Press materials may be downloaded here.
RECENT PRESS RELEASES:
Posted on 4.16.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) have once again joined forces to present the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF), running May 6-12. Under the banner of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024), the 22nd edition of the festival presents a diverse crop of 15 features and 13 short films from Africa and the Diaspora. The NYAFF continues throughout May at the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek. The festivities take place as AFF celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Posted on 4.14.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Sounds Like Music: The Films of Martín Rejtman (May 13-19). Hailed as one of the founding fathers of New Argentine Cinema, the series puts a spotlight on his illustrious 28-year career starting with his 1992 debut feature Rapado. The offbeat minimalist, youthful comedy, which he wrote and directed, single-handedly revitalized Argentine narrative film in the 1990s and established a break from the politically oriented films that was shaping much of Argentine cinema that resulted from the nation’s many years of dictatorship. Born in Buenos Aires, he spent time as a student of New York University’s film program, where he started out directing short films. The five contemporary movies he’s made since are models of stylistic precision, narrative structure, and comic pacing, and his works have been compared to notable directors like Akerman, Jarmusch, Bresson and Tati.
Posted on 4.9.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced a new recurring series, Print Screen, that bridges the worlds of cinema and literature by inviting authors to present films that complement and have inspired their work. The series kicks off on Thursday, April 30 with an evening with New York writer and theater artist Corina Copp. This previously announced event includes a reading of her new book of poems, The Green Ray, and a screening of the film of the same name, which is part of the Film Society’s upcoming Eric Rohmer series. Karl Ove Knausgaard will be signing copies of the latest in his My Struggle series on Saturday, May 9 and will present Lars von Trier’s The Idiots. On Monday, May 18, Maggie Nelson will read from her latest book, The Argonauts, and present a curated selection of video pieces, followed by a discussion with her partner, artist Harry Dodge. The May book events are presented in collaboration with McNally Jackson.
Posted on 4.7.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Indiewire, Film Comment magazine, and the Locarno Film Festival announced a call for entries for the fourth annual Locarno Film Festival’s Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring film critics that takes place during the festival (August 5-15). The program, which has a stateside component that takes place during the New York Film Festival, is designed to nurture promising film critics and journalists as they attend and cover screenings and events at the festival.
Posted on 4.2.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present sneak-preview screenings throughout April and June for upcoming new releases. On Monday, April 20, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, presented by Sound + Vision, the Film Society’s recurring music documentary series, will screen followed by a discussion with director Brett Morgen; on Tuesday, April 28, Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film, the sumptuous Thomas Hardy adaptation Far from the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan, will screen followed by a conversation with the director; and The Wolfpack, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for U.S. Documentary, will screen on Thursday, June 11 with director Crystal Moselle and subjects in attendance. The film will open theatrically at the Film Society on June 12. For more information, visit filmlinc.com.
Posted on 4.2.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the complete retrospective I Put a Spell on You: The Films of Bertrand Bonello (April 29 – May 4). Led by a special sneak-preview presentation of the director’s latest film (and one of the hits of last year’s NYFF), Saint Laurent, on Wednesday, April 29 with Bonello and the film’s star Gaspard Ulliel in person, the series will take a look at the work of one of the most daring, intelligent, and virtuosic figures in French cinema today. The Film Society of Lincoln Center will also present selections of works from Bonello’s recent exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Bertrand Bonello, Résonances in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery and in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater.
Posted on 3.23.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Eric Rohmer’s Comedies and Proverbs (April 17-30). The series will feature the films from the celebrated director’s thematic cycle coinciding with a two-week exclusive run of a new digital restoration of Full Moon in Paris (1984) and will conclude with An Evening with Corina Copp and The Green Ray on April 30.
Posted on 3.12.2015
FSLC ANNOUNCES BARBRA STREISAND TO PRESENT THE 42ND ANNUAL CHAPLIN AWARD TO ROBERT REDFORD, April 27
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that Barbra Streisand (recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award) will present the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award–winner Robert Redford, director, actor, producer, environmentalist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival and Institute, who will be honored at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 27. A star-studded presenter lineup will also include J.C. Chandor, Jane Fonda, and John Turturro. A seven-film tribute will take place leading up to the Gala, The Films of Robert Redford, April 24-27
Posted on 3.6.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Obscure Pleasures: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk (April 2-9). Co-presented with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, NY, the series will offer a rare opportunity to see the work of the controversial filmmaker on the big screen. These masterpieces of surrealist and erotic cinema, populated by a rogue’s gallery of infamous performers like Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Sylvia Kristel, and Paloma Picasso, feature explicit sexual content that often led them to be banned in several countries at the time of their release.
Posted on 3.6.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today its complete lineup for Art of the Real, the second annual documentary-as-art festival, taking place April 10-26. Founded on the most expansive possible view of documentary film, this nonfiction showcase features new work from around the world and in a variety of genres alongside retrospective and thematic selections, including a tribute to the great French director Agnès Varda and a spotlight on the art and history of reenactment.