Paul Newman, born on this day, with Robert Redford taking a break while filming BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. 🏓
Fernanda Valadez's IDENTIFYING FEATURES is "among the greatest, most devastating films about Mexico’s drug war," says @theavc. Watch the Sundance winner and New Directors/New Films selection in our Virtual Cinema, available nationwide.Become a New Wave member today to receive an exclusive invite to our free double feature of IDENTIFYING FEATURES & Lee Chang-dong's POETRY, plus a special filmmaker conversation! Learn more at filmlinc.org/newwave2021 ✨
This year's NY Film Critics Circle Awards made us greatly miss our theaters and the devoted film lovers across the city & beyond who support FLC. 💜 Thank you for the wonderful tribute to the best cinema of 2020, @szacharek & team!Watch the full ceremony, including many filmmaker friends of FLC and @TheNYFF, at filmlinc.org/nyfcc2020 🎥
Don’t miss one of the highlights during the final days of this year’s New York Jewish Film Festival: the world premiere of the new restoration of Edgar G. Ulmer’s THE LIGHT AHEAD, playing through Thursday at noon ET. Known as one of the greatest Russian shtetl films, this restored 1939 classic—adapted from a Mendele Mokher Sforim tale—is a sweetly romantic part-comedy, part-satire.Become a Film at Lincoln Center member today to join J. Hoberman for a special #NYJFF Film Club discussion on Tuesday at 6pm ET!
Hungary's Oscar entry and the @NYTimes Critic's Pick PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME is now playing in our Virtual Cinema! 🇭🇺 ✨ Lili Horvát’s enigmatic meditation on the psychological unmooring of romantic yearning takes inspiration from Sylvia Plath's “Mad Girl’s Love Song.” Become a member today to save 20% on all rentals.
“Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.”Happy birthday to our friend @jim.jarmusch! ✨ 📸: On the set of ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE.
Gianfranco Rosi’s NOTTURNO is a “sweeping work of care and one that is often piercing in its painful beauty,” says Vox. Italy’s Oscar entry, which is a @TheNYFF selection and @nytimes Critic’s Pick, opens today in our Virtual Cinema! 🇮🇹 ✨ Ticket buyers receive exclusive access to a special conversation between Alejandro González Iñárritu and Gianfranco Rosi.
“Going to the cinema is like returning to the womb; you sit there, still and meditative in the darkness, waiting for life to appear on the screen.” - Federico Fellini, born on this day. 🇮🇹 ✨ 🎥
“Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too.”Happy 75th birthday, David Lynch! ✨
A young Russian Jewish man comes to terms with his homosexuality in the heartfelt, powerful drama MINYAN. Following a premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, the acclaimed film makes its NY Jewish Film Festival debut virtually today at noon—available for 72 hours only! Get tickets at NYJFF.org
Tonight at 8pm ET, in honor of #MLKDay, join MLK/FBI director Sam Pollard and longtime collaborator Spike Lee for a special conversation on their decades of work together. Tune in on our YouTube channel! 📺 Pollard's early films are now playing virtually nationwide during our retrospective. Get tickets and save with a $15 bundle at filmlinc.org/pollard #sampollard #spikelee #martinlutherkingjr #mlkday2021
Film at Lincoln Center New Wave members are invited to kick off the New Year with a free double feature of Fernanda Valadez’s IDENTIFYING FEATURES & Lee Chang-dong’s POETRY, along with a special conversation, on Thursday, January 28! ✨ 🎥 Not a New Wave member? Join our membership group for film lovers in their 20s and 30s and get an invite to the special event, plus more savings and exclusive invites year-round. Learn more at filmlinc.org/newwave2021
Happy birthday, Song Kang Ho! ✨ 📸: Our Bong Joon Ho retrospective, one year ago, by @photojuice.
"Sam Pollard is one of the most overlooked cinematic multihyphenates in the US,” says @hyperallergic. Discover the MLK/FBI director’s essential work capturing the Black experience in America during our retrospective, now underway in our Virtual Cinema!The five-film retrospective includes SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME, MAYNARD, TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’, WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE & free screenings of AUGUST WILSON: THE GROUND ON WHICH I STAND! Save with a $15 bundle at filmlinc.org/pollard
The New York @AfricanFilmFest returns virtually Feb. 4-14 with Nigeria & Lesotho’s Oscar entries THE MILKMAID and THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION, a new restoration of the essential documentary CAMERA D’AFRIQUE (AFRICAN CINEMA: FILMING AGAINST ALL ODDS) featuring Ousmane Sembéne, Souleymane Cissé, Safi Faye, Oumarou Ganda & Gadalla Gubara, and much more!Explore the lineup at filmlinc.org/AFF2021 and get tickets beginning January 22 at noon ET.
