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Posted on 7.13.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for Claude Sautet: The Things of Life from August 1–9, a showcase of Sautet's films. Lineup includes Closing Night film MAX ET LES FERRAILLEURS, which will have its U.S. theatrical premiere with a one week run at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
Posted on 6.27.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for the 13th edition of Latinbeat, the best contemporary cinema from Latin America, from August 10–23. Lineup includes Kenya Marquez's Opening Night film EXPIRATION DATE starring Damian Alcazar and US Premiere of YAMANDU and Jaime Roos' Closing Night film 3 MILLION.
Posted on 6.15.2012
NewFest (www.newfest.org), New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival will soon roll out the rainbow carpet for its 24th season, from Friday, July 27th through Tuesday, July 31st. The stellar lineup includes fourteen narrative features, four documentaries and many anticipated short films. New this year, all screenings and panels will take place at Manhattan's film mecca, The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, marking a continued relationship between the two pioneering film organizations. Stellar Line-Up Includes Josh Sanchez’ Opening Night Film FOUR and Marialy Rivas’ Closing Night Film YOUNG AND WILD. Festival guests include actors Wendell Pierce and Emory Cohen (FOUR) as well as noted documentarian Macky Alston (LOVE FREE OR DIE); new films star Olympia Dukakis, Christine Lahti, Thora Birch, Michael Urie, and Brenda Fricker, among others.
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).