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.
Mano Khalil reflects on his process of capturing the beauty of life in his intimate documentary The Beekeeper, which screens on June 17 at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
Berit Madsen looks back on the inspiration and filmmaking process in the creation of her documentary Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars, depicting an ambitious teenage girl in modern Iran. Sepideh will screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 21.
Joanna Lipper's film is a study of Nigeria's past and present through its portrayal of the political and social movement to transform a corrupt culture. The film screens in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with Joanna Lipper and subject Hafsat Abiola.
A scripted film based on an encounter with a father looking for a lost son in New Delhi, Siddharth, directed by Richie Mehta, examines the present culture of India. The film will screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with Mehta and lead actress, Tannishtha Chatterjee.
Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly's documentary is a stereotype-breaking portrait of three homeless teenagers and the circumstances surrounding their unstable lives. The Homestretch screens at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 20, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced three additions to its programming team: Florence Almozini, who will serve in the post of Senior Programmer under Director of Programming Dennis Lim, and Jake Perlin and Rachael Rakes, who were named Programmers at Large.
James Franco recently stopped by the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a Q&A following a screening of Palo Alto, the debut feature by Gia Coppola based on his book of short stories.