“You can create meaning where there was none, you can create feeling where there was none, you can create narrative where there was none. Two frames can be the difference between something that works and something that doesn't.” Happy birthday, Steven Soderbergh! ✨ 📸: THE LIMEY 20th anniversary screening, by @seandiserio.
The virtual edition of the 2021 New York Jewish Film Festival begins now! Week one highlights include the Opening film and Cannes selection HERE WE ARE, the poignant queer coming-of-age drama TAHARA (pictured), Israel’s Oscar entry ASIA, the delicious documentary BREAKING BREAD, and much more. We’ve also just released a few more #NYJFF All-Access Passes, a 40% savings. Reserve yours & register for free talks at NYJFF.org ✨ 🎥
We've added FREE virtual screenings of Sam Pollard's illuminating documentary AUGUST WILSON: THE GROUND ON WHICH I STAND to our director retrospective, beginning this Friday! Limited tickets available & also part of a 4-film bundle. Reserve at filmlinc.org/pollardMade as part of PBS’s American Masters series, Pollard’s 2015 feature documentary was the first to be made about Wilson, the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright who chronicled the Black experience in 20th-century America through a series of plays that stand as cultural touchstones. With his customarily thoughtful and candid approach, Pollard takes us through Wilson’s life with rare interviews and remarkable access to Wilson’s archive, but his primary focus is on the writer’s art. Featuring excerpted performances and dramatic readings from his enduring 10-play cycle—including Fences, Jitney, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom—the documentary provides an illuminating sense of the artist’s life and craft. #augustwilson #sampollard
Fernanda Valadez’s debut film IDENTIFYING FEATURES won the Best International Feature Award at the 30th edition of the Gotham Awards! 🇲🇽 ✨ The gripping New Directors/New Films selection, set along the Mexican border as we follow a mother searching for her son, opens in our Virtual Cinema on January 22! Tickets on sale now.
Don’t miss the Opening Night of New York Jewish Film Festival this Wednesday! Set in Israel, Nir Bergman’s HERE WE ARE is a warm and moving tale of parental devotion focusing on divorced dad Aharon (Shai Avivi), who has given up his artistic career to look after his autistic son Uri (Noam Imber). With gentle humor, this beautiful film—winner of multiple Ophir Awards, including Best Director—examines the intricacies of love, disability and community, and change.Virtual tickets available now, including limited All-Access Passes. Also, join the director for a free talk Thursday at 2pm ET. Learn more at nyjff.org
Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming new releases & restorations! ✨ 🎥 🎟Opens Jan. 22: · The New Directors/New Films selection IDENTIFYING FEATURES· Italy's Oscar entry NOTTURNO· Hungary's Oscar entry PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIMEOpens Jan. 29: · The new restoration of Andrei Tarkovsky's MIRROROpens Feb. 12: · The new restoration of Olivier Assayas's unrated director's cut of DEMONLOVERSupport FLC and pre-order now at virtual.filmlinc.org Save 20% on all rentals by becoming a FLC member at filmlinc.org/save
Starting this Friday, Jan. 15, join us for a virtual retrospective featuring the films of veteran editor, producer, and director Sam Pollard as his new documentary, the @TheNYFF selection MLK/FBI, arrives. Among cinema’s most dedicated chroniclers of the Black experience in America, he has moved freely across film and long-form television as well as narrative and documentary for the past four decades. From his collaborations with St. Clair Bourne, Henry Hampton, and Spike Lee to his own documentaries, his works explore complicated American figures and the extended aftershocks of racial inequality with clear-eyed resolve, inspired in their historical and moral urgency and notable for their journalistic thoroughness and cogent structure. Films include MAYNARD, TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’, SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME, and @officialspikelee’s WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE. Get tickets & save with a bundle at filmlinc.org/pollard
Just announced! With his transfixing digital black-and-white cinematography, DP Erik Messerschmidt, ASC, breathes gorgeous life into the world of 1930s Hollywood in MANK, David Fincher’s vivid retelling of the genesis of Citizen Kane and the tumultuous partnership between screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and director-star Orson Welles. This Monday at 7:30pm ET, join us for an extended conversation with Messerschmidt to discuss the craft behind his latest film, the legacy of CITIZEN KANE, and the work of visualizing Hollywood’s ideas of itself. The discussion will be moderated by J.D. Connor, Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.Register for free at filmlinc.org/manktalk#erikmesserschmidt #mank #davidfincher #mankfilm #cinematography #citizenkane
Remembering David Bowie, who would have turned 74 today.📸: Behind the scenes of THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH.
