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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. Our unbeatable Dinner and a Movie deal available at select screenings for just $25!

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The Congress

The Congress

Ari Folman | 2013 | 122 mins

Robin Wright plays an aging actress who signs away the right to her digital image (and perhaps more) in this mix of live action and psychedelic animation from the director of the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir.

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Stop the Pounding Heart

Stop the Pounding Heart

Roberto Minervini | 2013 | 100 mins

Q&A with director Roberto Minervini at 7pm screenings on Friday and Saturday.

Minervini’s third film is a documentary-style portrait of sheltered teenage girl, one of 12 children from a devout Christian goat-farming family in rural Texas, who finds herself quietly drawn to a young man from a vastly different background.

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Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs

Tsai Ming-liang | 2013 | 138 mins

One week exclusive run!

Tsai Ming-liang’s fable of a homeless family living the cruelest of existences on the ragged edges of the modern world is bracingly pure in its anger and its compassion, and as visually powerful as it is emotionally overwhelming.

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Past Films

2 Autumns, 3 Winters

2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Sébastien Betbeder | 2013 | 90 mins

Exclusive theatrical run!

This endearing and inventive romantic comedy tells the story of sad-sack Arman and his new love, Amélie.

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Abuse of Weakness

Abuse of Weakness

Catherine Breillat | 2013 | 105 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

Isabelle Huppert stars in this haunting film inspired by Catherine Breillat’s dealings with a notorious “swindler of the stars” (played by Kool Shen) following her stroke in 2004.

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Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq

Nancy Buirski | 2013 | 91 mins

A radiant film about Tanaquil Le Clercq—wife of and muse to George Balanchine—who was struck down by polio at the peak of her career, and a vivid portrayal of a world and a time gone by.

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Anita

Anita

Freida Lee Mock | 2013 | 77 mins

On October 11, 1991, a poised young law professor sent shock waves through the nation as she sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee intrepidly testifying to the lewd behavior of a Supreme Court nominee. Twenty years later, Academy Award winner Freida Mock brings us Anita, which crystallizes the sexist power dynamics in the room that day and unravels the impact of that lightning-rod moment on Anita Hill’s life and the broader discussion of gender inequality in America.

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Archipelago

Archipelago

Joanna Hogg | 2010 | 114 mins

Director Joanna Hogg in person!

A group stay on the island of Tresco off of Sicily, animated by resentments, jealousies, upheavals and revelations that will ring true to anyone who has ever spent a vacation with their family.

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Big Bad Wolves

Big Bad Wolves

Aharon Keshales | Navot Papushado | 2013 | 110 mins

One week only!

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

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Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin

Jeremy Saulnier | 2013 | 92 mins

A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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Canopy

Canopy

Aaron Wilson | 2013 | 84 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

In war-torn Singapore of 1942, an Aussie fighter pilot is shot down and must battle for survival among the natural dangers of the jungle while avoiding the invading Japanese army.

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Chantal Akerman, From Here

Chantal Akerman, From Here

Gustavo Beck | Leonardo Luiz Ferreira | 2010 | 60 mins

Free screenings in the Amphitheater for one week only!

The renowned Belgian filmmaker sits down for an hour-long conversation about her entire body of work in a long, unbroken shot framed by an open door that pays homage to Akerman’s own unmistakable style.

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The Dog

The Dog

Allison Berg | Frank Keraudren | 2013 | 101 mins

One week only!

Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren’s portrait of the motor-mouthed, completely uncorked John Wojtowicz, whose 1972 botched robbery of a Brooklyn bank was dramatized in Dog Day Afternoon, is hilarious, hair-raising, and giddily profane.

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Exhibition

Exhibition

Joanna Hogg | 2013 | 110 mins

Two week exclusive theatrical run!

Joanna Hogg’s exactingly minimal and intimately character-driven portrait of a married middle-aged couple—both artists—living and working in their unusual London home, at once a labyrinth, a battleground, and a refuge.

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Guilty of Romance

Guilty of Romance

Sion Sono | 2011 | 113 mins

Izumi, a frustrated housewife, escapes the doldrums of her domestic life by entering the world of daytime prostitution. The final installment of Japanese auteur Sion Sono’s trilogy of “Hate” films is part twisted take on Belle de Jour, part lurid crime drama.

