R.I.P. Stephen Sondheim 💜
Behind the scenes on Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's DRIVE MY CAR. 🚗The #NYFF59 selection continues its run in our theaters. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/drive.
"A gorgeous modern fairy tale." - @nytimes"A wondrous romance." - @hollywoodreporter Tomorrow is the last chance to see WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? in our theaters! Get lost in the #NYFF59 selection. Find showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/sky.
From Kiyoshi Kurosawa to John Cassavetes watch/listen to DRIVE MY CAR director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi discuss his cinematic influences with Matías Piñeiro on our podcast and website.Don't miss our live Q&A with Ryûsuke Hamaguchi following the 7:45pm screening on Nov. 30. Get tickets to Japan's Oscar entry at filmlinc.org/drive.
Léa Seydoux brilliantly holds the center of Bruno Dumont’s unexpected, unsettling new film, which starts out as a satire of the contemporary news media before steadily spiraling out into something richer and darker. Never one to shy away from provoking his viewers, Dumont (THE LIFE OF JESUS, NYFF35) casts Seydoux as France de Meurs, a seemingly unflappable superstar TV journalist whose career, homelife, and psychological stability are shaken after she carelessly drives into a young delivery man on a busy Paris street. This accident triggers a series of self-reckonings, as well as a strange romance that proves impossible to shake. A film that teases at redemption while refusing to grant absolution, FRANCE is tragicomic and deliciously ambivalent—a very 21st-century treatment of the difficulty of maintaining identity in a corrosive culture. Matinee tickets are now available! See a screening before 3pm for $10. Opening Dec. 10, tickets to FRANCE are now on sale at filmlinc.org/france.
This December, we're celebrating 30 years of the beloved Walter Reade Theater! 🎞️💜 In honor of the monumental anniversary, explore our newly launched giveaways, archival photos, favorite Q&As, and more at filmlinc.org/wrt30.
Moments in Alexandre Koberidze's WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY?The #NYFF59 selection closes this Thursday in our theaters! Get tickets at filmlinc.org/sky.
Korean poster for Paul Verhoeven's BENEDETTA.Opens December 3. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/benedetta.
Today at 4pm, join us for a free talk at Art of the Real: Counter Encounters!Artists and filmmakers from the program Carlos Motta, Basel Abbas, and Ruanne Abou-Rahme join curators Laura Huertas Millán and Rachael Rakes to discuss different strategies, ethics, and forms of alter-ethnographic practice. The conversation stems from works being screened as well as additional comparative and historic references in film, art, writing, and related disciplines.Still from Carlos Motta's NEDANDUS.
Program 6: Troublemakers: Subversive Fictions closes this year's Art of the Real tomorrow at 8:15pm! The program’s films reclaim the subversive powers of the imagination, transforming marginality into fertile lands of playfulness & new storytelling. The program will be followed by a Q&A with THE TUBA THIEVES: SCENE 22 filmmaker Alison O’Daniel! Framed as a journey through Dakar, Djibril Diop Mambéty’s first film, CONTRAS' CITY, encompasses colonial and indigenous culture and architecture. The gentleness and empathy of the filmed subjects prefigures the provocative tone and politically engaged spirit of Diop.Motion picture pioneer Alice Guy invented fictional narrative in cinema but was erased from its official history. In MADAME A DES ENVIES, Guy stages a pregnant woman who unapologetically gives in to all her cravings.Inspired by the real-life event of a broken boat that stranded a family in the outback, WUTHARR intertwines three perspectives on the same story, where the mythical & the factual, the past & the present, are part of the same frame, in an “an ongoing interconnected relationship.”QU'UN SANG IMPUR is a queer, feminist tale of postmenopausal eroticism. Navigating genres such as gore, erotica, video art, and political cinema, Curnier Jardin’s film celebrates desire and bodies historically excluded from film.Part of a long-term collaboration with actress and director Deragh Campbell, VASELEMØY'S SONG finds auto-fictional character Audrey traveling to the New York Public Library in search of a rare recording produced in 1909.Reenacting a punk show hosted by Bruce Conner at The Deaf Club in San Francisco in 1979, THE TUBA THIEVES: SCENE 22 intensely formulates through fiction a nonexistent but necessary archive of both Deaf and underground cultures.Get tickets to the last two days of programs at Art of the Real: Counter Encounters at filmlinc.org/aotr.
