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2010

Michael Douglas Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

New York Asian Film Festival Comes to Walter Reade Theater

This annual survey of essential—and often wild—films is New York’s most exhaustive selection of titles from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and other countries across Southeast Asia. Programmed and operated by the New York Asian Film Foundation, NYAFF features contemporary premieres and classic titles, plus a host of in-person appearances and Q&As with up-and-coming and established stars and auteurs.

The Empty Hands star Stephy Tang, recipient of the Screen International Rising Star Award. Photo by Sean DiSerio.

Opening Night party at NYAFF 2018. Photo by Richard Jopson.

Dynamite Graffiti director Masanori Tominaga and actor Tasuku Emoto. Photo by Richard Jopson.

Teri Malvar, Jelly Lin, and Apinya Sakuljaroensuk at the 15th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival. Photo by Daniel Rodriguez.

Duan Yihong, Actor, 'The Extraordianry Mission' and 'Battle of Memories' receives the NYAFF 2017 Star Asia Award

NYAFF opening night party. Photo by Yifu Chien.

Bad Genius actress Chutimon “Aokbab” Chuengcharoensukying receiving the NYAFF 2017 Screen International Rising Star Award. Photo by Yifu Chien.

NYAFF Executive Director Samuel Jamier, NYAFF programmer Stephen Cremin, actress Teri Malvar, and film critic Tim Grierson at the Film Society for a screening of Hamog (Haze). Photo by Daniel Rodriguez.

NYAFF Executive Director Samuel Jamier, actress Jelly Lin, and film critic Tim Grierson pose for a photo on stage during an event for The Mermaid. Photo by Daniel Rodriguez.

Jelly Lin talks about The Mermaid after a screening of the film at NYAFF. Photo by Daniel Rodriguez.

ND/NF Debuts

Mia Hansen-Løve (The Father of My Children)
Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth)
Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love)
Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace)
Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother)

Listen to David Fincher discuss his career and approach to filmmaking with critic Todd McCarthy in one of our HBO Directors Dialogues at the 48th New York Film Festival.

NYFF Debuts

David Fincher (The Social Network)
Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy)

NYFF48 Main Slate Selections

The Social Network (David Fincher) (Opening Night)
The Tempest (Julie Taymor) (Centerpiece)
Hereafter (Clint Eastwood) (Closing Night)
Another Year (Mike Leigh)
Aurora (Cristi Puiu)
Black Venus (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Carlos (Olivier Assayas)
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard)
Inside Job (Charles Ferguson)
LennoNYC (Michael Epstein)
Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt) with Day Trip (Zoe McIntosh)
My Joy (Sergei Loznitsa)
Mysteries of Lisbon (Raúl Ruiz)
Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois)
Oki’s Movie (Hong Sangsoo) with All Flowers in Time (Jonathan Caouette)
Old Cats (Pedro Peirano and Sebastián Silva) with Protect the Nation (Candice Reisser)
Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
Post Mortem (Pablo Larraín) with The Accordion (Jafar Panahi)
Le quattro volte (Michelangelo Frammartino)
Revolución (Various)
The Robber (Benjamin Heisenberg) with Mary Last Seen (Sean Durkin)
Robinson in Ruins (Patrick Keiller) with Translating Edwin Honig: A Poet’s Alzheimer’s (Alan Berliner)
Silent Souls (Aleksei Fedorchenko) with Deu ci sia (Gianluigi Tarditi)
The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira) with Nulepsy (Jessica Sarah Rinland)
Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean) with Blokes (Marialy Rivas)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
We Are What We Are (Jorge Michel Grau)

2011

The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Opens

Though the Walter Reade Theater proved to be a versatile and popular space for the New York moviegoing audience, with its expansive 365-days-a-year programming, special events, press screenings, rentals, and more, the Film Society, eventually recognized the need for more than one screening facility. A new theater space would also give the organization the ability to offer longer bookings of first-run films and new releases. So after more than a decade of planning for redevelopment and expansion, thanks to the efforts led by Film Society Board Chairwoman Ann Tenenbaum and President Daniel Stern, a new building was constructed across from the Walter Reade Theater, connected by a bridge passing over 65th Street. The state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe, designed by David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, opened in June 2011, boasting the 150-seat Francesca Beale Theater, the 90-seat Howard Gilman Theater, and a 75-seat Amphitheater for special events and live talks. Since opening, the EBM has become an essential part of the city’s cinematic landscape, allowing for extended runs of groundbreaking new releases and more spaces for an expansive New York Film Festival, which now features multiple sidebars, programs, talks, and showcase events.

