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. 

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