Hark! Tickets to BENEDETTA, Paul Verhoeven's delirious, erotic, and violent melodrama, are now on sale. ⛪🙏The wildly controversial #NYFF59 selection opens on December 3 in our theaters. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/benedetta.Based on true events, Benedetta unearths the story of Benedetta Carlini, a 17th-century nun in Tuscany who believed she saw visions of Christ and engaged in a sexual relationship with a fellow sister at her abbey. Because this is a film by genre auteur par excellence Paul Verhoeven (whose movies include Robocop, Basic Instinct, and NYFF54 selection Elle), the result is anything but a reverent treatment of an odd footnote in Catholic European history. Forgoing the hallmarks of prestige cinema, this delirious, erotic, and violent melodrama is told with a boundless spirit for scandal, and unabashedly courts blasphemy as it unfolds its tale of religious hypocrisy. Wildly entertaining, and featuring standout performances from Virginie Efira as the title character and Charlotte Rampling as the stoic, conflicted Mother Abbess, Benedetta maintains both a feverish pitch and a fascinating ambiguity in its depiction of the miraculous and the mundane, the sacred and the profane.
This Sunday at 4pm, catch Program 5: Collaborative Survival at Art of the Real. The films in this program are experienced as immersive, saturated, & psychedelic, breaking from what could be thought of as typical documentary or ethnographic aesthetics.Recalling early photographic botanic studies through techniques such as heliographic models and animation, DISCOVERIES ON THE FOREST FLOOR & A STUDY IN NATURAL MAGIC by Charlotte Pryce create moments of visual alchemy & cinematic wonder, centered on natural alterities. On 16mm! In Colectivo Los Ingrávidos's ERODED PYRAMID, the flicker of rock vestiges from a Mexican pyramid proffers an earthly hallucinatory cinematic experience, bringing us back to the lost rituals that the archeological site once hosted.THE GREAT SILENCE by Allora & Calzadilla and Ted Chiang explores the relationship between the Arecibo Observatory and the Río Abajo State Forest, and more broadly the connections between humans and animals, the terrestrial and the cosmic, the living and the decayed. Laura Huertas Millán's JÍIBIE explores the fabrication ritual of a green coca powder, which unveils an ancestral myth of kinship. In the Muiná-Muruí Amazonian community, the coca plant is not a product, but a sacred interlocutor, the beating heart of a collective body. Jodie Mack's WASTELAND NO. 2: HARDY, HEARTY is a silent animation featuring flowers freeing themselves from melting ice, only to be replaced by rooted plants, which themselves grow flowers again. Petals, frozen cubes, & leaves billow alluringly in this hypnotic process. On 16mm!COMFORT STATIONS is a collection of found footage consisting in large part of biological processes & natural life from a set of film prints discovered by Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy. The work is a mesmerizing montage of life processes & undulating images. On 16mm!A limited amount of All-Access Passes are still available for Art of the Real: Counter Encounters! Get passes and tickets at filmlinc.org/aotr.
Tickets to Danny Glover and Louverture Films, our series dedicated to the work of an actor, activist, and groundbreaking production company, are now on sale! Explore 35mm screenings, Q&As with co-producers Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes, and more at filmlinc.org/glover.
Art of the Real begins tomorrow! Don’t miss Program 4: Living Among Ruins on Saturday at 8:15pm, exploring how archival media is evidence of previous points of view, types of gaze, power configurations, and knowledge constructions. The program features:Structured around footage taken from an Israeli military surveillance camera in Palestine, Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s ONLY THE BELOVED KEEPS OUR SECRETS combines that material with found footage of quotidian ritual and performance, abandoned lots, local plants, and landscapes.After the Karantina Massacre early in the Lebanese Civil War, Jocelyne Saab’s LES ENFANTS DE LA GUERRE finds the filmmaker bonding with the surviving children of a shantytown in Beirut. They allow her to film their games, which are marked by the horrible events that they’d witnessed.Zezinho Yube’s striking documentary JÁ ME TRANSFORMEI EM IMAGEN (I ALREADY BECAME AN IMAGE) illustrates how the Amazonian Hunikui people became subjects of a foreign gaze.Onyeka Igwe’s SPECIALISED TECHNIQUE is an attempt to return authorship of the footage of West African dancers taken by the British Colonial Film Unit to its original subjects.Abigail Child’s MUTINY presents chopped fragments of women represented in a variety of mediated footage. The infuriated and truncated syntax of the film, built in service of readjusting the archives, honors its rebellious title.In the sincere and personal HOW GREEN WAS THE CALABASH GARDEN, filmmaker Truong Minh Quý prompts a Vietnamese veteran to recall his participation in the Cambodian genocide, encouraging him to sketch his memories in a lush calabash garden.Only a few All-Access Passes remain, including a $25 discount for Students! Reserve yours or get single tickets at filmlinc.org/aotr
The epic saga you've been waiting for that explores love, betrayal, grief, and acceptance opens in one week.🎟: filmlinc.org/drive📷: @sam_clements
