Festivals, Series & Events
Jun 26 - Jul 8
North America's leading festival of popular Asian cinema is back with over 50 new films from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia, featuring World, International, and North American premieres and an all-star lineup of guests, including Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok, celebrated director Ringo Lam, and Shota Sometani, a rising star in Japan. The festival will also include a focus on Korea’s pioneering production company Myung Films and a special joint tribute to Japanese film legends Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara, both of whom passed away last November.
Though his career is still relatively young, Sean Baker is already one of the most exciting and consistent American independent filmmakers working today. On the occasion of the release of his latest, Tangerine (opening at the Film Society on July 10), we are pleased to present two of his previous features, with Baker in person to discuss his inimitable, envelope-pushing work.
Jul 10 - Jul 14
Comedy auteur and architect of the “slacker-striver romance” subgenre, Judd Apatow has a style that is consistent and immediately recognizable, whether as a writer, director, producer, or all of the above. The works that he has directed and/or produced—from Freaks and Geeks to Girls and beyond—instantly became key pop-cultural objects and landmarks in the history of comedy. On the occasion of the release of his latest feature, Trainwreck, join us in celebrating his pantheon of freaks, geeks, and some very funny people.