Film at Lincoln Center presents a selection of films handpicked by Lulu Wang that influenced her new Prime Video series, Expats, featuring the filmmaker in-person on February 15th for a Q&A following the feature-length Expats episode “Central,” and an introduction to her 2019 hit The Farewell.
The series includes a wide range of influences, from 1970s classics to harrowing horror films to documentaries and narrative features tackling the intersection of class, race, and abuse of power, with several selections presented on 35mm. Highlights include well-known filmmakers’ works, such as Triangle of Sadness writer-director Ruben Östlund’s 2011 film Play; the overdue New York theatrical premiere of A White, White Day (2019) from filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason (recently shortlisted for an Oscar with his latest film Godland); and classics including a 4K restoration of Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975) and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now(1973), which will be presented on an archival 35mm print on Valentine’s Day along with 35mm presentations of Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and Bong Joon Ho’s Mother (2009) for the ultimate relationship horror trifecta.
Organized by Florence Almozini, Tyler Wilson, and Lulu Wang.
Q&A with Lulu WangLulu Wang casts her penetrating gaze on the intersection of race and class in Hong Kong’s milieu of expats, and the migrant domestic workers employed by them, in this vivid adaptation of Janice Y. K. Lee’s widely acclaimed novel, The Expatriates (1998).
Introduction by Lulu WangAwkwafina turns in a staggering lead performance as the Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi, who reluctantly goes from New York to Changchun to find that, although her entire family knows their beloved matriarch Nai Nai has been given a few weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell her.
U.S. Theatrical Premiere · Introduction by Lulu Wang and Joanna BowersIn Joanna Bowers’s debut documentary, the reality of the migrant domestic worker industry is plumbed with heartfelt intuition, shedding light on the thousands of women who, each year, travel from around Southeast Asia to seek employment as live-in caretakers for Hong Kong’s wealthiest families.
Presented on 35mm · Buy one ticket, get one free for Valentine's Day!Arguably one of the greatest horror films of the 20th century, Nicolas Roeg’s contemporary Gothic features a married couple who relocate to a wintry, off-season Venice—where a serial killer menaces its emptied-out canals and alleys—some time after their young daughter drowns in an accident at their English country home.
Presented on 35mm · Buy one ticket, get one free for Valentine's Day!Bong Joon Ho returns to small-town intrigue with this searing melodrama that also functions as a female-fronted whodunit featuring a career-best performance by veteran actress Kim Hye-ja. An NYFF47 selection.
Buy one ticket, get one free for Valentine's Day!Director Jin Moyoung’s documentary portrait of the 76-year companionship of “100-year-old lovebirds” became an unexpected blockbuster in South Korea and remains one of the country’s most successful films.
4K RestorationRobert Altman’s monumental, kaleidoscopic musical pushed the limits of collective filmmaking to render not just a portrait of a city but a radically prophetic panorama of 1970s America’s grandiose contradictions, incidental resonances, and culture-shifting tragedies.
Presented on 35mm · Buy one ticket, get one free for Valentine's Day!With a deft deployment of tropes that call to mind the great lineage of “bad seed” horror, Lynne Ramsay marked the end of a near-decade-long hiatus with this adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s 2003 novel, which follows the before-and-after life of a mother whose teenage son carries out a school massacre.
New York Theatrical PremiereWhat begins as a richly textured portrait of loss gradually descends, with dreamlike pacing, into something more offbeat and shocking in Hlynur Pálmason’s follow-up to his award-winning debut Winter Brothers (ND/NF 2018).
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