Happy birthday to the one and only Nicolas Cage.📸: Behind the scenes of David Lynch's WILD AT HEART.
The celebrated annual New York Jewish Film Festival returns January 13-26 with virtual screenings and discussions! Don’t miss acclaimed new films capturing the Jewish experience with documentary, narrative, and short highlights from around the world. Get tickets & save with an All-Access Pass at virtual.filmlinc.org
"Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions.”Happy 80th birthday to the master, Hayao Miyazaki! ✨
“There's a great deal of mystery in film editing, and that's because you're not supposed to see a lot of it. You're supposed to feel that a film has pace and rhythm and drama, but you're not necessarily supposed to be worried about how that was accomplished.”Happy birthday, Thelma Schoonmaker!
In Wong Kar Wai’s future-set 2046 (a loose continuation of DAYS OF BEING WILD and IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE—all now playing nationwide in new restorations), the titular number is many things at once—the year when mainland China assumes absolute control of Hong Kong; the number of the hotel room across from that of Mr. Chow (Tony Leung), inhabited by a parade of women he pursues and abandons; and the name of the mysterious place where disappointed lovers escape to in Chow’s erotic science-fiction novel. Wong’s concentration and control—of the Cinemascope frame, light, color, and the most minute gestures—are at their most accomplished in a work enamored of the limitless expanse of memory and imagination, where reality and fiction dissolve into regret and yearning. Leung’s reprisal of the affable, self-mocking Chow, this time with a bitter edge, is extraordinary. Faye Wong, Carina Lau, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, and an electrifying Ziyi Zhang are the women in his life, indelible as ghosts from a forgotten past.
“We yearn for the desire to triumph, and it almost never does in the greatest love stories because we're left yearning for it more in the end, and we wish the world were different as a result.”Happy 60th birthday, Todd Haynes!
R.I.P. Joan Micklin Silver (1935-2020)
Saying goodbye to 2020.🎥: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar Wai)
Reflections in the films of Wong Kar Wai. ✨ Brand-new restorations are now playing nationwide in our Virtual Cinema! See more and save with a @janus_films bundle. 🎥 This Friday at noon ET is the last chance to rent The Grandmaster (both cuts), Ashes of Time Redux, and My Blueberry Nights.
Though it was Wong Kar Wai’s first English-language film, MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS is in many ways an extension of his previous work: it began as a short film, originally meant to be part of the IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE timeline, and is marked by the director’s typically romantic sensibility and dynamic manipulation of color (regular collaborator William Chang serves again as production designer and editor).Pop star Norah Jones makes her film debut as a heartbroken New Yorker who takes to the road after meeting a café owner (Jude Law), and along the way encounters others as lovesick and lonely as herself, including a down-on-her-luck gambler (Natalie Portman), a troubled cop (David Strathairn), and his estranged wife (Rachel Weisz). A free-flowing romance spanning New York, Memphis, and Las Vegas, MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS explores, with Wong’s charged affection, the suffering of heartbreak and the restorative vitality of the American landscape.Now playing nationwide through Friday at noon ET as part of our director retrospective! 💙
Andrei Tarkovsky, who passed away on this day in 1986, behind the scenes of MIRROR.The brand-new restoration opens in one month in our Virtual Cinema. ✨ 🎥
A film whose complicated production took such a toll on Wong Kar Wai that he wrote and shot CHUNGKING EXPRESS during its editing process, ASHES OF TIME REDUX is a hallucinatory wuxia like no other. First released in 1994 and then re-edited and re-scored in 2008, Wong’s time-slipping picaresque takes loose inspiration from Jin Yong’s novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes, focusing on a lovesick, embittered mercenary (Leslie Cheung), who acts as an agent for other swordsmen of fortune. Working with regular production designer William Chang, cinematographer Christopher Doyle, and a superb ensemble (Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, and Jacky Cheung), Wong constructs an intricate, enigmatic vision of ancient warriors ensnared by the play of time and memory.Now playing nationwide in our Virtual Cinema through Friday at noon ET! Plus, tune into an #NYFF archival conversation on the film, available with your rental as well on YouTube or our podcast.
“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.” - Marlene Dietrich, born on this day in 1901.
