Our blog takes you inside the Film Society of Lincoln Center with photos, videos, and podcasts from our screenings, talks, and events, plus announcements of upcoming programs and coverage of our artist and education initiatives.
By Alex Hunter on March 20, 2017
A feast for the eye and the ear, Sound + Vision Festival is a three-day showcase celebrating the enduring and mutually enriching relationship between cinema and music. This April we’re pleased to bring you live musical accompaniments to a pair of silent German classics: the Alloy Orchestra will perform an original score for E.A. Dupont’s newly restored seedy circus picture Varieté; and acclaimed musicians Matthew Nolan, Rachel Grimes, and Erik Friedlander will provide their own soundtrack to 1930’s People on Sunday. Capping off the festival is a double bill of the Barbet Schroeder and Pink Floyd collaborations More and The Valley (Obscured by Clouds)—psychedelic classics you won’t want to miss!
By Alex Hunter on March 15, 2017
Now in its fourth year, the Art of the Real festival offers a survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking. This edition features titles from established figures such as Ignacio Agüero, Jem Cohen, Robinson Devor, and the late Michael Glawogger alongside up-and-comers Theo Anthony (Rat Film), Salomé Jashi (The Dazzling Light of Sunset), and Shengze Zhu (Another Year), as well as a tribute to the late Brazilian filmmaker Andrea Tonacci.
Now in its second year, Neighboring Scenes is the Film Society’s showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema. Highlighting impressive recent productions from across the region, this selective slate of premieres exhibits the breadth of styles, techniques, and approaches employed by Latin American filmmakers today. Neighboring Scenes spans a wide geographic range, and features established auteurs as well as fresh talent from the international festival scene.
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema returns in March with another edition that exemplifies the variety and vitality of contemporary French filmmaking. The films on display, by emerging talents and established masters, raise ideas both topical and eternal, and many take audiences to entirely unexpected places.
Film Comment’s cinematic showcase returns in its 17th edition with a selection of titles curated by the magazine’s editors, an offering of strikingly bold visions and fresh voices, mixing exclusive New York premieres of vital new films and long-unseen older titles that deserve the big-screen treatment.
Dance on Camera Festival remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works. Each February, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs.
By Alex Hunter on December 14, 2016
The 2017 New York Jewish Film Festival features a wide-ranging and exciting lineup of films and shorts from the iconic to the iconoclastic. Including global, U.S., and New York premieres, a tribute to actress and cabaret artist Valeska Gert, a 50th anniversary screening of Mel Brooks’s The Producers, and a related poster exhibition honoring the life and work of Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, this year’s NYJFF will entertain film lovers from all backgrounds.