Listen to Joel and Ethan Coen discuss filmmaking with Noah Baumbach at opening of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and the night’s topic was opening shots. The three directors examined the openings of many of their films as a jumping-off point for a wide-ranging discussion of their careers.

Sidney Poitier Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, and Ruby Dee in 2011. Photo by Mark Von Holden.

ND/NF Debuts

Dee Rees (Pariah)
Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg)
J.C. Chandor (Margin Call)
Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur)

NYFF Debuts

Asghar Farhadi (A Separation)
Alice Rohrwacher (Corpo Celeste)
David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method)
Mia Hansen-Løve (Goodbye First Love)
Ruben Östlund (Play)
Nadav Lapid (Policeman)

NYFF49 Main Slate Selections

Carnage (Roman Polanski) (Opening Night)
My Week with Marilyn (Simon Curtis) (Centerpiece)
The Descendants (Alexander Payne) (Closing Night)
A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg) (Special Gala)
The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar) (Special Gala)
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Corpo celeste (Alice Rohrwacher)
Footnote (Joseph Cedar)
4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara)
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Martin Scorsese)
Goodbye First Love (Mia Hansen-Løve)
The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
Le Havre (Aki Kaurismäki)
The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)
Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Pina (Wim Wenders)
Play (Ruben Östlund)
Policeman (Nadav Lapid)
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
Shame (Steve McQueen)
Sleeping Sickness (Ulrich Köhler)
The Student (Santiago Mitre)
This Is Not a Film (Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi)
The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr)

2012

Catherine Deneuve Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

Photo by Theo Wargo.

Listen to Jonathan Demme discuss two of his early films, Citizens Band (1977) and Melvin and Howard (1980), during our series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the New York Film Festival. On the occasion, Demme joined Program Director Richard Peña as well as actor and frequent collaborator Paul Le Mat, for an insightful and personal discussion of his early career.

ND/NF Debuts

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty)
Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighboring Sounds)
Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?)

Kent Jones interviews Richard Peña in Film Comment‘s September-October 2012 issue:

Last year, when for the first time we had five cinemas going at once—Tully, the Walter Reade, and the three screens in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center—I remember a moment when I was just running around checking on how everything was doing, and I thought, “We’ve got Aki Kaurismäki here, we’ve got Nelson Pereira dos Santos there, we have a Nikkatsu film over here,” and it felt like that was the way things were supposed to be, where they had been leading all along. We had found the right direction, followed it, and arrived.

Listen to Michael Cimino and Kris Kristofferson discuss Heaven’s Gate after a screening of the restored director’s cut at the 50th New York Film Festival.

NYFF Debuts

Christian Petzold (Barbara)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Miguel Gomes (Tabu)
Robert Zemeckis (Flight)

NYFF50 Main Slate Selections

Life of Pi (Ang Lee) (Opening Night)
Not Fade Away (David Chase) (Centerpiece)
Flight (Robert Zemeckis) (Closing Night)
Amour (Michael Haneke)
Araf—Somewhere in Between (Yeşim Ustaoğlu)
Barbara (Christian Petzold)
Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu)
Bwakaw (Jun Robles Lana)
Camille Rewinds (Noémie Lvovsky)
Caesar Must Die (Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani)
The Dead Man and Being Happy (Javier Rebollo)
Fill the Void (Rama Burshtein)
First Cousin Once Removed (Alan Berliner)
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh)
Ginger and Rosa (Sally Potter)
Here and There (Antonio Méndez Esparza)
Holy Motors (Léos Carax)
Hyde Park on Hudson (Roger Michell)
Kinshasa Kids (Marc-Henri Wajnberg)
The Last Time I Saw Macao (João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata)
Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel)
Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami)
Lines of Wellington (Valeria Sarmiento)
Memories Look at Me (Song Fang)
Night Across the Street (Raúl Ruiz)
No (Pablo Larraín)
Our Children (Joachim Lafosse)
The Paperboy (Lee Daniels)
Passion (Brian De Palma)
Something in the Air (Olivier Assayas)
Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Alain Resnais)

Christian Petzold on meeting Abbas Kiarostami at the 50th New York Film Festival:

2013

Barbra Streisand Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

ND/NF Debuts

Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)
Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell)
Shane Carruth (Upstream Color)
Matías Piñeiro (Viola)

NYFF Debuts

Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son)
James Gray (The Immigrant)
Lav Diaz (Norte, The End of History)
Sebastián Lelio (Gloria)

