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NEWSLETTER N° 504: April 9, 2011

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New York's Newest Art Film Palace

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  The specialty theatrical scene in New York City is about to get a new jolt with the highly anticipated expansion by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, among the city's most prestigious film institutions. The long-awaited Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center is a gloriously modern 17,500 square-foot venue, will house two theaters, an amphitheater and a café, adding a potential for 4 different screens at the same time (including the Walter Reade Theater, the Film Society's current showca...

NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011

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Art Or Exploitation? You Decide

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  OK......let me set up the scene. You and your slacker roommate are living in a cheap rent apartment in one of San Francisco's less tony neighborhoods. One night, you hear an argument of torrential rage coming from behind the paper-thin walls from the apartment next door. Night after night, you are captivated by the hilarious and insidious darkness of the epithets being thrown from one person to the other, and then the bright idea strikes you.......record the madhouse melee for your fr...

Debut Directors With A Spanish Accent

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  While this year's 40th edition of New Directors/New Films, the showcase of debut directors co-presented by New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, is certainly international in scope, several of the films on tap have a decidedly Spanish accent. For a festival that has in the past 40 years uncovered a strong array of Spanish and Latin American talents, this year's Spanish-accented films are among the strongest in the program.   Films from Pe...

"New Directors/New Films 40" March 23-April 3, 2011

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New Directors/New Films March 23-April 3, 2011 March 25th, 2011 § Leave a Comment 12 days, over 25 films, and 2 great venues! If  you worshiped the 90′s alternative grunge scene, thought Kurt Cobain was the sh!t, and admired the strength of  Courtney Love’s band, “Hole”, then “Hit So Hard”, P. David Ebersole’s rockumentary about the  life and near death experiences of  the redheaded female drummer, Patty Schemel, is one NOT to miss.  “Hit so Hard”...

Bill Cunningham New York

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  Bill Cunningham New York Documentary on a Legendary Fashion Photographer By Ron Gilbert The preview opening at LACMA presented by the Costume Council was the best venue to view this film. The Costume Council provides extraordinary resources to expand audiences’ awareness of fashion, design, costume and adds to the LAMCA World class Costume and Textile Collection. Needless to say all the fans of Bill Cunningham whose work has graced the fashion world for 5...

Meditations On The Middle East

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  678 (Mohamed Diab, Egypt)  There is no doubt that we are living in historic times. The political and social upheaval in the Middle East and northern Africa are among the most stunning events of the new millennium, and it still remains unclear whether this will herald a period of unprecedented stability and its complete opposite. Helping us to understand the turmoil and the inner lives of those cultures, four films in the New Directors/New Film series, entering its first weekend...

New Directors/New Films: 40 Years of Discovery

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  New Directors/New Films, the program of film discoveries co-presented by New York's  Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has been a strong launching pad for debut directors over the past four decades. In its 40 years, the event has introduced such leading international cinema auteurs as Chantal Akerman, Pedro Almodóvar, Guillermo Del Toro, Agnieszka Holland, Wong Kar Wai, George Miller and Christopher Nolan, as well as such important American film talen...

French Femme Directors Take Center Stage

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  THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Catherine Breillat) Kathryn Bigelow may have broken through the glass ceiling with her historic Best Director Oscar win last year for THE HURT LOCKER, but the door was not pushed wide open for women directors in the American film industry. Despite strong work by such American indie stalwarts as Lisa Cholodenko (THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT) and Nicole Holofcener (PLEASE GIVE), and the emergence of a number of debut directors (chief among them Debra Granik with WIN...

A French Feast For Cinema Lovers

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  It is a longstanding amour fou......the crazy love New Yorkers have for all things French, and the French appreciation of New York as its cultural cousin. For both sides, the yearly Rendez-Vous With French Cinema program, which is now running in several venues around New York City, is both an erotic embrace and a dazzling dance. For francophiles and film buffs, it is a film feast. Presented by the Film Society at Lincoln Center and Unifrance, the 16th edition offers its customary ho...

