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Posted on 10.21.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Robert Redford, Academy Award–winning director, actor, producer, environmentalist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival and Institute, will be honored at the 42nd Annual Chaplin Award Gala held at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 27, 2015. The evening will celebrate the plethora of iconic roles he has played and the remarkable work he has directed and/or produced. Redford continues to influence the world of cinema, through his distinguished stage and film career, as well as his continued support of several generations of innovative voices in independent film through his nonprofit Sundance Institute and internationally recognized Film Festival. The event will be attended by a host of notable guests and will include movie and interview clips culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award. For ticketing and additional information, go to filmlinc.com/gala.
Posted on 10.9.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual horror fest Scary Movies returns for its 8th edition featuring a recent Toronto Film Festival audience award winner, a first-time documentary selection, creature features, and choice rarities among its lineup of curated horror films and thrillers. Highlights include an Opening Night screening of Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s Among the Living, John McNaughton’s The Harvest, and a Closing Night presentation of Gerald Kargl’s rarely screened Angst. Revival selections include William A. Fraker’s A Reflection of Fear, Robert Clouse’s The Pack, and Dick Maas’s Amsterdamned.
Posted on 10.1.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host three one-night-only special events. Audiences will have a chance to see the Cannes award-winner Force Majeure; revisit the groundbreaking neorealist classic La Ciudad; and experience live ambient music by a Brooklyn-based band in our amphitheater with the Sound + Vision event Staring at Sound: Emar Diem. Tickets on sale tomorrow, Thursday October 2. Visit filmlinc.com for more information.
Posted on 9.26.2014
"I can’t wait to see what will go on between couples at dinner after they see the movie,” said David Fincher as he prepares to debut his latest film, Gone Girl, as the Opening Night Gala selection at The New York Film Festival tonight, September 26. Contributing editor Amy Taubin spoke to Fincher for the September/October issue of Film Comment about his inspiration to adapt the popular novel for the screen, what was behind the casting choices, and his fascination about audience reactions to the main characters in the film.
Posted on 9.25.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the world premiere of Kathryn Bigelow’s PSA Last Days followed by a panel to be presented on Saturday, September 27 at 6PM at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Bigelow will moderate the panel, The Crisis in Elephant Poaching, with participants Peter Knights, Julieta V. Lozano, K’naan Warsame, and Peter Godwin. Tickets for the event are free and will be distributed one hour prior to the start time; visit filmlinc.com/nyff for more information.
Posted on 9.23.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Jean-Paul Kelly as the 2014 Kazuko Trust Award Recipient. The grant is presented by the Kazuko Trust and the Film Society, in recognition of the artistic excellence and innovation in his moving image work. Kelly’s latest short film, The Innocents, will premiere in Program 12, on Sunday October 5 at 6:30PM, in this year’s Projections section (running October 3-5). Visit filmlinc.com/nyff for more information.
Posted on 9.18.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced a special screening of Wayne Wang’s Soul of a Banquet to be held at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) on Sunday, October 19 at 7:00PM. The director and documentary subject, Cecilia Chiang will be in attendance for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
Posted on 9.15.2014
Film Comment magazine and Indiewire and its parent company SnagFilms, announced the eight finalists for the third annual New York Film Festival (NYFF) Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring film critics that takes place during the festival (September 26 – October 12). The program is designed to nurture promising film critics and journalists as they attend and cover screenings and events at this year’s festival.
Posted on 9.11.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host Ethan Hawke on September 30 and Richard Gere on October 8 as guests of honor for “An Evening With…” at the 52nd New York Film Festival. “An Evening With…Richard Gere” will be presented by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Updating the tribute format from previous years, the evenings will include an intimate dinner and a conversation between the guests and NYFF Director Kent Jones, and will benefit the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Hawke will also be attending the festival as a director, on behalf of his documentary Seymour: An Introduction, and Gere stars in the Main Slate selection from director Oren Moverman, Time Out of Mind.
Posted on 9.8.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the 2014 NYFF Talks will feature Paul Thomas Anderson in conversation for On Cinema, and the HBO Directors Dialogues participants will be Mathieu Amalric, Pedro Costa, Mike Leigh, and Bennett Miller. All five events are sponsored by HBO. Tickets for On Cinema will go on sale at noon this Sunday, September 7, and are $12 for students, $15 for Members and $20 for General Public. The HBO Directors Dialogues are free to the public and will be distributed one hour prior to the event. Visit filmlinc.com/nyff for more information.