NYFF51 Main Slate Selection

Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass) (Opening Night)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) (Centerpiece)
Her (Spike Jonze) (Closing Night)
About Time (Richard Curtis)
Abuse of Weakness (Catherine Breillat)
Alan Partridge (Declan Lowney)
All Is Lost (J. C. Chandor)
American Promise (Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson)
At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman)
Bastards (Claire Denis)
Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Burning Bush (Agnieszka Holland)
Child of God (James Franco)
Gloria (Sebastián Lelio)
The Immigrant (James Gray)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen)
The Invisible Woman (Ralph Fiennes)
Jealousy (Philippe Garrel)
Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian (Arnaud Desplechin)
The Last of the Unjust (Claude Lanzmann)
Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh)
My Name Is Hmmm… (Agnès B)
Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (Hong Sangsoo)
Norte, The End of History (Lav Diaz)
Omar (Hany Abu-Assad)
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch)
Real (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Square (Jehane Noujaim)
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie)
Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang)
A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)
Le Week-End (Roger Michell)
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu)
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)

2014

Rob Reiner Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal at the 2014 Chaplin Award Gala. Photo by Godlis.

Art of the Real Begins

The usual movie categories don’t apply here. The Art of the Real festival offers a survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking. Past editions have featured titles from Mati Diop, Agnès Varda, Derek Jarman, Corneliu Porumboiu, Robert Greene, Thom Andersen, Harun Farocki, Jem Cohen, Robinson Devor, Michael Glawogger, Theo Anthony, and Nicolás Pereda. Art of the Real is documentary redefined. Presented with support from MUBI.

Anton Vidokle. Dovydas Korba, and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė. Photo by Bridget Ye.

Dan Deacon and Theo Anthony. Photo by Richard Jopson.

Director Roberto Minervini attends Art of the Real. Photo by Sean DiSerio.

Art of the Real closing night world premiere of Empty Metal. Photo by Colleen Sturtevant.

No Data Plan director Miko Revereza. Photo by Sean DiSerio.

Tamer Hassan, Armand Yervant Tufenkian, and Monika Uchiyama at Art of the Real. Photo by Richard Jopson.

Last Night I Saw You Smiling director Kavich Neang. Photo by Colleen Sturtevant.

ND/NF Debuts

Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night)
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child)
Justin Simien (Dear White People)
Albert Serra (Story of My Death)
Roberto Minervini (Stop the Pounding Heart)

NYFF Debuts

Josh & Benny Safdie (Heaven Knows What)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip)
Laura Poitras (Citizenfour)

NYFF52 Main Slate Selections

Gone Girl (David Fincher) (Opening Night)
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson) (Centerpiece)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro González Iñárritu) (Closing Night)
Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)
’71 (Yann Demange)
The Blue Room (Mathieu Amalric)
Citizenfour (Laura Poitras)
Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)
Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller)
Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
Heaven Knows What (Josh & Benny Safdie)
Hill of Freedom (Hong Sangsoo)
Horse Money (Pedro Costa)
Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)
Life of Riley (Alain Resnais)
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg)
Misunderstood (Asia Argento)
Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)
Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)
The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro)
Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello)
La Sapienza (Eugène Green)
Tales of the Grim Sleeper (Nick Broomfield)
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)
Time Out of Mind (Oren Moverman)
Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
Two Shots Fired (Martin Rejtman)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher)

Listen to Paul Thomas Anderson discuss Inherent Vice, his influences, and the art of filmmaking at an HBO On Cinema talk during the 52nd New York Film Festival.

2015

Robert Redford Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

Photo by Sean DiSerio.

ND/NF Debut

Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)

NYFF Debuts

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs)
Michael Almereyda (Experimenter)
Michel Gondry (Microbe & Gasoline)

NYFF53 Main Slate Selections

The Walk (Robert Zemeckis) (Opening Night)
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle) (Centerpiece)
Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle) (Closing Night)
Arabian Nights: Volume 1: The Restless One (Miguel Gomes)
Arabian Nights: Volume 2: The Desolate One (Miguel Gomes)
Arabian Nights: Volume 3: The Enchanted One (Miguel Gomes)
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Brooklyn (John Crowley)
Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg)
Carol (Todd Haynes)
Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Experimenter (Michael Almereyda)
Les Cowboys (Thomas Bidegain)
Don’t Blink – Robert Frank (Laura Israel)
The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson)
In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Journey to the Shore (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller)
The Measure of a Man (Stéphane Brizé)
Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti)
Microbe & Gasoline (Michel Gondry)
Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)
My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin)
No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sangsoo)
The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu)
Where to Invade Next (Michael Moore)

2016

Morgan Freeman Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

Neighboring Scenes Begins

Neighboring Scenes is Film at Lincoln Center’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​, featuring established auteurs as well as fresh talent from the international festival scene. Presented with Cinema Tropical.