Brooklyn Welcomes A Screen Goddess

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  Brooklyn…..get ready for some true glamour. Catherine Deneuve, the grande dame of French cinema will receive a career retrospective starting on Friday, March 4 at the BAMcinématek, Brooklyn’s leading art house cinema. In the month-long tribute, 25 films from the great actress’ varied career over five decades will be showcased. The program is co-presented by Unifrance,  in collaboration with Music Box Films, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Institut Français. BAM...

New York: 2011 Jewish Film Festival

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                 In its 20th edition, the New York Jewish Film Festival presented 36 features and shorts from 14 countries; 31 premiered in New York.  As in past years a balanced program provided perspectives on the Jewish experience and included several outstanding productions on the holocaust period and its aftermath.                In LILITH (Eytan Harris, ISRAEL, 2010), a documentary; prejudices and resentments are revealed when a mother...

Dance on Camera Festival 2011 Opening Night World Premiere of Claude Bessy, Lignes D’une Vie Gala Photos

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By Maria Esteves – February 7, 2011 The 39th Annual 2011 Dance on Camera Festival (DCF2011) co-sponsored by the Dance Films Association (DFA) and Film Society of Lincoln Center, Opening Night World Premiere of CLAUDE BESSY, Lignes D’une Vie  (Traces of a Life), directed by Fabrice Herrault commenced Friday, January 28, 2011, 6:00pm at the Walter Reade Theater, New York. A special Q&A session with master of classical dance extraordinaire Claude Bessy, and director Fabrice Herraul,...

Marisa Tomei to Host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards®

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Oscar®-winning actress Marisa Tomei will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 12, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Tomei will present 11 awards to 23 individual recipients during the evening. Tomei won a Supporting Actress Academy Award® in 1992 for her performance in "My Cousin Vinny."  She has since received nominations in the category for her roles in "In the Bedroom" (2001) and ...

IFI Highlights 2011

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  Jim Sheridan: In Focus (3rd-21st Feb) IFI Stranger Than Fiction: Ireland A programme of Irish and American feature films curated by Gabriel Byrne- IFI/MOMA Collaboration with the support of Imagine Ireland(New York, May 20th-30th) Hidden Ireland: Irish Documentary Film - In collaboration with New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at the Lincoln Center with the support of Imagine Ireland (New York, March 19th-May 19th) IFI Open Day (June) IFI Family Festival (July) ...

The judges arrived in Sundance

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Sundance Institute announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will als...

'Une Minute Embrasse'

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Director: Jennifer Sims.
A man has an enticing encounter in a library...

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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  Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made  a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design foun...

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design founder Walter Gropius (wi...

39th Annual 2011 Dance on Camera Festival Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 8, 2011 The 39th Annual 2011 Dance on Camera Festival (DCF2011) in New York will commence January 25-February 1, 2011, at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Beacon High School, Judson Memorial Church, and the Walter Reade Theater. The international touring festival presented by Dance Films Association and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase outstanding dance films that preserve and support dancers adaptation of their choreography by emerging and e...

Riding The Weir Wave

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  You cannot talk about world cinema of the 1970s and 1980s without mentioning (and lionizing) the name of Peter Weir. A key innovator of the Australian New Wave of those decades, and one of the few who made major successes in both his native land and in the wilds of Hollywood, Peter Weir is being celebrated this weekend at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with a showcasing of some of his most important works and a preview screening of his latest film. From the outback of his n...

20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Fest Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011 The 20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF2011) will commence January 12-27, 2011, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that explores the Jewish experience. This year's festival celebrating it’s 20th anniversary will consist of 30 features (narratives, documentaries), and 5 shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, a...

20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Fest Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011 The 20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF2011) will commence January 12-27, 2011, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that explores the Jewish experience. This year's festival celebrating it’s 20th anniversary will consist of 30 features (narratives, documentaries), and 5 shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, and spe...

Film Comment Announces Top Ten Lists

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  Film Comment, the highly respected film magazine that is the publishing initiative of New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center, has thrown its hat into the ring of the current awards season with an announcement this week of its Top Ten Films of the Year. Since the film journal is known for its international and eclectic taste, the list is not a carbon copy of the ones that are the mainstay of the awards roundelay, but point to lesser known titles that are worthy of greater attention....
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