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.
Filmmaker Vlad Petri discusses filmmaking in a time of protest with FilmLinc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Australian filmmaker spoke to FilmLinc about her terrifying first film, which begins its one-week theatrical run at the Film Society on November 28.