Spanish horror veteran Adrián García Bogliano teamed up with iconic Swedish actress Christina Lindberg for the trippily mesmerizing tale Black Circle, in which dark otherworldly forces are unleashed upon two sisters when they undergo hypnosis induced by an old vinyl record. See the North American premiere with director Q&A this Monday at 6:30pm at Scary Movies XII!
Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter star as an agoraphobic psychologist and a San Francisco police detective who join forces to catch a killer in Jon Amiel’s sleek thriller Copycat, playing in 35mm this Sunday at 8:30pm during Scary Movies XII!
R.I.P. Peter Fonda (1940-2019)
Starring Naomi Watts in a spring-loaded performance as an acclaimed writer suffering from extreme agoraphobia, and set during the 1977 Summer of Sam in New York City, Alistair Banks Griffin’s sophomore feature The Wolf Hour is a sweaty, intensely atmospheric examination of fear itself as a mortal foe to be vanquished. See the New York premiere with director Q&A this Sunday at 6pm at Scary Movies XII! #thewolfhour #naomiwatts #alistairbanksgriffin #scarymovies
Get terrified at Film at Lincoln Center this weekend. 😱 The 12th edition of our annual horror film festival, Scary Movies, begins tomorrow! Highlights includes Andrés Kaiser’s visually arresting Feral, the Naomi Watts-led The Wolf Hour, Adrián García Bogliano’s trippily mesmerizing Black Circle, the unrated cut of the Seann William Scott serial killer thriller Bloodline, the Closing Night selections Ready or Not and Finale, and much more. Get tickets and save with a discount package at the link in bio. 🔪
Ahead of Roberto Minervini's lyrical, urgent new documentary What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? opening this Friday, we're sharing a powerful Q&A following the 56th @TheNYFF premiere of the @nytimes Critic’s Pick. Watch on our YouTube channel or listen on our podcast. Join the director and subjects in person tomorrow, along with a reception for all ticket holders! Secure your seats at the link in bio. 📸: @colleen_sturtevant_photography
This Saturday at Scary Movies, join us for a special pairing of hair-raising rediscoveries centered on terrifying bears. At 2pm, William Girdler’s uber-successful mockbuster Grizzly features an 18-foot prehistoric grizzly bear hell-bent on terrorizing a national park. Followed at 4pm by a special 40th anniversary screening of John Frankenheimer’s Prophecy, an outrageous and affectionate love letter to 1950s American bug movies. Both films play in 35mm! 🐻 Save with a 3+ film package.
In remembrance of Toni Morrison, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am will return to Film at Lincoln Center for a one-week run starting Friday. This artful and intimate documentary provides a look into the life and work of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner, and the countless people she has inspired. “An eloquent and lively celebration of Morrison’s immense impact,” says @indiewire. Tickets now on sale at filmlinc.org/toni
This Wednesday, Face/Off finally comes to Film at Lincoln Center in 35mm! An FBI agent and a terrorist—played in highest octane by John Travolta and Nicolas Cage—surgically swap faces, each confronting a version of himself embodied by his adversary. This unusual premise could suggest that the film deliberates on the philosophical dilemmas of identity and the nature of the self, but Face/Off transpires on an alternate plane of sheer irrationality, offering unrelenting, highly stylized, and choreographed physical violence. After two previous failed attempts (1993’s Hard Target and 1996’s Broken Arrow), Woo had finally transported the effects of his celebrated Hong Kong action films to Hollywood. While his subsequent American efforts failed to replicate this triumph, at the time Woo had been an emblem for the transnational ambitions of Hollywood and the global financiers of the late 20th century, his aesthetics formed abroad but packaged stateside and consumed from Boston to Bombay and Beijing.
