Matt Porterfield's Take What You Can Carry is one of a trio of shorts that opened the 2nd Art of the Real series, taking place April 10-26 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The film is a delicate portrait of a young American woman in Berlin attempting to reconcile her need for a stable sense of identity with her itinerant lifestyle.
Dior and I, which opens at the Film Society this weekend, chronicles the Herculean task of creating a haute couture line for the House of Christian Dior in just eight weeks. Director Frédéric Tcheng captures the drama which is spearheaded by the media shy Raf Simons, the label's newly appointed lead designer.
French filmmaker Olivier Assayas takes the spotlight in this week's edition of the Film Society's podcast series, The Close-Up. In this two-part episode, Assayas is joined by actresses Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart to discuss their latest film, Clouds of Sils Maria. The NYFF52 selection opens in theaters this coming weekend.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present sneak-preview screenings of Sundance winner The Wolfpack by Crystal Moselle, Brett Morgen's powerful documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and the new romantic period piece by Thomas Vinterberg, Far from the Madding Crowd. All screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with the filmmakers.
The six-day event, I Put a Spell on You: The Films of Bertrand Bonello (April 29 - May 4) will include a a sneak preview of his latest, Saint Laurent. Both Bonello and the films star Gaspard Ulliel will be in attendance.
Walerian Borowczyk is the Polish director whose unrepentant eroticism lead to his elimination from the pages of history. Film Society of Lincoln Center’s upcoming series, Obscure Pleasures: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk (April 2-9), seeks to remedy that omission. (Viewer discretion is advised).
This week's edition of the Film Society's weekly podcast, The Close-Up, features a two-part conversation with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach. He returned to the Film Society of Lincoln Center in March for a mini-retrospective entitled Growing Up Baumbach, which included his latest film, While We're Young.
Rick Alverson’s black comedy Entertainment screens as the Closing Night selection of the 44th New Director/New Films this Sunday, March 29. Alverson discusses how growing up as an introvert left him with a fascination for how people communicate.
Following its buzzed-about premiere at Sundance, Listen to Me Marlon, Stevan Riley’s intimate portrait of legendary actor Marlon Brando, screens as part of the 44th New Directors/New Films, which continues through Sunday.
Salomé Alexi’s feature-film debut, Line of Credit, is a gently humorous story about an indebted shopkeeper trying to stay afloat. In her comments about the feature, screening in the 44th New Directors/New Films, Alexi talks finding inspiration in painting, and the trials of adapting to capitalism in a Soviet society.