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.
Film Comment magazine's cinephilic festival returns tomorrow for its 12th edition, featuring the usual packed and eclectic lineup of new, classic and overlooked gems, exciting in-person appearances, and an installation in the Furman Gallery by actor-cum-artist James Franco!
On the tail of a long-overdue first Academy Award nomination for his performance in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," the venerated actor stopped by Film Society for an illustrated discussion of his prolific and extraordinary career with Program Director Richard Peña.