Twenty-two films (19 of which are New York premieres) are on tap for the upcoming 25th Human Rights Watch Film Festival, taking place June 12-22 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center.
James Gray opens up about how The Immigrant went from little-known family history to a story for the big screen. He also shares advice he received from Coppola and relates why he thinks he's not great at telling actors what to do, even if he's great at picking them.
Umin Boya's NYAFF Centerpiece Kano is a sports tale about an underdog mixed-race high-school baseball team that beat the odds. The film is one of a number unveiled today for the 13th edition of the festival, which runs June 27 – July 10.
Woody Allen's 1994 film Bullets Over Broadway screened at the Film Society Monday night followed by a conversation with Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and lead producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schossberg about its leap to Broadway.
James Gray, director of The Immigrant, will take part in a discussion at the Film Society on May 7 about his latest feature, which screened at last year's New York Film Festival, while Night Movies filmmaker Kelly Reichardt will be the focus of an informal discussion about her film Night Moves on May 28.
FilmLinc spoke with Robert Greene ahead of this weekend's screening of Actress, which he hopes will "challenge audiences" intellectually and emotionally. The film closes Film Society's Art of the Real series.
Jeremy Saulnier won over his 2013 Cannes audience with the debut of Blue Ruin, about a vagrant who seeks vengeance for his parents' murder amid the backwoods of Virginia. The story of suspense and dark humor opens this weekend at Film Society.
Film Society's Director of Programming Dennis Lim reflects on his time spent with Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger. Known for his documentaries that often featured the desperately poor, Glawogger died recently in Africa while working on his latest project.
Castanha director Davi Pretto spoke with FilmLinc about his chance meeting of João Carlos Castanha, a 52 year-old transvestite/drag queen with a fear of death and a zest for life and his rule-breaking narrative/documentary that reinterprets genre.