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Himizu

Himizu

Sion Sono | 2011 | 130 mins

In a once-peaceful Japanese town suffering from the aftereffects of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, Yuichi, a 15-year-old boy who desires normalcy, is driven to violence. Based on the manga of the same name, Sion Sono’s powerful story of young love/obsession boasts some of the director’s finest work with actors.

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Honey (Miele)

Honey (Miele)

Valeria Golino | 2013 | 97 mins

Her real name is Irene, but to her clients she is “Honey.” Operating from a seaside community outside of Rome, Honey provides peace to the terminally ill—who no longer wish to live—via a powerful barbiturate she smuggles in from Mexico. When one of her clients is revealed not to be sick but just tired of living, Honey resolves to stop his suicide.

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Ilo Ilo

Ilo Ilo

Anthony Chen | 2013 | 99 mins

Singapore, late 90s. The friendship between the maid Teresa and young boy Jiale ignite the mother's jealousy, while the Asian recession hits the region.

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In Bloom

In Bloom

Nana Ekvtimishvili | Simon Gross | 2013 | 102 mins

Set in the Georgian capital of Tblisi in 1992, friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.

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In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter

In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter

Tomas Leach | 2012 | 75 mins

An intimate portrait of photographer Saul Leiter as he deals with the triple burden of clearing an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80s, and fending off a pesky filmmaker

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In Secret

In Secret

Charlie Stratton | 2013 | 102 mins

Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin (Elizabeth Olsen) is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin (Tom Felton) by her domineering aunt (Jessica Lange). After she meets her husband's alluring friend (Oscar Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.

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Jealousy

Jealousy

Philippe Garrel | 2013 | 77 mins

Star Louis Garrel in person for Q&A on October 3!

Another intimate, handcrafted work of poetic autobiographical cinema from French director Philippe Garrel, in which his son Louis and Anna Mouglalis star as actors and lovers trying to reconcile their professional and personal lives.

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Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian

Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian

Arnaud Desplechin | 2013 | 114 mins

In Arnaud Desplechin’s intelligent and moving depiction of a successful "Talking Cure," the encounters between patient (Benicio Del Toro) and therapist (Mathieu Amalric) are electric with discovery.

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The Kill Team

The Kill Team

Dan Krauss | 2013 | 79 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

In 2010, following one of the largest war-crime investigations in U.S. history, Army Specialist Adam Winfield was charged with murder. His story, as chronicled in Dan Krauss’s documentary, serves as one of the most devastating and infuriating to emerge from the war in Afghanistan.

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Last Year at Marienbad

Last Year at Marienbad

Alain Resnais | 1961 | 93 mins

Restored 35mm print!

A man and a woman meet at an elegant chateau. Have they encountered each other before or is this the first time? Is the meeting real or is it imagined? Alain Resnais’s enduring cinematic puzzle Last Year at Marienbad won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1961. Since then, it has consistently mystified, hypnotized, and ensorcelled audiences everywhere.

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Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

Michel Gondry | 2013 | 95 mins

Romain Duris plays a wealthy bachelor who puts aside his eccentric hobbies to find love (with Audrey Tautou, naturally) in Michel Gondry’s manic, visionary adaptation of Boris Vian’s Foam of the Daze.

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Norte, The End of History

Norte, The End of History

Lav Diaz | 2013 | 250 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

A careful rethinking of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment shot in blazing color, this tour de force offers a masterful recapitulation of Diaz’s longstanding obsessions: cultural memory, national guilt, and the origin of evil.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Lars von Trier | 2014 | 117 mins

A woman is found badly beaten in alley. Her name is Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and she is a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac. While recovering in the apartment of a kindly stranger (Stellan Skarsgård) she relates the erotic story of her adolescence and young adulthood.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Lars von Trier | 2014 | 123 mins

Picking up where Volume I left off, and focusing on her adult years, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) continues to recount for Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) the story of her life as a nymphomaniac, and the circumstances that left her savagely beaten in the alley behind his apartment.

