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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.
Posted on 11.3.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that the final Film Comment Double Feature of 2014, on December 2, will be Fred Zinnemann’s last two films - the Academy Award®–winning Julia, starring Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave, will be preceded by his final film, Five Days One Summer, with Sean Connery. The evening will begin at 6:30PM with his final work, Five Days One Summer, followed by the multiple Academy Award®–winning Julia. Both will be presented in 35mm.
Posted on 10.31.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston, December 19 – January 11, a retrospective spanning five decades of the his iconic works, mostly as director, but also as screenwriter and actor. Huston was one of the greatest filmmakers of Hollywood’s golden age: an artist of great toughness, conviction, and eloquence; a master storyteller; a hardened cynic; a reluctant romantic; a stellar director of actors, and a brilliant actor himself. Discover, or rediscover, some of his most popular films as well as his rarely seen works on the big screen during this three-week comprehensive retrospective. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, November 20. Visit filmlinc.com for more information.
Posted on 10.28.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today The Last Laugh: An Alternate History of Spanish Comedy. Focusing on the tradition of grotesque humor throughout the history of Spanish cinema, the series will run from December 12-18, and will include appearances by Santiago Aguilar, José Luis Cuerda, Isaki Lacuesta, and Óscar Pérez.
Posted on 10.27.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Nastassja Kinski: From the Heart, November 27 – December 3. Kinski will be in attendance to present the weeklong spotlight, and revisit some of her signature performances. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, November 6. Visit filmlinc.com for more information.
Posted on 10.27.2014
Maidan is a stunning record of a nation at a pivotal point in its history and chronicles the civil uprising that toppled the government of Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovich and has since developed into an international crisis. Filmed in stunning long takes, Maidan plunges the viewer into the middle of a revolution for a startling and immediate portrait of an awakening nation, rediscovering its identity. The film marks the return of acclaimed director Sergei Loznitsa’s to documentary filmmaking after the breakout successes of his fiction films My Joy and In the Fog. Maidan played in Cannes and Toronto, and will open at the Film Society on Friday, December 12 for a one-week run.
Posted on 10.24.2014
FSLC and Romanian Film Initiative announce lineup for Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, 9th edition
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Romanian Film Initiative are pleased to announce the 9th edition of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, which has been hailed by The New York Times as one of the “annual treasures” of the Film Society’s programming. The festival will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from December 4-8, offering a selection of the best of contemporary Romanian filmmaking, including features, documentaries and shorts, along with panels and special programs focusing on the work of Romanian filmmakers. Highlights include Romania’s entry in the foreign-language Oscar race, The Japanese Dog, by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu; Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Second Game; the North American Premiere of Vlad Petri’s Where Are You Bucharest?; Maya Vitkova’s Viktoria, the first Bulgarian film selected at Sundance; a spotlight on director Stere Gulea; and many in-person appearances! For the second consecutive year, select films will also screen at the Jacob Burns Film Center, from December 5-10.
Posted on 10.21.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for Mountainfilm 2014, which runs November 21-23. For its fifth year, Mountainfilm returns with a weekend of documentaries about adventure, environment, and culture. But mainly adventure. From wrangling buffalo in the American West to bull-riding in a very different kind of rodeo; from fly-fishing in France 60 years after the Liberation to liberating another, much smaller creature in Europe; from a nail-biting rescue story in the Grand Tetons to the history of climbing in Yosemite Valley, Mountainfilm 2014 promises to educate, inspire, and motivate audiences with adventures worth pursuing.
Posted on 10.21.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the details for the second half of the popular Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist retrospective, November 7-26, the largest in New York City in over a decade. Part 1 included most of his work leading up to 1974; Part 2 will pick up from that year and go through 1982. The ambitious two-part series includes all of his theatrical features, much of his television work, plus films he starred in and others that have influenced him.