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Special Events

This year’s exciting lineup includes a grand portrait of a master of cinema… a mind-bending musical journey… a deeply personal examination of loss and renewal from a singular artist… an anniversary celebration of a beloved film from the Coen Brothers.

Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton

  • Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
  • 2015
  • Canada
  • digital projection
  • 31 minutes

Free Event

Guy Maddin and collaborators Evan and Galen Johnson deliver an anarchic cine-essay on the nature of spectacle, violence, and Canadianness in cinema.

Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman

  • Chantal Akerman
  • 1997
  • France
  • 62 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

Free Event

Akerman creates a fascinating self-portrait that takes us through her career, aided by critics Emmanuel Burdeau and Jean Narboni and filmmaker Luc Moullet.


  • Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • 2015
  • Greece
  • 104 minutes
  • Greek with English subtitles

Athina Rachel Tsangari’s maritime comic psychodrama—a lampoon of masculinity, an allegory for contemporary Greece, and a razor-sharp study of human nature—follows six males on a yacht who engage in a vaguely defined yet hotly contested competition to determine which of them is “the best in general.” An NYFF53 selection. A Strand Releasing release.

De Palma

  • Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow
  • 2015
  • USA
  • DCP
  • 107 minutes

North American Premiere · Noah Baumbach, Brian De Palma, and Jake Paltrow in person!

This fleet and bountiful film portrait by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow covers the life and career of the great iconoclast of American cinema: the man who gave us Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, and Carlito’s Way.

Heart of a Dog

  • Laurie Anderson
  • 2015
  • USA/France
  • DCP
  • 75 minutes

Laurie Anderson in person!

A thing of rare beauty, Laurie Anderson’s first feature film in 30 years is an autobiographical-observational work of braided joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting that’s as disarmingly playful as a Cole Porter melody and as rhapsodically composed as a poem by Whitman.

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

  • Chantal Akerman
  • 1976
  • Belgium/France
  • 201 minutes
  • French with English Subtitles

Cinematography by Babette Mangolte

The monotonous daily routine of a Brussels housewife is transformed with dread and suspense in Akerman's monumental masterpiece.


  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • 2015
  • USA
  • DCP
  • 54 minutes
  • English, Hindi, Hebrew, and Urdu with English subtitles

World Premiere · Paul Thomas Anderson in person!

Paul Thomas Anderson’s vivid, impressionistic document of a recording session at Mehrangarh Fort above Jodhpur in northern India, for an album by Shye Ben Tzur with Anderson’s close collaborator Jonny Greenwood and 19 local musicians. The music will blow your mind.

The Martian

  • Ridley Scott
  • 2015
  • USA
  • 3-D, DCP
  • 142 minutes

Sneak Preview • Ridley Scott and cast in person!

Ridley Scott’s dynamic, visually spectacular adaptation of Andy Weir’s best seller, and his third film set in outer space, is a gripping drama of survival anchored by Matt Damon as an astronaut/botanist stranded on Mars fighting to survive while back on earth the NASA team and his former crew members pull out all the stops to bring him home.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

  • Joel and Ethan Coen
  • 2000
  • USA
  • DCP
  • 107 minutes

15th Anniversary Screening ∙ Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson in person!

An anniversary screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s beloved roots-musical fantasia, “based upon The Odyssey, by Homer,” about three escaped convicts (George Clooney, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Turturro) trying to get back home in the rural South of the 1930s.

Son of Saul

  • László Nemes
  • 2015
  • Hungary
  • 35mm
  • 107 minutes
  • Hungarian, Yiddish, German, and Polish with English subtitles

Film Comment Presents · Laszlo Nemes & Géza Röhrig in person!

A shattering portrait of the horror of Auschwitz that follows a Sonderkommando tasked with delivering his fellow Jews to the gas chamber, who is determined to give a young Jewish boy a proper burial. Utterly harrowing, ultra-immersive, and not for the fainthearted.

A Tribute to Albert Maysles

  • 90 minutes

Free Event

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-host a tribute to the late legendary documentarian Albert Maysles at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday, October 4 at 10:00am.