Oscar winner Sofia Coppola came to Film Society on Monday to discuss her new film as part of our free program of Summer Talks. The Bling Ring tells the true story of a group of celebrity-obsessed teens who robbed the homes of the rich and famous to the tune of $3 million.
A frequent guest here over the decades, Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar presented his new film to an audience of Film Society Patrons on Tuesday, marking a return to comedy and a nostalgic look back at the 80s, when the director rose to fame.
"A hysteric is a slave looking for a master to rule over." Director Alice Winocour talks about hysteria, dirty jokes, and her directorial debut feature Augustine, which opens Friday at Film Society.
A veteran of the television and comedy circuit in Britain, Alice Lowe makes the move to the big screen in Ben Wheatley's jet-black comedy Sightseers, which she co-wrote and co-stars in with partner in crime (literally) Steve Oram.
After meeting Elaine Stritch, filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa couldn't believe the award-winning actress hadn't already been scooped up as a documentary subject. But she was the first to turn the lens on this octogenarian tour de force, and the result is an emotional and often hilarious doc that is premiering at Tribeca this week.
Our second weekly column spotlighting emerging film talent focuses on Frances Bodomo, whose short Boneshaker stars Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis, premiered at Sundance, and screens this week in the 20th New York African Film Festival.