Bill and Turner Ross’s New Directors/New Films documentary Western follows the real-life John Waynes that live and die on the U.S.-Mexican border. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, Western is the third nonfiction feature by the brother filmmaking team.
The 44th New Directors/New Films rolls into the weekend presenting innovative films to audiences at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. The North American premiere of Darhad Erdenibulag and Emyr ap Richard's K, a new take on a Franz Kafka's The Castle, is among the weekend's offerings.
Stéphane Lafleur’s second narrative feature, the whimsical coming-of-age comedy Tu dors Nicole, screens this weekend at the 44th New Director/New Films. Lafleur tells us about finding inspiration for his tender portrayal of young people struggling toward adulthood.
Naji Abu Nowar received the Best Director prize in the Horizons section of the 2014 Venice Film Festival for his feature debut, Theeb, which is having its New York premiere in the 44th New Directors/New Films. The epic coming-of-age story is set in the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I.
On Friday and Saturday, the 44th New Directors/New Films series (March 18-29) will showcase South Korean newcomer Shim Sung-bo's crime drama Haemoo. Shim talks respect for his actors and the struggles of filming on a ship in his comments to FilmLinc.
New Directors/New Films filmmaker Britni West shares insight on her soulful directorial debut, Tired Moonlight. The Slamdance Jury Award winner continues to beguile audiences with its honest depiction of the bond between a mother and daughter in small-town Montana.
Ethan Hawke is the featured spotlight in this week's episode of The Close-Up, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's podcast series. The actor/filmmaker spoke to the Film Society's Kent Jones about his career and his latest project, Seymour: An Introduction, which he directed.
Flemish filmmaker Bas Devos’s debut feature has received worldwide acclaim leading up to its inclusion in the 44th New Directors/New Films festival (March 18-29). Violet tells the harrowing story of a teenager grappling with the senseless murder of his friend.
The 44th New Directors/New Films opens Wednesday with the Sundance hit The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Based on the critically acclaimed illustrated novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, Marielle Heller's directorial debut looks at the darker side of growing up, from the perspective of a teenage girl who is smart, sexual, and caught up in the throes of adolescence.
Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief takes a look at the evolution of the church, from its roots with founder L. Ron Hubbard to its appeal among A-list Hollywood celebrities today. Gibney chatted with FilmLinc about the film, which is currently playing at the Film Society.