Joanna Lipper's film is a study of Nigeria's past and present through its portrayal of the political and social movement to transform a corrupt culture. The film screens in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with Joanna Lipper and subject Hafsat Abiola.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.