Heading into Sunday, a whopping 50 of this year's Academy Award nominations belong to movies that played at Film Society this year as part of the 49th New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, member and patron screenings, or in runs at our beautiful new Film Center!
Documentary's most recognizable filmmaker reflected on the impact of non-fiction film last night at the annual pre-Oscar celebration for non fiction nominees in Los Angeles.
Watch two Q&As with the cinematic icon after screenings of "Myra Breckinridge" (1970), moderated by author and fashion commentator Simon Doonan, and "The Three Musketeers" (1973), moderated by talk show host Dick Cavett, all part of Film Society's recent 10-film retrospective of her work!
The 41st annual New Directors/New Films Festival (March 21 – April 1) will screen 24 narrative features, five documentary features and 12 short films—with a total of 28 countries represented—all to herald the best new voices in cinema.
Filmmaker Jonathan Demme and actor Paul Le Mat came to Film Society for an extended conversation between a "50 Years of the New York Film Festival" double feature of "Handle with Care" aka "Citizen's Band" (NYFF '77) and "Melvin and Howard" (NYFF '80).
In its second week, the ever-eclectic festival delivers screwball comedies (David Wain's "Wanderlust"), inventive horror ("Silent House" starring Elizabeth Olsen), engrossing documentaries (three by Jean-Pierre Gorin) and other not-to-be-missed gems ("Margaret," anyone?).
Keep your enfants terribles occupied in March and April with a slate of French-flavored family films scheduled to coincide with our popular annual festival Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.
Show 'em something new with our eclectic lineup of kid-friendly foreign fare including the delightful "Manuelita" from Argentina, screwball "Body Troopers" and the heartwarming "Twigson" from Norway, and Pixar-style "The Great Bear" from Denmark.