Interview: ‘Going Clear’ Director Alex Gibney on Celebrity, Money, and Scientology image

Interview: ‘Going Clear’ Director Alex Gibney on Celebrity, Money, and Scientology

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.

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From Nightmare to Script: David Robert Mitchell on His New Thriller, ‘It Follows’ image

From Nightmare to Script: David Robert Mitchell on His New Thriller, ‘It Follows’

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.

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Film Society and MoMA Programmers Talk New Directors/New Films Lineup image

Film Society and MoMA Programmers Talk New Directors/New Films Lineup

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.

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‘Ballet 422’ Filmmaker Jody Lee Lipes on Justin Peck, Talent, and Surprise Endings image

‘Ballet 422’ Filmmaker Jody Lee Lipes on Justin Peck, Talent, and Surprise Endings

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.

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‘American Cheerleader’: A Do or Die Competition image

‘American Cheerleader’: A Do or Die Competition

FilmLinc spoke with American Cheerleader directors James Pellerito and David Barba about why cheerleading deserves more respect, among other things. The film screens Saturday as part of the Dance on Camera series at the Film Society.

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‘The Big Beat’ Director Joe Lauro on the Outsized Impact of Fats Domino image

‘The Big Beat’ Director Joe Lauro on the Outsized Impact of Fats Domino

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.

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‘The Dune’ Director Yossi Aviram on Loneliness and Reconciliation image

‘The Dune’ Director Yossi Aviram on Loneliness and Reconciliation

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.

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‘The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer’ Co-Director Asaf Galay Talks Attraction and Inspiration image

‘The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer’ Co-Director Asaf Galay Talks Attraction and Inspiration

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.

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Staring at Sound: Experimental Music Meets Avant-Garde Film and Art image

Staring at Sound: Experimental Music Meets Avant-Garde Film and Art

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.

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“Where Are You Bucharest?” Director Vlad Petri Discusses Protests and Filmmaking image

“Where Are You Bucharest?” Director Vlad Petri Discusses Protests and Filmmaking

Filmmaker Vlad Petri discusses filmmaking in a time of protest with FilmLinc.

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