How did New York end up with public theater, Shakespeare in Central Park, and subway posters for Broadway shows? How did Meryl Streep, David Mamet, and George C. Scott get started? Directors Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen discuss their documentary portrait of the man responsible for it all, Joe Papp.
In our first FIlmLinc Digest of the year, we look forward to a new season of cinema with anticipatory lists and film resolutions, along with a piece on perhaps the most controversial Christmas Day release in recent history: Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
Wong Kar Wai's highly anticipated new film is announced as the opener of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival; the first trailer for Terrence Malick's latest surfaces; the Library of Congress selects 25 films to add to the National Film Registry; and more in today's FilmLinc Digest.
This year's New York Jewish Film Festival takes audiences around the world and back to Gotham with a collection of narrative and documentary features and shorts as diverse as the diaspora they represent.
Even though it came out it June, don't forget about Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi's topical doc about conflict in the Israeli-occupied territories, which won awards at Sundance, had its New York premiere at New Directors/New Films, and is shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.