Category: Film at LIncoln Center

The 49th Annual New Directors/New Films March 25 to April 5 – Presented by Film at Lincoln Center & The Museum of Modern Art

Twenty-seven feature films and 10 short films from 35 countries with 13 North American Premieres and 4 U.S. Premieres. Fifteen films directed or co-directed by women, and 15 works by first-time feature filmmakers. Opening Night Feature: Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss’s BOYS STATE. Closing Night Feature: Maite Alberdi’s THE MOLE AGENT.
”Twelve days of spellbinding cinema” – Gregg W. Morris

Mapping Bacurau, March 13-24

Another Film at Lincoln Center whopper: Mapping Bacurau is an extensive carte-blanche series by co-directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on the occasion of their BACURAU theatrical release March 6 at the center. Their film was described by IndieWire’s David Ehrlich as a wonderfully “demented Western about the perils of rampant modernization” which exhilarated audiences at the the 2019 New York Film Festival and the 2019 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the Jury Prize. That remarkably demented zeitgeist infuses the March 13-24 series.

Film at Lincoln Center & UniFrance Announcement
25th Rendezvous with French Cinema, March 5-15

“It is a great honor to open our 25th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema with Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film The Truth in the presence of French and American film icons Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke,” says new Executive Director of UniFrance, Daniela Elstner. “Their presence highlights what French Cinema represents for American audiences today: An alternative voice and vision on world issues and collective consciousness, which is reflected throughout this year’s selection.”

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NYFF Live, Remaining Dates, October 3 – 12, for Free Daily Talk Series and Free Events, 57th New York Film Festival

Sponsored by HBO®, NYFF Live features actors, directors, writers, critics, and other industry insiders participating in daily evening discussions that starte September 28 – and end October 9 in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Remaining Dates are October 3 – 12. – Gregg W. Morris

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57th New York Film Festival Secret Screening

UNCUT GEMS by Josh and Benny Safdie Adam stars Adam Sandler as Howard, a diamond dealer dangling on the edge of the abyss. His relationship with his wife (Idina Menzel) is imploding; he owes a hefty chunk of money to pissed off racketeers who would find kneecapping too gentle; and he is sinking into the quicksand of an escalating scheme to make a fortune by selling a diamond to Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (playing himself and looking good). – Gregg W. Morris

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THE LOAD Film Review

Anyone, especially cinema aficionados, planning to see Ognjen Glavonić’s superb THE LOAD, originally titled TERET, shouldn’t be surprised if they experience the visceral sensations of a déjà vu moment reminding them of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s WAGES OF WAR (1952) and William Friedkin’s SORCERER (1977).

PIRANHAS (LA PARANZA DEI BAMBINI) Film Review

By Gregg W. Morris – Nicola and his friends dream of a lush life of fancy clothes, expenive restaurants, lavish consumer goods and sex with beautiful nubile girls as well as trysts at brothels. And, of course, they want more expensive motor scooters. Their dreams come true – at a cost! – in Director Claudio Giovannesi’s superbly lensed cinemagraphic tale.