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Posted on 12.9.2013
The Film Society of Center announced today a special Views From the Avant-Garde evening presenting the work of video artist Dani Leventhal on Wednesday, December 18 to celebrate the occasion of her receiving the 2013 Kazuko Trust Scholarship Award Grant. The Grant is presented by the Kazuko Trust and The Film Society in recognition for her excellence with experimental work. The evening will include the premiere of two of her newest works (SISTER CITY, NIKHOLE), as well as a special teaser for a new work-in-progress (HARD AS OPAL).
Posted on 12.6.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today, Liv & Ingmar: The Films will screen from December 13-19 in conjunction with Dheeraj Akolkar’s documentary, LIV & INGMAR opening at Film Society on Friday, December 13. Film series highlights the cinema classics created by the legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman with his partner and muse Liv Ullmann, including AUTUMN SONATA, CRIES AND WHISPERS, PERSONA and “Scenes From a Marriage”.
Posted on 12.5.2013
Milestone will be launching the 21-film retrospective Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema throughout North America. Premiering in New York City at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on February 5th, 2014, the series features films from some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957–1987. Curated by Martin Scorsese, each film has been digitally re-mastered and brilliantly restored to newly subtitled DCPs. The program was created and organized by Scorsese’s non-profit organization, The Film Foundation.
Posted on 12.4.2013
The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 23rd annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Jan. 8-23, 2014. The festival’s 49 features and shorts from ten countries - 23 screening in their world, U.S. or New York premieres - provide a diverse global perspective on the Jewish experience. Opening Night launches with the US Premiere of Anne Weil and Philippe Kotlarski’s Friends from France and the Closing Night selection is Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida. Highlights include Bethlehem, Israel’s submission for the 2013 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film; a selection of films by Wim Wenders; the 30th Anniversary celebration of Paris, Texas; an Artist Focus on Yael Bartana; midnight screening of Saul Bass’s Phase IV and much more!
Posted on 11.19.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today it will present Episodes 1 and 2 from Sundance Channel’s hit THE RETURNED (LES REVENANTS), created by Fabrice Gobert and adapted from the 2004 film, THEY CAME BACK. On Saturday, November 23 at 4PM, the episodes will screen back-to-back, for free to the public, in the Amphitheater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with producers Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, and Jimmy Desmarais. The event will be co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Music Box Films.
Posted on 11.18.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association today announced the lineup for the 42nd edition of Dance on Camera. Taking place January 31-February 4, the dance-centric film festival returns to the Film Society for the 18th consecutive year with a world-class array of international dance films, including many world and US premieres. World premieres include opening night selection of Greg Vander Veer’s MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER and closing night is Kate Geis’s PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN. Special appearances by director Jonathan Demme, choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones, ballet icon Edward Villella, Olympians Dick Button, Dorothy Hamill & Jojo Starbuck, former Paris Opera étoile Isabelle Guérin, and many more!
Posted on 11.14.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates Film Comment magazine on the publication’s 50th Anniversary with 26 pages dedicated to the history of the magazine, its writers and editors and the films and filmmakers they have championed through the years. Highlights from the November/December issue includes interviews with Richard Corliss by David Thomson, Best and Worst covers and “The Guilty Pleasures Hall of Infamy”.
Posted on 11.4.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Ben Stiller Directs, December 6-8, a complete survey of actor-director-producer-writer Ben Stiller’s work behind the camera. Following the world premiere of his new film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, at the 51st New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates Stiller’s body of work as a director — one that happens also to include several of his greatest performances. Tickets are now on sale, visit Filmlinc.com.
Posted on 10.31.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Ozu and his Afterlives, a program honoring the work and legacy of the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (1903 – 1963), running December 4 – 12. Timed to the 110th anniversary of Ozu’s birth and the 50th anniversary of his death on December 12, 2013, the series will celebrate the legendary filmmaker’s work as well as his indelible influence on some of today’s most notable directors. Series includes restorations of Ozu classics EQUINOX FLOWER and AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON as well as Ozu-influenced films by Pedro Costa, Claire Denis, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Jim Jarmusch, Aki Kaurismaki, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Wim Wenders.
Posted on 10.29.2013
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a week of Harold Pinter: Comedies of Menace & Quiet Desperation, November 22 – 28. As Pinter's magnum opus Betrayal plays on Broadway, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a sample of some of the best film adaptations of his work, as well as films based on his own original screenplays and adaptations of other writers' work.