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One Day Pina Asked…

One Day Pina Asked…

Chantal Akerman | 1983 | 57 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

A fortuitous encounter between two icons of film and dance, Chantal Akerman and Pina Bausch, One Day Pina Asked... is Akerman’s singular look at the work of the remarkable choreographer and her Wuppertal Tanztheater during a five-week European tour.

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Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

Jim Jarmusch | 2013 | 123 mins

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton make a dashing and very literal first couple—centuries-old lovers Adam and Eve—in Jim Jarmusch’s wry, tender take on the vampire genre.

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Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Gia Coppola | 2013 | 98 mins

Based on the short-story collection by James Franco (who also co-stars), writer-director Gia Coppola’s mesmerizing debut chronicles the interconnected lives of several high-school students in the affluent title California city.

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Papirosen

Papirosen

Gastón Solnicki | 2011 | 74 mins

Masterfully edited from nearly 200 hours of footage, Papirosen represents a decade of filmmaking, and four generations of Argentine director Gastón Solnicki's family history, culled from 8mm home videos, a VHS bar mitzvah, and original observational material.

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Peter Brook: The Tightrope

Peter Brook: The Tightrope

Simon Brook | 2013 | 83 mins

Filmed in total immersion with five hidden cameras, The Tightrope plunges us into the intimate aspects of Brook working with his troupe of actors and musicians. Without disturbing the truth of the moment, the film reveals the magic inherent to the creative process, taking us beyond the intimacy of a workshop and into a philosophical and soulful experience.

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Policeman

Policeman

Nadav Lapid | 2011 | 100 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

A boldly conceived drama pivoting on the initially unrelated activities of an elite anti-terrorist police unit and some wealthy young anarchists.

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Red Hollywood

Red Hollywood

Thom Andersen | Noël Burch | 1996 | 120 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

This revelatory, extensively researched documentary offers a unique perspective on Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1950s, when “Red” filmmakers worked within the studio system to challenge issues of class, war, race, and gender.

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The Rocket

The Rocket

Kim Mordaunt | 2013 | 96 mins

A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family and a couple of ragged misfits through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, to prove he's not cursed he builds a giant rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.

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Salvo

Salvo

Fabio Grassadonia | Antonio Piazza | 2013 | 104 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

The titular gangster in this Mafia thriller invades a Palermo home, only to discover his prey’s blind sister in the basement, setting off a nail-biting, magnificently orchestrated game of cat-and-mouse.

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Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

Bong Joon Ho | 2013 | 125 mins

Decades into a second Ice Age, a supertrain containing all that remains of humanity—divided into classes—circles the globe. The English-language debut of Korean master Bong Joon Ho stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton.

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Starred Up

Starred Up

David Mackenzie | 2013 | 106 mins

Eric is an inmate in an adult correctional facility despite his young age. Clashing with the system and fellow inmates, including his estranged father, Eric navigates the dehumanizing universe of life on the inside, perpetually battling for his survival, and also his soul.

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Stranger by the Lake

Stranger by the Lake

Alain Guiraudie | 2013 | 97 mins

Winner of a directing prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Alain Guiraudie’s exploration of death and desire unfolds entirely in the vicinity of a gay cruising ground that becomes a crime scene.

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Unrelated

Unrelated

Joanna Hogg | 2007 | 100 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

Middle-aged, discontented Anna (Kathryn Worth) decides to spend her summer holiday apart from her husband in Tuscany with her friends. As the days go by, she finds herself more attuned to their teenage children (Tom Hiddleston and his sister Emma).

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What Now? Remind Me

What Now? Remind Me

Joaquim Pinto | 2013 | 164 mins

One week exclusive theatrical run!

First-person filmmaking at its most intimate and expansive, Pinto’s latest work emerged from a year in which the director endured an experimental clinical trial for HIV patients. A testament to the joys of a fully lived life, and to the inseparability of art and life.

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We Are the Best!

We Are the Best!

Lukas Moodysson | 2013 | 102 mins

Best-friends Klara and Bobo defy the stifling conformity of their adolescence by joining forces with a Christian classmate to form a punk-rock band in early-1980s Stockholm.

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