphomaniac: Volume I’ Star Stacy Martin Talks Performing for Lars von Trier

Stacy Martin is at the center of one of this year's most discussed, debated, and anticipated films, directed by one of the biggest "bad boys" of the filmmaking world. She stars as young Joe in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume I, which begins its U.S. theatrical run at the Film Society this weekend.

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