"SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG gave us all the answers we needed. This was an example of how to make a film (a real movie), distribute it yourself, and most important, get paid. Without SWEETBACK who knows if there could have been a SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE, or HOUSE PARTY?" —Spike LeeHailed at the time by Huey Newton as the “first truly revolutionary Black film ever made… [and] presented to us by a Black man,” Melvin Van Peebles’s visionary third feature marked nothing short of a cinematic revolution.The new 4K restoration screens at #NYFF59 on 9/26 and 9/27 followed by Q&As with Mario Van Peebles. Get tickets to the Revivals selection at filmlinc.org/tix.
🌹 Happy Birthday, Maggie Cheung! 🌹
The lighting for movie cameras has always been calibrated for white skin; PRISM explores the literal, theoretical, and philosophical dimensions of that reality in this discursive, playful, and profound work of nonfiction. In a series of thematically linked, provocative discussions and interrogations, Eléonore Yameogo from Burkina Faso, Belgian An van. Dienderen, and Rosine Mbakam from Cameroon chart the making of their own film, while exploring the cinematic construction of whiteness and how this relates to power, privilege, and the myth of objectivity. The #NYFF59 Currents selection plays 9/26 & 9/28. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/tix.
Featuring a vividly colorful, intensely stylized mise en scène, Michael Powell's BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE is an adaption of Béla Bartok’s nearly unperformable expressionist opera. Watch the world premiere of the new restoration at #NYFF59 on 10/4 & 10/7! Get tickets to the Revivals selection at filmlinc.org/tix.
"My idea of heaven is to wake up, have a good breakfast, and spend the rest of the day drawing."Remembering the great Peter Falk on his birthday. 💕Second picture: John Cassavetes, Elaine May, and Peter Falk on the set of MIKEY AND NICKY (1976)
ANNETTE is "a fantastical film that attacks some of our culture’s most cherished fantasies. Utterly unreal and completely truthful." —A.O. Scott, The New York TimesThe NYT Critic's Pick closes this Sunday in our theaters! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/annette
"The smell of villainy wafts through this fine film like the smoke of a costly cigar," says Anthony Lane for The New Yorker.AZOR continues its run in our theaters! Get tickets to Andreas Fontana’s remarkable debut feature: filmlinc.org/azor
💜Happy Birthday, Bong Joon Ho! 💜📸: @danrodriguezdp
Two striking films about human connection, Tsai Ming-liang's DAYS and Matías Piñeiro's ISABELLA play in our theaters through this Thursday. Watch the #NYFF58 selections on the big screen! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/nowplaying.
Did you miss Spike Lee accepting the #ChaplinAward last week? Explore the gallery on our website and catch up on what you missed during the special night celebrating the legend's career!📸: @photojuice, @danrodriguezdp, @seandiserio
In honor of celebrating Spike Lee with the 46th #ChaplinAward, explore @filmcommentmagazine's comprehensive digital anthology, featuring essays and interviews from Kent Jones, Amy Taubin, Michael Boyce Gillespie, and more!Read more at filmcomment.com/spikelee.
From Krzysztof Kieślowski to Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej Munk's work, bristling with cool skepticism and elements of satire, has continued to influence Polish filmmakers to this day. Our virtual retrospective ends tomorrow!Get nationwide tickets at filmlinc.org/munk.
Act fast—additional tickets to tomorrow's conversation with Spike Lee (moderated by Darren Walker with an intro from Don Lemon) have just been released! Join us as we honor the legendary career of the Academy Award-winning director. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/spike.
Updated daily, check out our at-a-glance guide highlighting available tickets, rush tickets, added screenings, and more at #NYFF59! See what's still available during @thenyff at filmlinc.org/tix.Still from #NYFF59 Main Slate selection, NEPTUNE FROST.
Swiss director Andreas Fontana brings an astonishingly assured eye and a finely tuned sense of impassive anxiety to this gripping debut feature set in the cloistered world of high finance in Argentina in the 1970s. AZOR opens this Friday in our theaters! Tickets on sale soon at filmlinc.org/azor.
Today's the day! Tickets to #NYFF59 go on sale at noon ET...have you figured out your schedule yet? Explore the lineup and plan your festival days at filmlinc.org/guide.
