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Posted on 1.14.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art today announced seven official selections for the 2014 New Directors/New Films Festival (ND/NF) (March 19–30). The 2014 edition marks the 43rd year of the festival, which is dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent. Representing eleven countries from around the world, the initial seven selections are Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE (UK), Benedikt Erlingsson’s OF HORSES AND MEN (Iceland), Abdellah Taïa’s SALVATION ARMY (L'Armée du salut) (France/Morocco/Switzerland), Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS (Estonia/France), Roberto Minervini’s STOP THE POUNDING HEART (Belgium/Italy/USA), Albert Serra’s STORY OF MY DEATH (Història de la meva mort) (Spain/France), and Vivian Qu’s TRAP STREET (Shuiyin Jie) (China).
Posted on 1.8.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the schedule for Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, a 21-film series created and organized by Scorsese’s non-profit organization, The Film Foundation in partnership with Propaganda Foundation, DI Factory and CRF, distributed by Milestone Films in cooperation with Janus, featuring classic works from some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957–1987. Curated by Scorsese from a selection of new digital restorations, the series premieres at the Film Society, February 5-16, and will travel to 30 cities this year. Each film will be presented in brilliantly re-mastered and newly subtitled DCPs.
Posted on 12.23.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Edgar G. Ulmer: Back From The Margins, a spotlight on the near-forgotten émigré filmmaker, taking place January 10, 11, 17 and 18
Posted on 12.18.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Rose Kuo is stepping down as Executive Director. Lesli Klainberg, currently Managing Director of the Film Society, has been named Interim Executive Director. Kuo will consult with the Board through the first quarter of 2014, to assist with a smooth transition.
Posted on 12.16.2013
Film Comment’s annual end-of-the-year survey of film critics, journalists, film section editors, and past and present contributors was released today with Joel & Ethan Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE and Richard Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT taking the top spots among films released in 2013. Among films that made appearances at film festivals or special screenings worldwide, but haven’t been picked up for stateside distribution as of yet, Philippe Garrel’s JEALOUSY, Tsai Ming-liang’s STRAY DOGS and Joaquim Pinto’s WHAT NOW? REMIND ME received the top rankings.
Posted on 12.16.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a weeklong celebration of director Alain Guiraudie, who has long been one of French cinema’s most singular voices. The series Alain Guiraudie: King of Escape will begin on Friday, January 24, the same day his new film and 51st New York Film Festival hit, Stranger by the Lake, opens theatrically at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The weeklong series is a complete, two-decade-spanning survey of his rarely seen work, including his short, medium-length, and feature films. Guiraudie will be in attendance for Q&A’s January 24, 25 and 26. A complete schedule will be confirmed shortly. Visit Filmlinc.com for more information.
Posted on 12.12.2013
N NO GREAT HURRY is a funny, intimate and moving film, following photographer Saul Leiter as he deals with the triple burden of cleaning an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80's and fending off a pesky filmmaker. Director Tomas Leach’s poignant debut premiered at DOCNYC and will open at the Film Society of Lincoln Center exclusively on Friday, January 3, 2014 for one week only.
Posted on 12.12.2013
Film series celebrates Richard Linklater’s beloved trilogy with screenings of BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE SUNSET and BEFORE MIDNIGHT, as well as Linklater’s WAKING LIFE. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the series, Celine and Jesse Forever, a special presentation of Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy (including the Gotham and Spirit Award nominated BEFORE MIDNIGHT) at the Film Society from January 3-9.
Posted on 12.11.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center today announced For Your Consideration: Oscar Hopefuls, celebrating films from around the world and for possible consideration in the Best Documentary Feature and Best Foreign Language Film categories for the 2014 Academy Awards®. The series—an opportunity to catch up on some of the best films of the year—will span two weeks with For Your Consideration: Documentary Oscar Hopefuls from December 20—26 and For Your Consideration: Foreign Oscar Hopefuls from December 27—January 2, 2014.
Posted on 12.9.2013
The Film Society of Center announced today a special Views From the Avant-Garde evening presenting the work of video artist Dani Leventhal on Wednesday, December 18 to celebrate the occasion of her receiving the 2013 Kazuko Trust Scholarship Award Grant. The Grant is presented by the Kazuko Trust and The Film Society in recognition for her excellence with experimental work. The evening will include the premiere of two of her newest works (SISTER CITY, NIKHOLE), as well as a special teaser for a new work-in-progress (HARD AS OPAL).