Rethinking American Ideals in Sandrine Orabona & Mark Herzog’s ‘Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story’ image

Rethinking American Ideals in Sandrine Orabona & Mark Herzog’s ‘Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story’

Sandrine Orabona and Mark Herzog's Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story rethinks the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through the eyes of Kristin Beck, former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Beck, as she continues life as a transgender woman.

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Changing the Public’s View of Domestic Abuse: Cynthia Hill’s ‘Private Violence’ image

Changing the Public’s View of Domestic Abuse: Cynthia Hill’s ‘Private Violence’

Cynthia Hill's Private Violence explores domestic violence in America through the stories of two women who seek justice and change. The film opens this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with Cynthia Hill, executive producer Gloria Steinem, and film subjects Kit Gruelle and Deanna Walters.

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Clips: New Release ‘Policeman’ Thrills and Provokes image

Clips: New Release ‘Policeman’ Thrills and Provokes

Israeli director Nadav Lapid's first film, Policeman, will join Film Society's lineup of New Releases on Friday, and we have some exclusive clips for your viewing pleasure.

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Joaquim Pinto Retro to Coincide with One-Week Exclusive of ‘What Now? Remind Me’ image

Joaquim Pinto Retro to Coincide with One-Week Exclusive of ‘What Now? Remind Me’

Joaquim Pinto's NYFF51 doc What Now? Remind Me? will have a one-week exclusive run at the Film Society along with "A Life Less Ordinary: The Films of Joaquim Pinto," a retrospective of the Portuguese filmmaker's work.

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‘A Quiet Inquisition’: Women’s Health Issues from Another Perspective image

‘A Quiet Inquisition’: Women’s Health Issues from Another Perspective

Before the world premiere of A Quiet Inquisition at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, directors Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn discuss their process of making a film showing the fallout from a restrictive abortion policy in Nicaragua, where it had once been legal.

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Bong Joon Ho Heads to the Film Society with ‘Snowpiercer’ image

Bong Joon Ho Heads to the Film Society with ‘Snowpiercer’

The Film Society will host "An Evening with Bong Joon Ho" on June 26. The Korean filmmaker's latest, Snowpiercer, will screen followed by an extended Q&A.

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The Film Society Welcomes 15th Latinbeat Series in July image

The Film Society Welcomes 15th Latinbeat Series in July

Fellipe Barbosa's debut feature, Casa Grande, will open Latinbeat, the Film Society's annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema.

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‘Nelson Mandela: The Myth in Me’: Humanizing a Herculean Figure image

‘Nelson Mandela: The Myth in Me’: Humanizing a Herculean Figure

Filmmaker Khalo Matabane reflected on his unique approach to humanizing Mandela in his documentary Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me, which has its U.S. premiere at the Human Rights Film Festival on June 14, followed by a discussion with Matabane.

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‘To Be Takei’: Civil Rights, Humor, and ‘Star Trek’ Fans image

‘To Be Takei’: Civil Rights, Humor, and ‘Star Trek’ Fans

Jennifer Kroot discusses her time with Star Trek's George Takei, and the parallel between Japanese-American internment during WWII and LGBT civil rights today. To Be Takei screens at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 15.

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Shedding Light on Human Rights Violations with Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s ‘E-TEAM’ image

Shedding Light on Human Rights Violations with Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s ‘E-TEAM’

Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman's documentary follows Human Rights Watch's E-Team (Emergencies Team) members travel across boarders to bring attention to areas where human rights are violated.

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