This Saturday at 6pm, Art of the Real Program 3: What We See Is Real features works that push the premise of auto-ethnography into a rigorous, foreign, and experimental art form. In POINTS OF DEPARTURE, director Alia Syed’s voice narrates entangled memories triggered by finding a family tablecloth, accompanying archival footage and shots of Glasgow’s landscape. An essayistic portrait of place, home, and lost words and translations.Thirza Cuthand's SIGHT blends two stories of blindness to think about the realities of disability and mental illness. This frank testimony plays over Super-8 footage obscured by colored markings.With vulnerability and a note of rage, Miko Revereza details the experience of his family’s relocation to Los Angeles from Manila in DISINTEGRATION 93-96.Angelo Madsen Minax's AT THE RIVER is part of an ongoing effort, spanning the past four years, to document the filmmaker’s small-town-Michigan roots. This short seamlessly juxtaposes tensions inside the family house with a father and son’s walk in the woods. With Q&A!A study of landscape as personal history & a marker of time’s passage, PUCHUNCAVÍ is a project in ongoing mutation, as director Jeannette Muñoz uses 16mm film to capture the same Chilean coastal town every time she travels there, making several cuts and revisions along the way.In the wake of three profound losses, Barbara Hammer waltzes with an anatomical skeleton, confronting mortality head-on and meditating on grief, sickness, and burial rituals in VITAL SIGNS.Onyeka Igwe's THE NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED, INCLUDING MY OWN AND TRUTHS HAVE BEEN ALTERED is a family story and land story, told in multiple ways, that explores the slippery notion of “truth” with the help of the British Colonial archive, Nollywood, and an adapted novel.Only a few $50 All-Access Passes and $25 Student All-Access Passes remain for Art of the Real! Reserve yours or get single tickets at filmlinc.org/aotr 🎥
“Movies touch our hearts, and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places. They open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our lifetime. We need to keep them alive.”Happy birthday, Martin Scorsese! ✨ 🎥 📸: At the 57th @TheNYFF, by @mettieostrowski
"Chick Strand's SOFT FICTION is a personal documentary that brilliantly portrays the survival power of female sensuality," says @FilmQuarterly.Don't miss our 16mm screening this Saturday at 2pm at Art of the Real! 🎞 In this acclaimed document and expression of gendered pain, joy, and hardship, Strand collaborates with five women who communicate their experience through direct and frank stories. Strand’s technique focuses on close-ups of facial expressions, profiles, and attention to physical gestures like the tension of hands, resulting in a unique documentary of intimacy and sexuality. This approach creates an elliptical mise en scène where little context is offered, and the subjects are presented as interlocutors rather than characters. Throughout these testimonies, the film considers the identification and representation of womanhood, and the sense of possession and dispossession through consensual and abusive sexuality.
🚗 Tickets are now on sale for DRIVE MY CAR, with Ryûsuke Hamaguchi in person on Nov. 30! 🚗Japan's Oscar entry, inspired by a Haruki Murakami short story, is an engrossing, rapturous epic about love and betrayal, grief and acceptance. Get tickets for the #NYFF59 favorite at filmlinc.org/drive 🎟
Art of the Real: Counter Encounters begins this Friday! Join us for Program 2: Acts of Refusal II: The Persistence of Invisible Traces (Fri, 9pm), which employs the intimacy of a subjective first-person address to reckon with an environment devastated by colonialism and its consequences.The program kicks off with a 16mm screening of Jeannette Muñoz's silent memento of belonging and exile STRATA OF NATURAL HISTORY, which recalls the forgotten history of human zoos present throughout Europe until the mid–20th century.Cauleen Smith's THREE SONGS ABOUT LIBERATION features a trio of monologues from the book Black Women in White America. Inspired by Soviet avant-garde cinema, this revolutionary work calls upon the legacy of subversive Black voices.Looking for “the traces of the predesignated” inscribed into a Colombian landscape, Carlos Motta's NEFANDUS awakens the memory of pre-Colombian nonbinary sexualities, heavily repressed and destroyed by the Spanish conquest.In Tatiana Fuentes Sadowski's LA HUELLA, voices of a forensic doctor and the filmmaker herself accompany a photographic archive gathered by Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, documenting atrocities committed during that nation’s civil war from 1980 to 2000.A diasporic sensation cuts across the first seconds of Alia Syed's FATIMA'S LETTER, which materializes the liminal emotional space of migration, filmed entirely at Whitechapel Underground Station in East London. Screens in 16mm!Assembled like a series of tableaux, Alexandra Cuesta's FAREWELL is a letter to his ephemeral home of Los Angeles’s Boyle Heights, depicting what Trinh T. Minh-ha calls an “elsewhere, within here,” a series of places at the threshold of transitions to come.Minia Biabiany’s graceful TOLI TOLI is a haptic missive to Guadeloupe, the artist’s homeland. “Toli toli” means “butterfly chrysalid” in Créole. Its presence, alongside other organisms, songs, and murmurs, operates as a metaphor for a territory shaped by colonialism.See more and save with an All-Access Pass! Reserve yours and learn more at filmlinc.org/aotr
“Great films often feel like a secret you’ve been told, and that’s how it is with What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?, a gorgeous modern fairy tale.” – @nytimes Alexandre Koberidze’s @TheNYFF favorite is now playing daily! Get $10 matinee tickets at all screenings before 3pm. Showtimes & tickets at filmlinc.org/sky ⚽️
WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? is a lovely portrait of an entire urban landscape and a lyrical fantasy romance. This week on the podcast, we revisit an #NYFF59 conversation director Alexandre Koberidze on the role of football and fantasy in the film. Watch/listen on your favorite podcast app, our YouTube, and our website. The #NYFF59 selection opens tomorrow in our theaters! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/sky.
