Tom Donahue discusses his illuminating doc Casting By, which spotlights the role of the casting director and one of its greats, Marion Dougherty, featuring interviews with a huge number of stars and filmmakers from Martin Scorsese, to Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Jon Voight, and many more.
Winter is coming, and what better way to spend November's chilly days than in our warm theaters watching amazing movies? From thrilling WWII action to classic silent comedies to scream-inducing horror, we have everything you need for an excuse to spend the day indoors.
Big screen thrills are on tap for the fourth annual Mountainfilm series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The program, taking place next month, will travel from the heights of the Himalayas to the frigid Arctic Circle and tackle the open seas in an around-the-world documentary odyssey.
Non-fiction takes the spotlight at the upcoming CPH: DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival) taking place mid-November. The lineup this year includes 200 films with 57 making their world or international premieres.
The intersection between reverence for tradition and upheaval in a fast changing world are central components of NYFF films At Berkeley and Manakamana. Critics Academy member Mark E. Lukenbill takes a look in his dispatch from the festival for FilmLinc Daily.
The Dog centers on John Wojtowicz, whose flamboyant robbery attempt in the summer of 1972 hypnotized TV audiences and inspired Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon starring Al Pacino. The documentary picks it up from there, rediscovering a figure who transcended moral decorum and steadfastly lived life his way.
The Square shows the horror, despair, and hope of a revolution that has yet to finish. An Audience Award winner in Sundance and Toronto, the film is a surprisingly intimate account of an ancient society's dramatic and often disturbing demand for freedom and democracy.
After Tiller casts a intimate light on a controversial procedure by focusing on the patients and doctors affected by them instead of the talking points, political maneuvering, and public theatrics. FilmLinc Daily spoke with the filmmakers behind this important documentary, which opens Friday at Film Society.