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PRESS MATERIALS:
NYFF56, September 28 – October 14
Escape in New York: Outdoor Films on Governors Island
Flat is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision, August 10-16
Scary Movies XI, August 17-23
Germaine Dulac, August 24-30

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Lisa Thomas, Director of Publicity: lthomas@filmlinc.org
Kate Patterson, Publicist: kpatterson@filmlinc.com
Isadora Johnson, Junior Publicist: ijohnson@filmlinc.org

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FSLC announces the complete lineup for the Convergence section of NYFF56

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the complete lineup for the Convergence section of the 56th New York Film Festival, to take place October 11-14. The seventh edition of the highly anticipated annual program delves into innovative modes of storytelling via interactive experiences, featuring Virtual Reality, Immersive Cinema, AI, and more. Read More

FSLC announces the complete lineup for the Projections section of NYFF56

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the complete lineup for the Projections section of the 56th New York Film Festival, to take place October 4-7. The slate is comprised of seven features, seven shorts programs, and two short works that will be looped in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Amphitheater. This international selection of film and video work expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most essential and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists. Read More

FSLC announces The Power of the Powerless: Banned Films from the Czechoslovak New Wave

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces The Power of the Powerless: Banned Films from the Czechoslovak New Wave, September 21-23. The Czechoslovak New Wave was one of the most radical and brilliant bursts of creativity in film history. The political thaw that allowed it to flourish even within a totalitarian state came to an abrupt end with the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Read More

FSLC announces the Main Slate selections for NYFF56

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the 30 films for the Main Slate of the 56th New York Film Festival, September 28 – October 14. NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, “Francis Ford Coppola said that the cinema would become a real art form only when the tools of moviemaking became as inexpensive as paints, brushes, and canvases. That has come to pass, but at the same time it’s become increasingly tough to do serious work that is beholden to nothing but the filmmaker’s need to express these emotions in this form in moving images and sound. Read More

FSLC announces Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate as Closing Night of NYFF56

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate as Closing Night of the 56th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14), making its North American premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 12, 2018. CBS Films will release the film in November 2018. Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent van Gogh, and in the process revivifies our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. Schnabel; his co-writers Jean-Claude Carrière and Louise Kugelberg, also the film’s editor; and cinematographer Benoît Delhomme strip everything down to essentials, fusing the sensual, the emotional, and the spiritual. And the pulsing heart of At Eternity’s Gate is Willem Dafoe’s shattering performance: his Vincent is at once lucid, mad, brilliant, helpless, defeated, and, finally, triumphant. With Oscar Isaac as Gauguin, Rupert Friend as Theo, Mathieu Amalric as Dr. Gachet, Emmanuelle Seigner as Madame Ginoux, and Mads Mikkelsen as The Priest. Read More

FSLC and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy announce Germaine Dulac

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York announce Germaine Dulac, a survey of work by the pioneering figure of the French avant-garde and queer cinema, August 24-30. A feminist and socialist artist and thinker of the 1920s and ’30s, Germaine Dulac directed close to 30 fiction films in her lifetime, playing with narration, montage, and visual effects, and making the case, in both films and writing, for a “pure cinema” approach that took full advantage of the medium’s unique properties. Read More

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite Will Open NYFF56

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite as Opening Night of the 56th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14), making its New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, September 28, 2018. The Favourite is a Fox Searchlight Pictures release and opens November 23, 2018. Read More

FSLC announces Scary Movies XI

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Scary Movies XI, the eagerly anticipated return of New York’s top horror festival, August 17-23. Scary Movies XI brings the genre’s best from around the globe back to FSLC for another wicked week of hair-raising premieres and rediscoveries, guest appearances and giveaways. Read More

FSLC announces Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA as Centerpiece of NYFF56

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FSLC announces Flat Is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision

Flat Is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision will take place August 10-16 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. “Picture what your kids can do with the new PXL 2000.” So went the 1987 advertising campaign for Fisher-Price’s latest offering, a lightweight plastic camcorder conceived specifically for children. Invented by James Wickstead, the device allowed for 10 minutes of footage recorded directly onto a standard audio cassette. Sales proved disappointing; Pixelvision would soon be abandoned by its parent company, and production on new cameras halted after a year. Yet the story of the PXL 2000 was just beginning. Read More

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