How did New York end up with public theater, Shakespeare in Central Park, and subway posters for Broadway shows? How did Meryl Streep, David Mamet, and George C. Scott get started? Directors Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen discuss their documentary portrait of the man responsible for it all, Joe Papp.
Today's FilmLinc Digest surveys even more awards nominations including the BAFTAs and the ASC Awards, and some reporting on a hefty prize won by Sarah Polley for her anticipated new documentart Stories We Tell.
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.