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Posted on 5.31.2012
VULGARIA will be the Opening Night Presentation, DOOMSDAY BOOK and GUNS AND ROSES makes their North American Premieres as the Centerpiece Selections and POTECHI (CHIPS) makes its North American Premiere as the Closing Night Presentation. Highlights will include the presentation of the 2012 Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award to Chung Chang-Wha, the 2012 Star Asia Award Donnie Yen, and the 2012 Star Asia Rising Star Award to Michelle Chen and Masami Nagasawa. Many more filmmaker appearances, including Will Yun Lee and the creative team behind Square Enix’s upcoming Hong Kong cinema-inspired video game Sleeping Dogs.
Posted on 5.11.2012
The 23rd annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to New York from June 14 to 28 with a program of powerful human stories of oppression, injustice, and resilience from across the globe. Sixteen documentary and fiction films from 12 countries will be screened, including 14 New York premieres. A co-presentation of Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival will be held at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater. Most of the screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and some by panel discussions with experts and film subjects.
Posted on 5.10.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for their annual showcase of Italian Cinema, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, which will take place from June 8-14. This year’s lineup includes impressive debuts, a return of favorite filmmakers as well as several award winners including TERRAFERMA, Special Jury Prize winner at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and LÀ-BAS: A CRIMINAL EDUCATION, Winner of “Lion of the Future” award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. A diverse selection of titles also includes comedies such as STEP INTO PARADISE, ESCORT IN LOVE and the return of genre cinema with THE LEGEND OF KASPAR HAUSER starring Vincent Gallo and THE ARRIVAL OF WANG. The 2012 lineup expertly showcases the fact that today’s young Italian filmmakers are embracing classic storytelling and breathing new life into them.
Posted on 5.9.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced today that the submission process for the 50th New York Film Festival is now open. For its 50th New York Film Festival, filmmakers are invited to submit their shorts, feature films, and Views from the Avant-Garde films for early submission until May 25, regular submission by June 22 and late submission by July 15. As we countdown to NYFF’s historic 50th edition in 2012, the Film Society is also proud to present an on-going screening series of highlights from the festival’s first 49 years, as curated by past and present members of the NYFF selection committee.
Posted on 5.2.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center introduced the addition of a Summer Midnight Movies series to their weekly programming. Led by a screening of Casey Pugh’s STAR WARS UNCUT, a fan-generated shot-by-shot remake of STAR WARS: EPISODE IV—A NEW HOPE on Friday, June 1, the series’ first announced offerings will include such late-night classics as Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD and EVIL DEAD II, and Ralph Bakshi’s FRITZ THE CAT.
Posted on 4.26.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a complete retrospective of three-time Oscar-nominee Ridley Scott, whose career began in the 70’s and who has continued to excite and enchant audiences with his remarkable storytelling ability. The retrospective will run from May 25 - June 3 and will include the Director’s cut of KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, a new 35mm print of THELMA & LOUISE and the chance for fans to catch all of their favorites on the big screen.
Posted on 4.25.2012
Families can continue to enjoy kid-friendly films with The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s delightful Family Films matinee series with a new summer lineup with classic Hollywood pairings. Beloved Hollywood hits include romantic classics (WOMAN OF THE YEAR, SHALL WE DANCE) from the Golden Age of Hollywood to slapstick buddy guy comedies (THE STING, ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN) and even a celebrated cartoon classic (TOM & JERRY).
Posted on 4.23.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the schedule for COWARD ON FILM (May 11-13), which will run in conjunction with the ongoing citywide festival STAR QUALITY: THE WORLD OF NOËL COWARD honoring the British playwright, actor, director and composer. The series will trace the breadth of his film work, which ranges from British silent and sound adaptations of his early plays to the later prestige productions of his works made in Hollywood. Notable films from his multi-film collaboration with the young David Lean will also be highlighted, as well as his celebrated cameo appearances in others’ films.
Posted on 4.18.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that it will collaborate with StoryCode and Kill Screen Magazine as it steps up its transmedia/immersive media programming and becomes a key participant in the ongoing discussion on how the evolution of technology has changed the way we convey and consume narrative.
Posted on 4.13.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s year-long countdown to the New York Film Festival’s historic 50th edition continues this spring, offering the rare opportunity to view several undisputed classics of the big screen, many of which were introduced to the world at NYFF. These include breakthrough films from the 1990s by Zhang Yimou, Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion and more. A special appearance will be made by director/editor Steve James at the Hoop Dreams screening on Tuesday, June 5.