The 44th New Directors/New Films opens Wednesday with the Sundance hit The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Based on the critically acclaimed illustrated novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, Marielle Heller's directorial debut looks at the darker side of growing up, from the perspective of a teenage girl who is smart, sexual, and caught up in the throes of adolescence.
Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief takes a look at the evolution of the church, from its roots with founder L. Ron Hubbard to its appeal among A-list Hollywood celebrities today. Gibney chatted with FilmLinc about the film, which is currently playing at the Film Society.
David Robert Mitchell's It Follows, his follow-up to his 2010 debut, The Myth of the American Sleepover, returns to a story about group of teenagers in the suburbs. This time, however, the outcome is potentially much more sinister. FilmLinc spoke with Mitchell about his film, which opens at the Film Society Friday.
The complete lineup for New Directors/New Films is out. The 44th edition of the annual festival organized by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center includes 26 international features and 16 short films.
FilmLinc spoke with Ballet 422 director Jody Lee Lipes about his doc on New York City Ballet talent Justin Peck, a 25-year-old commissioned to create the company's 422nd original performance. The film begins its theatrical run at the Film Society this weekend.
The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ’n' Roll looks at legendary musician Fats Domino's humble New Orleans beginnings and his meteoric rise to cultural icon. The documentary screens January 24 as part of a Sound + Vision double bill.
FilmLinc spoke with Avarim shortly after his arrival to New York, where The Dune is screening as part of the New York Jewish Film Festival. He gives insight into the film that was influenced by an earlier doc he made about his uncle and his uncle's partner.
The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer kicked off the 24th New York Jewish Film Festival, a 16-day event showcasing the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world. FilmLinc spoke with co-director Asaf Galay about discovering the women behind the Nobel Prize-winning writer.
Getting to know the Film Society's ongoing music and visual series that takes place in Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Center. The next event takes place tonight.