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Posted on 8.21.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today By Marguerite Duras, October 15-22, a weeklong retrospective of the film work by the novelist, essayist, and playwright on the occasion of her centennial, and the re-release of Hiroshima Mon Amour at the Film Society on October 17. Duras directed 19 features and short films, many adapted from her own work, all exceedingly difficult to see in the U.S., until now. The lineup includes a selection of her formally daring films, movies adapted from her writing, short films, and more, all on 35mm.
Posted on 8.20.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the World Premiere of Roger Teich and Henry S. Rosenthal’s never-before-seen time-capsule work Jeff, Embrace Your Past on Wednesday, September 17 at 7PM at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street). Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 4. The time-capsule work was filmed in and around Koons’s 1992 retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and will screen on September 17 with the co-creators in person.
Posted on 8.13.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the 30 films that will comprise the Main Slate official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 – October 12), including such notable directors as Lisandro Alonso, Asia Argento, Olivier Assayas, Nick Broomfield, Pedro Costa, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Abel Ferrara, Jean-Luc Godard, Hong Sang-soo, Mike Leigh, Mia Hansen-Løve, Bennett Miller, Oren Moverman, Alex Ross Perry, Alain Resnais, Alice Rohrwacher, and Josh & Benny Safdie. New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair, Kent Jones said: “Sometimes the sheer breadth of cinema amazes me. In this year’s lineup, we have great big films alongside films made on the most intimate scale, personal epics and intricately constructed chamber pieces, films of great serenity and films that leave you dazed, first films and last films, all equally vivid, alive, and essential. Taken altogether, this year’s Main Slate reminds me, all over again, why I love the cinema so much, and it will do the same for you.”
Posted on 8.5.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that USC’s Henry Jenkins, author of Convergence Culture, will make the Keynote Address for the 2014 NYFF Convergence, which takes place September 27-28). The initial three selections for NYFF Convergence were also unveiled.
Posted on 8.5.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business (August 29 – September 1). The film series will feature, highlight, and celebrate the musical and visual force of nature that James Brown was via both signature moments on film and in musical performances that have rarely been seen on the big screen—or at all.
Posted on 8.5.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today “Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?” to take place on September 5-14. The complete retrospective, the legendary filmmaker’s first in the United States, will include all twelve of Waters’s features, including Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Serial Mom, and his first two, Mondo Trasho and Multiple Maniacs, which introduced the world to his beloved, iconic muse Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead). The series will kick off with a special opening night presentation of Female Trouble followed by a discussion with John Waters and critic J. Hoberman. That same evening, Waters will introduce Serial Mom.
Posted on 7.21.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance as the Closing Night selection for the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 – October 12). The black comedy stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. This marks Iñárritu’s third time at the festival, having previously screened Amores Perros (2000) and 21 Grams (2003). The Fox Searchlight Pictures and New Regency release is slated to open in select theaters on October 17, 2014.
Posted on 7.19.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice will make its World Premiere as the Centerpiece selection for the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 – October 12) on Saturday, October 4. The first feature film adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel, Inherent Vice stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin; Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Benicio Del Toro; Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, and newcomer Katherine Waterston. This marks Anderson’s third time at the festival, having previously screened Boogie Nights (1997) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). The Warner Bros. Pictures release is slated to open in limited release on December 12, 2014 and wide on January 9, 2015.
Posted on 7.17.2014
FSLC announces world premiere of David Fincher’s GONE GIRL as the opening night selection for NYFF52
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that David Fincher’s Gone Girl will make its World Premiere as the Opening Night selection for the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 – October 12), which will kick off at Alice Tully Hall and return to Tavern on the Green for the after party. Based upon the global best seller by Gillian Flynn, and starring Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry, Gone Girl marks Fincher’s return to the festival since The Social Network, the 2010 Opening Night Gala selection. The 20th Century Fox and New Regency release is due in theaters on October 3, 2014.
Posted on 7.16.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today An Evening with Isabelle Huppert, moderated by filmmaker John Waters, on Wednesday July 30 at 6:00pm. The event will include a sneak-preview screening of the legendary French actress’s latest film and 51st New York Film Festival official selection, Catherine Breillat’s Abuse of Weakness, immediately followed by an extended conversation between Huppert and Waters. Huppert will then introduce Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher, for which she won some of her best reviews and the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Abuse of Weakness will open theatrically for an exclusive one-week run at the Film Society on Friday, August 15.