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Posted on 8.19.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the 35 films that will comprise the main slate of official selections for the 51st New York Film Festival (September 27-October 13) including such notable directors as Catherine Breillat, J.C. Chandor, Joel & Ethan Coen, Richard Curtis, Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin, Ralph Fiennes, James Franco, James Gray, Jim Jarmusch, Claude Lanzmann, Alexander Payne, Hong Sang-soo, Frederick Wiseman and Jia Zhangke.
Posted on 8.13.2013
The 25th annual NewFest, New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival will run from Friday, September 6th through Wednesday, September 11th, with a lineup of 15 narrative features, 4 documentaries, 31 shorts and other special events. For the third time in NewFest's history, the festival is in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and screenings and panels will take place at Manhattan's film mecca, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and the JCC in Manhattan.
Posted on 8.13.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selections for the upcoming popular monthly Indie Night and Art of the Real series. Spotlighting the best and boldest new wave of independent cinema, Indie Night keeps with the Film Society’s tradition of supporting and showcasing emerging filmmakers. September’s selection is Daniel Patrick Carbone’s HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES and in October Indie Night will feature a special retrospective screening and also welcome back director Alex Rivera for SLEEP DEALER, which premiered at the 2008 edition of New Directors/New Films. This week’s previously announced August Indie Night showcases Mike Ott’s PEARBLOSSOM HWY tomorrow, on Tuesday, August 13 at 8:00PM, with the director in attendance.
Posted on 8.8.2013
FSLC announces the World Premiere of Spike Jonze’s HER as the Closing Night Gala Selection of NYFF51
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Spike Jonze’s HER, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson will make its World Premiere as the Closing Night Gala presentation for the upcoming 51st New York Film Festival (September 27 – October 13).
Posted on 8.5.2013
WORLD PREMIERE of THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY announced as Centerpiece for 51st NY Film Festival
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Ben Stiller’s highly anticipated adaptation of James Thurber’s classic short story THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY which also stars Stiller alongside Kristen Wiig, will make its World Premiere on Saturday, October 5 as the Centerpiece Gala presentation for the upcoming 51st New York Film Festival (September 27 – October 13).
Posted on 8.5.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Paul Greengrass’s CAPTAIN PHILLIPS will make its World Premiere as the Opening Night Gala presentation for the upcoming 51st New York Film Festival (September 27 – October 13). Starring two-time Academy Award® winner and 2009 Film Society Chaplin Award honoree Tom Hanks in the title role, the film is Academy Award®-nominated director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.
Posted on 7.25.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Indiewire announced today a call for entries for the 2013 New York Film Festival Critics Academy. The Critics Academy, Indiewire and Film Society’s initiative to assist aspiring film critics with the process of kickstarting their careers, was first launched at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival. Produced in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, a local version was then produced that fall during the 2012 New York Film Festival. In January, the Sundance Film Festival will host a Critics Academy funded in part by the Roger Ebert Scholarship for Film Criticism. Earlier this month, the finalists were announced for the next Locarno Critics Academy, which begins August 6.
Posted on 7.24.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today additions to their popular series of free summer programming highlighted by Friday screenings throughout August of critically acclaimed HBO FILMS titles Behind the Candelabra, Cinema Verite, Too Big To Fail and Game Change. Each film will screen twice each Friday, 4:00PM and 7:30PM, in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The on-going free-to-the-public Summer Talks series has also added Lovelace directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman on July 31 at 7PM, and director Lee Daniels on August 15 at 7PM for Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Posted on 7.22.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for Cinema of Resistance, (August 23-29) a weeklong survey of politically charged films from around the world. Jean-Luc Godard once declared it was no longer enough to make political films. “One must make films politically,” he said. The 16-film presentation includes fiction and documentary films that have responded to urgent circumstances in precisely this spirit: radical in both content and form, ever mindful of the relationship between politics and aesthetics. Ranging from the Vietnam War to Occupy Wall Street, addressing conflicts in Algeria, Ireland, and Afghanistan, these films offer an essential view of cinema’s historical, and continuing, role in revolutionary culture.
Posted on 7.18.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and AMC announced today the confirmed cast, and schedule details, for the upcoming “The Perfect Batch: Breaking Bad Cast Favorites,” for which series Creator and Executive Producer Vince Gilligan will join, previously announced participants, stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris and Bob Odenkirk, to present their favorite episodes and participate in Q&A sessions. New additions to the cast lineup include Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris, and moderators for the conversations will be Matt Zoller Seitz, television critic for New York Magazine and editor in chief of RogerEbert.com on August 1 and Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker on August 2. The conversation portion of the evening will be live streamed through Filmlinc.com. Afterwards, fans may find the panel video in its entirety on amc.com. Tickets will go on sale on Filmlinc.com tomorrow, Friday, July 19 at noon.