Film Society's annual celebration of the best new Italian Cinema will take place June 8 –14 and is chock full of dramas, docs, sci-fi flicks and comedies, not to mention numerous in-person appearances from some of Italy's brightest up-and-coming talent!
The filmmaker's debut feature screens tonight at 8pm as part of Film Society's ongoing Indie Night series, followed by a Q&A with Léonetti moderated by guest co-curator Ted Hope. We asked him some questions about himself and his film by way of introduction.
The great achievements of internationally celebrated filmmakers such as Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Fatih Akın, Özcan Alper, Yeşim Ustaoğlu and Reha Erdem rest on a solid foundation of courageous, ambitious filmmaking that has been part of cultural life in Turkey since at least the Fifties.
The largest survey of its kind ever mounted in the U.S., "The Space Between: A Panorama of Cinema in Turkey" starts Friday and continues through May 10 with films from Yılmaz Güney, Fatih Akın, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and more!
This weekend's highlights include rising star director Baltasar Kormákur at weird thriller "Jar City" tonight, music doc "Rock in Reykjavik" featuring a 16-year-old Björk and Oscar-nominated director Friðrik Thór Friðriksson in person, and two great opportunities to save!