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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.
Posted on 2.12.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that President Bill Clinton will present the 40th Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Barbra Streisand, the first American woman artist to receive credit as writer, director, producer and star of a major feature film, YENTL, during a Gala Ceremony held at Lincoln Center on the evening of Monday, April 22, 2013.
Posted on 2.12.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced details today for the upcoming film series, Foxy, The Complete Pam Grier (March 15-17). Screening at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street), and highlighted by the attendance of Grier at several screenings, the film series includes such fan favorites and notable classics as THE BIG BIRD CAGE (1972), COFFY (1973), ESCAPE FROM LA (1996), FOXY BROWN (1974), and GREASED LIGHTNING (1977), as well as JACKIE BROWN (1997) featuring her Golden Globe and SAG Award nominated performance in the title role.
Posted on 2.5.2013
The 18th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinématek, February 28 – March 10. French cinema is as varied and vital as ever in 2013, and the new edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema covers the widest possible spectrum. OPENING NIGHT LAUNCHES WITH POPULAIRE, US PREMIERE AND DIRECTORIAL DEBUT FROM RÉGIS ROINSARD STARRING ROMAIN DURIS. IN-PERSON APPEARANCES INCLUDE NIELS ARESTRUP, CATHERINE CORSINI, JACQUES DOILLON, ROMAIN DURIS, ANNIE MILLER, FRANÇOIS OZON, NICOLAS PHILIBERT, AUDREY TAUTOU AND MANY MORE!
Posted on 2.4.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Golden Globe winner and two-time Academy Award nominee actress Jessica Chastain will appear on Friday, February 8th at 3:00pm at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater for a conversation on film in a special free-to-the-public event.
Posted on 1.25.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for the upcoming 13th edition of FILM COMMENT SELECTS (February 18-28), Film Comment magazine’s essential and eclectic film festival. Featuring a lineup of the coming soon and the never-coming-back, the rare and the rediscovered, the unclassifiable and the underrated, these films are hand-picked by the magazine’s editors and contributors from their travels around the international festival circuit. This annual feast of cinephilia of all stripes has something for everyone. Opening Night launches with Antonio Campos’s engrossing SIMON KILLER and Closing Night concludes with Michel Gondry’s unclassifiable teen workshop film THE WE AND THE I. Additional highlights include films from Marco Bellocchio, Phillipe Grandrieux, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Manoel de Oliveira, and Ben Wheatley.