A new documentary on top-ranked high school basketball star Lenny Cooke, who never made it to the NBA, opens this week at the Film Society. We sat down with directors Josh and Benny Safdie to analyze Cooke's struggles, the business side of the draft, and the state of the game today.
FilmLinc Daily spoke with Sir Jackie Stewart about his triumphant career as a trailblazing Formula One racer and the re-discovered groundbreaking documentary his friend Roman Polanski is once again bringing to the big screen. The film opens at Film Society this weekend.
We spoke with director Jillian Schlesinger about her documentary, which opens Mountainfilm on Friday night, and its inspiring protagonist: a Dutch 14 year old named Laura Dekker who made headlines as the youngest person to sail solo around the globe.
Darren Hoffman's documentary Tradition Is a Temple explores the unique musical culture of New Orleans through fascinating interviews and dynamic filmed performances. We spoke with the musician-turned-director about his film, which screens Thursday in our monthly Art of the Real series.
Director Matt Creed and co-writer and star Amy Grantham discuss their portrait of a twenty-something breast cancer survivor, based on Grantham's own experiences, which screens on Wednesday in our monthly Indie Night series.
Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman had long wanted to film a university and his latest documentary At Berkeley, opening this week at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, captures one of the pinnacles of higher learning as it confronts an unprecedented crossroads.
A particularly timely endeavor, Caucus, a new political documentary covering the Republican presidential hopefuls race to the 2012 Iowa Caucus, opens this week. Director AJ Schnack discusses his reasons for making the film and how he was granted so much intimate access to the candidates.
Tom Donahue discusses his illuminating doc Casting By, which spotlights the role of the casting director and one of its greats, Marion Dougherty, featuring interviews with a huge number of stars and filmmakers from Martin Scorsese, to Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Jon Voight, and many more.
Director Calin Peter Netzer discusses his leading lady Luminiţa Gheorghiu and his new film Child's Pose, which won the Golden Bear in Berlin and will have its New York Premiere at Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema in November.
Bobcat Goldthwait discusses his found-footage Bigfoot movie Willow Creek, which screens November 5 in Scary Movies 7, and why he decided to give stars Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson producing credits.