Spike Lee's latest film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, opens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center today. One critic described as a "ghoulish vampire story" and "an evident labor of love."
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.
Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu is the first Oscar-nominated film from Mauritania, and the director is the first from Africa to be featured in the Film Society's weekly podcast series, The Close-Up.
The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne is a strong contender for the Best Actor Oscar at next week's Academy Awards. Film Comment takes a look at the film about the life of Stephen Hawking, which inspires a romantic and unsentimental portrait of the visionary scientist.
FilmLinc spoke with Ballet 422 director Jody Lee Lipes about his doc on New York City Ballet talent Justin Peck, a 25-year-old commissioned to create the company's 422nd original performance. The film begins its theatrical run at the Film Society this weekend.
Funded from a $200,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, CineKids has launched in three local public elementary schools, tapping the creative expression and talent of students from kindergarten to the 5th grade, culminating in the first CineKids Film Festival in June.
Screen legend and filmmaker Liv Ullmann is the spotlight in this week's podcast, The Close-Up. The discussion touched on the making of her latest film with Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, as well as some fascinating moments from her life with Ingmar Bergman.
The U.S. premiere of Benoît Jacquot's 3 Hearts with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, and Catherine Deneuve will open Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, taking place March 6-15.