Art of the Real: Counter Encounters starts next Friday! Dive into this year's edition exploring works that disturb and reinvent classical ethnographic paradigms, starting with Program 1: Acts of Refusal I on 11/19 at 6:30pm.The films in Program 1 revolt against the assignation to prescribed identities that’s been replicated throughout centuries by foreign eyes (belonging to colonizers, anthropologists, artists, tourists, politicians, and so on). Followed by a Q&A with multidisciplinary artist Ja’Tovia Gary! Get tickets at filmlinc.org/aotr.Built upon “acts of refusal,” and intertwining recorded and found material centered on Black women’s experience and representation, Ja'Tovia Gary's THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT explicitly addresses trauma while avoiding literal exposition.Drawing on his Puerto Rican, Portuguese, and Native American heritage, Montañez Ortiz’s influential work stages destruction as an alchemical process. COWBOY AND "INDIAN" FILM constitutes an exhilarating manifesto against cinematic alienation.Howardena Pindell’s essential video, FREE, WHITE, AND 21 merges a poignant coming-of-age account, a memory of survival, and a reflection on creativity in a racist and sexist cultural field. A manifesto against discrimination in everyday life that remains painfully topical.A surrealist ethnography of the so-called New World, Laura Huertas Millán's JOURNEY TO A LAND OTHERWISE KNOWN interweaves the words of European travelers during America’s colonization with lush recordings of a tropical greenhouse in France.SPEECH AT THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY depicts an iconic moment in Latin American history, in which activist Ailton Krenak covered his face with black jenipapo paint, in defense of the constitutional amendment for the Union of Indigenous Nations.Activist and botanist Mapenzi Chibale Nonó casts a magic spell to destroy military industries. Introduced by a clairvoyant cat, LA CABEZA MATÓ A TODOS achieves a feverish nocturnal dance, invoking the memory of anti-colonial Caribbean resistance.
BERGMAN ISLAND (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2021)The NYT Critic's Pick continues its run in our theaters! Get tickets to Hansen-Løve's most gentle and profound film: filmlinc.org/bergman
"For a film that begins with love at first sight and a curse, WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? surprisingly reveals itself to be about noticing and appreciating the little things, rather than life’s grand gestures.” - @thefilmstageAlexandre Koberidze's intimate off-kilter romance opens this Friday! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/sky.
In BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN, Radu Jude crafts an invigorating film centering around the trials of a teacher whose life and job are upended when her husband accidentally uploads their private sex tape to the internet. The #NYFF59 selection opens on Nov. 19! Get tickets to Romania's Oscar entry at filmlinc.org/banging.Please note: This film contains several scenes with explicit sexual content—but you already knew that.
Before you see Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's DRIVE MY CAR in our theaters on Nov. 24, revisit our conversation from #NYFF59 on the director's cinematic Influences and the theme of coincidence in WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, his first 2021 release.Listen/watch the conversation on your favorite podcast app, our website, and our YouTube channel!📸: @danrodriguezdp
Happy Birthday, Alain Delon! 🇫🇷
Remembering the brilliant Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang on his birthday. 💜
Happy Birthday, Tilda Swinton! ✨Here with John Waters during #NYFF59.📸: @mettieostrowski
Tickets are now on sale for Art of the Real: Counter Encounters! Join us Nov. 19-21 and see 40+ works from filmmakers, artists, and collectives that not only disturb classical ethnographic paradigms, but also reinvent an art of the real in itself. Get tickets and All-Access Passes at filmlinc.org/aotr2021.