Nearly 10 years in the making, Wong Kar Wai’s latest feature to date THE GRANDMASTER is perhaps his most ambitious project, a propulsive action epic inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man (played by Tony Leung with effortless precision and cool). The Hong Kong and U.S. cuts are now playing nationwide through Friday at noon ET only! Watch at filmlinc.org/wong
Now playing in our Virtual Cinema: stunning new restorations of Wong Kar Wai masterpieces, Manoel de Oliveira’s FRANCISCA, Joyce Chopra’s SMOOTH TALK, and Béla Tarr’s DAMNATION, along with two of year’s most acclaimed new releases: MARTIN EDEN and COLLECTIVE. 🎥 ✨ All rentals support FLC! Plus, this month only save on a year-round membership and get 20% off all tickets. Start watching at virtual.filmlinc.org 💜
Decking the halls with Brigitte Bardot. 🎄✨
"Love is all a matter of timing. It's no good meeting the right person too soon or too late." - Wong Kar Wai 💕 Watch his ravishing masterpieces in our career-spanning retrospective, available nationwide at filmlinc.org/wong
Happy holidays from Film at Lincoln Center! ❄️🎄✨What's your favorite film to watch during the season? 🎥
Happy birthday, @steveyeun! ✨Watch our recent conversation on the making of MINARI with Lee Isaac Chung, Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan Kim, and Noel Cho, moderated by Dennis Lim, available on the Film at Lincoln Center YouTube channel. 📺 #minari #stevenyeun
Happy Birthday, Julie Delpy! 🌟Photos by Lyu Hanabusa from 1995
“The one filmmaker I admire most is Wong Kar-wai.” - Olivier AssayasOur retrospective of the Hong Kong master continues with all of his features, many available in brand-new restorations. Watch nationwide & become a FLC member to save 20% on all rentals year-round. Learn more at filmlinc.org/wong 💜
We’re halfway to our goal of welcoming 250 new members by January 1! 💜 Join our community and become a Film at Lincoln Center member this month to receive exclusive access to a special podcast discussion on MANK with David Fincher and Kent Jones! This month only, get 15% off memberships at filmlinc.org/saveThis offer is also eligible for anyone who purchases a gift membership or participates in our membership referral program. 🎁
💜 Opening today in World of Wong Kar Wai 💜 · 2046 (new restoration!)· THE GRANDMASTER: Hong Kong cut (U.S. premiere!)· THE GRANDMASTER: U.S. cut (free for members!)· ASHES OF TIME REDUX (exclusive @TheNYFF Q&A from 2008!)· MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS (free for members!)Watch nationwide at filmlinc.org/wong 🎥 Film at Lincoln Center members save on all tickets year-round! Today only, get 20% off a FLC membership & support our future. See details: filmlinc.org/save 🎁
Tickets for the 2021 New York Jewish Film Festival are on sale now, featuring Israel's Oscar entry ASIA, Bruno Ganz's final film WINTER JOURNEY, the star-studded ON BROADWAY, the moving Opening Night selection HERE WE ARE & much more! Get tickets and save with an All-Access Pass at filmlinc.org/NYJFF21 ✨
Coming soon to our Virtual Cinema: new restorations of Andrei Tarkovsky’s MIRROR and Olivier Assayas’s DEMONLOVER; the #NDNF selection IDENTIFYING FEATURES; Lili Horvát’s PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME, a mysterious love story inspired by a Sylvia Plath poem that is Hungary’s Oscar entry; a program of Sam Pollard’s urgent and essential work timed to the release of MLK/FBI (NYFF58); and three beloved annual festivals: the New York Jewish Film Festival, the New York African Film Festival, and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. Explore at the link in bio. 🎥 Members save 20% on all tickets year-round! Support the future of Film at Lincoln Center and join our community today with a discounted membership at filmlinc.org/save 💜
It’s the final weekend of New Directors/New Films, available virtually nationwide! 🎥 Don’t miss Camilo Restrepo’s acclaimed debut LOS CONDUCTOS, Catarina Vasconcelos’s impressionistic yet emotionally rich documentary THE METAMORPHOSIS OF BIRDS, Mamadou Dia’s Locarno winner NAFI’S FATHER, and more!Each rental is available for five days. If you missed any films during their rental windows, All-Access Passes are still available featuring every film in the festival and feature a more than 50% savings! Start discovering your new favorite directors today at filmlinc.org/ndnf #NDNF
A day-in-the-life portrait expands into something else entirely in NASIR, a patient yet ultimately startling sophomore breakthrough from Tamil filmmaker Arun Karthick. Rent through Saturday at 6pm ET at New Directors/New Films! Available nationwide at virtual.filmlinc.orgBased on a short story by Dilip Kumar, the @IFFR highlight takes place in Coimbatore, a town in Tamil Nadu, where a small Muslim community lives alongside the Hindu population. Nasir (Koumarane Valavane) is a Muslim family man struggling to make ends meet for his wife and their mentally challenged nephew who lives with them. He makes a small wage working at a Hindu sari shop, and is also a poetry lover whose verses we hear in lyrical passages. With placid, beautiful imagery of the everyday, Karthick brings us fully into Nasir’s mundane world, but off-screen news reports and casual conversations remind us of the violence that hangs in the peripheries.