"I'd like to be filmed as if I were transparent, anonymous, like everyone else." —Jane BirkinJANE B. FOR AGNÈS V. (Agnes Varda, 1988)In JANE BY CHARLOTTE, Charlotte Gainsbourg creates a personal work about her legendary mother, Jane Birkin, consisting of several intimate conversations between parent and child, affording a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women as they talk about subject matter that ranges from the delightful to the difficult. The #NYFF59 selection plays on 10/7 and 10/8. Get tickets starting this Tuesday at filmlinc.org/nyff.
Tickets are still available for tonight's conversation with FAYA DAYI director Jessica Beshir and filmmaker Kirsten Johnson! See the film at 6:30pm and stay for the Q&A afterward. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/faya.
Graceful and saturated with color, Matías Piñeiro's ISABELLA is a work of solace amid anxiety and doubt. The #NYFF58 selection continues its run in our theaters! Get tickets and showtimes at filmlinc.org/isabella.
“Unifying this elliptical canvas is the sense of a contemplative search, which can also mean an escape from an altered homeland, perhaps to dull what feels lost.”Lose yourself in Jessica Beshir's hypnotic FAYA DAYI. Get tickets to The New York Times Critic’s Pick at filmlinc.org/faya.With Q&As at the 6:30pm screenings on:9/3 (tonight!)—Moderated by Ashley Clark, Curatorial Director at The Criterion Collection9/4—Moderated by filmmaker Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson, Dick Johnson Is Dead)
Behind the scenes with the cast and crew of ANNETTE. 🎶Leos Carax's rock opera continues its run in our theaters and plays daily! Get tickets and showtimes at filmlinc.org/annette.
Spike Lee with David Byrne for the promotion of DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA, an #NYFF58 selection.Join us for a special evening where we'll honor the legendary career of the Academy Award-winning director on Sept. 9! Including a conversation between Spike Lee and Darren Walker, with an introduction from Don Lemon. Get tickets and more information at filmlinc.org/spike.
In Andrzej Munk's vibrant A WALK IN THE OLD CITY OF WARSAW, the Polish master creates an eccentric atmosphere by fusing Andrzej Markowski's instrumentation with the ordinary sounds of the city. Now playing virtually nationwide with PASSENGER through Sept. 10! Get tickets to the entire retrospective at filmlinc.org/munk.
Tsai Ming-liang, Anong Houngheuangsy, and Lee Kang-sheng. 💙DAYS continues its run in our theaters! Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/days.
Remembering the great Ingrid Bergman on her birthday. ✨Here on the set of Roberto Rosellini's STROMBOLI, 1949.
Hypnotic and dreamlike, Jessica Beshir's documentary explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents. Tickets to FAYA DAYI are now on sale with Q&As with the director and moderator Ashley Clark at the 6:30pm screening on 9/3, and an additional Q&A with a Jessica Beshir on 9/4. Get tickets while they're still available at filmlinc.org/faya.
Inspired by Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure,' Matías Piñeiro's ISABELLA examines life’s loves, labors, and futile pursuits through a rich and colorful lens. The #NYFF58 selection is now playing with Q&As with Piñeiro at the 6:30pm screenings tonight & tomorrow. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/isabella.
"Amos Vogel was a mentor, a guiding light for me. In his presence, you always rose."Werner Herzog on @thenyff co-founder and Cinema 16 founder, Amos Vogel.
R.I.P. Kaycee Moore 💜 Known for her roles in DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, KILLER OF SHEEP, and more.
"Exquisitely pleasurable (The Brooklyn Rail)" and "as fresh as the breeze (The Nation)," Matías Piñeiro has never been more graceful or structurally complex as in ISABELLA, a work of solace amid anxiety and doubt. The #NYFF58 selection opens this Friday in our theaters, with special Q&As with Piñeiro at the 6:30pm screenings on 8/27 and 8/28. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/isabella.
Spike Lee with Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison during a recording session for SCHOOL DAZE (1988).Join Spike Lee in person as we honor the legendary career of the Academy Award-winning director at the 49th Chaplin Award Gala on September 9. $50 tickets were just released! Learn more and get tickets at filmlinc.org/gala.
