Meet the (New) Director: Shahram Mokri, ‘Fish & Cat’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Shahram Mokri, ‘Fish & Cat’

The visually adventurous Fish & Cat screens this week in New Directors/New Films! Director Shahram Mokri spoke with us about the challenges and difficulties of shooting this elaborate feature, which plays out as one continuous shot.

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Meet the (New) Director: Tom Shoval, ‘Youth’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Tom Shoval, ‘Youth’

A North American premiere at this year's New Directors/New Films series, Tom Shoval's Youth received accolades at home in Israel where it won acting and editing awards as well as Best Israeli Feature at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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Meet the (New) Director: Jessica Oreck, ‘The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Jessica Oreck, ‘The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga’

At New Directors/New Films Saturday, the Walter Reade will host the debut of a hybrid. The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga is set in Eastern Europe, telling a story that mixes narrative and documentary elements including an animated tableaux.

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Meet the (New) Director:  Roberto Minervini, ‘Stop the Pounding Heart’ image

Meet the (New) Director:  Roberto Minervini, ‘Stop the Pounding Heart’

After screening at both Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival, Roberto Minervini's Stop the Pounding Heart now plays New Directors/New Films this weekend. Despite his current success, Minervini didn't always think filmmaking was in his future...

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Meet the (New) Director: Justin Simien, ‘Dear White People’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Justin Simien, ‘Dear White People’

As Dear White People gets set to screen this weekend in New Directors/New Films, director Justin Simien looks back on his inspirations and goals in crafting this biting new satire.

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‘Nymphomaniac: Volume I’ Star Stacy Martin Talks Performing for Lars von Trier image

‘Nymphomaniac: Volume I’ Star Stacy Martin Talks Performing for Lars von Trier

Stacy Martin is at the center of one of this year's most discussed, debated, and anticipated films, directed by one of the biggest "bad boys" of the filmmaking world. She stars as young Joe in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume I, which begins its U.S. theatrical run at the Film Society this weekend.

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Meet the (New) Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras, ‘To Kill a Man’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras, ‘To Kill a Man’

Chilean director Alejandro Fernández Almendras didn't always plan on having a career in filmmaking. On the eve of the New Directors/New Films premiere screening of To Kill a Man, Fernández Almendras shares with us his journey, including the many bumps in the road.

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Fighting Back for Over 20 Years: Freida Lee Mock discusses ‘Anita’ image

Fighting Back for Over 20 Years: Freida Lee Mock discusses ‘Anita’

As Anita, a new documentary on American attorney Anita Hill's all-too-public fight against sexual harassment, opens at the Film Society, we spoke with the film's director, Freida Lee Mock.

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Meet the (New) Director: Ana Lily Amirpour, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Ana Lily Amirpour, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’

Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night opens the 43rd New Directors/New Film series Wednesday night. She shares with FilmLinc Daily how loneliness motivated her to make her first feature, and her journey to the big screen.

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Discussing French Cinema with Its Creators image

Discussing French Cinema with Its Creators

As Rendez-Vous with French Cinema continues, Film Comment has interviews with some of the directors behind this year's selections, including Bertrand Tavernier and Serge Bozon.

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