Our Wong Kar Wai retrospective continues this Friday with the U.S. premiere of his Hong Kong version of THE GRANDMASTER, ASHES OF TIME REDUX, 2046, and MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS. Virtual tickets available nationwide at filmlinc.org/wong ✨ FLC members receive free rentals for MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS and the U.S. version of THE GRANDMASTER, plus 20% off all rentals year-round! Join our community today and support the future of Film at Lincoln Center with a discounted membership at filmlinc.org/save 💜
The lineup for the 2021 New York Jewish Film Festival, taking place virtually nationwide from January 13 through 26, has been announced!Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, NYJFF each year presents the finest documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. The festival’s 2021 virtual lineup showcases 17 features and seven shorts, including the latest works by dynamic voices in international cinema, as well as the World Premiere of the new restoration of a 1939 classic by Edgar G. Ulmer. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon, with member pre-sale beginning tomorrow. Become a member today to save 20% and get pre-sale access!Explore at filmlinc.org/NYJFF21📸: The Sign Painter, premiering on January 19. #NYJFF
Like IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, Wong Kar Wai’s THE HAND is set in the hazy Hong Kong of the 1960s, but its characters couldn’t be more different from the earlier film’s restrained, haunted lovers. The world premiere of the extended cut, newly restored, is now playing in our Virtual Cinema! ✨ Originally conceived for the omnibus film EROS, the film tells the tale of Zhang (Chang Chen), a shy tailor’s assistant enraptured by a mysterious client, Miss Hua (Gong Li). A hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions, THE HAND finds Wong Kar Wai continuing to transition from the frenetic, energized style of his earlier films into a register that is lush with romantic grandeur.
Happy Birthday to Jane Birkin! 🎥Seen here in Agnes Varda's JANE B. PAR AGNES V.
One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai’s HAPPY TOGETHER is an emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown. The new restoration is now playing virtually nationwide in our retrospective! 💜 ✨ Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung play a couple traveling through Argentina and locked in a turbulent cycle of infatuation and destructive jealousy as they break up, make up, and fall apart again and again. Setting out to depict the dynamics of a queer relationship with empathy and complexity on the cusp of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong—when the country’s LGBT community suddenly faced an uncertain future—Wong crafts a feverish look at the life cycle of a love affair that’s by turns devastating and deliriously romantic. Shot by ace cinematographer Christopher Doyle in both luminous monochrome and luscious saturated color, the film is an intoxicating exploration of displacement and desire that swoons with the ache and exhilaration of love at its heart-tearing extremes.
Act fast! Additional tickets have been released for all sold-out screenings of MINARI! Get them while they're still available: filmlinc.org/minari
Lost souls reach out for human connection amidst the glimmering night world of Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai’s hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne odyssey FALLEN ANGELS, now playing in a brand-new restoration. ✨ Originally conceived as a segment of CHUNGKING EXPRESS only to spin off on its own woozy axis, this hyper-cool head rush plays like the dark, moody flip side to Wong’s breakout feature as it charts the subtly interlacing fates of a handful of urban loners, including a coolly detached hitman (Leon Lai) looking to go straight, his business partner (Michelle Reis) who secretly yearns for him, and a mute delinquent (Takeshi Kaneshiro) who wreaks mischief by night. Swinging between hardboiled noir and slapstick lunacy with giddy abandon, Fallen Angels is both a dizzying, dazzling city symphony and a poignant meditation on love, loss, and longing in a metropolis that never sleeps.
R.I.P. Kim Ki-duk (1960-2020)
Now playing in a brand-new restoration, the whiplash, double-pronged CHUNGKING EXPRESS is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.🍍
"We only have two hours to change people's lives." - John Cassavetes, born on this day in 1929. 🎥 🎞 ✨
Now playing virtually nationwide in a new restoration, Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature DAYS OF BEING WILD represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style. The first film in a loosely connected, ongoing cycle that includes IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and 2046, this ravishing existential reverie is a dreamlike drift through the Hong Kong of the 1960s in which a band of wayward twenty-somethings—including a disaffected playboy (Leslie Cheung) searching for his birth mother, a lovelorn woman (Maggie Cheung) hopelessly enamored with him, and a policeman (Andy Lau) caught in the middle of their turbulent relationship—pull together and push apart in a cycle of frustrated desire. The director’s inaugural collaboration with both cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who lends the film its gorgeously gauzy, hallucinatory texture, and actor Tony Leung, who appears briefly in a tantalizing teaser for a never-realized sequel, the film is an exhilarating first expression of Wong’s trademark themes of time, longing, dislocation, and the restless search for human connection.