Remembering the great absurdist filmmaker, Kira Muratova, on her birthday today! 🎥
Announcing Danny Glover and Louverture Films, a series embodying the work of an actor and activist and a groundbreaking production company, taking place December 1–7. Danny Glover and Louverture Films is curated in partnership with Louverture co-founders Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes. Explore the lineup at filmlinc.org/glover.
Julie and Anthony in THE SOUVENIR.Julie in Anthony's jacket in THE SOUVENIR PART II.Joanna Hogg's THE SOUVENIR PART II continues its run in our theaters. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/souvenirII
“They say the world is of those who get up early. It's not true. The world is one of those who are happy to get up.”Happy Birthday, Monica Vitti! ✨
Remembering the great Italian filmmaker, Luchino Visconti, on his 115th birthday. 🎥
BERGMAN ISLAND (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2021)BERGMAN ISLAND plays daily in our theaters. Get showtimes and tickets: filmlinc.org/bergman
GANJA & HESS (Bill Gunn, 1973)
SERIAL MOM (John Waters, 1994)
Polish poster for THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) by Leszek Żebrowski.
“Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” — Alfred Hitchcock
Behind the scenes with John Carpenter and the cast of HALLOWEEN. 🔪 🎃
13 GHOSTS (William Castle, 1960)
CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962)
HOUSE (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977)
Lobby Cards for Brian De Palma's CARRIE, 1976
Japanese poster for Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA, 1977.
Happy Halloween from Agnès Varda and Franken Berry! 👻🎃
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (Todd Haynes, 2021)The #NYFF59 selection continues to play daily in our theaters! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/velvet
This week on the podcast, THE SOUVENIR PART II director Joanna Hogg sat down with @thenyff Director of Programming Dennis Lim to discuss the meta self-reflexiveness of her new film. Now available on our podcast, YouTube channel, and filmlinc.org. 🎥📸: @richardjopson
🌹 Happy Birthday, Winona Ryder! 🌹Here on the set of THE AGE OF INNOCENCE with Martin Scorsese and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Featuring archival footage from Jonas Mekas, Shirley Clarke, Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, and more, Todd Hayne's THE VELVET UNDERGROUND is an avant-garde feast for the eyes. Watch the music documentary on the big screen! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/velvet.
During #NYFF59, BERGMAN ISLAND's Mia Hansen-Løve and THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD's Joachim Trier sat down for a conversation about the explorations of romance, creativity, and self in their new films. Listen to the conversation on our podcast, YouTube channel, or filmlinc.org.📸: @colleen_sturtevant_photography
Tonight at 7PM, join us for a sneak preview of Joanna Hogg's meta-cinematic #NYFF59 selection, THE SOUVENIR PART II, before it opens tomorrow! Get tickets and showtimes at filmlinc.org/souvenirII
Original 1999 poster for Lynne Ramsay's RATCATCHER.Tomorrow is the last day to watch the new 4K restoration on the big screen! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/ratcatcher.
Art of the Real returns November 19-21 with Counter Encounters—a cinephilic letter to ethnography, one of rupture and reignition, presenting a diverse array of nonfiction and hybrid films from 1906 to the present day. Read more at filmlinc.org/aotr2021
"For me, water means a lot of things. It's my belief that human beings are just like plants. They can't live without water or they'll dry up. Human beings, without love or other nourishment, also dry up. The more water you see in my movies, the more the characters need to fill a gap in their lives, to get hydrated again."Happy 64th Birthday to Tsai Ming-Liang! 🍉
A @nytimes Critic’s Pick, Todd Haynes’s THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, is a “powerful work of art in its own right, one that turns archaeology into prophecy.” - A.O. ScottThe #NYFF59 selection continues its run in our theaters! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/velvet.
Considered one of the signature cinematic debuts of the late 1990s, Lynne Ramsay's raw yet lyrical meditation on childhood, RATCATCHER, has been beautifully restored in 4K. The #NYFF59 Revivals selection continues its run through the end of the week. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/ratcatcher
Happy Birthday, Hong Sangsoo! 💜
Happy Birthday, Catherine Deneuve! 🌹Photos by Jerry Schatzberg, 1965.
Today is the final day to catch one of the all-time great American independent films, Melvin Van Peebles's SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG, on the big screen! Get tickets to the 4K restoration at filmlinc.org/sweetback.
The sequel you didn't know you needed. Joanna Hogg's deeply personal and meta-cinematic #NYFF59 selection, THE SOUVENIR PART II, will open on October 29 in our theaters. Tickets are now on sale at filmlinc.org/souvenirII.
