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Posted on 8.13.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Ang Lee’s LIFE OF PI will make its World Premiere as the Opening Night Gala presentation for the upcoming 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14). The screening will mark the Academy Award-winning director’s return to NYFF, 12 years after CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON served as the Closing Night Gala presentation (2000). The selection of LIFE OF PI also allows Lee to join Robert Altman, Pedro Almodóvar and François Truffaut as the only directors to have had more than one film chosen to open NYFF. (THE ICE STORM was the Opening Night Gala selection in 1997.)
Posted on 8.9.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Robert Zemeckis’s FLIGHT will make its World Premiere as the Closing Night film for the upcoming 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14).
Posted on 8.6.2012
One of New York City’s leading cultural figures, a former chairman of Lincoln Center as well as the founding president and chief executive of the Film Society of Lincoln Center for several years, Martin E. Segal died Sunday, August 5 in New York.
Posted on 7.23.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the schedule for ORIENTATION: A NEW ARAB CINEMA (August 24-29). The upcoming series is the result of a new partnership between FSLC and the Dubai International Film Festival, presenting a series of recent feature films and shorts that have been supported by the Dubai Film Market.
Posted on 7.13.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for Claude Sautet: The Things of Life from August 1–9, a showcase of Sautet's films. Lineup includes Closing Night film MAX ET LES FERRAILLEURS, which will have its U.S. theatrical premiere with a one week run at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
Posted on 6.27.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for the 13th edition of Latinbeat, the best contemporary cinema from Latin America, from August 10–23. Lineup includes Kenya Marquez's Opening Night film EXPIRATION DATE starring Damian Alcazar and US Premiere of YAMANDU and Jaime Roos' Closing Night film 3 MILLION.
Posted on 6.15.2012
NewFest (www.newfest.org), New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival will soon roll out the rainbow carpet for its 24th season, from Friday, July 27th through Tuesday, July 31st. The stellar lineup includes fourteen narrative features, four documentaries and many anticipated short films. New this year, all screenings and panels will take place at Manhattan's film mecca, The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, marking a continued relationship between the two pioneering film organizations. Stellar Line-Up Includes Josh Sanchez’ Opening Night Film FOUR and Marialy Rivas’ Closing Night Film YOUNG AND WILD. Festival guests include actors Wendell Pierce and Emory Cohen (FOUR) as well as noted documentarian Macky Alston (LOVE FREE OR DIE); new films star Olympia Dukakis, Christine Lahti, Thora Birch, Michael Urie, and Brenda Fricker, among others.
Posted on 5.31.2012
VULGARIA will be the Opening Night Presentation, DOOMSDAY BOOK and GUNS AND ROSES makes their North American Premieres as the Centerpiece Selections and POTECHI (CHIPS) makes its North American Premiere as the Closing Night Presentation. Highlights will include the presentation of the 2012 Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award to Chung Chang-Wha, the 2012 Star Asia Award Donnie Yen, and the 2012 Star Asia Rising Star Award to Michelle Chen and Masami Nagasawa. Many more filmmaker appearances, including Will Yun Lee and the creative team behind Square Enix’s upcoming Hong Kong cinema-inspired video game Sleeping Dogs.
Posted on 5.11.2012
The 23rd annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to New York from June 14 to 28 with a program of powerful human stories of oppression, injustice, and resilience from across the globe. Sixteen documentary and fiction films from 12 countries will be screened, including 14 New York premieres. A co-presentation of Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival will be held at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater. Most of the screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and some by panel discussions with experts and film subjects.
Posted on 5.10.2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for their annual showcase of Italian Cinema, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, which will take place from June 8-14. This year’s lineup includes impressive debuts, a return of favorite filmmakers as well as several award winners including TERRAFERMA, Special Jury Prize winner at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and LÀ-BAS: A CRIMINAL EDUCATION, Winner of “Lion of the Future” award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. A diverse selection of titles also includes comedies such as STEP INTO PARADISE, ESCORT IN LOVE and the return of genre cinema with THE LEGEND OF KASPAR HAUSER starring Vincent Gallo and THE ARRIVAL OF WANG. The 2012 lineup expertly showcases the fact that today’s young Italian filmmakers are embracing classic storytelling and breathing new life into them.