Flemish filmmaker Bas Devos’s debut feature has received worldwide acclaim leading up to its inclusion in the 44th New Directors/New Films festival (March 18-29). Violet tells the harrowing story of a teenager grappling with the senseless murder of his friend.
The 44th New Directors/New Films opens Wednesday with the Sundance hit The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Based on the critically acclaimed illustrated novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, Marielle Heller's directorial debut looks at the darker side of growing up, from the perspective of a teenage girl who is smart, sexual, and caught up in the throes of adolescence.
Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief takes a look at the evolution of the church, from its roots with founder L. Ron Hubbard to its appeal among A-list Hollywood celebrities today. Gibney chatted with FilmLinc about the film, which is currently playing at the Film Society.
The French filmmaker will be celebrated with a six-film spotlight April 17-30 at the Film Society, coinciding with a two-week exclusive run of a new digital restoration of the director's 1984 film, Full Moon in Paris.
The Venice prize winner will open at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on April 17, coinciding with our retrospective of Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs cycle.
Robert Redford will receive the 42nd Chaplin Award from fellow Chaplin honoree Barbra Streisand on April 27 at Lincoln Center. Chaplin honoree Jane Fonda as well as filmmaker-actor John Turturro and director J.C. Chandor will also take part in the ceremony.
French actresses Mélanie Laurent and Nathalie Baye are featured in this week's edition of The Close-Up. The two were at the Film Society in support of their films Breathe and SK1, respectively, which screened as part of the 20th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series over the weekend.
David Robert Mitchell's It Follows, his follow-up to his 2010 debut, The Myth of the American Sleepover, returns to a story about group of teenagers in the suburbs. This time, however, the outcome is potentially much more sinister. FilmLinc spoke with Mitchell about his film, which opens at the Film Society Friday.
In honor of the late, great director Albert Maysles, we're re-posting a press conference he took part in during the 52nd New York Film Festival with Iris Apfel, subject of his film Iris, which had its World Premiere at the festival.