PASSENGER "reflects the restraint and the dignity with which Munk approaches the incommensurable depths of outrage and agony," says Richard Brody for The New Yorker. Our Andrzej Munk retrospective featuring new restorations is now playing nationwide in our Virtual Cinema. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/munk.
"I make a film like I cook for friends. I hope they like it, but if they don't, I'm prepared to enjoy it all by myself."Happy Birthday, Melvin Van Peebles!
Behind the scenes of Wojciech Has's surreal phantasmagoria, THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM. The new 4K restoration of the Cannes Jury Prize winner plays two more times in our theaters—today at 3:45pm and tomorrow at 5:45pm. Get tickets while you still can filmlinc.org/nyff58redux.
If you missed MEETING THE MAN: JAMES BALDWIN IN PARIS at #NYFF58 Redux, Terence Dixon's rarely seen documentary is now playing at @mubi. Explore what else is playing at mubi.com/nyff.
Andrzej Munk's work influenced renowned Polish filmmakers such as Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Jerzy Skolimowski. Our retrospective featuring new restorations of selections from his oeuvre begins today in our Virtual Cinema! Get nationwide tickets and All-Access Bundles at filmlinc.org/munkMunk on the set of EROICA.
Premiering tonight at @newyorkasianfilmfestival, RISING SHAOLIN: THE PROTECTOR is a refreshingly spirited homage to kung fu films of yore belies the conceits of the digital age, while paying special tribute to Jet Li’s 1982 watershed The Shaolin Temple. While it still looks contemporary, Rising Shaolin blends “now” with “then” to produce a rousing spectacle of martial-arts fury with a perennial moral of might for right. Star Wang Baoqiang (Detective Chinatown), both a cutup and a dedicated martial artist, throws irreverent comedy and kinetic action into a highly entertaining mix of slapstick, pathos, and unbridled adventure. It’s a hero’s journey of redemption paved with violence, featuring choreography reminiscent of the kung fu greats.Watch the International Premiere at filmlinc.org/nyaff2021
The last day to rent a film from this year's New York Asian Film Festival is this Sunday! Don’t miss your chance to watch a variety of selections from @newyorkasianfilmfestival.Explore the lineup and remaining films at filmlinc.org/nyaff2021.- As We Like It (2021)- Three Sisters (2020)- The Silent Forest (2020)- Shadows (2020)- Joint (2021)+ many more!
ICYMI: ANNETTE director Leos Carax stopped by our theaters during opening weekend to talk about the highly anticipated musical, his need for chaos, Adam Driver's physicality, and more. Listen to the conversation on the FLC podcast—now playing on your favorite podcast app and on our website. ANNETTE is still playing daily in our theaters! Go to filmlinc.org/annette for showtimes and tickets.Photos by Arin Sang-urai (@photojuice).
Happy Birthday, Robert De Niro! 💜
Spike Lee and Jim Jarmusch at the 24th @thenyff in 1986.Celebrate Spike Lee's career at the 46th Chaplin Award Gala this September 9: filmlinc.org/gala
The newly remastered 2003 film by Jafar Panahi, CRIMSON GOLD, ends its nationwide run in our Virtual Cinema this Friday! Get tickets to the #NYFF41 selection at filmlinc.org/crimsongold
A @nytimes Critic's Pick, DAYS features "the most striking evocations of the quiet anguish of loneliness that any form of cinema can offer."Get lost in Tsai Ming-liang's world and get tickets: filmlinc.org/days
#NYFF58 Redux, sponsored by @mubi, continues this week with SLOW MACHINE, MALMKROG, DAYS & more! See what's playing and get tickets at filmlinc.org/nyff58redux.
Happy Birthday, Wim Wenders! Here with Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski presenting PARIS, TEXAS at Cannes Film Featival, 1984.
This weekend is your last chance to become an FLC member in time to receive early access to #NYFF59 tickets! Use promo code LOVEFILM to save 15% and get additional benefits year-around. Explore your options at filmlinc.org/membership.📸: Todd Haynes’ Main Slate selection THE VELVET UNDERGROUND.
