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Posted on 4.8.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for Green Screens (May 31-June 5), a six-day film series of environmental documentaries. Previously an ongoing monthly screening presentation, the Green Screens series will expand that effort with a concentrated program of films screened in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) that examine eco-crises, their effects and also highlight what people all around the world are doing to face these challenges.
Posted on 4.2.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the presenter line up for the upcoming 40th Chaplin Award honoring Academy Award-winner Barbra Streisand, on the evening of April 22nd at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. The celebration in honor of the international film legend’s groundbreaking career will feature musical performances and film and interview clips culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award by President Bill Clinton. APPEARANCES BY TONY BENNETT, KRISTIN CHENOWETH, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, WYNTON MARSALIS, LIZA MINNELLI, AND MANY MORE!
Posted on 3.28.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a special Midnight screening at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) of Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic THE SHINING on Friday, March 29 following the opening of Rodney Ascher’s documentary ROOM 237. ROOM 237 explores the opinions and commentary of cinephiles and dedicated fans of the Kubrick’s masterpiece who each believe they have found clues embedded within the film that tell a story just as compelling as the film itself. Ascher and producer Tim Kirk will attend and participate in post-screening Q&As following the 6:30PM show on Friday, March 29 and the 1:30PM and 6:30PM shows on Saturday, March 30.
Posted on 3.12.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Old Ghosts, New Dreams: The Emerging Cambodian Cinema (April 19-25). To be presented in conjunction with the citywide Season of Cambodia arts festival, FSLC will team with the great documentarian Rithy Panh to screen a fascinating survey of films from Cambodia.
Posted on 3.8.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will kick off its daily radio program today, Film Society’s Daily Buzz with Eugene Hernandez, from the 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW). The daily radio show will be recorded at the historic Stateside Theater and airing daily at 9PM CST on KUT (90.5 FM) and also available on kut.org. The show will be hosted by Eugene Hernandez, Director of Digital Strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Posted on 3.4.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center today announced the departure of Robert Koehler, and the appointment of critic and programmer Dennis Lim as Director of Cinematheque Programming. Koehler will step down immediately and return to Los Angeles to focus on personal matters and requests that his family’s privacy be respected.
Posted on 2.27.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) have teamed up once again for the 20th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) April 3–9, presented under the banner theme LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD: 20 YEARS OF THE NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL. This year’s lineup will pay homage to master Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène and the first generation of African filmmakers, while passing the baton to a new generation of African visual storytellers, who continue to transform our understanding of, and vision for, the Continent. Opening Night launches with the rarely-screened Guelwaar from ‘Father of African Cinema’ Ousmane Sembène and Closing Night revisits TGV with director Moussa Touré in attendance. Festival includes the U.S. Premiere of Dolce Vita Africana, about legendary Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, as well as the buzzed-about films Death for Sale, Burn it up Djassa and Nairobi Half Life from the new wave of African directors. Haitian-born Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean-Louis in appearance for historical epic Toussaint Louverture.
Posted on 2.22.2013
The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the full lineup today for the 42nd edition of New Directors/New Films (March 20 – 31). Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging filmmaking talent, the festival will screen 25 features (19 narrative, 6 documentary) and 17 short films representing 24 countries – all having their New York City premieres. Alexandre Moors's BLUE CAPRICE is the Opening Night presentation with Penny Lane's OUR NIXON slated for the Closing NIght slot.
Posted on 2.14.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced two special Sneak Preview screening events in March at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street). FSLC will present Oscilloscope Laboratories’ REALITY on March 4 and DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming 3D film, THE CROODS on March 13. Filmmakers for both films will attend and participate in Q&As.
Posted on 2.13.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a BRAZILIAN SAGA: CARLOS DIEGUES’ CINEMATIC ADVENTURES, a comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking filmmaker’s work, from April 12 – 18. A pioneer of the revolutionary Cinema Novo movement, which made film an integral part of the cultural and sociopolitical struggles facing Brazil in the 60’s. Diegues’ now-iconic films had a historical emphasis and were among the first to bring Afro-Brazilian culture to life on film.