"[Lee Isaac] Chung transforms the specificity of his upbringing into something warm, tender and universal,” says @Variety. MINARI has been extended through March 8 with your virtual rental supporting Film at Lincoln Center! ✨ Reserve tickets at filmlinc.org/minari
Happy birthday, Kim Minhee!🎥: ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE (Hong Sangsoo, 2017)
Caroline Vignal's Cannes 2020 selection MY DONKEY, MY LOVER AND I is a "funny and original comedy," says @cineuropa. Watch nationwide beginning this Friday at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021!In the humorous and heartwarming film, primary schoolteacher Antoinette (Laure Calamy) is elated about her upcoming vacation with her married lover, Vladimir, but life quickly intervenes: he cancels on her to take a hiking trip with his wife and young daughter, who’s one of Antoinette’s pupils. Fueled by impulse, Antoinette heads to the same mountainous region of Cévennes National Park with an itinerary inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes. On her spur-of-the-moment mission, she forges quick bonds with an idealistic innkeeper (Marie Rivière, Rohmer’s THE GREEN RAY) and Patrick, the cantankerous donkey she’s rented to help her up the mountain.Get tickets at virtual.filmlinc.org
Emmanuelle Riva was born on this day in 1927.🎥: HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (1959)
This Friday at 6pm ET, we’ll See You At The Séance. ✨ To close out #BlackHistoryMonth, join us for a free talk with creators who use the archive to commune with the future, crafting translations of Blackness through the bending, wielding, and visual exploration of time. Presented with @upsidefilmfestival & featuring @jourdayen, @iblss, and Vernon Jordan III, with a special DJ set by @highgnx! 🎶 RSVP required at filmlinc.org/talks
Happy birthday, @kyle_maclachlan!🍿📸: The premiere of HIGH FLYING BIRD at Walter Reade Theater, by @seandiserio.
We are thrilled that Emmanuelle Béart is our official Guest of Honor for this year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema! 🇫🇷 Emmanuelle’s career as an actress and activist highlights what French cinema represents for American audiences today: a leading voice and vision on world issues and our collective consciousness. Watch an extended conversation between the actress and Richard Peña, available on March 4 (opening day of the festival), and get tickets for her latest film, the self-assured and sensual MARGAUX HARTMANN, at filmlinc.org/rendezvous
Giulietta Masina was born 100 years ago today. ❤️ 🇮🇹 ✨📸: Behind the scenes of LA STRADA.
“It's all just one film to me. Just different chapters.” - Robert Altman, born on this day.
"Incredible... the very best in contemporary French filmmaking." - @theplaylistnation Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021 tickets are now available nationwide! Featuring 18 essential films, plus free talks, see more and save with an All-Access Pass. 🇫🇷 Tickets are going fast. Reserve yours now at filmlinc.org/rendezvousBecome a member today and save 20% on all tickets year-round, plus receive an invite to special Rendez-Vous event to be announced next week!
We were thrilled to welcome director and writer Shaka King for a discussion on the making of JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH with @eugonline, now available to watch on our YouTube channel or listen on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast! 🎧 The #BlackHistoryMonth special event, organized by FLC & @wbpictures, provided cinema and arthouse audiences with an early preview of this timely and vital film, along with an extended conversation. #judasandtheblackmessiah #shakaking #lakeithstanfield #danielkaluuya
Before THE INHERITANCE opens on March 12, we'll present @ephraimasili’s The Diaspora Suite beginning February 26! Made over the course of seven years and shot on 16mm in Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, and the United States, this cycle of five short films collapses time and space to reveal the hidden resonances between the Black American experience and the greater African diaspora. Encompassing history, politics, music, dance, poetry, and ritual, The Diaspora Suite is by turns playful, moving, and radical in its construction of a one-of-a-kind vision of Pan-African identity. Virtual tickets on sale at filmlinc.org/diaspora
A trailblazer and pioneer, Jessie Maple was the first Black woman to gain entry in New York’s Camera Operators Union. After directing the film WILL and in need of a venue to premiere it, she and her husband Leroy Patton built and founded the independent cinema 20 West in Harlem.After a screening of WILL and TWICE AS NICE in 2015, Maple and Patton joined FLC in a discussion about their invaluable careers. Watch our never-before-published Q&A with the filmmakers on our YouTube channel or at filmlinc.org/blackvoices #BlackHistoryMonth
"You live in the image you have of the world. Every one of us lives in a different world, with different space and different time."Happy 92nd birthday, Alejandro Jodorowsky! ✨ 🇨🇱 🇫🇷 🎥: THE RAINBOW THIEF (1990)
"The cinema has always been much more than content, and it always will be.... Curating isn’t undemocratic or ‘elitist,’ a term that is now used so often that it’s become meaningless. It’s an act of generosity—you’re sharing what you love and what has inspired you.”Thank you for the words of wisdom, @martinscorsese_. 🎥💜 Read his new essay on moviegoing and Fellini at @harpersmagazine. 📸: Our 50th Anniversary Gala by @mettieostrowski.
