As we make our way towards the landmark 50th edition of the New York Film Festival in Fall of 2012, Film Society of Lincoln Center continues to reflect on some of the great films we have shown in the festival’s first 49 years. Each week, we bring you a film from a previous edition as part of our series “50 Years of the New York Film Festival.” So far, we have celebrated the first 11 years of NYFF. Today, we are pleased to announce the lineup of films representing the festival from 1974-1981.

Fans of German filmmakers should look forward to the retrospective’s January 13 return, feauring a double feature of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul and Werner Herzog’s The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser from the 12th and 13th festivals. In the following weeks we will feature even more gems, including Kings of the Road by Wim Wenders, another German cinematic icon (Jan. 14); the children’s classic The Black Stallion with special $6 tickets for kids (Feb. 18); and a double feature of Jonathan Demme’s Handle with Care a.k.a. Citizen’s Band and Melvin and Howard, featuring a discussion with Demme and star Paul Le Mat. Be sure to get tickets early and check back often for further additions to the lineup of this one-of-a-kind series!