In an unprecedented collaboration, repertory cinemas across New York City – Anthology Film Archives, Film Forum, Film at Lincoln Center, Light Industry, Metrograph, MoMA, and Museum of the Moving Image – are taking part in a centenary celebration of film programmer, author and co-founder of NYFF, Amos Vogel. Film at Lincoln Center is kicking off the collaboration in the Spotlight section of the 59th New York Film Festival.
This program travels the globe from Ireland to Argentina to Kazakhstan, and the festival will be presented digitally for the first time. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 1. For additional information visit Film at Lincoln Center at filmlinc.org, Dance Films Association at dancefilms.org, and follow tlhem on social media: @filmlinc and @dancefilms.
Gregg W. Morris
FLC’s Virtual Cinema was launched in March in response to the pandemic and showcases a wide-ranging mix of new releases, recent festival favorites, and repertory titles that movie lovers can enjoy from the safety and comfort of their own homes. A portion of all Virtual Cinema rental revenues will support Film at Lincoln Center. Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead.
By Gregg W. Morris
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
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.
“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.”
Neighboring Scenes spans a wide geographic range, highlighting the breadth of styles, techniques, and approaches employed by Latin American filmmakers. Opening Night selection is Joanna Reposi Garibaldi’s documentary Lemebel, an intimate portrait of pioneering queer writer and visual artist Pedro Lemebel, told with unprecedented access and footage.
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).
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.
Lineup includes films featuring dance luminaries Carlos Acosta, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Merce Cunningham, and more, with Robert Fairchild, Bobbi Jene Smith, Sol Picò, and Charles Atlas appearing in person.