The legendary soprano Maria Callas—American-born, ethnically Greek, and a true citizen of the world—was one of the supreme artists and cultural stars of the mid-20th century, and she became almost synonymous with the art form to which she devoted her life—Leonard Bernstein once called Callas “the Bible of opera.” Tom Volf’s Maria by Callas (playing September 30 & October 8 at @thenyff
) takes us through Callas’s life: from her childhood, early training, and rise to stardom, through her tumultuous public life and vocal decline, and to her death from a heart attack at the age of 53. This is a cinematic love note to a great artist, and a vivid audiovisual document of mid-century western culture. Reserve your #NYFF
tickets at the link in bio. #MariaByCallas #MariaCallas
"Who's the master?" This Friday, join us for The Last Dragon with star @iamtaimak
at our final free outdoor screening of the summer at @governorsisland
! Meet + greet prior to the screening from 6:30-7pm at the beer garden. Food and drink will be available beginning at 6pm and the movie will begin at dusk. #governorsisland #thelastdragon #taimak
The radiant Greta Garbo was born on this day ✨ — Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)
"Alice Guy-Blaché helped invent cinema as we know it," Manohla Dargis says in @nytimes.
Don't miss Pamela B. Green's documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché at @TheNYFF
(playing on October 7), telling the extraordinary story of the pioneer director and the 1,000+ films she made, which were largely forgotten. Dargis continues, "The first female filmmaker and among the first to make a fiction film, she made her debut in 1896 with the one-minute “The Cabbage Fairy.” She shot this charmer — which shows a sprite smilingly plucking real babies from a cabbage patch — on a Paris patio while working as a secretary for Gaumont, which would soon be a film powerhouse. Historians ignored and even rejected that date perhaps, as the theorist Jane M. Gaines has suggested, it was unthinkable that a young female secretary supporting a widowed mother could be responsible for an early-cinema milestone." #NYFF
Screenings & tickets for @thenyff
films from the Coens, Yorgos Lanthimos, @alfonsocuaron
, Julian Schnabel, and more have just been added! 🎟 now available at filmlinc.org/nyff #NYFF
R.I.P. Kirin Kiki, frequent collaborator with Hirokazu Kore-eda, who has passed away at the age of of 75. Shoplifters, featuring one of her final roles, will play at @thenyff
and open at FSLC in November, along with our favorite films from the director, which include some of Kirin Kiki’s greatest performances.
In one week, Věra Chytilová’s exuberant Daisies and Miloš Forman’s first narrative film Black Peter kick off our Czechoslovak New Wave series! Beer reception open to ticket holders starting 6pm on Friday. See more + save with a discount package. 🇨🇿
“Now more than ever nonfiction is going to save the day. If you are making documentaries, keep making the ones you are most afraid to make.” - @michaelfmoore
introduces the New York premiere of #Fahrenheit119
at FSLC 🎥
In one week, join us for Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie (in 35mm!), preceded by a special panel, featuring Michael Mayer (director of the @MetOpera
production) and Nicholas Wright, moderated by Paul Cremo. Tickets available at the link in bio.
The Revivals & Retrospective sections at @TheNYFF
feature films from King Hu, Emilio Fernández, Lino Brocka, Straub-Huillet, Wim Wenders, Nagisa Oshima, Clint Eastwood, Raoul Walsh, and many more. Tickets on sale now at filmlinc.org/nyff #NYFF
Experience the first-ever VR short film from @DisneyAnimation
, Cycles, and more at @thenyff
's immersive storytelling section Convergence! The seventh edition of the annual #NYFF
program, taking place October 11-14, also features the cutting-edge adventure First Escape, the Lupita Nyong'o-narrated My Africa, an immersion into Lower East Side's punk subculture with Battle Scare, the world premiere of the Mumbai-set Hope Amongst the Haze, and much more! Full schedule information and tickets now available at filmlinc.org/nyff56convergence
Update: Due to inclement weather this screening has moved to September 21.
Next Friday, don't miss the delightful cult classic The Last Dragon at our final free outdoor screening of the summer at @governorsisland
! Meet + greet prior to the screening with star @iamtaimak
from 6:30-7pm at the beer garden. Food and drink will be available beginning at 6pm and the movie will begin at dusk. #governorsisland #thelastdragon #taimak