Carrie Coon, Sean Durkin, and Alex Ross Perry joined us for a special conversation on The Nest! ✨Watch on our YouTube channel or listen on our podcast feed. 🎧
Discover your next favorite filmmaker at New Directors/New Films, available nationwide beginning tomorrow! 🎥 ✨ Films premiere at 6pm ET nightly and are available to rent for five days. See more and save with an All-Access Pass and FLC membership. Curious which films you should watch first? This Thursday, don't miss our free #NDNF Critics' Preview at 6pm ET! Tickets and RSVP details at filmlinc.org/ndnf
Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature AS TEARS GO BY is a kinetic, hyper-cool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he would become renowned. Watch the new restoration during our retrospective, available nationwide!Set amidst Hong Kong’s ruthless, neon-lit gangland underworld, this operatic saga of ambition, honor, and revenge stars Andy Lau as a small-time mob enforcer who finds himself torn between a burgeoning romance with his ailing cousin (Maggie Cheung, in the first of her iconic collaborations with the director) and his loyalty to his loose cannon partner in crime (Jacky Cheung) whose reckless attempts to make a name for himself unleash a spiral of violence. Marrying the pulp pleasures of the gritty Hong Kong action drama with hints of the head-rush romanticism Wong would push to intoxicating heights throughout the 1990s, the film was a box office smash that heralded the arrival of one of contemporary cinema’s most electrifying talents.
The NY @africanfilmfest has been extended until Wednesday! Celebrate by immersing yourself in the cinema of Nigeria and the Sudan. 💜🎥Films are still available nationwide: filmlinc.org/african
It's the final day to rent trailblazing films from the Sudan and Nigeria at the 2020 New York @AfricanFilmFest! After renting, you'll have 5 days to watch.Highlights include Sudan’s first-ever Oscar entry YOU WIlL DIE AT 20, a 40th anniversary screening of the Ade Love’s landmark Nollywood film KADARA, two brilliant films from esteemed Sudanese filmmaker Ibrahim Shaddad, the Berlinale winner TALKING ABOUT TREES, and more. 🇸🇩 🇳🇬 Films available nationwide at virtual.filmlinc.org
CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Wong Kar Wai, 1994)Watch the brand-new restoration during our retrospective, now available virtually nationwide.
Kicking off this Wednesday nationwide, the New Directors/New Films festival offers yearly proof of cinema's long and bright future—and this year's edition, arriving in virtual form at a fraught time in film culture, is no exception. On Thursday at 6pm ET, dig into the highlights of the 2020 lineup in a critics' preview led by Devika Girish, Assistant Editor of Film Comment and Film at Lincoln Center, featuring Clinton Krute (Digital Editor, Film Comment), Chloe Lizotte (freelance film critic), Vadim Rizov (Managing Editor, Filmmaker Magazine), and Lucía Salas (critic, curator, and filmmaker). Get tickets, including an All-Access Pass, and RSVP for the free talk at filmlinc.org/ndnf ✨ 📸: Anna Sofie Hartmann’s #NDNF selection GIRAFFE.
Starring David Oyelowo & featuring Daniel Kaluuya in his first role, Ngozi Onwurah’s acclaimed drama SHOOT THE MESSENGER is now playing through Sunday at NY @africanfilmfest! In Onwurah’s provocative tale, Oyelowo plays Joe, a school teacher in South London who is falsely accused of hitting one of his pupils. As the local Black population turns on him, branding him as a racist, a destitute Joe is forced to confront his fear and hatred of his own community.Watch nationwide at filmlinc.org/african
Enter the intoxicating world of Hong Kong master Wong Kar Wai as our career-spanning retrospective continues! 💜 Seven dazzling new restorations are available now nationwide: AS TEARS GO BY, DAYS OF BEING WILD, CHUNGKING EXPRESS, FALLEN ANGELS, HAPPY TOGETHER, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, and the world premiere of the extended cut of THE HAND!See them all & save with a discount @janus_films bundle. Plus, get 20% off all Virtual Cinema rentals by becoming an FLC member today. 🎥
We’re thrilled to announce a limited run of Lee Isaac Chung’s MINARI, Dec. 11-17 in the Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema! Members save 20%. Limited tickets on sale now at filmlinc.org/minariA tender and sweeping story about what roots us, the Sundance winner follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
“It's not where you take things from—it's where you take them to.”Happy 90th birthday, Jean-Luc Godard!