Bibi Andersson in Ingmar Bergman's PERSONA (premiered 55 years ago today). 🕶️Vicky Krieps in Mia Hansen-Løve's BERGMAN ISLAND (now playing in our theaters). 🕶️Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/bergman.
"With SWEETBACK, I just put it together a little bit at a time. I didn't do it on anybody's grant. I did it like any other young executive—by cheating and stealing!"The 4K restoration of Melvin Van Peebles's seminal work, SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG, plays in our theaters through Friday. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/sweetback.
Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie on set for Mia Hansen-Løve's BERGMAN ISLAND.The #NYFF59 selection is now playing in our theaters! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/bergman.
"I'm jealous of anyone who got to see it projected on a big screen, with booming sound, because that's how it should be seen. It's a spectacle as well as an account of a time and place. It makes you think about what a documentary is, and what film can do, even as it does all of the things that you want and need." - @rogerebertofficial.Todd Haynes's #NYFF59 selection, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, is now playing in our theaters. See it big, see it loud—get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/velvet.
🔥 1993 Japanese poster for Melvin Van Peebles's SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG. 🔥The new 4K restoration opens tomorrow in our theaters. Don't miss the chance to see this on a big screen! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/sweetback.
“Beautiful and sensual. Glows with passion for life, love, creativity, and yes, Bergman.” - Film InquiryBERGMAN ISLAND, Mia Hansen-Løve's #NYFF59 selection, opens tomorrow in our theaters! Bergman and ABBA fans unite. 🎥🎶Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/bergman.
The Velvet Underground, Nico, and Bob Dylan at Andy Warhol's The Factory in the 1960s. Todd Haynes's textured collage of the band and New York in the '60s & '70s is now playing in our theaters! Get tickets to THE VELVET UNDERGROUND at filmlinc.org/velvet.
Milena Smit, Tilda Swinton, Pedro Almodóvar, and John Waters closing out this year’s @TheNYFF at the PARALLEL MOTHERS afterparty. 💜Don’t miss encore screenings of #NYFF59’s most popular films today and tomorrow! Tickets going fast at filmlinc.org/tix 🎟📸: @photojuice
FLC Luminaries, our new video series presented by @netflix, spotlights talent in all levels of the filmmaking process. 🎥Our inaugural videos featured powerhouse filmmakers behind three #NYFF59 selections, actress Olivia Colman on THE LOST DAUGHTER, cinematographer Ari Wegner on THE POWER OF THE DOG, and director Rebecca Hall on PASSING. Watch all three videos on our YouTube channel and filmlind.org/nyff!
Winner of Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF this year, STE. ANNE makes its U.S. premiere tonight at 8:30pm at @TheNYFF! $10 Rush tickets available at 7:30pm at the box office. Also plays again tomorrow at 4pm. 🇨🇦 In her evocative, collage-like 16mm film, Rhayne Vermette immerses the viewer in the sounds, textures, and atmosphere of her native Manitoba to limn the outer edges of a twilight-toned narrative centering on a long-missing young woman’s unexpected return to her indigenous Métis community. Unbeholden to temporal or structural boundaries, Vermette uses Renée’s reappearance as the anchor point for a work of dreams and memory. Shot over the course of 14 months, incorporating scripted and improvised elements, STE. ANNE is as much a fragmentary portrait of the seasons as it is about the people whose lives are dictated in part by nature’s flow. #NYFF59
One of the great rock movies and an absorbing, richly detailed document of the United Kingdom as it exits the 1970s and enters the 1980s, the new restoration of Jack Hazan and David Mingay’s RUDE BOY plays tonight at 8:45pm at @TheNYFF! $10 Rush tickets available beginning at 7:45pm at Walter Reade Theater.The film follows Ray Gange (essentially playing himself) as he quits his Soho sex-shop gig to hit the road with one of the most exciting, influential bands on the planet: The Clash. Accompanying them to such iconic performances as the 1978 Rock Against Racism concert in London’s Victoria Park and in the studio for the recording of Give ‘Em Enough Rope, Ray finds himself amid the swirling winds of change as musical subcultures rise to push back against the ascendant British right wing. An unforgettable film portrait of a place, a time, and a band, RUDE BOY is still as cool and galvanizing as it was at its 1980 Berlinale premiere. #NYFF59
Join Pedro Almodóvar, @penelopecruzoficial & @milenasmitm in-person this Friday at @TheNYFF for the Closing Night premiere of PARALLEL MOTHERS! 💜✨ Tickets just added for the 9pm screening with Q&A. Get yours at filmlinc.org 🎟“Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers moves both forward and backward, with love and politics on its mind,” says A.O. Scott at @nytimes. “It follows the entwined lives of its two main characters, women (played by Milena Smit and Penélope Cruz) who give birth in the same hospital, over a period of several years. Their fates unfold under the shadow, at times imperceptible, at times unavoidable, of the Spanish Civil War and the dictatorship that followed. The intersection of historical trauma and individual destiny isn’t an uncommon theme in contemporary cinema, but Almodóvar handles it with characteristic elegance and a profoundly melancholy humanism.”