Luis Alejandro Yero introduces The Cemetery Lightens at Neighboring Scenes 2019. Photo by Richard Jopson.

Neighboring Scenes 2019 filmmakers. Photo by Richard Jopson.

Iván Fund introduces There Will Come Soft Rains at Neighboring Scenes 2019. Photo by Richard Jopson.

Neighboring Scenes 2019 Opening Night party. Photo by Mettie Ostrowski.

Dominga Sotomayor talks about her film, Mar, at Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema. Photo Sean DiSerio.

Neighboring Scenes 2019 Opening Night party. Photo by Mettie Ostrowski.

Eduardo Williams at Neighboring Scenes 2019. Photo by Mettie Ostrowski.

João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora discuss The Dead and the Others at Neighboring Scenes 2019. Photo by Richard Jopson.

Read Tyler Wilson on Andrzej Żuławski’s Cosmos, a 2016 Film Comment Selects selection, for Film Comment:

Andrzej Zulawski passed away two days before he was scheduled to appear at the Film Society accompanying the U.S. premiere of Cosmos, part of a sidebar tribute to the Polish director. A faithful modernization of Witold Gombrowicz’s final novel, Zulawski’s last film is told with one of the strangest light touches of his career.

Industry Academy Begins

Participants from the Industry Academy’s inaugural edition listening to a panel discussion. Photo by Yuko Torihara.

The inaugural Industry Academy International U.S. takes place at New Directors/New Films, in partnership with Locarno. A result of a long-standing relationship between Film at Lincoln Center and Locarno Festival, the Industry Academy signifies the ongoing dedication these two organizations have to engaging a new generation of key players in the independent film industry, helping them attain a better understanding of the industry’s challenges while also extending their network of contacts and building bridges across different markets. The program continues to focus on increasing diversity within the film industry and film culture—one of the greatest challenges facing the film business today—and supporting and nurturing women and people of color who are looking to gain a foothold in the industry. The program is produced by the Film Society’s Brian Brooks with the Locarno Industry Academy international project manager Marion Klotz.

ND/NF Debuts

Bi Gan (Kaili Blues)
Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson)

NYFF Debuts

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Ava DuVernay (13th)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Mike Mills (20th Century Women)
Paul Verhoeven (Elle)
Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius)

NYFF54 Main Slate Selections

13th (Ava DuVernay) (Opening Night)
20th Century Women (Mike Mills) (Centerpiece)
The Lost City of Z (James Gray) (Closing Night)
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi)
Graduation (Cristian Mungiu)
Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro)
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar)
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw)
Neruda (Pablo Larraín)
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)
The Rehearsal (Alison Maclean)
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie)
The Son of Joseph (Eugéne Green)
Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
Yourself and Yours (Hong Sangsoo)

At the 54th New York Film Festival, director Barry Jenkins discusses the making of his Best Picture-winning Moonlight with playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, indie producer Adele Romanski, and Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner from Plan B, Brad Pitt’s production company.

2017

Robert De Niro Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

Robert De Niro and his longtime collaborator Martin Scorsese. Photo by Daniel Rodriguez.

ND/NF Debuts

Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats)
Dustin Guy Defa (Person to Person)
William Oldroyd (Lady Macbeth
Yance Ford (Strong Island)
Joshua Z Weinstein (Menashe)

Stalker Sets Box-Office Record

Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 masterpiece Stalker made box-office history at Film at Lincoln Center, boasting the highest-grossing opening weekend for a re-release in our organization’s history.

NYFF Debuts

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Dee Rees (Mudbound)
Sean Baker (The Florida Project)
Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name)
Chloé Zhao (The Rider)
Valeska Grisebach (Western)

NYFF55 Main Slate Selections

Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater) (Opening Night)
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes) (Centerpiece)
Wonder Wheel (Woody Allen) (Closing Night)
Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo)
Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)
The Day After (Hong Sangsoo)
Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR)
Félicité (Alain Gomis)
The Florida Project (Sean Baker)
Ismael’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis)
Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach)
Mrs. Hyde (Serge Bozon)
Mudbound (Dee Rees)
On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sangsoo)
The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki)
The Rider (Chloé Zhao)
Spoor (Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik)
The Square (Ruben Östlund)
Thelma (Joachim Trier)
Western (Valeska Grisebach)
Zama (Lucrecia Martel)

2018

Helen Mirren Honored at the Chaplin Award Gala

Helen Mirren at the 45th Chaplin Award Gala. Photo by Dan Rodriguez.

