“Short Term 12” Charms Audiences with Story About Troubled Teens image

“Short Term 12” Charms Audiences with Story About Troubled Teens

Short Term 12 director Destin Cretton and stars Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. answered questions at a screening of the SXSW and Locarno award-winning film last week at Film Society, ahead of its theatrical opening this Friday.

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How “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” Took David Lowery to the Next Level image

How “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” Took David Lowery to the Next Level

After being one of the toasts of this year's Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker David Lowery is set to open Ain't Them Bodies Saints this weekend. At our free Summer Talks series, Lowery spoke about how the project took on a life of its own and lured its star-studded cast.

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David Gordon Green Returns to Basics with ‘Prince Avalance’ image

David Gordon Green Returns to Basics with ‘Prince Avalance’

Filmmaker David Gordon Green joined the ongoing Summer Talks series last week ahead of this weekend's roll out of his latest, Prince Avalanche, which the director adapted from an Icelandic film he saw last year at Film Society.

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Spike Jonze on “Her” Femininity and His Vision of the Future image

Spike Jonze on “Her” Femininity and His Vision of the Future

In advance of the announcement that his new movie Her would close the 51st New York Film Festival, Spike Jonze spoke with us about the film's feminine feel, the challenges of personalizing the relationship between Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson's characters, and how he designed his own perfect, comfortable future.

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Paul Greengrass Talks “Captain Phillips,” Tom Hanks, and Hollywood image

Paul Greengrass Talks “Captain Phillips,” Tom Hanks, and Hollywood

Ahead of today's exciting announcement that Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips will open the 51st New York Film Festival, the celebrated filmmaker chatted with FilmLinc Daily about his latest film, which stars two-time Academy Award winner and 2009 Film Society Chaplin Award honoree Tom Hanks.

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“Brothers Hypnotic” Redefines Family, Music and Success image

“Brothers Hypnotic” Redefines Family, Music and Success

Sound + Vision film Brothers Hypnotic by first-time filmmaker Reuben Atlas spotlights an unconventional band of eight brothers from a rough Chicago neighborhood who decidedly play outside the conventions of the music industry, pursuing their brash sound while catching the attention of celebs and their charismatic father.

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Interview: Poull Brien, “Charles Bradley: Soul of America” image

Interview: Poull Brien, “Charles Bradley: Soul of America”

The director behind our Sound + Vision Opening Night film discusses discovering Charles Bradley, finding a story through editing, and the process of making his first feature documentary.

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Interview: Pablo Delgado Sanchez, “The Tears” image

Interview: Pablo Delgado Sanchez, “The Tears”

The young Mexican director discusses the improvisational approach he took with his feature debut, his interest in exploring family dynamics, and the importance of ambiguity and its ability to transform film into a "neverending story."

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Interview: Barbara Sarasola Day, “Belated” image

Interview: Barbara Sarasola Day, “Belated”

The Latinbeat newcomer discusses her process of working with actors, the importance of gender and power dynamics in the film, and gender equality in Argentinean cinema.

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Santiago Loza Debuts Populist “La Paz” image

Santiago Loza Debuts Populist “La Paz”

The Latinbeat regular spoke with FilmLinc Daily ahead of the North American premiere of his latest film, which opened the festival over the weekend. He talks about how the issue of class and poverty have evolved in Latin American storytelling and why La Paz was perfect for the big screen despite Argentina's current love affair with the stage.

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