This year's Korean Cinema section of @newyorkasianfilmfestival features some of the freshest voices and boldest films that can't be missed. Explore the festival lineup, now playing nationwide in our Virtual Cinema through August 22 at filmlinc.org/nyaff2021.
"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it."Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock! 🔪
How to survive the NYC heatwave:1. Stay inside.2. Watch a Hong Sangsoo film.The new 2K restoration of THE POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE plays nationwide in our Virtual Cinema through tomorrow. Rent it while you still can at filmlinc.org/kangwon.
"All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was to tell the story I wanted to tell. That's what I love."Spike Lee on the set of DO THE RIGHT THING. 🔥Join Spike Lee in person as we honor the legendary career of the Academy Award-winning director at the 49th Chaplin Award Gala on September 9. Learn more and get tickets at filmlinc.org/gala.
Berlin-based filmmakers Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy fashion a poetic and deadpan 16mm work of fanciful nonfiction based on historical attempts to bring back the aurochs, a breed of wild cattle extinct since the early 17th century. HER NAME WAS EUROPA plays tomorrow at 3:30pm and August 23 at 6pm. Get tickets at filmlinc.org/nyff58redux.
KEEP ROLLING is an amiable, intimate portrait of legendary filmmaker Ann Hui. Director Man Lim Chung, a frequent Hui collaborator, expertly deploys a wealth of archival images and interviews with friends, family, and a who’s who of film-industry stalwarts. But the vibrant, unfiltered Hui herself is our guide, captured while making OUR TIME WILL COME (2017) at the age of 70, while at home with her elderly mother, and in the public eye. The chain-smoking, wisecracking, incessantly working, eternally enthusiastic filmmaker candidly discusses her tumultuous 40-year career; recalls her discovery, at the age of 16, that her mother was Japanese; and confesses to her ongoing love affair with books (“if film is my spouse, then literature is my mistress”).The documentary is a must-see not only for Hui devotees but for lovers of film everywhere. Now playing nationwide during @newyorkasianfilmfestival in our Virtual Cinema through August 15. Get tickets and explore the lineup at filmlinc.org/nyaff2021
Tomorrow's 7pm screening of THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM will feature a special introduction from Annette Insdorf, Film Professor at Columbia University and author of Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has!The collective trauma of the Holocaust looms over this adaptation of Jewish author Bruno Schulz’s visionary and poetic reflection on the nature of time and death, which won the Jury Award at Cannes. Józef (Jan Nowicki) finds himself aboard a train en route to visit his father in the hospital; he arrives to find the hospital in a state that’s a bit less than… orderly. From there, past and present, reality and fantasy, collapse into each other, unleashing a surreal phantasmagoria that is by turns psychedelic, paranoiac, elegiac, funny, and everywhere haunted by the specter of death: both Józef’s prophesied death and the death of a Europe that existed before the rise of Hitler, the horrors of the Holocaust, and the carnage of World War II.Get tickets to the new 4K restoration (restored from the original camera negative) at filmlinc.org/nyff58redux.
Don't miss @newyorkasianfilmfestival’s free outdoor screening of DRAGON INN AKA NEW DRAGON GATE INN AT @lincolncenter’s #RestartStages this Wednesday! Two of Asia’s greatest actresses of all time, Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin (who famously took an arrow in the eye during the shoot), play badass swordswomen who attempt to thwart Ming Dynasty eunuch Tsao (played by Donnie Yen in full supervillain form) as he masterminds a plot to take over the Empire. One of the first Hong Kong films to be shot in China, co-writer/producer Tsui Hark’s swordplay extravaganza is the gold standard of 1990s wuxia. After this madcap blend of female-powered gravity-defying acrobatics and spaghetti-western tropes, it’s no surprise that both Cheung and Lin have since retired from the big screen. Because really, how do you top a movie like this? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch this masterpiece of popular Asian cinema on the BIG screen.Go to filmlinc.org/free for more information on how to get tickets.
Happy Birthday, Faye Wong! ✨
A turn-of-the-20th-century Christmas Eve gathering among five members of the European elite at an elegant Transylvanian estate becomes the setting for an increasingly intense succession of conversations in Cristi Puiu’s pristine, sometimes terrifying vision of the simmering violence beneath the colonialist’s veneer of politesse.MALMKROG is now playing in our theaters during #NYFF58 Redux. Get showtimes and tickets at filmlinc.org/malmkrog.
