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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.

Note: Tickets go on sale one week before each film opens.

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Stray Dog

Stray Dog

Debra Granik | 2014 | DCP | 105 mins

Q&As with Debra Granik Friday at 6:45pm and Sunday at 4:30pm

This documentary portrait of biker and Vietnam vet Ron “Stray Dog” Hall is a moving film about community and the bonds that hold it together, and, in its surprising second half, a vivid snapshot of a changing America. An NYFF52 selection.

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The Wolfpack

The Wolfpack

Crystal Moselle | 2015 | DCP | 89 mins

First-time feature filmmaker Crystal Moselle trains her camera on an utterly unique subject in this documentary portrait of the Angulos, a family whose children have been forbidden from leaving their Lower East Side apartment yet whose love for cinema signals a desire to engage with the outside world.

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Coming Soon

Tangerine

Tangerine

Sean Baker | 2015 | DCP | 88 mins

Opens July 10

Sneak preview on July 9 followed by a Q&A with Sean Baker and actors James Ransone and Karren Karagulian

Sean Baker innovatively employs the iPhone 5S to present the frenetic, funny, and often moving story of Sin-Dee, a transgender hooker back on the streets of Los Angeles following a stint in jail, tearing through Tinseltown in search of her unfaithful pimp—innocent and not-so-innocent bystanders be damned.

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Horse Money

Horse Money

Pedro Costa | 2014 | DCP | 103 mins

Opens July 24

Q&A with Pedro Costa following the 6:45pm shows on Friday and Saturday

Pedro Costa’s astonishing new film, which “takes place” in the soul-space of Costa regular Ventura, is a self-reckoning, a moving memorialization of lives in danger of being forgotten, and a great and piercingly beautiful work of cinema. An NYFF52 selection.

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The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher

Nadav Lapid | 2014 | DCP | 119 mins

Opens July 31

Nadav Lapid in person opening weekend

Nadav Lapid’s follow-up to his explosive debut, Policeman, is a brilliant, shape-shifting provocation in which a fortysomething teacher in Tel Aviv becomes obsessed with one of her charges, a 5-year-old poetry prodigy. A perversely romantic work whose underlying conviction seems to be that in an ugly world, beauty still has the power to drive us mad. A New Directors/New Films selection.

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Metropolitan

Metropolitan

Whit Stillman | 1990 | DCP | 98 mins

One-week exclusive run opens August 7th

A 25th anniversary revival run of Whit Stillman’s recently restored landmark debut, a much beloved and unabashedly literary comedy of manners that brought a singular, class-conscious verbal flair to 1990s independent cinema.

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The Great Man

The Great Man

Sarah Leonor | 2014 | DCP | 107 mins

Opens August 14

The intrinsic struggle between paternal/fraternal responsibility and unfettered mobility takes on a deeply moving dimension in Sarah Leonor’s by turns heartbreaking and empowering sophomore feature, which follows two French Legionnaires at the end of their posting in Afghanistan. A New Directors/New Films selection.

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Youth

Youth

Tom Shoval | 2013 | DCP | 107 mins

Opens August 21

Tom Shoval’s gripping, haunting feature debut is a sharply observed study of familial attachment and fraternal psychology that follows the ill-advised kidnapping scheme of two Israeli brothers from preparation to aftermath. A New Directors/New Films selection.

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Queen of Earth

Queen of Earth

Alex Ross Perry | 2015 | DCP | 90 mins

Opens August 26

Alex Ross Perry in person opening weekend

Alex Ross Perry’s sophisticated and unnerving psychodrama depicts the dissolution of a friendship, and features fiercely committed performances from Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston.

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Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Kate Geis | 2013 | DCP | 82 mins

Opens September 11

Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and admired choreographers. For over 50 years, he has provided only glimpses into his creative process, until now…

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Past Films

Buzzard

Buzzard

Joel Potrykus | 2015 | DCP | 97 mins

One-week exclusive run opens March 6

Through a series of small, increasingly unhinged mutinies, a slacker office temp (Joshua Burge) sticks it to corporate America on behalf of the great unsung 99% in this new film by the winner of the Best Emerging Director award at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival.

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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Spike Lee | 2014 | DCP | 123 mins

An affluent scholar develops a taste for blood in Spike Lee’s reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s 1973 cult thriller Ganja & Hess, which Lee calls “a new kind of love story,” blending social awareness with invigorating low-budget roughness.

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Eastern Boys

Eastern Boys

Robin Campillo | 2013 | digital projection | 128 mins

One-week exclusive run

When a middle-aged, bourgeois Parisian approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, the sex-for-hire encounter begets a home invasion and then an unexpectedly profound relationship.

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Full Moon in Paris

Full Moon in Paris

Eric Rohmer | 1984 | DCP | 102 mins

New digital restoration | Two-week exclusive run

A young interior decorator (Venice Film Festival Best Actress winner Pascale Ogier) keeps two residences—one with her boyfriend and one without—in Rohmer’s fourth Comedies and Proverbs film, rendered with his signature subtlety and maturity.

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Gangs of Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur

Anurag Kashyap | 2012 | DCP | 320 mins

Introduction by director Anurag Kashyap at 6:15pm show on January 16 and Q&A at 5:15pm show on January 17

Dubbed “the godfather of modern Indian independent cinema,” director Anurag Kashyap offers his own Godfather of sorts, a riveting crime saga spanning seven decades of warfare between rival mob families in the titular coal town.

