Stray Dog is a vivid portrait of a changing America by Winter's Bone director Debra Granik. Opens Friday with Q&As!

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Our Summer Free Talks continue with Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) and Joshua Oppenheimer (The Look of Silence).

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The Princess of France, Matías Piñeiro's "elegant dramatic dance" (Film Comment), is now playing daily!

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The New York Asian Film Festival, North America's leading festival of popular Asian cinema, runs through July 8.

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The Wolfpack is a New York Times Critics' Pick: "tells a strange tale with heart and generosity." Now playing daily!

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Festivals: True/False

As eclectic and respected as ever, the Missouri festival presented another cannily curated slate of films drawn from around the world, but does its reputation hold up?

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Richard Lester Retrospective in August

Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast runs August 7-13 and will include a wide range of Lester's well-known work, including two films starring The Beatles, his Three Musketeers films, comedies, musicals, fables, and more.

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Interview: Piotr Szulkin

Other worlds: an extensive, rare interview with Poland's master of allegorical science fiction during and after Communism

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Film of the Week: The Princess of France

Play's the thing: Matías Piñeiro's new Shakespearean feature stages an intricate romantic dance that exults in language and the enigma of attraction

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Wonderful World of Welles: Harry Lime Lives!

A look at Orson Welles’s 1950s radio spin-off that showed the inepter side of The Third Man’s master criminal

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The Close-Up: Michael Haneke and Darren Aronofsky in Conversation

This week's podcast brings together two giants of contemporary cinema: Michael Haneke and Darren Aronofsky. Following its premiere at the 47th New York Film Festival, Haneke discusses his Palme d'Or winner The White Ribbon and his approach to filmmaking in an HBO Directors Dialogue moderated by Aronofsky.

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Interview: Matías Piñeiro

The director of The Princess of France discusses his elastic, idiosyncratic approach to storytelling and the play of language

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Interview: Penelope Spheeris

The director of punk/metal epic The Decline of Western Civilization, Suburbia, and Wayne's World remembers when the music broke (and why the DVDs took so long)

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The Close-Up: A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy

On today’s episode of our podcast, you’ll hear about two very different sex comedies: Patrick Brice's The Overnight starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godreche, and Julie Taymor's film version of her acclaimed production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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