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New Film Chronicles the Surprising Story of Jewish Renewal in Africa

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Production photo by permission You're a young Jewish woman on a six month volunteer stint with a women's rights group in Ghana, West Africa. Your pas...

NYC Offers a Multitude of Movie Theaters for Your Viewing Pleasure

ZEALnyc | Posted 12.30.2016 | Arts

By Annika Andersson, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, December 30, 2016 Winter is here and one of best ways to combat the cold is to go inside--to the mo...

Movie Review: Warren Oates: Hired Hand, New York Asian Film Festival

Robert Brenner | Posted 06.29.2016 | New York
Robert Brenner

Kate Manx in Private Property Warren Oates: You know the name. You'd recognize the face. Rarely the leading man, usually a supporting character, he s...

Movie Review: Bring Me The Head of Sam Peckinpah

Robert Brenner | Posted 03.29.2017 | New York
Robert Brenner

It seems like every generation has a director whose movies are considered "too violent." Today it's Quentin Tarantino. Before that, it was Brian De P...

Approaching 81, MOMA REELS Out Great Film!

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.02.2017 | Entertainment
Isa Freeling

Image courtesy of MOMA Did you know that MOMA, one of the United States preeminent showcase's for international cinema and leading institutions for f...

Tom Shoval Talks About Youth: To Be or Not to Be Young, and Israeli

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I crave, in no particular order, respect for the audience, respect for the story and its characters and respect for women. It boils down to the basic definition of the principle of this grand word "respect," which is "due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others."

Two Shots Fired (Los Disparos): Deadpan Hilarity in Argentina

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Brandon Judell

One of the more enjoyably offbeat features at last year's New York Film Festival that is only now seeing the light of day is Martin Rejtman's Two Shots Fired. This comic offering showcases Argentina as a land plagued by emotional neutrality. No smiles. No Howard Beale outbursts. No fidgety tots and no Lotharios aquiver.

The 24th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival Returns

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 03.21.2015 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Manhattan is an island awash in film festivals. If there are new movies with a thematic niche, chances are there's a film festival with a clever lineup of screenings -- and film junkies lining up outside -- somewhere the city.

Richard Gere and Bill Murray Keep Up the Good Work

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Seeing Richard Gere and Bill Murray -- as well as their new films -- back to back this week invites comparison: movie stars for the past 35 years, they continue to do superlative work in both Hollywood and independent films.

New York Film Festival 2014: The More Things Change...

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been covering the New York Film Festival since 1987 and have, over the years, developed a bit of a love/hate relationship with it, as an institution (specifically, Film Society of Lincoln Center) and as a festival.

Crazy Ladies and Other Images of Women From the New York Film Festival

Erica Abeel | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

When movies do "talk to each other," says Kent Jones, "that's always great." Certainly it's fair to say that noir films, from Maps to the Stars, to Gone Girl, to Foxcatcher, dominate much of the conversation in the fest's 52nd edition.

Rob Reiner Honored with the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 41st Chaplin Award

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Needless to say, certain tropes follow actor/ director/successful-son-of-a-famous father Rob Reiner around: one is the epithet "Meathead" from his rol...

Castanha: One Brazilian Beauty to Watch in NYC

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Brazilian cinema for me always possesses a dream-like quality that is punctuated by the grittiness of everyday life. Castanha is no exception, but it does add another layer to the puzzle.

The Miracle of Salvo: Can You Still Believe?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I adore fairy tales and have never really grown up from that joy I felt as a child, listening to my grandfather read me stories by the Brothers Grimm or watching the Disney videos. But these days I require a little more heft, turmoil and character development. That's where Fabio Grassadonia's and Antonio Piazza's touching drama Salvo comes in.

Please Pardon the Paws in Today's Proceedings

George Heymont | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

All kinds of cats pepper world literature, from the Cheshire cat that would tease Alice while perched on a tree branch to Dr. Seuss's famous Cat in a Hat. Although many people have a soft spot for Felix the Cat, one of my all-time favorites is Bill the Cat, from Bloom County.

NYC-ARTS News: January 24 through 31, 2013

NYC-ARTS | Posted 03.28.2013 | Arts

In theater news, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Water by the Spoonful, extends its run by two weeks. This play is the second in a trilogy by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

'Five Dances': Fear And Art

Alan Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alan Brown

When I approached two of my male dancers about shooting what I envisioned as a tender but very physical love scene, I expected resistance and came prepared with a speech about my personal commitment to portraying fully formed gay characters. Alas, the speech was unnecessary.

The New York Film Festival Turns 50

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year's festival shows a continuing dedication to movies that can be both crowd-pleasing and intellectually satisfying.

Film as Activism -- Richard Peña Talks 'Orientation: A New Arab Cinema'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

While two years ago talking about films like Cairo Exit and City of Life drew blank stares in NYC conversations, these days it's becoming increasingly challenging to secure tickets for any film from MENA screening in the Big Apple.

Hamptons Journal: The Big Bang at The Watermill Center, Marsalis and Calerazzo, Garden as Art

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The Big Bang may have been the theme of this year's Watermill Center extravaganza of a summer gala, with its outsized red phalluses, neon ninjas, and popping balloons, but many East End events make big noise.

Jobriath A.D.: His Time Has Come

Kieran Turner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kieran Turner

In this digital age, where younger members of the GLBT community have more information than ever before at their fingertips, there seems to be a distressing lack of interest in our cultural history.

'Can' Opens the Space Between -- A Panorama of Cinema in Turkey

Raşit Çelikezer | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Raşit Çelikezer

As in many cultures, family is extremely important in Turkey. My film raises the questions: are we ever really prepared to create a family?

Belle de Jour: Catherine Deneuve and Her Shades of Grey

Patricia Zohn | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Patricia Zohn

2012-04-02-20120402ZohnPullimg.jpgI urge women who have been downloading the E.L. James novel 50 Shades of Gray to their Kindles to instead take a look at the real thing, the very essence of no, no, no, yes, yes, yes.

See Tomorrow's Big Filmmakers Today

Posted 03.21.2012 | Arts

"New Directors/New Films" has sparked the careers of some of today's biggest filmmakers: Steven Spielberg, Wim Wenders and Spike Lee, for instance, al...

2012 Rendez-Vous With French Cinema: A Preview

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

2012-03-02-Screenshot20120302at3.54.21PM.jpgIf you can't take advantage of the festival's NYC-based screenings, many of these films have a good shot at being picked up for U.S. theatrical and online distribution.