Articles Tagged New Directors/New Films

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New Directors/New Films 2020 (Dec. 9-20)

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Do you remember the last movie you saw in a real theater, up on a big screen? Our memories grow more remote by the day. For this viewer it was a screening of the sumptuous 150-minute Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains. Directed by Gu Xiaogang, Dwelling is a multi-generational family saga that slowly unscrolls as… Read more »

New Directors/New Films 2019 (March 27-April 7)

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The 48th annual edition of ND/NF, curated by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art, spotlights 35 features and shorts from promising directors worldwide. Senior film critic Kurt Brokaw examines five dramas and documentaries, including Chinonye Chukwa’s Opening Night prison drama, Clemency, premiering in New York just 13 days after California’s governor granted temporary reprieves to over 700 inmates on the state’s death row.

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New Directors/New Films 2017: “Quest”

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Kurt Brokaw reviews Jonathan Olshefski’s debut documentary “Quest”, a deeply personal and uplifting meditation on family love. The documentary debuted at Lincoln Center’s “New Directors/New Films” Festival which runs March 15-26.

New Directors/New Films 2013 – Critic’s Choice

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Senior film critic Kurt Brokaw is viewing the 42nd annual New Directors/New Films (all 22 features plus 17 shorts) and presents his critic’s choices below. “A Hijacking” (Tobias Lindholm. 2012. Denmark. 99 min.) Piracy at sea is a torrid premise for a terrorist plot. Danish writer/director Tobias Lindholm’s sturdy “A Hijacking” is the first narrative… Read more »