Spring is busting out all over New York City, with cinemas scheduled to open March 5 (25% capacity, 50-seat maximum). Online, Film at Lincoln Center and UniFrance are showcasing 18 new vital and vibrant examples of contemporary French filmmaking. The 26th annual edition includes new work from returning filmmakers plus six debut dramas. All 18… Read more »
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A new genre of film festival focusing on an often-overlooked demographic has emerged in recent years: films made by and for neurodivergent individuals. The Neurodivergent Film Festival (NDFF) is currently open for submissions until March 15, 2021. The festival, which will occur on May 15, 2021, was created with the idea that neurodivergent people should… Read more »
This year’s New York African Film Festival provides the perfect start to Black History Month in the United States. The theme this year is “Notes From Home: Recurring Dreams & Women’s Voices” with films about the echoes of African cultures across the diaspora. The features and programs spotlight the voices of women who push the… Read more »
Entering its 12th year, the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) will hold its screening virtually from October 21– 25, 2020. A co-production of the Asian American Resource Workshop and ArtsEmerson, the BAAFF is New England’s Largest Asian American Film Festival with a mission to empower Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences… Read more »
This weekend the New York Film Festival will continue its extended schedule on drive-in screens around New York and computer screens around the world with Spike Lee’s documentary on David Byrne’s Broadway show, American Utopia. Lee, along with eleven camera operators and cinematographer Ellen Kuras (who shot Lee’s Bamboozled), capture the thrill of live performance… Read more »
Film at Lincoln Center recently announced the 25 films that comprise the Main Slate of the 58th New York Film Festival, which will run from September 17 – October 11. The festival has an expanded schedule in order to provide additional access to the festival via drive-in screenings at The Brooklyn Army Terminal and Queens… Read more »
Evan Crean traveled to Montreal for the 22nd annual Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), which took place November 14 to 24, 2019. Of the 154 films from 47 countries it screened, he offers reviews of the five best he saw during his time there.
America’s largest documentary film festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with 300 features, shorts and events, showing on 16 downtown Manhattan screens. Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw focuses on features and shorts set in and around New York City, selecting two shorts plus three features saluting The Apollo theater, rocker Lydia Lunch, and Cinema 5’s legendary exhibitor and distributor Donald Rugoff.