#NYFF58 Redux, sponsored by @mubi, continues this week with THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM, HER NAME WAS EUROPA, XIAO WU & more! Get tickets at filmlinc.org/nyff58redux.
From dark comedies to Shakespearean adaptations, this year's @newyorkasianfilmfestival features a wide-ranging selection of Taiwanese films that you can't miss. Now playing in the Walter Reade Theater and nationwide in our Virtual Cinema! Get showtimes and explore the lineup at filmlinc.org/nyaff2021
Considered one of the founders of the Polish Film School movement, Andrzej Munk’s work, bristled with cool skepticism, and indefatigable elements of satire and irony that evaded state censorship guidelines, encapsulates the spirit of rebellion in postwar Poland. Munk received a posthumous award at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival recognizing his entire oeuvre, and his influence persists, visible in the work of renowned Polish filmmakers such as Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Jerzy Skolimowski, Munk’s former student. New restorations of seven of his pivotal films will open on August 20 in our Virtual Cinema. Get nationwide tickets at filmlinc.org/munk.
Denzel Washington and Spike Lee in 1990. Tomorrow at 6PM on Governors Island, join us for a free screening of Spike Lee's MO' BETTER BLUES starring Denzel Washington in his first collaboration with the director. Don't miss the chance to watch the iconic New York story under the stars. Get more information at filmlinc.org/free.
We're excited to announce that the 46th #ChaplinAward Gala honoring Spike Lee has been rescheduled for September 9th! The event, taking place at Alice Tully Hall, will be a joyful celebration of Spike Lee’s vibrant filmography, featuring a career-spanning conversation with the director.Join the celebration—tickets are now available at filmlinc.org/gala.
Hong Sangsoo's latest U.S. release, THE WOMAN WHO RAN, closes this Thursday in our theaters. 🐈⬛ Get tickets to the lovingly crafted world of thwarted connections and everyday dysfunction at filmlinc.org/womanwhoran
“I think my love of cinema has to do with the finite nature of it. It’s a sad feeling, but it’s a wonderful feeling. It was this flickering light and sound, and then it’s gone.”Happy Birthday, Greta Gerwig!Here with cinematographer Yorick Le Saux on the set of LITTLE WOMEN.
This year's @newyorkasianfilmfestival includes 12 diverse and exciting titles from Hong Kong, all sending a positive message of hope for the future of cinema.NYAFF begins this Friday in-person & virtually nationwide! Get an All-Access Pass and see the best of the lineup at filmlinc.org/asian
"An auspicious beginning to one of the most impressive careers in 21st-century cinema." - J. Hoberman, The New York Times.Jia Zhangke's captivating 1997 debut, XIAO WU, continues to play daily through next week in our theaters. Get tickets to the new restoration at filmlinc.org/nyff58redux
Leos Carax's ANNETTE is another staggeringly ambitious, unpredictable cinematic experience from the visionary director. 🎶 🎥 ✨ The Cannes winner, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, opens in our theaters this Friday and screenings are already selling out! Get your tickets at filmlinc.org/annette
See the best in new Asian cinema starting in one week! ✨ @newyorkasianfilmfestival returns in-person and virtually nationwide with the largest lineup yet to celebrate its 20th edition. 🎥 Explore the lineup of premieres, get tickets, and save with All-Access Passes at filmlinc.org/asian
This latest radical dispatch from beyond the grave by the late legendary Chilean director Raúl Ruiz, THE TANGO OF THE WIDOWER AND ITS DISTORTING MIRROR, plays this Saturday at 1pm and Wednesday at 6pm in Walter Reade Theater! 🇨🇱 Working from the ethereal, surrealistic, Poe-like images that Ruiz left behind, Valerie Sarmiento has reconstructed the story her husband had wished to tell: that of a sickly literature professor haunted by the memory of his wife (who has recently committed suicide) and attempting to carry on as normal despite the ever-weakening boundary between his dreams and waking life. TANGO is paradoxically both an early Ruiz film and a radically contemporary experiment, at once the birth of a new work and the resurrection of a work that never was.
