From Oscars to Spirits, Golden Globes to Guilds: 2014’s Major Awards image

From Oscars to Spirits, Golden Globes to Guilds: 2014’s Major Awards

Birdman triumphed at the Oscars, culminating this year's Awards Season.

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Images from the 44th New Directors/New Films (So Far) image

Images from the 44th New Directors/New Films (So Far)

As New Directors/New Films heads into its final stretch, FilmLinc takes a look at images from the past week. For 44 years, ND/NF, presented by the Film Society and MoMA, has been a beacon for audiences to see some of the best work by emerging filmmakers. The festival continues through Sunday.

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Meet the (New) Director: Chaitanya Tamhane, ‘Court’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Chaitanya Tamhane, ‘Court’

Chaitanya Tamhane weaves a tale of injustice in his debut film, Court, which follows the trial of a folk singer accused of assisting a suicide. In his comments to FilmLinc, Tamhane talks about creating a new kind of courtroom drama and filming up to 60 takes per scene. Court screens in New Directors/New Films, which continues through Sunday.

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Meet the (New) Director: Benjamin Crotty, ‘Fort Buchanan’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Benjamin Crotty, ‘Fort Buchanan’

Actor/writer/director Benjamin Crotty makes his feature directorial debut with Fort Buchanan, a tragicomic portrait of a man stranded at a remote military post while his husband carries out a mission in Djibouti. The film screens on Wednesday, March 25 and Sunday, March 29 at the 44th New Directors/New Films, which continues through March 29.

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The Close-Up: ‘Mad Men’ Cast and Creator Look Back at the Popular Series image

The Close-Up: ‘Mad Men’ Cast and Creator Look Back at the Popular Series

On this week's episode of the Film Society's podcast, The Close-Up, we're featuring Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery, who joined moderator Chuck Klosterman in a lively conversation about the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series, which ends its run this summer.

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Remembering Jytte Jensen, MoMA Film Curator and ND/NF Selection Committee Member image

Remembering Jytte Jensen, MoMA Film Curator and ND/NF Selection Committee Member

Jytte Jensen, a champion of international cinema and a leading figure in New York's film community, passed away Monday night after a battle with cancer. A friend and colleague to many here and around the world, Jensen was Curator in the Film Department at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for more than 30 years.

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Meet the (New) Director: Charles Poekel, ‘Christmas, Again’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Charles Poekel, ‘Christmas, Again’

The 44th annual New Directors/New Films is filled with brave, emerging voices, and director Charles Poekel’s will be among them. In his comments to FilmLinc about his bittersweet romance Christmas, Again, Poekel gives his thoughts on finding love in the tree stand.

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Meet the (New) Director: Lukas Valenta Rinner, ‘Parabellum’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Lukas Valenta Rinner, ‘Parabellum’

Austrian director Lukas Valenta Rinner makes his North American debut at New Directors/New Films with his first feature, Parabellum, which was nominated for the International Debut Award at the Göteborg Film Festival. The enigmatic film tells the story of a Buenos Aires office worker joining a bizarre group on a secluded retreat to prepare for the apocalypse.

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Filmmaker in Residence Lisandro Alonso’s ‘Jauja’ Opened Friday image

Filmmaker in Residence Lisandro Alonso’s ‘Jauja’ Opened Friday

FilmLinc spoke with Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso last summer shortly after he was named the Film Society's second Filmmaker In Residence. His latest movie, Jauja, which screened at NYFF52, began its theatrical run at the Film Society yesterday.

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Meet the (New) Director: Bill and Turner Ross, ‘Western’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Bill and Turner Ross, ‘Western’

Bill and Turner Ross’s New Directors/New Films documentary Western follows the real-life John Waynes that live and die on the U.S.-Mexican border. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, Western is the third nonfiction feature by the brother filmmaking team.

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