Festivals, Series & Events

New Releases

New Releases

From foreign delights to must-see indies and riveting documentaries, some of the best new films show year-round at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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New York Asian Film Festival 2015

New York Asian Film Festival 2015

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.

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Film Society Free Talks

Film Society Free Talks

Jun 30 - Jul 16

Our free Amphitheater talks continue with directors and actors discussing their new work and reflecting on their career, influences, and approach to filmmaking. Sponsored by HBO®.

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Sneak Previews

Sneak Previews

Jul 9

See some of the best new films before they open with their directors in person for Q&As!

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Sean Baker x 3

Sean Baker x 3

Jul 9

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.

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I Found This Funny: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow

I Found This Funny: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow

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.

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The Films of Pedro Costa

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The Films of Pedro Costa

Jul 17 - Jul 23

Just look at any film by the Lisbon-born, 56-year-old director Pedro Costa, whose category-defying body of work includes eight features and a handful of remarkable shorts, and you’ll find something thrillingly rare in contemporary cinema. On the occasion of the U.S. release of his latest, Horse Money, we are proud to present a comprehensive survey of this modern master’s world.

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Convergence: Immersive Media at Lincoln Center

Convergence: Immersive Media at Lincoln Center

Jul 21

Convergence seeks to create a forum for immersive storytellers and their audiences at Lincoln Center. Through panel programs, exhibitions, intensive workshops, and critical partnerships with creators, we aim to further the dialogue about this form that is all forms and to treat transmedia as what it really is: an emerging form of art.

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