NYFF51 Spotlight: “The Square,” The Revolution Will Be Documented image

NYFF51 Spotlight: “The Square,” The Revolution Will Be Documented

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.

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Third Trimester Abortion Doc “After Tiller” Personalizes the Political image

Third Trimester Abortion Doc “After Tiller” Personalizes the Political

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.

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An “Abnormal” Hurricane Katrina Documentary image

An “Abnormal” Hurricane Katrina Documentary

We spoke with the team of directors behind the "post-post" Hurricane Katrina documentary Getting Back to Abnormal, about a controversial New Orleans city council campaign, which screens Thursday in Art of the Real.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Wiseman’s “At Berkeley” Looks at Free Speech Under Financial Crisis image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Wiseman’s “At Berkeley” Looks at Free Speech Under Financial Crisis

The fallout from the financial crisis, the challenges facing public education, and the idealism of youth are just some areas covered in Frederick Wiseman's latest direct cinema epic At Berkeley.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Science and Art Collide in “Particle Fever” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Science and Art Collide in “Particle Fever”

Highly acclaimed at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, where it won the Audience Award, Mark Levinson's documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the most significant scientific experiment of a generation is both visually compelling and brilliantly informative.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Doublethinking “Google and the World Brain” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Doublethinking “Google and the World Brain”

Combining techno-thriller intrigue and interviews with bastions of the written word, Ben Lewis' Google and the World Brain is a damning portrait of the search engine giant's controversial tactics in their quest to scan every book in the world.

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NYFF51 Adds 32 Documentaries and Restored Films image

NYFF51 Adds 32 Documentaries and Restored Films

Film Society has revealed the lineup for new NYFF sections that spotlight documentaries and restorations. Monday's announcement includes 32 added titles screening in the upcoming 51st New York Film Festival.

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Locarno: Chemical Amnesia and Cinematic Awareness in “Pays Barbare” image

Locarno: Chemical Amnesia and Cinematic Awareness in “Pays Barbare”

In their new film, avant-garde documentary filmmakers Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi resculpt home movies from the Italian occupation of Ethiopia into a damning deconstruction of fascism and colonialism.

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Video of Distressed Whale Renews Interest in “Blackfish” image

Video of Distressed Whale Renews Interest in “Blackfish”

Online video of a distressed young pilot whale at a SeaWorld park has renewed interest in Gabriela Cowperthwaite's orca doc Blackfish, which is critical of keeping marine mammals in captivity.

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“Brothers Hypnotic” Redefines Family, Music and Success image

“Brothers Hypnotic” Redefines Family, Music and Success

Sound + Vision film Brothers Hypnotic by first-time filmmaker Reuben Atlas spotlights an unconventional band of eight brothers from a rough Chicago neighborhood who decidedly play outside the conventions of the music industry, pursuing their brash sound while catching the attention of celebs and their charismatic father.

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