The Australian Film Revival of the 1970s launched the careers of acclaimed directors and actors like Peter Weir, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Judy Davis, and George Miller. We've put together a handy guide to our series celebrating this "Last New Wave," which kicks off Friday.
It's been almost seven months since Michael Haneke's latest film was selected as the unanimous winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Today, it finally arrived in select US cities! In today's Season Spotlight, we look back at the overwhelming praise Amour has received for the better part of a year.
Wes Anderson's latest may not have played at Film Society this year, but that doesn't diminish our love for it one bit! In fact, it's more than clear to us why this story of young love ended up in the number three spot on Film Comment's critics poll of the 50 Best Films of 2012.
Today we highlight what's sure to be remembered as the breakout indie film of 2012. Benh Zeitlin's debut feature premiered at Sundance, was the surprise Closing Night screening at New Directors/New Films, and took home prizes at Cannes, London, the Gothams, and many more.
Even though it came out it June, don't forget about Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi's topical doc about conflict in the Israeli-occupied territories, which won awards at Sundance, had its New York premiere at New Directors/New Films, and is shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.