Also in Monday's FilmLinc Digest: The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival unveiled its winners, with one U.S. film picking up an Audience Prize; China moved to second place in the world's most lucrative film markets; and Danny Boyle scoffs at the longevity of 3-D.
New Directors/New Films filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer's discusses The Act of Killing, an important and inventive documentary that dramatically tells the story of a 20th century genocide in Indonesia of which few around the world are aware.
Tilda Swinton was a surprise guest on the opening weekend of New Directors/New Films. She's back at MoMA today with her performance piece "The Maybe."
The festival unveiled the Official Poster for its upcoming 66th edition, choosing Americans (Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman) for its main image for the third straight year. The latest news comes as speculation heats up over which films will make the official lineup announcement.
Ahead of the Opening Night screening of his debut feature at the 42nd New Directors/New Films festival, FilmLinc Daily spoke with Moors about the disturbing events that lead two people to go on a real-life rampage around the U.S. capital 10 years ago.
Scott McGehee and David Siegel's emotional drama What Maisie Knew starring Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan and Alexander Skarsgard will open the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival. The film is part of the festival's "Big Nights" series along with today's announced Centerpiece and Closing Night films.
Steven Spielberg, Chantal Akerman, Richard Linklater, Wong Kar-wai, Kelly Reichert, and Pedro Almodóvar are just a few of the filmmakers that have segued to major success after debuting their early work at New Directors/New Films. We take a look back at the history of the festival as the 42nd edition gets underway.