Though everyone knew who'd walk home with prizes from the NY Film Critics Circle, last nite's ceremony wasn't fully scripted, with emotional acceptances, a dash of heckling & a pair of filmmakers called upon to defend their award-winning work amidst a storm of controversy.
In today's FilmLinc Digest we have a healthy dose of independent film, a look forward to the Athena Film Festival's celebration of women in film, and some sad news on the passing of a Film Society friend.
We're thrilled to announce a comprehensive retrospective of the beloved Iranian master, including crowning achievements (Taste of Cherry, the Koker Trilogy), early features (The Experience, The Traveler), and little-seen docs and shorts (Fellow Citizen, "Solution No. 1"), plus a theatrical run of NYFF50 hit Like Someone in Love!
In our first FIlmLinc Digest of the year, we look forward to a new season of cinema with anticipatory lists and film resolutions, along with a piece on perhaps the most controversial Christmas Day release in recent history: Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.