At our recent retrospective, Varda talked about her seminal debut feature and her fascination with the boundary between fiction and nonfiction. She also regaled the audience with stories about Alain Resnais, François Truffaut, and André Bazin.
Camila José Donoso and Nicolás Videla's drama Naomi Cambel takes a look at a transsexual woman in her mid-thirties who works as a spiritual guide and a tarot-card reader. The film screens Tuesday night at the Film Society as part of Art of the Real.
The Elisabeth Subrin Program, taking place Saturday, April 11 as part of the 2nd Art of the Real series at the Film Society (April 10-26), features several works, including the re-release of Shulie. Subrin gives FilmLinc some insight into her work...
Matt Porterfield's Take What You Can Carry is one of a trio of shorts that opened the 2nd Art of the Real series, taking place April 10-26 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The film is a delicate portrait of a young American woman in Berlin attempting to reconcile her need for a stable sense of identity with her itinerant lifestyle.
Jenni Olson's The Royal Road will close the second installment of Art of the Real, taking place April 10-26. The festival includes a number of North American premieres as well as previously announced sidebars spotlighting Agnès Varda and the use of reenactments.
Celebrating an expansive view of the documentary form, Art of the Real is returning for a second year April 10-26. Among this year's highlights is sidebar The Actualities of Agnès Varda, focusing on the filmmaker's career-long work merging fact and fiction.
Film Society's Director of Programming Dennis Lim reflects on his time spent with Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger. Known for his documentaries that often featured the desperately poor, Glawogger died recently in Africa while working on his latest project.
The Silent Majority Speaks, screening in Art of the Real, is a pioneering example of the information age. Bani Khoshnoudi, who only recently revealed herself as its director, talks about the film and Iran's recent history.