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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.

'People Have Been Calling Me Bossy & Opinionated'

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — "Ever since I can remember," Barbra Streisand told a crowd at Lincoln Center Monday night, "people have been calling me bossy and op...

Major Shake-Up At Film Society Of Lincoln Center

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York is stepping down less than a year after being named to ...

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
NYC-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 03.26.2013 | Gay 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 09.18.2012 | Gay 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.

World's Biggest Polaroid Has A Big Mission

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

In 2001 the Polaroid Corporation declared bankruptcy, and in 2008 it announced that it would no longer be manufacturing its instant films. A group of ...

Albert Brooks Tribute at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

As the guy who doesn't get the pretty girl, Albert Brooks does get the laughs.

Cinematic Renaissance in Spanish Film

Richard Peña | Posted 02.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Richard Peña

We're proud to be a small part of this cinematic renaissance, and are grateful to Spanish cinema for all the pleasure it continues to give our audiences.

Telluride's Mountainfilm Takes Their Fest To New York

The Huffington Post | By Matt Ferner | Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

What began in 1979 as a film festival for mountaineers who wanted to see climbing films, Mountainfilm in Telluride is now one of America's longest run...

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.