Cynthia Hill's Private Violence explores domestic violence in America through the stories of two women who seek justice and change. The film opens this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with Cynthia Hill, executive producer Gloria Steinem, and film subjects Kit Gruelle and Deanna Walters.
Israeli director Nadav Lapid's first film, Policeman, will join Film Society's lineup of New Releases on Friday, and we have some exclusive clips for your viewing pleasure.
Joaquim Pinto's NYFF51 doc What Now? Remind Me? will have a one-week exclusive run at the Film Society along with "A Life Less Ordinary: The Films of Joaquim Pinto," a retrospective of the Portuguese filmmaker's work.
Before the world premiere of A Quiet Inquisition at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, directors Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn discuss their process of making a film showing the fallout from a restrictive abortion policy in Nicaragua, where it had once been legal.
The Film Society will host "An Evening with Bong Joon Ho" on June 26. The Korean filmmaker's latest, Snowpiercer, will screen followed by an extended Q&A.
Fellipe Barbosa's debut feature, Casa Grande, will open Latinbeat, the Film Society's annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema.
Filmmaker Khalo Matabane reflected on his unique approach to humanizing Mandela in his documentary Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me, which has its U.S. premiere at the Human Rights Film Festival on June 14, followed by a discussion with Matabane.
Jennifer Kroot discusses her time with Star Trek's George Takei, and the parallel between Japanese-American internment during WWII and LGBT civil rights today. To Be Takei screens at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 15.
Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman's documentary follows Human Rights Watch's E-Team (Emergencies Team) members travel across boarders to bring attention to areas where human rights are violated.
Director blair dorosh-walther talks about the process of bringing a previously untold story to light. Her documentary Out in the Night, which promotes change in how the public views the media, will screen on June 20 at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with dorosh-walther and the film's subjects.