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Girlhood

Girlhood

Céline Sciamma | 2014 | DCP | 112 mins

Céline Sciamma’s third feature is one of the best coming-of-age films of recent years, capturing the lives of a gang of tough girls living in the Parisian banlieue with a rare empathy and a close, attentive eye.

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Alex Gibney | 2015 | DCP | 119 mins

This powerful documentary by Oscar winner Alex Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.

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Involuntary

Involuntary

Ruben Östlund | 2008 | DCP | 98 mins

One week exclusive run

Q&A with Ruben Östlund on January 16

Described by Östlund as “a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy,” the director’s second feature draws uneasy laughter through five examinations of bourgeois group dynamics.

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It Follows

It Follows

David Robert Mitchell | 2013 | DCP | 97 mins

Writer-director David Robert Mitchell upends the world he explored in his debut feature, The Myth of the Suburban Sleepover, with a truly terrifying horror movie handled with sophistication, restraint, and a sense of mood and timing that all bring to mind John Carpenter’s masterpiece Halloween.

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Li’l Quinquin

Li’l Quinquin

Bruno Dumont | 2014 | DCP | 200 mins

Bruno Dumont’s absurdist metaphysical murder mystery, with echoes of Twin Peaks, spikes his moral and theological obsessions with tenderness and unforeseen humor.

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Losing Ground

Losing Ground

Kathleen Collins | 1982 | DCP | 86 mins

Extended due to popular demand!

Finally receiving a long overdue theatrical run, Losing Ground is one of the first feature films written and directed by a black woman and a groundbreaking romance exploring women’s sexuality, modern marriage, and the life of artists and scholars.

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The Princess of France

The Princess of France

Matías Piñeiro | 2014 | DCP | 70 mins

Matías Piñeiro’s dazzling fifth feature, which follows a group of young people involved in a radio production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, doesn’t transplant Shakespeare to the present day so much as summon the spirit of his polymorphous comedies. An NYFF52 selection.

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Mommy

Mommy

Xavier Dolan | 2014 | DCP | 139 mins

Quebecois auteur Xavier Dolan’s most fully realized and idiosyncratic work to date stylishly revisits maternal angst and teen alienation when circumstances force brassy widow Diana to homeschool her violently hyperactive son Steve.

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My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Liv Corfixen | 2014 | DCP | 58 mins

One-week exclusive run

Director Liv Corfixen and Nicolas Winding Refn in person at 6:20pm (Q&A) and 8:15pm (intro) shows on Saturday, February 28

Half home movie, half treatise on the anxieties that plague every artist, this documentary by Liv Corfixen (aka Mrs. Refn) offers a warm, domestic perspective on the creative process and an all-access-granted portrait of one of world cinema’s most enigmatic figures.

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The Nightmare

The Nightmare

Rodney Ascher | 2015 | DCP | 90 mins

Opens June 5

Rodney Ascher's follow-up to Room 237 is a terrifying exploration of sleep paralysis, featuring eight real-life victims whose vivid recollections are stylishly reenacted and as unsettling as they are impossible to look away from.

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Play

Play

Ruben Östlund | 2011 | DCP | 118 mins

One week exclusive run

Q&A with Ruben Östlund on January 14

Unabashedly impolite, Östlund’s record of racially charged harassment and societal paralysis offers food for thought and fuel for fury.

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Rebels of the Neon God

Rebels of the Neon God

Tsai Ming-liang | 1992 | DCP | 106 mins

New restoration | One-week exclusive run

Tsai Ming-liang’s perversely funny first feature, about a sullen teen’s misadventures in downtown Taipei, deserves to be counted among the most auspicious debuts of the past several decades.

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Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

Stefan Haupt | 2012 | DCP | 89 mins

The history of the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, only half-finished after 130 years. A testament to an artist’s imperishable vision, and how the beauty of creation lies as much in the process as the product.

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Salvation Army

Salvation Army

Abdellah Taïa | 2013 | DCP | 81 mins

One week exclusive run

Moroccan author Abdellah Taïa’s directorial debut is a bracing, deeply personal account of a young gay man’s awakening that avoids both cliché and the trappings of autobiography, worthy of Bresson in its concreteness and lucidity.

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A Tale of Winter

A Tale of Winter

Eric Rohmer | 1992 | Restored DCP | 114 mins

Rohmer’s late-career masterpiece is at once a luminous Christian parable about the transformative effects of grace and a frightening, unresolved picture of the role chance plays in regulating and structuring human affairs.

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Two Shots Fired

Two Shots Fired

Martín Rejtman | 2014 | DCP | 105 mins

One-week exclusive run

Martín Rejtman’s first feature in a decade, about a family’s curious methods of coping with the youngest teenage son’s inexplicable suicide attempt, is an engrossing, digressive comedy with the weight of an existentialist novel. An NYFF52 selection.

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La última película

La última película

Raya Martin | Mark Peranson | 2013 | 35mm | 88 mins

In this tribute to and critique of Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie, a grandiose filmmaker (Alex Ross Perry) scouts locations for a production that will involve exposing the last extant celluloid film stock on the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse.

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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

Corneliu Porumboiu | 2013 | DCP | 89 mins

A rigorously structured and fascinatingly oblique new film from Corneliu Porumboiu that examines the life of a film director during the moments on a shoot when the camera isn’t rolling.

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