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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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Ballet 422

Jody Lee Lipes | 2014 | 72 mins

Balletomanes and behind-the-scenes aficionados will revel in director Jody Lee Lipes’s visual diary of the creation of New York City Ballet’s 422nd original ballet and its impassioned, up-and-coming choreographer.

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It Follows

David Robert Mitchell | 2013 | 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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Lisandro Alonso | 2014 | 108 mins

A work of tremendous beauty and a source of continual surprise, Alonso’s first period piece stars Viggo Mortensen as a Danish military engineer who traverses a visually stunning variety of Patagonian shrub, rock, grass, and desert on horseback and on foot in search of his teenage daughter.

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Coming Soon

Dior and I

Frédéric Tcheng | 2014 | 90 mins

Opens April 10

Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary offers audiences a privileged and thorough glimpse into the inner workings of the fashion industry—in this case, the hallowed, 69-year-old house of Christian Dior—and its fascination with its subject is nothing short of infectious.

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Rebels of the Neon God

Tsai Ming-liang | 1992 | 106 mins

Opens April 10

New restoration!

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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Full Moon in Paris

Eric Rohmer | 1984 | 102 mins

Two-week exclusive run opens April 17

New digital restoration!

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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Past Films


Joel Potrykus | 2015 | 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

Spike Lee | 2014 | 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

Robin Campillo | 2013 | 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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Gangs of Wasseypur

Anurag Kashyap | 2012 | 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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Céline Sciamma | 2014 | 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

Alex Gibney | 2015 | 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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Ruben Östlund | 2008 | 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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Li’l Quinquin

Bruno Dumont | 2014 | 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

Kathleen Collins | 1982 | 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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Xavier Dolan | 2014 | 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

Liv Corfixen | 2014 | 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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Ruben Östlund | 2011 | 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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Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

Stefan Haupt | 2012 | 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

Abdellah Taïa | 2013 | 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

Eric Rohmer | 1992 | 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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La última película

Raya Martin | Mark Peranson | 2013 | 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

Corneliu Porumboiu | 2013 | 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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