As we near the end of January and catch up on films from the previous year, we put out a call to the Film at Lincoln Center community near and far to share your favorite films from 2020. The responses rolled in and included everything from powerful documentaries and international gems to feel-good comedies and even a few blockbuster surprises. Check out the highlights below, and don’t forget to take a look at our FLC staff picks here.
Some of the most-mentioned films were Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow, Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always, and David Fincher’s Mank. Many folks also noted films that played at last year’s New York Film Festival and New Directors/New Films, such as Fernanda Valadez’s Identifying Features (now playing in our Virtual Cinema), Spike Lee’s David Byrne’s American Utopia, and Steve McQueen’s Red, White, and Blue. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation via Instagram and Twitter.
This ongoing series is a part of our Community Corner, which brings movie lovers together in a digital space for community and conversation.
Although our theaters are currently closed, our Virtual Cinema and Media Center remain open 24/7. Stay connected to Film at Lincoln Center by joining our online community on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Letterboxd, and don’t miss a thing by subscribing to the weekly newsletter.
2. I'm Thinking of Ending Things
4. Song Without a Name pic.twitter.com/G96dnvjJHg
— Arnold At The Movies (@Arnold_AtMovies) January 22, 2021
Criminally underrated, and features a truly spectacular car chase sequence worth the watch alone! pic.twitter.com/iAyS4lY10F
— arin sang-urai (@thatarin) January 22, 2021
I haven't seen that many films from last year, but here are few I liked. pic.twitter.com/lr91VfnIaJ
— Transmission Rory (@TransmissionRor) January 22, 2021
Never rarely sometimes always pic.twitter.com/cWrI6RBI8J
— Emmanuel (@fakefrancophile) January 22, 2021
— Samantha J. Foster Composer (@sjfostersound) January 22, 2021
— STEPHEN ATTONG 📽 (@StephenAttong) January 22, 2021
First Cow, Sound of Metal, Palm Springs, Soul. But I didn't see many of the other great ones I'm sure.
— sachyn (@sachynsuch) January 22, 2021
Identifying Features, Nine Days, There Is No Evil
— liam (@liam_trump_) January 22, 2021
Vitalina Varela, Last and First Men, Atlantis, Time, First Cow…
— Veton Nurkollari (@VetonNurkollari) January 22, 2021
The Trial Of The Chicago 7
— 𝐴𝑦𝑟𝑡𝑜𝑛 (@turcojabour) January 22, 2021