Beginning today, this year's New York African Film Festival transports audiences to the Sudan and Nigeria with six features & eight short films. Tickets available nationwide! Save with an All-Access Pass at filmlinc.org/african 🇳🇬🇸🇩
Behind the scenes of Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express, opening in a new restoration this Friday! 🍍 Save during our retrospective and all year-round programming by becoming a member. We've extended our offer of 25% off FLC memberships through today only! Join our community of film lovers or gift to a friend at filmlinc.org/save 🎁
Today only, save 25% on Film at Lincoln Center memberships! ✨🎥 Play a role in ensuring our future by joining a community of film lovers or by giving a gift membership at filmlinc.org/saveFLC members receive 20% off all Virtual Cinema rentals, including new releases, Wong Kar Wai retrospective, New Directors/New Films & more year-round! Plus, free screenings & events, early access to @TheNYFF, and more.Film at Lincoln Center has always been for the community, and made possible by the community. Thank you in advance for your generosity, and for standing with us. Together, we will emerge from 2020 with renewed strength and inspiration.📸: Happy Together, opening in a new restoration this Friday as part of the World of Wong Kar Wai.
Behind the scenes of Wong Kar Wai’s IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. ❤️Watch the dazzling new 4K restoration in our Virtual Cinema as part of our career-spanning retrospective.
"An amazing array of genre-defining, ever expanding cinematic experiments." - @screenanarchy Due to popular demand, we have extended the rental window for $50 Art of the Real All-Access bundles & week two films through Monday at noon EST! After renting, you can watch through December 4 at noon EST. With tickets available virtually nationwide, experience the best in the year’s boundary-pushing hybrid filmmaking at filmlinc.org/aotr🎥 : Joshua Bonnetta’s The Two Sights, available only with an All-Access Pass.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦊🦃🍽🥧🍁
World of Wong Kar Wai, a career-spanning retrospective featuring new restorations, is now underway with the dazzling 20th anniversary restoration of IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE! ❤️ Watch nationwide and get a special @janus_films bundle at filmlinc.org/wongFilm at Lincoln Center members save 20% on Virtual Cinema rentals! ✨ As a holiday thank you, we're offering 15% off memberships. During our retrospective, FLC members will also receive complimentary access to MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS & the U.S. version of THE GRANDMASTER. Play a vital role in our future and redeem now or as a gift at filmlinc.org/save 🎁 📸: @studiotstella @thejokersfilms
We're thrilled to announce a limited run of Chloé Zhao's @TheNYFF Centerpiece selection NOMADLAND, December 4-10 in the Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema! Tickets on sale now at filmlinc.org/nomadlandPlease note: Tickets are very limited for this one-week-only run with a small allotment available for each screening. Act fast! The viewing window each night begins at 7pm EST and ends at 11pm EST. Begin viewing your rental by 9pm EST to ensure you can experience the entire film. #nomadland #chloezhao #francesmcdormand
Tickets are now on sale for the New York African Film Festival, returning virtually nationwide on Dec. 2-6 with Streaming Rivers: The Past into the Present, a spotlight on the cinema of Nigeria and the Sudan. 🇳🇬🇸🇩The festival will transport audiences to the two nations whose film industries were disrupted in their nascency—in Nigeria by an economic decline in the late 1970s and early 1980s; in Sudan by the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir, whose 30-year grip on the country was ended by the 2019 uprising. In recent years, Sudan’s film industry has been revived by an emerging crop of filmmakers, who are also dedicated to restoring the works of the veterans on whose shoulders they stand. Nollywood can claim the mantle of being Africa’s homegrown film industry, which has influenced filmmakers globally and provided the template for other nations to jump-start their own nascent motion picture businesses.Save with an All-Access Pass at filmlinc.org/african
Dive into this year’s New Directors/New Films festival, available virtually nationwide for the first time ever beginning December 9! Tickets are on sale today, including limited All-Access Bundles. Reserve yours at filmlinc.org/ndnf ✨ Throughout its rich, nearly half-century history, the festival, presented with @themuseumofmodernart, has celebrated filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema, and whose daring work pushes the envelope in unexpected ways. This year’s #NDNF will introduce 24 features and 10 shorts virtually to audiences nationwide, with films scheduled over the course of 12 days and screening exclusively in the FLC Virtual Cinema.📸: Anne at 13,000 Ft by @kazikradwanski.
