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Ben There, Done That

From Academy Award-winning screenwriter to Hollywood leading man to critically acclaimed director, Ben Affleck has proven to be a man of many cinematic talents.

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Keisuke Kinoshita: Close and Personal

By casting the spotlight on the experiences of ordinary people as extraordinary accounts of Japanese life and society, Keisuke Kinoshita's films bring a universal appeal and emotional subtlety to stories of social, political, and economic upheaval.

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Melodrama and Adaption: The Films of Joe Wright image

Melodrama and Adaption: The Films of Joe Wright

A quick look back at Wright's small but stellar body of work makes clear why his fifth feature, Anna Karenina, promises to be one of the best films of awards season. See it first tomorrow at Film Society followed by an extended conversation with Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard.

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Interview: Franck Khalfoun, “Maniac” image

Interview: Franck Khalfoun, “Maniac”

The rising horror filmmaker on keeping his remake of the cult grindhouse slasher fresh, the challenges of shooting in first person POV, the film's throwback prog rock soundtrack, and Elijah Wood's impressive work ethic. See him in person at Saturday's screening, part of our popular Scary Movies series!

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Interview: Sasha Friedlander, “Where Heaven Meets Hell”

The filmmaker talks about her life-long interest in Indonesian culture and how it moved her to make this documentary on the sulfur miners of East Java. Friedlander's film screens Tuesday night as part of our ongoing Art of the Real series.

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Interview: Jaime & Yamandu Roos, “3 Million” image

Interview: Jaime & Yamandu Roos, “3 Million”

The father and son co-directors of the Latinbeat Closing Night film from Uruguay open up about the personal nature of their documentary and share how they got behind the scenes of the 2010 World Cup.

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The Legacy of Raúl Ruiz

NYFF commemorates the passing of a cinema great with three offerings: his final film Night Across the Street, the film that was to be his next project Lines of Wellington (completed by his wife and editor Valeria Sarmiento), and his avant-garde work The Blind Owl.

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Robert Lieberman on “They Call It Myanmar” image

Robert Lieberman on “They Call It Myanmar”

The documentary filmmaker explains how he came to film from academia, the origin of his interest in Burma, the obstacles to filming there and how he came to interview opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Interview with Susan Youssef, “Habibi” image

Interview with Susan Youssef, “Habibi”

The promising young director opens up about the inspirations behind her first feature, the response she's received from audiences around the globe, and what it means to her to be part of the Film Society's New Arab Cinema series.

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Interview with Michel Lipkes, “Malaventura” image

Interview with Michel Lipkes, “Malaventura”

The director on his début film, contradictions in Mexican culture and making a sentimental film without venturing into melodrama.

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