The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced plans for a revamped "Art of the Real" series, transforming it from a monthly event into an annual two-week celebration of nonfiction cinema.
A new documentary on top-ranked high school basketball star Lenny Cooke, who never made it to the NBA, opens this week at the Film Society. We sat down with directors Josh and Benny Safdie to analyze Cooke's struggles, the business side of the draft, and the state of the game today.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15-film shortlist for Best Documentary Feature and it includes three NYFF alums, two ND/NF alums, two HRWFF alums, and two films that had theatrical runs at the EBM Film Center. Congrats to all!
An unlikely story of a young Iranian woman's ambition to be an astronaut made its way to the world's biggest documentary festival, IDFA, this week, giving a glimpse at how the power of a dream can overcome fantastic odds.
The world's largest documentary festival, IDFA, hosted the World Premiere of Andreas Johnsen's Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case chronicling the embattled artist as he left detention and continued his fight with Chinese government while still under virtual house arrest. Shown with humor and panache, Ai Weiwei remains a transformative figure.
We spoke with director Jillian Schlesinger about her documentary, which opens Mountainfilm on Friday night, and its inspiring protagonist: a Dutch 14 year old named Laura Dekker who made headlines as the youngest person to sail solo around the globe.
Darren Hoffman's documentary Tradition Is a Temple explores the unique musical culture of New Orleans through fascinating interviews and dynamic filmed performances. We spoke with the musician-turned-director about his film, which screens Thursday in our monthly Art of the Real series.
Moms Mabley went home last night. The first female comedian ever to perform at the famed Apollo Theater back in 1939 made people laugh and cry all over again on 125th St when Whoopi Goldberg's doc about the 'original queen of comedy' screened for a Harlem crowd.