Nicolás Pereda's FAUNA, opening today in our theaters for one week only, is a @nytimes Critic's Pick! ✨“Brimming with postmodern flourishes, Fauna calls attention to the slippery nature of performance and identity, lodging a complex, yet highly engrossing critique of narco culture’s influence on Mexican storytelling — and it does so without a drop of that pesky didacticism,” says @bea_loayza.See showtimes & get tickets for the #NYFF58 selection at the link in bio.
Considered one of the founders of the Polish Film School movement, Andrzej Munk's works featured elements of satire and irony that evaded state censorship guidelines.A retrospective of seven of his pivotal films will open nationwide in our Virtual Cinema on August 20. Read more about the retrospective at filmlinc.org/munk.
Just announced—our 6pm screenings of ANNETTE on Friday, August 6, and Saturday, August 7 will be followed by Q&As with director Leos Carax! 🎶Tickets to go on sale tomorrow at 3pm, with early access for FLC Members at noon. 🎟 Get tickets at filmlinc.org/annetteExplore our membership benefits including early access to series, retrospectives, and festivals, complimentary screenings, and more at filmlinc.org/membership
Start your August off right by attending free film screenings across New York City! From Damrosch Park to Governors Island, watch MO' BETTER BLUES, DRAGON INN, and DO THE RIGHT THING on a warm summer night. Learn more at filmlinc.org/free 🎥 ☀️
A New York Times Critic's Pick, AILEY is "a portrait that feels as poetic and nuanced as choreography itself" and "leaves you swimming in sensation," says Gia Kourlas.Jamila Wignot's affectionate portrait screens daily in our theaters! See showtimes and get tickets at filmlinc.org/ailey
Edward Yang's A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY opened 30 years ago today. ☀️
“The lasting and ultimately most important reputation of a film is not based on reviews, but on what, if anything, people say about it over the years, and on how much affection for it they have.” - Stanley Kubrick, born on this day.Seen here behind the scenes of EYES WIDE SHUT.
Jafar Panahi with Abbas Kiarostami.Their second collaboration, CRIMSON GOLD, continues its run in our Virtual Cinema! See the searing critique of class conflict: filmlinc.org/crimsongold
Behind the scenes with Hong Sangsoo and the cast of THE WOMAN WHO RAN. 💜The #NYFF58 selection continues its run in our theaters: filmlinc.org/womanwhoran
If you missed BEGINNING at #NYFF58 Redux, Dea Kulumbegashvili's striking feature debut is now playing at @mubi: mubi.com/nyff
"This was true guerrilla filmmaking, in 16mm format, and it reminded me of the spirit in which my friends and I had begun, back in the 1960s." - Martin Scorsese on XIAO WU.The new 4K restoration of Jia Zhangke's debut feature opens today in our theaters: filmlinc.org/nyff58redux
AILEY explores Avin Ailey's enduring impact on modern dance and the preservation of the African-American cultural experience. On our latest podcast, director Jamila Wignot and producer Lauren DeFilippo discuss capturing the spirit of the legend, moderated by Liz Wolff, Co-Curator of the Dance on Camera Festival, at our outdoor screening at Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages. Listen now on our website or your favorite podcast app!Photography by Arin Sang-urai (@photojuice)
ICYMI: Joel Coen’s THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH will have its World Premiere as the Opening Night film at the 59th New York Film Festival! A work of stark chiaroscuro and incantatory rage, Joel Coen’s boldly inventive visualization of The Scottish Play is an anguished film that stares, mouth agape, at a sorrowful world undone by blind greed and thoughtless ambition. In meticulously world-weary performances, a strikingly inward Denzel Washington is the man who would be king, and an effortlessly Machiavellian Frances McDormand is his Lady, a couple driven to political assassination—and deranged by guilt—after the cunning prognostications of a trio of “weird sisters” (a virtuoso physical inhabitation by Kathryn Hunter). “The New York Film Festival is a place where I’ve been watching movies as an audience member and showing them as a filmmaker for almost 50 years. It’s a real privilege and a thrill to be opening the Festival this year," says director Joel Coen.Secure your seats to THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH & more at #NYFF59! Festival Passes are available now with Early Bird discounts through July 30. Learn more at filmlinc.org/nyff
Jamila Wignot’s affectionate portrait of Alvin Ailey opens this Friday! AILEY captures the artist’s enduring impact on modern dance and the preservation of the African-American cultural experience with fresh insight. Get tickets to the opening weekend Q&As: filmlinc.org/ailey
"Without light in the darkness, you cannot make movies."Happy 66th Birthday to Béla Tarr!Photo by Grant Wilkinson.
