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Posted on 1.6.2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the January selections for SOUND+ VISION, a music documentary series with two special screenings on Saturday, January 24: Will Cowan’s rousing The Big Beat, which includes The Diamonds and Fats Domino mingling with Harry James and The Mills Brothers in this 1958 exuberant jukebox time capsule, followed by Joe Lauro’s new documentary The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, which spotlights dynamic, uncut performances and interviews with two of pop music’s hugest icons, Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. A Q&A will follow with Joe Lauro.
Posted on 12.29.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for the 15th edition of Film Comment magazine’s essential, eclectic festival, taking place February 20 – March 5, 2015. Each year, the annual festival’s selections are full of discoveries—of the coming soon and the never-coming-back, the rare and the rediscovered, the unclassifiable and the underrated, handpicked by the magazine’s editors after scouring the international festival circuit of the past year. Opening night is Mark Hartley’s hilarious tell-all Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. Highlights include a six-film spotlight on autobiographical Danish auteur Nils Malmros;Larry Clark’s unflinching portrait of Parisian youth, The Smell of Us; and Philippe Garrel’s rarely screened elegy Un ange passe. On January 16, Film Comment Selects will present a special sneak preview of Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy followed by Q&A with the director
Posted on 12.19.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968–1986, a series of key films, starting with William Greaves’s seminal Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One and culminating with Spike Lee’s first feature, the independently produced She’s Gotta Have It, which launched a new era of studio filmmaking by black directors. This program includes major works by some of the great filmmakers of this (or any) era in cinema. During this time, activist New York–based black independent filmmakers created an exciting body of work despite lack of support and frequent suppression of minority film production. Programmed by Michelle Materre and Film Society of Lincoln Center Programmer at Large Jake Perlin, co-presented by Creatively Speaking. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, January 15.
Posted on 12.17.2014
The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, January 14-29, 2015. The festival’s 47 features and shorts from 11 countries—21 screening in their world, U.S., or New York premieres—provide a diverse global perspective on the Jewish experience. Opening Night launches with the U.S. Premiere of Asaf Galay and Shaul Betser’s The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Closing Night selection is the New York Premiere of Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira.Highlights include an Artist Focus on Keren Cytter; the 25th anniversary celebration of Paris Is Burning; films selected by Jennie Livingston; exhibitions of film noir trailers and antiwar film posters; a midnight showing of Breakin’; a screening of The Birdcage in memory of Mike Nichols; and more.
Posted on 12.12.2014
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 Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language, and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel taking the top spots among films released in 2014. Of the films that made appearances at film festivals or special screenings worldwide, but haven’t been picked up for stateside distribution as of yet, Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders, Hong Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom, and Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini received the top rankings.
Posted on 12.9.2014
ANTONIO GAUDI, Hiroshi Teshigahara’s audience favorite returns to the Film Society in conjunction with the opening of Stefan Haupt’s SAGRADA: THE MYSTERY OF CREATION. Both films open on Friday, December 19.
Posted on 11.25.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association announced today the lineup for the 43rd edition of Dance on Camera. Taking place January 30 – February 3, the dance-centric film festival returns to the Film Society for the 19th consecutive year with a world-class array of narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts, including U.S. and New York premieres. The festival honors ballet and contemporary dance personalities in film, while also demonstrating dance’s capacity to change lives.
Posted on 11.24.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that the closing night of the complete John Huston retrospective, Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston (December 19 – January 11), will include a screening of Prizzi’s Honor at 7PM on Sunday, January 11, followed by a conversation with Academy Award®–winning actress and director Anjelica Huston
Posted on 11.18.2014
Gangs of Wasseypur, presented by Adi Shankar, is Anurag Kashyap’s extraordinary blood-and-bullets-fueled five-hour crime saga spanning 70 years in the lives—and spectacular deaths—of two mafia-like families fighting for control of the slums of Wasseypur in coal-rich eastern India, inspired by the real-life exploits of local gangs. The producer of The Lunchbox and the director dubbed “the godfather of modern Indian independent cinema,” Kashyap (who also co-wrote and produced) offers his own Godfather of sorts. A selection of the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes, Gangs of Wasseypur will open exclusively at the Film Society on Friday, January 16.
Posted on 11.4.2014
A TALE OF WINTER Returns to the Big Screen in a New HD Restoration; Opens Dec 19 exclusively at FSLC
A Tale of Winter (Conte d’hiver) —which includes a generous excerpt of the play from which it takes its name—is the fullest expression of director Eric Rohmer’s career-long reckoning with Shakespeare, the most sophisticated of his many attempts to pin down the nature of faith, and one of his most graceful, mysterious, and emotionally overwhelming films. The second installment of Rohmer’s “Tales of the Four Seasons,” which also includes A Tale of Springtime (1990), A Summer’s Tale (1996), and Autumn Tale (1998), played the 29th New York Film Festival in 1992 and originally opened theatrically in 1994. The Film Society will present a new HD restoration of A Tale of Winter (Conte d’hiver) on Friday, December 19, for a two-week exclusive run. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, November 20.