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Posted on 3.31.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) will present the 21th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) May 7-13. Organized under the banner theme “Revolution and Liberation in the Digital Age,” the initial leg of the festival includes eleven features and eight short films from various African nations and the Diaspora. The NYAFF continues throughout May at the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek. In celebration of the centenary of Nigeria’s unification, Opening Night will feature the Nollywood dark comedy Confusion Na Wa by Kenneth Gyang. Centerpiece film is the much-anticipated Half of a Yellow Sun, directed and adapted by Biyi Bandele and starring Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Anika Noni Rose. The sweeping epic Sarraounia is the Closing Night selection.
Posted on 3.24.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Academy Award nominee Rob Reiner, on the evening of April 28th at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Celebration of the beloved filmmaker’s career will feature film and interview clips culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award by Martin Scorsese. The evening’s proceedings will also include appearances by Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Michael McKean, and Robin Wright. In addition, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will screen some of the honoree’s most celebrated films on Sunday, April 27 and Monday, April 28, leading up to the Gala itself. Those films will include classic Reiner-directed titles A Few Good Men, Misery, The Princess Bride, and Stand by Me.
Posted on 3.14.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today an addition to the popular Film Society Free Talks, which will include a discussion with co-writer and director Azazel Jacobs for the upcoming HBO series, Doll and Em, and a sneak preview of select episodes. The free talks kicked off recently with Philomena’s Stephen Frears and Steve Coogan on February 12, followed by Matthew McConaughey on February 21 for Dallas Buyers Club.
Posted on 3.7.2014
FSLC new leadership - Lesli Klainberg appointed Executive Director, Eugene Hernandez Deputy Director
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the appointment of Lesli Klainberg as Executive Director and Eugene Hernandez as Deputy Director, a newly created post at the organization. Klainberg has been in place as the Film Society’s Interim Executive Director since December, and will now officially take the helm. Both will also assume the role of Co-Publisher for Film Comment magazine.
Posted on 3.4.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the full schedule and details today for Art of the Real, the new documentary-as-art series that will take place April 11-26, featuring premieres of new works and recent restorations as well as a wealth of appearances by notable filmmakers. Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Second Game will have its North American premiere on Opening Night, with the director in attendance, following the previously announced screening of Raya Martin and Mark Peranson’s La última película.
Posted on 2.25.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a third season of “Through Our Eyes: Three Decades of EVC Youth Documentaries,” an award-winning retrospective series of films made by teenagers through the Educational Video Center’s (EVC) Youth Documentary Workshop. Spanning 30 years of extraordinary work, the EVC retrospective documentary series captures life in New York City and beyond, through the fresh but unblinking eyes of emerging teen filmmakers. Each program is curated from the archives of EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop program, whose projects have won more than 100 awards, including an Emmy and the White House’s prestigious Coming Up Taller Award. The third season kicks off with two new screenings this spring, with two more to be announced in the fall.
Posted on 2.20.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art announced the complete lineup today for the 43rd edition of New Directors/New Films (March 19 – March 30). For 43 years New Directors/New Films has been an annual rite of early spring in New York City, bringing exciting discoveries from around the world to adventurous moviegoers. All aspects of cinema, from production to exhibition, have changed dramatically over the years, but the spirit of innovation and the element of surprise that have always defined this festival remain intact. Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s festival will screen 27 international feature films and 13 short films.
Posted on 2.19.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Permanent Vacation: The Films of Jim Jarmusch (April 2-10), a complete retrospective—including all 11 features and several short films and music videos—set to lead into the upcoming release of Jarmusch’s latest feature, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, opening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on April 11.
Posted on 2.18.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Rob Reiner, acclaimed director of some of the most popular and influential motion pictures of the past few decades, will be honored at the 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala held at Lincoln Center Monday, April 28, 2014. The event will celebrate the range of Reiner’s work from the pure comedy of This Is Spinal Tap and The Princess Bride to the intense drama of Stand By Me; the romantic comedy of When Harry Met Sally…, as well as his extensive on-screen work highlighted with the role of Michael “Meathead” Stivic in the landmark television series All in the Family. The event will be attended by a host of notable guests honoring the director, producer, actor, and political activist’s career and will include movie and interview clips culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award.
Posted on 2.11.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the initial lineup for the return of the popular FREE Film Society Talks series kicking off tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11, with Philomena’s Stephen Frears and Steve Coogan. The Film Society’s FREE Talks initially launched last Summer with Before Midnight director Richard Linklater, actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. The upcoming events will include a combination of panels, clips, trailers and extended conversations, with questions also taken from the audience. Additional information on moderators and talks will be announced at a later date so stay tuned and visit Filmlinc.com for more information. Talks will take place in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street.