With the holidays around the corner and the year winding down, why not review the films that have added moments of levity to an ever-exhausting year? We asked the Film at Lincoln Center community, via Instagram and Twitter, what their favorite first-time watches were this year.
From new releases like Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always to restorations of cinematic classics including Béla Tarr’s Damnation (now playing in our Virtual Cinema!) and Claire Denis’ Beau Travail, viewers were able to get lost in the worlds created by their favorite filmmakers from the comfort of their homes. There were also themes of confinement and longing that seemed particularly relevant this year, as seen in Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped, and others. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation!
This ongoing series is a part of our Community Corner, which brings movie lovers together in a digital space for community and conversation.
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Come and See (1985) pic.twitter.com/s9n8wIqN41
— Ian Bulaclac (@Ian_Boolocklock) December 10, 2020
— afcmoruno (@wongkarwow) December 10, 2020
Wild Strawberries (1957) pic.twitter.com/ZjUdpH9hBP
— Ingrid Thulin (@ingridthulin1) December 11, 2020
It’s a tie between “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” and “Atlantics” pic.twitter.com/5lMrV6NTGE
— Jenna Scherer (@secondhusk) December 10, 2020
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) dir. Joan Micklin Silver pic.twitter.com/wyEh9FUqAV
— John Holliday (@jhollidayfilm) December 10, 2020
— Vaughn Jarvi (@vaughnjarvi) December 10, 2020
— Michael Haneke Paneke (@davo_arid) December 11, 2020
‘Da 5 Bloods’ pic.twitter.com/mkm7jkpPA5
— Sine Yo Pitty On The Runny Kine (@MrMarinKnows) December 10, 2020
— Jamie Lansdowne (@LansdowneJamie) December 10, 2020
Mur Murs (1981) pic.twitter.com/gQo3tf1JLL
— Filipe 🤓 (@filipeoescritor) December 10, 2020
the sacrifice – tarkovsky pic.twitter.com/oHUTl19WMS
— Jon Fusco (@jim_jon_jim) December 10, 2020
MEANTIME (1983, d. Mike Leigh) pic.twitter.com/AmWGvM6CPk
— 𝖓𝖔𝖓 𝖋𝖎𝖑𝖒𝖘 (@NonFilms) December 10, 2020
— Amadeus2001 (@AmadeusM01) December 11, 2020
The Marriage of Maria Braun (RWF, 1979) pic.twitter.com/MjFfpXSBmQ
— Ryland Walker Knight (@rylandwk) December 11, 2020
Beau Travail pic.twitter.com/XV8cyXzlkM
— Michael Clawson (@michaelmclawson) December 10, 2020
THE ASSISTANT pic.twitter.com/DAA0HJayfU
— Clint Wrede (@clintwrede) December 11, 2020