ND/NF Debuts

RaMell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening)
Khalik Allah (Black Mother)
Hu Bo (An Elephant Sitting Still)

Visconti Retrospective Sets Box-Office Record

The Leopard

The Leopard

Luchino Visconti sets record as most successful retrospective in Film at Lincoln Center’s history, featuring sold-out screenings and added encore showings.

NYFF Debuts

Bi Gan (Long Day’s Journey Into Night)
Tamara Jenkins (Private Life)
Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War)

NYFF56 Main Slate Selections

The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos) (Opening Night)
ROMA (Alfonso Cuarón) (Centerpiece)
At Eternity’s Gate (Julian Schnabel) (Closing Night)
3 Faces (Jafar Panahi)
Asako I & II (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)
Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski)
A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel)
A Family Tour (Ying Liang)
La Flor (Mariano Llinás)
Grass (Hong Sangsoo)
Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher)
Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry)
High Life (Claire Denis)
Hotel by the River (Hong Sangsoo)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
In My Room (Ulrich Köhler)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)
Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman)
Non-Fiction (Olivier Assayas)
Private Life (Tamara Jenkins)
RAY & LIZ (Richard Billingham)
Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré)
Too Late to Die Young (Dominga Sotomayor)
Transit (Christian Petzold)
Wildlife (Paul Dano)

2019

Welcome to Film at Lincoln Center

Tilda Swinton at Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Photo by Sean DiSerio.

No other organization in the United States has fostered and maintained such a sustained devotion to the art of film. Over five decades, the Film Society had exemplified a commitment to adventurous, stimulating programming and to the nurturing and celebrating of the diverse voices of global filmmakers. In April 2019, Film Society at Lincoln Center, currently overseen by Executive Director Lesli Klainberg and Deputy Director Eugene Hernandez, officially changed its name to Film at Lincoln Center. Its mission to support the art and elevate the craft of cinema and enrich film culture stays the same, as does its commitment to helping foster the next generation of film artists, writers, and industry minds.

Our thousands of devoted members are essential to the identity and success of an organization whose staff has expanded from less than 10 people initially to more than 50. As we celebrate our 50 years bringing the greatest of world cinema to New York audiences, and as we move into the next half-century of being at the forefront of an ever-changing cinematic landscape, we want to thank our members and patrons, whose value in helping us realize our vision is incalculable.

Listen to a special episode of the Film at Lincoln Center Podcast, in which Director of Editorial and Creative Strategy Michael Koresky joins Executive Director Lesli Klainberg and Deputy Director Eugene Hernandez to discuss the organization’s history. Then you’ll hear from some of the organization’s key figures like Dennis Lim, Richard Peña, and others. And finally, we’re proud to share highlights from our 50th anniversary gala featuring Tilda Swinton, John Waters, Dee Rees, and Martin Scorsese.

ND/NF Debuts

Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency)
Alejandro Landes (Monos)
Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov (Honeyland)
Pippa Bianco (Share)

NYFF Debuts

Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole)
Diao Yinan (The Wild Goose Lake)
Mati Diop (Atlantics)
Angela Schanelec (I Was at Home, But…)
Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden)
Federico Veiroj (The Moneychanger)
Edward Norton (Motherless Brooklyn)
Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)
Lou Ye (Saturday Fiction)
Justine Triet (Sibyl)

NYFF57 Main Slate Selections

The Irishman (Martin Scorsese) (Opening Night)
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach) (Centerpiece)
Motherless Brooklyn (Edward Norton) (Closing Night)
Atlantics (Mati Diop)
Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles)
Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov)
Fire Will Come (Oliver Laxe)
First Cow (Kelly Reichardt)
A Girl Missing (Koji Fukada)
I Was at Home, But… (Angela Schanelec)
Liberté (Albert Serra)
Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello)
The Moneychanger (Federico Veiroj)
Oh Mercy! (Arnaud Desplechin)
Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar)
Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)
Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye)
Sibyl (Justine Triet)
Synonyms (Nadav Lapid)
To the Ends of the Earth (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio)
Varda by Agnès (Agnès Varda)
Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa)
Wasp Network (Olivier Assayas)
The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu)
The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan)
Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello)

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