Alejandro G, Iñárritu's Birdman has been a darling of this year's Awards Season. The film, starring Michael Keaton, closed the 52nd New York Film Festival last October and is the focus of this week's edition of The Close-Up, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's weekly podcast series.
Free Talks with Nathalie Baye, Mélanie Laurent, and Guillaume Canet are among the highlights of the Special Events set to take place during the upcoming 20th anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.
Creator Matthew Weiner and stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery will look back at some of their favorite scenes from the series in Mad Men: The End of An Era on March 21 at Alice Tully Hall, plus a free marathon of must-see episodes curated by Weiner.
Spike Lee's latest film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, opens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center today. One critic described as a "ghoulish vampire story" and "an evident labor of love."
Celebrating an expansive view of the documentary form, Art of the Real is returning for a second year April 10-26. Among this year's highlights is sidebar The Actualities of Agnès Varda, focusing on the filmmaker's career-long work merging fact and fiction.
Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu is the first Oscar-nominated film from Mauritania, and the director is the first from Africa to be featured in the Film Society's weekly podcast series, The Close-Up.
The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne is a strong contender for the Best Actor Oscar at next week's Academy Awards. Film Comment takes a look at the film about the life of Stephen Hawking, which inspires a romantic and unsentimental portrait of the visionary scientist.