New Releases at the Film Society
- $13 General Public
- $9 Students, Seniors & Children
- $8 Members
New films show all year-round from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Opens June 7!
Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin by beloved writer-director Joss Whedon. Shot in just 12 days, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.Read more »
Opens December 14! Star Alan Cumming in person for Q&A at 5:30pm screening on Saturday, December 15!
In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.Read more »
Opens December 21 for four days only!
After years in the U.S., Pedro returns home to his family in Mexico, but the lure of the north remains as strong as ever. A most impressive feature debut by Antonio Méndez Esparza.Read more »
One week only!
Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church. Official Selection: 49th New York Film Festival.Read more »
Exclusive one-week engagement in honor of the film's 40th Anniversary!
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.Read more »
Audrey Tautou returns with this touching portrait of a woman trying to put her life back together after the loss of her husband, including embarking on an unexpected affair with a co-worker. A charming adult fable about starting over.Read more »
Director Serge Bromberg in person at Sunday's 8:30pm screening!
Presented in its fully restored original 1902 colors (and featuring a new, kinetic soundtrack by AIR), Georges Méliès’ classic adventure tale A Trip to the Moon is now as beautiful as ever. Preceded by Extraordinary Voyage, a fascinating documentary that chronicles the recent restoration of A Trip to the Moon to its original 1902 colors. Special Amphitheater ticket prices.Read more »
Belgium-based trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy follow their acclaimed Iceberg and Rumba with another Tati-inspired, candy-colored romp: this time, a charmingly off-kilter adventure about a hotel clerk who falls in love with a wish-granting fairy. Official Selection: 2011 Cannes International Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight).Read more »
Producer Paul Mezy in person at 9:00pm screening on Friday, March 15!
A single mother, struggling with the loss of her son to Social Services, feels trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she is pulled into a life-changing journey, forcing her to confront the cycle of her past.Read more »
Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud. Mahler on the Couch was the Opening Night film of the 2011 New York Jewish Film Festival.Read more »
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors.Read more »
Director Sally El Hosaini in person July 28!
A fateful turn of events forces a 14-year-old British Arab boy and his handsome older brother, a member of a local gang, to confront their inner demons in Sally El Hosaini’s gorgeous debut film.Read more »
A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal city of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties and resentments of a divided society still haunted by its troubled past. Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds is a thrilling debut by a major new voice in world cinema.Read more »
On the beaches of Kenya they‘re known as "Sugar Mamas": European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation paradise. She goes from one Beach Boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next and finally she must recognize: On the beaches of Kenya love is a business.Read more »
In his exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, The Buena Vista Social Club) shoots in 3D to capture the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.Read more »
Alex Karpovsky in person Friday at 7:00pm (Q&A) and Saturday at 10:00pm (Intro)!
A solipsistic filmmaker takes his independent film on tour. Hoping to escape the pain of his recent breakup, he stumbles into a twisting constellation of fear, sex, and tortured illumination. A tragicomedy about death and marriage, Red Flag unfurls across six sates, four broken souls, and one very elusive bird.Read more »
Alex Karpovsky in person Friday at 9:00pm (Intro) and Saturday at 8:00pm (Q&A)!
Paul Harris works at a small research facility on the outskirts of Boston. After a weekend tryst with a co-worker leaves him wanting more, his unreciprocated desires gradually mold into an acute infatuation. When Danielle takes interest in a new scientist at the laboratory, Paul's suppressed resentments and perverse delusions finally become unhinged, triggering a horrific course of events that mercilessly engulf a tortured past and fugitive present.Read more »
A Shakespeare competition in Southern California that counts Kevin Spacey, Sally Field and others as alumni engages a multicultural mix of students, from gangbangers to Catholic high school girls, in team perfomances of the Bard’s plays. Director Alex Rotaru follows these students, many living on the edge, and discovers that theater can help to save lives. Proof positive that arts education is a necessity in the U.S., not a luxury. A Cinema Guild Release.Read more »
Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at Sound City studio in Van Nuys, CA, this documentary doesn’t just tell the story of a real-life rock ’n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock's biggest artists to collaborate on a new album.Read more »
Opens December 14! Director Fisher Stevens in person at 7:20pm on Friday, December 14 and at 3:30pm on Sunday, December 16!
A pair of aging con men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment -- to kill his comrade.Read more »
When Margot (Michelle Williams) meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters.Read more »
Told with stunning footage shot clandestinely over a two-year period, They Call it Myanmar provides an astonishing and intimate look inside the second most isolated country on the planet, and a people held hostage by a brutal and superstitious military regime for 48 years. A revealing talk with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Su Kyi is interwoven with extensive interviews and interactions with Burmese people from all around this wildly diverse nation.Read more »
Q&A with filmmakers Susan Froemke and Bob Eisenhardt!
Six years ago, visionary theater and film director Robert Lepage was invited by the Metropolitan Opera to take on the technical and aesthetic challenges of the Ring cycle, and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke followed him on his quest. Wagner’s Dream examines Lepage’s artistic process, as well as the production team’s battles with the most ambitious staging in Met history, featuring a 90,000 pound computerized set known as “The Machine.”Read more »
One week only! New 35mm print!
This autobiographical film from French master Maurice Pialat (A nos amours) is the harrowing account of a relationship in breakdown starring Jean Yanne (who won the best actor award at Cannes for this role). Official Selection: New York Film Festival, 1972.Read more »