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Posted on 4.12.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a weeklong celebration titled Man of Steel: Burt Lancaster at 100. Accomplished athlete, card-carrying member of the ACLU and creative producer, Burt Lancaster was one of the greatest actors in the history of American cinema. On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will screen a selection of his best films.
Posted on 4.11.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, which will take place from June 6-12, 2013. This year’s lineup includes impressive debuts, a return of favorite filmmakers as well as several award winners. Highlights include opening night selection of Paolo Virzi's comedic love story starring Italian songstress Thony in EVERY BLESSED DAY, Venice Film Festival winner and Daniele Cipri's debut feature IT WAS THE SON, and the latest from master filmmaker Marco Bellochio, DORMANT BEAUTY. In-person appearances by directors Marco Bellochio, Daniele Cipri, Pappi Crosicato, Elisa Fuksas, Salvatore Mereu, Susanna Nicchiarelli and Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Posted on 4.10.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced a special Film Comment Selects presentation of controversial Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise Trilogy on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27. The two-night event will include Friday screenings of PARADISE: LOVE (2012) and PARADISE: FAITH (2012), and will conclude with a Saturday screening of PARADISE: HOPE (2013) with Seidl attending and participating in a conversation about the trilogy.
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.