Festivals, Series & Events
Apr 10 - Apr 26
Our annual nonfiction showcase is founded on the most expansive possible view of documentary film. The second edition features new work from around the world and in a variety of genres alongside retrospective and thematic selections, including a tribute to the great French director Agnès Varda and a spotlight on the art and history of reenactment. Art of the Real is a platform for filmmakers and artists who have given us a wider view of nonfiction cinema and at the same time brought the form full circle, pointing to its early, boundary-pushing days.
Apr 24 - Apr 27
The Film Society is proud to present its 2015 Chaplin Award to Robert Redford for his invaluable contributions to cinema and and consummate skill on both sides of the camera. We invite you to join us for a selection of highlights from his storied career.
Apr 25 - Apr 27
The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!
Apr 29 - May 4
One of the most daring, intelligent, and virtuosic figures in contemporary French cinema, Bertrand Bonello approaches his movies like pieces of music, allowing competing tonal elements to collide and rearrange themselves in bracing configurations. The result is a body of work that consistently pushes viewers into new and surprising territory.
May 6 - May 12
The New York African Film Festival returns to the Film Society for its 22nd edition, offering a selection of over 25 titles from more than 15 countries that reflects on the ways African men and women have broken through borders with films and narratives that form part of the global imagination.
May 13 - May 19
With Rapado, his 1992 debut feature, Martín Rejtman single-handedly revitalized Argentine narrative film. The five movies he’s made since are models of stylistic precision, narrative structure, and comic pacing. Romantic confusion, investment troubles, unemployment, youthful aimlessness, the numbing rush of city life, and the revivifying power of music and dance: in Rejtman’s films, the business of modern urban living comes off as both familiar and thrillingly strange.