A @nytimes Critic’s Pick, @ephraimasili’s THE INHERITANCE “feels like poetry visualized.” The striking film plays nationwide in our Virtual Cinema through Friday! Get tickets to the #NYFF58 selection: filmlinc.org/inheritance
#NYFF58 Redux, sponsored by @mubi, continues this week with ATARRABI AND MIKELATS, THE LAST CITY, THE WORKS AND DAYS & more! Get tickets: filmlinc.org/nyff58redux
"My existence is about making movies, so I've just got to rock and roll with the punches." - Abel Ferrara, #BOTD.Here with Juliette Binoche in 2005. Photo by Marion Stalens.
Today is the last day to watch new and archival dance films at Dance on Camera 2021! Access this year's selections nationwide on our Virtual Cinema: filmlinc.org/dance2021
Happy Birthday, Wong Kar Wai! 💜
Ready to tango? The 49th edition of Dance on Camera has officially started! From in-person premieres to virtual screenings available nationwide, the longest-running dance film festival in the world returns with a flourish. See what's playing this weekend: filmlinc.org/dance2021
"No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul. A little twitch in our optic nerve, a shock effect: twenty-four illuminated frames in a second, darkness in between, the optic nerve incapable of registering darkness."Happy Birthday to Ingmar Bergman, who would have turned 103 today! Here with Bengt Ekerot on the set of THE SEVENTH SEAL in 1957.
In WRITTEN ON WATER, directed by acclaimed Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidber, a choreographer must face an unresolved romantic encounter from her past as she creates a new dance work. See Dance on Camera's Opening Night film this Friday at 7PM: filmlinc.org/dance2021
Mid-century home movies in glorious color provide the narrative skeleton for a singular exploration of storytelling in Nuria Giménez’s MY MEXICAN BRETZEL. Screening with Allison Chhorn's THE PLASTIC HOUSE, the #NYFF58 selections play this week in our theaters. Get tickets: filmlinc.org/nyff58redux
Observed through precise tableaux and sequences that bend distinctions between fiction and documentary, THE WORKS AND DAYS is a monumental work exploring a way of life that is fading into the past. Watch it in our theaters, starting Friday, with a special introduction from filmmaker C.W. Winter on 7/17 and 7/18: filmlinc.org/works
#NYFF58 Redux, sponsored by @MUBI, continues this week with BEGINNING, HER SOCIALIST SMILE, FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI & more! Get tickets: filmlinc.org/nyff58redux
Marie-Claude Treilhou’s feature debut assumes the form of a triptych, following a variety of characters and turning each throwaway gesture, idle remark, or seemingly empty moment into a character study unlike any other.A 4K restoration of the criminally overlooked SIMONE BARBES OR VIRTUE plays this weekend in our theaters! Get tickets to the #NYFF58 Revivals selection: filmlinc.org/nyff58redux
HER SOCIALIST SMILE, opening tomorrow in our theaters, is a rousing reminder of Helen Keller’s undaunted activism and "a fascinating and challenging exploration of Keller’s political thought," says Glenn Kenny for The New York Times.In his new film, John Gianvito meditates on a particular moment in early 20th-century history: when Helen Keller began speaking out passionately on behalf of progressive causes. Get tickets to the NYFF58 Currents selection: filmlinc.org/nyff58redux
Happy 72nd Birthday to Shelley Duvall! 💜Seen here with Robert Altman at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974.
The 20th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (@newyorkasianfilmfestival), a hybrid event with NYAFF’s largest film lineup to date, will screen over 60 films, both virtually and in-person, to audiences in New York and across the country from August 6 – 22, 2021. Explore the first wave of films: filmlinc.org/nyaff2021
R.I.P. Dilip Kumar (1922-2021)