Happy Birthday to Goldie Hawn! Known for her roles in CACTUS FLOWER, PRIVATE BENJAMIN, DEATH BECOMES HER, and many more, the actress turns 75 today. ✨
The last Art of the Real Free Talk is today at 2PM (EST)!Join Sky Hopinka, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Sergio da Costa, and Maya Kosa to discuss how humans, land, and elements of fabrication create worlds together. Free registration required here: filmlinc.org/aotr2020talks
Art of the Real's second-week lineup is now playing in our Virtual Cinema! filmlinc.org/aotrGet an All-Access Pass to exclusively watch films from both weeks for $50. Don't miss your second chance to experience the complete showcase of innovative filmmaking here: filmlinc.org/aotrpassFurther immersive yourself in the realm of hybrid filmmaking by participating in our final free talk tomorrow! Free registration required: filmlinc.org/aotr2020talks
Our next Art of the Real Free Talk is tomorrow at 2PM(EST)!Communities and Social Forms will feature a conversation on how different social formations generate history and the potential for communal life to undermine the destructive cycles of capitalist expansion. Free registration is required here: filmlinc.org/AOTR2020Talks
Announcing the virtual return of the New York @africanfilmfest with “Streaming Rivers: The Past into the Present,” a spotlight on the cinema of two nations: Nigeria and the Sudan. Tickets go on sale November 23rd and will open in our Virtual Cinema on December 2-6! More information here: filmlinc.org/AFF2020
"Art is inherently political. Even trying to make a film that has nothing to do with politics is, in and of itself, a political act."Happy Birthday to the brilliant Barry Jenkins!
"We try to organize the world, which isn't organized the way our brains want to organize it. We tell stories about the people in our lives, we project ideas onto them. We project relationships with people, we make our lives into stories. I don't think we can avoid doing that." Happy 62nd Birthday, Charlie Kaufman! Seen here on the set of I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS.
What begins as a seeming exposé into a tragic accident gradually turns into something deeper and more shocking in this heartrending and revelatory documentary about state neglect and corruption. COLLECTIVE opens this Friday in our Virtual Cinema! filmlinc.org/collectiveJoin a free Q&A with director Alexander Nanau, this Sunday at 1PM (EST). Free regisrtation is required at filmlinc.org/CollectiveQA
Happy 78th Birthday to Martin Scorsese! 👑
R.I.P. Soumitra Chatterjee, seen here in Satyajit Ray's APUR SANSAR
Art of the Real Free Talks will continue tomorrow at 2PM (EST)! Register for free at filmlinc.org/aotrfreePortraiture is a mainstay of nonfiction filmmaking, and, as evidenced by the trio of works featured in this discussion, one still ripe for continuous complication and experimentation. Four filmmakers will discuss proximity, encounters, and the challenges and possibilities of capturing singular lives. Start discovering with your $50 All-Access Pass, still available in our Virtual Cinema!
Béla Tarr's DAMNATION is a visible shift away from the verité realism of his early features and toward the highly stylized, black-and-white otherworldliness that would become his signature. The 4K restoration continues its run in our Virtual Cinema: filmlinc.org/DamnationFeature
We're back! Film at Lincoln Center and MoMA Film would like to announce the rescheduled New Directors/New Films 2020 taking place December 9-20. Tickets go on sale November 23!
Art of the Real Free Talks continues tomorrow at 2PM EST! Five filmmakers speak about their meditations on landscape as an actor in historical, social, and cultural life. The spooky seas of the Outer Hebrides in Joshua Bonnetta’s The Two Sights, the critical soundscapes of an ethnographic visit to Dutch New Guinea in Ernst Karel and Veronika Kusumaryati’s Expedition Content, “ethno-fictional” stagings on the Northern Plains in Argentina in Ezequiel Yanco’s La vida en común, and the same country’s complicit industrial structures captured in Jonathan Perel’s Corporate Accountability join together in a discussion about the visual production of place, evidence, and environmental encounter.Free registration required!
Presenting World of Wong Kar Wai, a retrospective of the Hong Kong master, opening November 25 on our Virtual Cinema! Featuring new restorations with support from Jet Tone Films, Janus Films, and The Criterion Collection.
"FRANCISCA is both classical and postmodern, a cross between a lush Visconti period piece & the stylized expressionism of THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI." - J. Hoberman via @nytimesManoel de Oliveira’s cinematic experience opens in our Virtual Cinema today!
Happy Birthday to Grace Kelly, born on this day in 1929! 🌟
More than words: the subtitler of Godard, Assayas, and others talks about the process in this accompaniment to our May-June 2020 Art and Craft article