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Posted on 4.16.2014
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-present the 27th Annual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), a weeklong program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events in New York. The celebration will continue with events to be announced for June 17-20 in Los Angeles. This marks the third year that the Festival is co-presented by the Film Society.
Posted on 4.11.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced today a one-night-only event, From Screen to Stage: Bullets Over Broadway, on Monday, May 5 at 6:30PM. The evening will include a screening of an archival print of Woody Allen’s rollicking Oscar®-winning jazz-age ensemble comedy Bullets Over Broadway, followed by a conversation with five-time Tony winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman and lead producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg. The event celebrates the April opening of Bullets over Broadway: The Musical, starring Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie, at the St. James Theatre.
Posted on 4.9.2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, which will take place from June 5-12, 2014. Open Roads has served as the leading North American showcase of contemporary Italian cinema for the past 13 years. This exceptionally strong and diverse edition includes the latest work from established veterans (Gianni Amelio, Roberto Andò, Daniele Luchetti) and top award winners, alongside promising new talents from both the commercial and independent spheres, with in-person appearances at many screenings.
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.