Your Monday night plans: join Mike Mills, Joaquin Phoenix, Rebecca Hall, Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, and André Holland in person for @TheNYFF premieres of their new films. ✨ Tickets just added for tonight’s screenings of C’MON C’MON at 6pm and PASSING at 8:45pm! Act fast: filmlinc.org/tix 🎟
THE LOST DAUGHTER team found their way to @TheNYFF for the New York premiere, presented by @citi! ✨ 🎥 Check out @mgyllenhaal and cast’s Q&A on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast. 🎧 📸: @mettieostrowski
A sui generis deconstruction of the road movie, Christopher Petit’s RADIO ON rates, by any measure, among the coolest films of the late 1970s. See the new restoration Tuesday at 8:45pm or Wednesday at 3:15pm at @TheNYFF! Limited tickets at filmlinc.org/tix 🎸 🎶 📻 Its plot is minimalist: a man (David Beames) drives from London to Bristol upon learning of his brother’s suicide, seeking to learn more about the circumstances of his death. But this journey grows increasingly strange as he crosses paths with a succession of eccentric characters (including memorable appearances by Sting and Lisa Kreuzer). Shot by Wim Wenders collaborator Martin Schäfer, Radio On’s spare, hypnotic beauty is propelled even further by its incomparably atmospheric soundtrack, featuring Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Devo, Robert Fripp, and others.
“The second week of @TheNYFF is what a film festival should be—a cornucopia overflowing with more good movies than a sane person would want to watch in a short period of time.” - @newyorkermag Through Oct. 10, don’t miss new films from Céline Sciamma, @kickthemachine, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, @saulwilliams, Bruno Dumont, Radu Muntean, @rebeccahall, and more—plus encore screenings on sale now! Get tickets at filmlinc.org/tix 🎟 #NYFF59
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi affirms his stature as a true rising star of world cinema, and one of the foremost chroniclers of the ebbs and flows of human relationships, with DRIVE MY CAR and WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY—a pair of vividly realized and ceaselessly surprising emotional epics.Don't miss the director in-person at the #NYFF59 premieres and Q&As and a free talk this weekend! Get tickets: filmlinc.org/tix
Just announced! ✨ Join @rebeccahall, @tessamaethompson, Ruth Negga & @andreholland for Q&As at @TheNYFF premiere of their exquisite drama PASSING this Sunday, Oct. 3 (standby only!) and Monday, Oct. 4 (limited tickets available).Act fast: filmlinc.org/tix 🎟
Some of the best people in the world: @lieande, @nobledanceroslo & @renatereinsve, who captivated @TheNYFF audiences with THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD! ✨ 🇳🇴 Don’t miss their #NYFF59 conversation on the @filmlinc podcast or YouTube channel. 👀🎧📸: @seandiserio
Join Jane Campion, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Ari Wegner in person this Friday for @TheNYFF Centerpiece screening of their masterful Venice winner THE POWER OF THE DOG! ✨ 🐕 Limited tickets just added for tomorrow’s 9pm screening featuring an extended introduction. Act fast: filmlinc.org/tix #NYFF59
💜 Mia Hansen-Løve, Vicky Krieps, and Anders Danielson Lie at the BERGMAN ISLAND premiere at #NYFF59. 💜If you missed the deeply personal film at #NYFF59, catch it in our theaters starting October 15. Tickets are now available at filmlinc.org/tix.📸: @danrodriguezdp
Joel Coen’s THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH kicked off the 59th edition of @thenyff! ✨ 👑 Check out more photos behind the scenes of the Opening Night premiere, presented by @campariusa, at filmlinc.org/nyff📸: @seandiserio, @mettieostrowski, Jamie McCarthy/Getty.
Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s illuminating and heartrending animated documentary FLEE tells the true story of Amin, whose life has been defined by escape: first from Afghanistan, then from post-Soviet Russia. Now planning to marry a man he met in his new homeland, Denmark, Amin begins to look back over his life, opening up about his past, his trauma, the truth about his family, and his own sexuality. Don’t miss @TheNYFF premiere of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner this Tuesday and Thursday with the director in person! Also plays Oct. 7 at @bamfilmbrooklyn. Tickets at filmlinc.org/tix
"Self-understanding" & "psychologically profound (Variety)," MARX CAN WAIT is a potent documentary about the trauma & guilt surrounding a family tragedy. Marco Bellocchio's film has its North American Premiere tonight at 8:45pm at #NYFF59. Get $10 rush tickets at filmlinc.org/tix.
“My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected onto a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.”Remembering the brilliant Robert Bresson on his 120th birthday. Bresson with Agnès Varda and Jean-Luc Godard.
THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD "may be the prime example of how to restore fun, significance, and even a little bit of sex to a well-worn genre," says @slantmagazine.The film will have its U.S. Premiere tomorrow at #NYFF59! Also screens on 9/26, 9/27, and 10/10 with select Q&As with director Joachim Trier and actors Anders Danielsen Lie and Renate Reinsve. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/tix.
Announcing our Fall/Winter Lineup, including A Tribute to Danny Glover and Louverture Films, BERGMAN ISLAND, PARALLEL MOTHERS, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, and many more! Explore the full lineup at filmlinc.org/2021Q4.
"Gorgeously photographed, the Rwanda-set film requires the largest screen possible — watching it at home is not enough. It’s an event as big as its ideas." — Jourdain Searles, The Hollywood Reporter.NEPTUNE FROST will have its U.S. Premiere on 10/2 & 10/3, followed by Q&As with Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/tix.
This Saturday at 12:15pm, join THE FIRST 54 YEARS director Avi Mograbi in a special Q&A following the #NYFF59 screening of his documentary, which dissects the circumstances, logic, & day-to-day processes that allow the normalization of military occupation. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/tix.
“One of European cinema’s most unclassifiable auteurs has delivered the bitter pill we deserve.” – IndieWire"A portal to profound social critique, for those willing to take the plunge." — VarietyRadu Jude’s Golden Bear winner BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN will have its U.S. Premiere this Saturday at 9pm! Get tickets at filmlinc.org/tix...if you dare. 🇷🇴
R.I.P. Melvin Van Peebles 💜
#NYFF59's Currents section complements the Main Slate, tracing a more complete picture of contemporary cinema with an emphasis on new and innovative forms and voices. Experience all of Currents with an All-Access Pass—only a few left! - STE ANNE (Rhayne Vermette, 2021)- HERE IS THE IMAGINATION OF THE BLACK RADICAL (Rhea Storr, 2020, part of Currents Program 6: Camera Lucida)- A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING (Payal Kapadia, 2021)- THE TSUGUA DIARIES (Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, 2021)Get the Currents All-Access Pass and explore available tickets at filmlinc.org/tix.
"SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG gave us all the answers we needed. This was an example of how to make a film (a real movie), distribute it yourself, and most important, get paid. Without SWEETBACK who knows if there could have been a SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE, or HOUSE PARTY?" —Spike LeeHailed at the time by Huey Newton as the “first truly revolutionary Black film ever made… [and] presented to us by a Black man,” Melvin Van Peebles’s visionary third feature marked nothing short of a cinematic revolution.The new 4K restoration screens at #NYFF59 on 9/26 and 9/27 followed by Q&As with Mario Van Peebles. Get tickets to the Revivals selection at filmlinc.org/tix.
🌹 Happy Birthday, Maggie Cheung! 🌹
The lighting for movie cameras has always been calibrated for white skin; PRISM explores the literal, theoretical, and philosophical dimensions of that reality in this discursive, playful, and profound work of nonfiction. In a series of thematically linked, provocative discussions and interrogations, Eléonore Yameogo from Burkina Faso, Belgian An van. Dienderen, and Rosine Mbakam from Cameroon chart the making of their own film, while exploring the cinematic construction of whiteness and how this relates to power, privilege, and the myth of objectivity. The #NYFF59 Currents selection plays 9/26 & 9/28. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/tix.
Featuring a vividly colorful, intensely stylized mise en scène, Michael Powell's BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE is an adaption of Béla Bartok’s nearly unperformable expressionist opera. Watch the world premiere of the new restoration at #NYFF59 on 10/4 & 10/7! Get tickets to the Revivals selection at filmlinc.org/tix.
"My idea of heaven is to wake up, have a good breakfast, and spend the rest of the day drawing."Remembering the great Peter Falk on his birthday. 💕Second picture: John Cassavetes, Elaine May, and Peter Falk on the set of MIKEY AND NICKY (1976)
Precision tools: Kent Jones and Adam Nayman join to discuss David Fincher and his decade-spanning body of gritty Americana