Another season of "Through Our Eyes: Three Decades of EVC Youth Documentaries" is on tap at Film Society. The third installment of the award-winning retrospective series created by teens is slated to begin March 4.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to play Philippe Petit, better known as the man who surreptitiously mounted a daring tight rope walk atop the World Trade Center in 1974. The 3D narrative of the story was made famous again in recent years by James Marsh's doc Man On Wire.
Opening the fest is Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, while Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's unconventional Nick Cave "documentary" 20,000 Days On Earth will close out the event, which runs March 19 - 30 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.
"Curiosity is much more interesting than anything that is associated with what they now call 'auteurism,'" the director said during a conversation with Steve Coogan about their Oscar-nominated film, part of our Free Talks series.
The San Francisco Film Society has named Noah Cowan its new Executive Director. Cowan who has served as Artistic Director of TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto since 2008, will assume the position March 3.
The eight-day retrospective, Permanent Vacation: The Films of Jim Jarmusch (April 2 - 10), includes all 11 of his features, a selection of short films and music videos, and the theatrical release of Only Lovers Left Alive.
The Bronx-born actor, director, producer and activist will be honored at the 41st annual Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, April 28. The Film Society’s annual Gala began in 1972, honoring Charlie Chaplin, and has since feted many of the industry's most notable talents.