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.
Weinstein grabs rights to Bong Joon-ho’s Snow Piercer and others, Kino Classics brings David O. Selznick to Blu-ray, speculations abound on new Star Wars movies, Videology reopens in Williamsburg (with booze!), and more in today's FilmLinc Digest.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced this year's recipients of the Nicholl Fellowship, Ken and Sarah Burns' highly-anticipated new doc adds to buzz with a new trailer, and Tugg announces partnership with Film Movement.
One of the most memorable press conferences from this year's festival was Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor discussing the monstrous effort that went into filming their sense-assaulting commercial fishing documentary. Watch full video of the conversation and four minutes from the film, then catch its sole screening today at 6:00pm.
Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated 25 years of Richard Pena's significant contribution to the New York Film Festival and film culture at large with a special gala tribute on Wednesday. Check out video and photos from the emotional farewell event.
NYFF Convergence wasn't just a place for talking about transmedia storytelling; new projects were actually created on-site and in real-time, like this winner of our Transmedia Test Kitchen throw-down. Experience the result for yourself and check out full video of the event!
Last week, the 50th New York Film Festival honored Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman at a Gala Tribute, which included a screening of her new film, Lee Daniel's The Paperboy, followed by a conversation with Kidman moderated by Film Society Program Director Richard Peña.