“I’m interested in the lives of Black folk as the subject. Not the predicate, not the tangent. These stories deserve to be told — not as sociology, not as spectacle, not as a singular event that happens every so often – but regularly and purposefully as truth and as art on an ongoing basis.” - Ava DuVernayExplore filmlinc.org/blackvoices for links to articles, Q&A videos, and more! #BlackHistoryMonth
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the demonlovers. 💕 "Demonlover blends elements of the thriller, heist film, and porn with revolutionary verve, revealing the incredibly close proximity of high art and lowbrow kinks." - @TheFilmStage Olivier Assayas’s new restoration is now playing in our Virtual Cinema. ✨
Happy Valentine's Day! 💖Swoon over the sumptuous new restorations of Wong Kar Wai's romantic masterpieces, now playing nationwide at filmlinc.org/wong #ValentinesDay #WongKarWai #InTheMoodForLove
🎥 Now playing in the FLC Virtual Cinema ✨· New restorations of DEMONLOVER, MIRROR, SMOOTH TALK & Wong Kar Wai masterpieces· NY @AfricanFilmFest (ends Sunday!)· NOTTURNO· IDENTIFYING FEATURES· PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME· MARTIN EDENWatch nationwide at virtual.filmlinc.orgSpecial offer through Saturday only: save 15% on memberships and get discounted tickets on all Virtual Cinema rentals! Learn more at filmlinc.org/save
Our celebrated annual festival Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is returning March 4-14, presented in the FLC Virtual Cinema! 🇫🇷 Featuring new work by features new work from Guillaume Brac, Quentin Dupieux, Nicole Garcia, Fabienne Godet, Emmanuel Mouret, François Ozon, and more, explore the complete lineup at filmlinc.org/rendezvousTickets on sale Feb. 19 at noon, with early access for FLC members at Feb. 16 at noon. Save with a discounted All-Access Pass.Limited time offer! ✨ Save 15% on FLC memberships when you join by this Saturday at midnight & receive early access on discounted Rendez-Vous with French Cinema tickets & more year-round benefits. Learn more at filmlinc.org/save
THE LONG NIGHT explores one night in the life of a young boy on the street, encountering the denizens of mid-1970s Harlem, while commenting on Vietnam, marital discord, paternal relationships, substance abuse, schooling, and unemployment—in short, the life of an American family.After the premiere of THE LONG NIGHT at New Directors/New Films in 1976, Woodie King, Jr. was invited back to FLC to screen the film in 2015. In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, watch our never-before-published Q&A on the Harlem-set film with the director, now available on our YouTube channel or filmlinc.org/blackvoices
"It excites me to go to a movie and be reminded that I'm human, and I'm filled with opposites, and I'm built with flaws. Part of growth and healing is recognizing that."Happy birthday, @LauraDern! 💜✨Watch her breakthrough performance in SMOOTH TALK, now playing in our Virtual Cinema.📸 by @photojuice at our 2017 career-spanning conversation, available on our YouTube channel & podcast.
Gianfranco Rosi's stunning @TheNYFF selection NOTTURNO has been shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature at the 2021 Academy Awards! ✨ Watch now in our Virtual Cinema at filmlinc.org/notturno
“If Africans do not tell their own stories, Africa will soon disappear.” So said Ousmane Sembène, the legendary Senegalese auteur. Over the last many decades, African filmmakers have not only affirmed the existence of the continent on the world stage but created an entirely unique and vibrant language of cinema. This year’s New York African Film Festival showcases a number of facets of this kaleidoscopic film landscape, with works by veteran auteurs, emerging talents, diasporic voices, and pioneering women.To celebrate the 28th NYAFF and #BlackHistoryMonth, join us for a special panel discussion this Wednesday at 2pm ET on the past, present, and future of African cinema with the filmmakers Gaston Kaboré (Wend Kuuni; Buud Yam), Ngozi Onwurah (The Body Beautiful; Shoot the Messenger), Amjad Abu Alala (You Will Die at Twenty), and Hlumela Matika (Tab). Moderated by curator and scholar @junegivanni.RSVP for free at filmlinc.org/blackvoices ✨
With 1992’s A CERTAIN MORNING, Fanta Régina Nacro became the first woman from Burkina Faso—home to FESPACO, the largest Pan-African film festival in the world—to direct a fiction film. Since then, Nacro has developed a rich body of shorts (as well as one feature film) in which the old and the new cohabitate, illustrating stories from her matrilineal upbringing. Her work depicts the courtyard effect: the entire community comes together to agree and disagree but always finds a positive and collective path to a solution. As Nacro eloquently states: “It is a vision, a certain gaze on our world, that we are proposing.”A selection of her essential shorts are now playing virtually nationwide at the 28th New York African Film Festival through Sunday! Watch at virtual.filmlinc.org 🇧🇫
Lana Turner was born 100 years ago today.🎥: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Vincente Minnelli, 1952)
Shot in 1983, CAMERA D'AFRIQUE captures the rise and striking visions of African auteurs like Ousmane Sembéne, Souleymane Cissé, Safi Faye, Oumarou Ganda, and Gadalla Gubara at a time when African countries were emerging from the shadows of colonialism. Featuring interviews with filmmakers and clips from 18 films, the documentary recalls the first 20 years of the new auteur cinema of sub-Saharan Africa, which bears witness to an indefatigable—and still-enduring—drive for self-expression.A 2K restoration of Férid Boughedir’s essential film is now playing nationwide in our Virtual Cinema during the New York @africanfilmfest!
“Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” - François Truffaut, born on this day in 1932.
With the start of #BlackHistoryMonth, Film at Lincoln Center is proud to launch a month-long initiative that celebrates, showcases, and honors the extraordinary Black filmmakers and artists who have helped shape cinema and the larger cultural landscape. Throughout February, we’ll be sharing special programming, free talks, resources, and engagement tools dedicated to putting the focus on Black voices from around the globe.Explore at filmlinc.org/blackvoices ✊🏽🖤🎥✨
R.I.P. Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
"Words can't express everything a person feels."Watch the new restoration of Andrei Tarkovsky's MIRROR in our Virtual Cinema! Available at virtual.filmlinc.org
"I'm mad, they say. I am temperamental and dizzy and disagreeable. Well, let them talk. I can take it. Only one person can hurt me. Her name is Ida Lupino."Pioneering filmmaker Ida Lupino was born on this day in 1918. ✨
"Moving pictures have become one of the greatest revitalizing forces in race adjustment." - Oscar Micheaux At the 38th @thenyff, FLC had a special screening of BODY AND SOUL (1925), one of Micheaux's most culturally groundbreaking works, following Paul Robeson in dual starring roles as two brothers, one a preacher and the other an inventor. Micheaux’s film was added to the National Film Registry in 2019.Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, we'll continue looking back at filmmakers pivotal in exploring the Black experience on film.
We’ve announced our upcoming Virtual Cinema releases! Including Lee Isaac Chung’s tender and sweeping MINARI (Feb. 12); Maya Da-Rin’s New Directors/New Films selection THE FEVER (March 19), a heartrending look at the daily hardships of a father and daughter from Brazil’s indigenous Desana tribe; Jill Li’s LOST COURSE (March 5), which documents a grassroots movement against corruption in Southern China over 10 years and garnered the prestigious Golden Horse Award; and Ephraim Asili’s dynamic hybrid film THE INHERITANCE (March 12), the Opening Night selection of NYFF58’s Currents section, which chronicles the history of Philadelphia-based Black liberation group MOVE alongside dramatizations of the filmmaker’s own experiences in an activist collective. As a prelude, we will also screen Asili’s sprawling The Diaspora Suite (Feb. 26), a series of five short films exploring connections within the African diaspora. As previously announced, a new restoration of Olivier Assayas’s DEMONLOVER opens February 12. Learn more at filmlinc.org 🎥
Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away seven years ago today. 💔Watch the legendary actor discuss CAPOTE at @TheNYFF in 2005 at filmlinc.org/capote
Nigeria's Oscar entry THE MILKMAID showcases the vibrancy of Hausa and Fulani culture while drawing attention to the plight of the victims of the real-life militant insurgency in Nigeria. Watch Desmond Ovbiagele’s acclaimed thriller at NY African Film Festival starting this Thursday, available nationwide! Save with an All-Access Pass. 🇳🇬
On this snowy day, wisdom from Andrei Tarkovsky: “In a certain sense the past is far more real, or at any rate more stable, more resilient than the present. The present slips and vanishes like sand between the fingers, acquiring material weight, only in its recollection.”Watch the new restoration of his masterpiece MIRROR in our Virtual Cinema! ❄️ #andreitarkovsky
A poster for Andrei Tarkovsky’s MIRROR by Polish artist Stasys Eidrigevičius. Watch the stunning new restoration in our Virtual Cinema!See more international posters for the film in our IG story, via @mubi.
R.I.P. Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
Andrei Tarkovsky, Orson Welles, and Robert Bresson at Cannes Film Festival in 1983. 🎥 ✨ Catch the new restoration of Tarkovsky’s MIRROR in our Virtual Cinema starting Friday.
R.I.P. Cloris Leachman (1926-2021)
Presenting the trailer for the 2021 edition of the New York @AfricanFilmFest, taking place virtually Feb. 4-14! This year's theme is Notes from Home: Recurring Dreams & Women’s Voices and features Nigeria’s Oscar entry THE MILKMAID, Lesotho’s Oscar entry THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION, the TIFF favorite OUR LADY OF THE NILE, and much more!Tickets on sale now, including discounted All-Access Passes, at filmlinc.org/AFF2021
On a special new episode of the Film at Lincoln Center Podcast, David Fincher & Kent Jones discuss MANK, Hollywood history, filmmaking, Orson Welles, and much more. 🎧 Listen today & subscribe for more weekly filmmaker conversations.
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
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