‘Siddharth’: A Moving and Tangled Search for a Son image

‘Siddharth’: A Moving and Tangled Search for a Son

A scripted film based on an encounter with a father looking for a lost son in New Delhi, Siddharth, directed by Richie Mehta, examines the present culture of India. The film will screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with Mehta and lead actress, Tannishtha Chatterjee.

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‘The Homestretch’: Three Teens Combat Homelessness and Misunderstanding image

‘The Homestretch’: Three Teens Combat Homelessness and Misunderstanding

Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly's documentary is a stereotype-breaking portrait of three homeless teenagers and the circumstances surrounding their unstable lives. The Homestretch screens at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 20, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.

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‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ Filmmaker Biyi Bandele Talks Passion and Censorship image

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ Filmmaker Biyi Bandele Talks Passion and Censorship

New York African Film Festival director Biyi Bandele adapted Orange Prize-winner Half of a Yellow Sun into a big-screen epic. The filmmaker talks about a little-known bit of Nigerian history, working with award-winning actors, and the scepter of censorship.

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‘Actress’ Director Robert Greene Talks Performance, Transition, and Breaking Rules image

‘Actress’ Director Robert Greene Talks Performance, Transition, and Breaking Rules

FilmLinc spoke with Robert Greene ahead of this weekend's screening of Actress, which he hopes will "challenge audiences" intellectually and emotionally. The film closes Film Society's Art of the Real series.

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Rob Reiner Talks Hollywood, Activism, and Charlie Chaplin Ahead of Monday’s Gala image

Rob Reiner Talks Hollywood, Activism, and Charlie Chaplin Ahead of Monday’s Gala

In Part 2 of his conversation with FilmLinc Daily, Chaplin Award honoree Rob Reiner gives his thoughts on Hollywood and why he believes his films couldn't be made by studios today. He also talks about hope for filmmakers, his activism, and who he thinks needs to have a "mea culpa" moment.

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Director Jeremy Saulnier Hits the Target with ‘Blue Ruin’ Opening This Weekend image

Director Jeremy Saulnier Hits the Target with ‘Blue Ruin’ Opening This Weekend

Jeremy Saulnier won over his 2013 Cannes audience with the debut of Blue Ruin, about a vagrant who seeks vengeance for his parents' murder amid the backwoods of Virginia. The story of suspense and dark humor opens this weekend at Film Society.

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Chaplin Award: Rob Reiner Recalls the Early Days and Getting in the Biz image

Chaplin Award: Rob Reiner Recalls the Early Days and Getting in the Biz

In the first part of a two-part interview with Chaplin Award honoree Rob Reiner, the director/producer/actor looks back at his early start in theater and television and his sometimes rocky start as filmmaker. The 41st Chaplin Award Gala takes place Monday April 28 at Lincoln Center.

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‘Castanha’ Director Davi Pretto Explains the Merger of Real & Fiction image

‘Castanha’ Director Davi Pretto Explains the Merger of Real & Fiction

Castanha director Davi Pretto spoke with FilmLinc about his chance meeting of João Carlos Castanha, a 52 year-old transvestite/drag queen with a fear of death and a zest for life and his rule-breaking narrative/documentary that reinterprets genre.

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‘The Silent Majority Speaks’ Filmmaker Reveals Herself and Talks Revolution image

‘The Silent Majority Speaks’ Filmmaker Reveals Herself and Talks Revolution

The Silent Majority Speaks, screening in Art of the Real, is a pioneering example of the information age. Bani Khoshnoudi, who only recently revealed herself as its director, talks about the film and Iran's recent history.

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‘Nymphomaniac’ Star Charlotte Gainsbourg on Doing Double Duty for Lars von Trier image

‘Nymphomaniac’ Star Charlotte Gainsbourg on Doing Double Duty for Lars von Trier

Charlotte Gainsbourg gets her turn to talk about Joe, her troubled character in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Nymphomaniac: Volume II, which screens at the Film Society through Thursday.

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