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Richard Pena

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.

After Pearl Harbor, Life Was 'No Longer The Same'

Posted 12.06.2013 | Fifty

It was life and business as usual for Navy veteran Richard Pena until the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941. Pe...

New York Film Festival Icon Says Goodbye

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — When the playwright Tony Kushner recently grabbed a microphone and sat down for a post-screening Q&A with a filmmaker and the film's ...

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.

Seeking Cinematic Sustenance in a Saturated World

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

There certainly are more movies than ever to choose from nowadays. But the ability to produce a higher quantity doesn't always yield a higher quality.

On Lincoln Center's Latinbeat: The Death of Pinochet

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

For most Americans, it may be hard to believe there is another nation on Earth for whom 9/11 is a defining day -- but to Chileans, it is, and was so, long before ours. In fact, Chile's 9/11 occurred with the aid of unseen US influence facilitating a bloody military coup d'etat.

New York Film Festival Opens With 'Social Network'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Richard Pena, the program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has moderated countless Q&As following films in the 23 year...

Splendors and Challenges at the New York Film Festival

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Perhaps no film event, with the possible exception of Cannes, comes in for more scrutiny than the New York Film Festival. But this year's 47th edition has engendered outright bursts of hostility.