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.
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.Read more »
Easygoing Arnaud becomes smitten with hard-charger Madeleine and follows her to boot camp in this warm and refreshing coming-of age story that was a triple winner at last year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. Winner of three César Awards, for Most Promising Actor, Best Actress, and Best First Film.Read more »
Zeroing in on a dark, hedonistic, wildly creative decade in the life of its subject, Bonello’s latest feature is a kaleidoscopic torrent of lavish excess—and a delirious twist on the modern biopic’s rules and limitations. An NYFF52 selection.Read more »
Opens June 12
Sneak preview June 11 with Crystal Moselle and the Angulos brothers in person for Q&A!
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.Read more »
Opens June 26
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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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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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »