Film Society is proud to present a complete, six-film retrospective of the accomplished but under-appreciated Russian director whose nearly impossible-to-find work ranks with that of Tarkovsky but has suffered at the hands of censorship, prohibition and neglect.
Watch video of Franco's conversation with Film Comment editor Gavin Smith about his reworking of Gus Van Sant's New Queer Cinema touchstone "My Own Private Idaho" after a screening at this year's Film Comment Selects festival.
Two ongoing programs will highlight the best new independent narrative and documentary films, respectively, and further Film Society's commitment to discovering emerging cinematic talent. "Indie Night" will be guest curated by producer Ted Hope in 2012.
A hit at this year's New York Film Festival, Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film last night. Here's the text of Farhadi's speech.
Heading into Sunday, a whopping 50 of this year's Academy Award nominations belong to movies that played at Film Society this year as part of the 49th New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, member and patron screenings, or in runs at our beautiful new Film Center!
Documentary's most recognizable filmmaker reflected on the impact of non-fiction film last night at the annual pre-Oscar celebration for non fiction nominees in Los Angeles.
Watch two Q&As with the cinematic icon after screenings of "Myra Breckinridge" (1970), moderated by author and fashion commentator Simon Doonan, and "The Three Musketeers" (1973), moderated by talk show host Dick Cavett, all part of Film Society's recent 10-film retrospective of her work!
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).