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.
Free EventGuy Maddin and collaborators Evan and Galen Johnson deliver an anarchic cine-essay on the nature of spectacle, violence, and Canadianness in cinema.
Free EventAkerman creates a fascinating self-portrait that takes us through her career, aided by critics Emmanuel Burdeau and Jean Narboni and filmmaker Luc Moullet.
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.
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.
Free EventChantal Akerman fills her movies with patterns and textures of ordinary life, the stuff other films never even notice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free EventThe 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.