This year’s Scary Movies kicks off Friday with Villains, a darkly funny, brightly colored twist on gothic horror and the home-invasion thriller, starring @maikamonroe and Bill Skarsgård as young outlaw lovers who get more than they bargained for when they break into an isolated house in the woods. Followed by Feral, which is The Blair Witch Project meets Truffaut’s The Wild Child in a visually arresting, deeply haunting found-footage faux-documentary from first-time director Andrés Kaiser. Q&As at both screenings and all ticket holders are invited to an Opening Night party in between screenings! 😱 🎉
Special offer! Mention "extraordinary" at the box office to get a free ticket to Mariano Llinás's endlessly engrossing, ambitious debut Extraordinary Stories, playing this Sunday at 4:30pm with director Q&A. "A contagiously playful and thrillingly inventive work," says @nytimes, naming it a Critic's Pick. Free ticket subject to availability. This is a one-time-only screening before the director’s 14-hour epic La Flor opens on Friday!
Don’t miss your final chance to catch some of the best debut films from today’s brightest and most influential voices on the big screen. Final week highlights in our series include a 2-for-1 feature of Jordan Peele’s Get Out & Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook this Saturday, Mariano Llinás’s ambitious, 18-chapter debut Historias extraordinaries (with Q&A!) this Sunday, and much more. See the full schedule at the link in bio.
The summer's most epic cinematic event, Mariano Llinás's 14-hour odyssey La Flor, opens next Friday, August 2! A decade in the making, the #NYFF selection is a labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge-viewing, shape-shifting from a B-movie to a musical to a spy thriller to a category-defying metafiction to a remake of a very well-known French classic and, finally, to an enigmatic period piece. The director will appear in person at the 6:30pm screenings on August 2 (Part 1) & August 3 (Part 2). Experience it in four parts across two weeks with a $25 package. Members & students get $5 off! Llinás will also join us this Sunday for a special screening of his ambitious debut Extraordinary Stories. 🌺 Showtimes, tickets, and more details at filmlinc.org/laflor
R.I.P. Rutger Hauer (1944-2019)
This Thursday, join us for a FREE outdoor screening of @leeunkrich's extraordinary, emotional Oscar-winning animation Coco & a special performance by the effervescent Latin fusion band @lasantacecilia! The #LCOutofDoors event kicks off at 7pm at @LincolnCenter’s Damrosch Park. Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance. 🎸🇲🇽 See more details at filmlinc.org/coco #FreeAtLincolnCenter #coco #pixar #lasantacecilia #filmlinc #lincolncenter #freenyc
Mia Hansen-Løve made her feature debut with All Is Forgiven, a sensitive chronicle of estrangement, redemption, and the indissoluble parent-child bond, in which a man’s self-loathing and addiction take their toll on his wife and young daughter. Alice Rohrwacher’s extraordinarily impressive debut feature Corpo Celeste chronicles 13-year-old Marta’s private duel with the Church in the small seaside Calabrian town to which she, her mother, and older sister have just moved from Switzerland. See them both in a 2-for-1 double feature, playing this Thursday and next Tuesday, July 30.
Two landmark debuts—Lisandro Alonso’s La Libertad and Carlos Reygadas’s Japón—play in a 2-for-1 double feature this Wednesday and July 29. In his poetic, mythic first feature, Alonso chronicles the stark facts and repetitive actions of the largely solitary existence of a young woodcutter in the Argentinean pampas. Reygadas’s visually intoxicating tale of a suicidal man from Mexico City who finds renewed love and desire when he meets an elderly village woman reaches for the sublime as it ponders sex, suffering, and spirituality.
Tickets are now on sale for Another Country: Outsider Visions of America (Aug. 2-14), featuring films from foreign and immigrant auteurs including Akerman, Antonioni, Campion, Chang, Corbucci, Davies, Demy, Herzog, Marker, Mekas, Resnais, Ruiz, Varda, Verhoeven, von Trier, Wenders, Woo & more! See more and save with a discount package at filmlinc.org/anothercountry
This Is Cinema Now: 21st Century Debuts, a series celebrating our unpredictable cinematic present and recognizing the new class of filmmakers who will be defining the medium for years to come, begins today! Through July 31, join us for the best first features of the new millennium, with 2-for-1 double feature pricing. See the full schedule + get tickets at the link in bio.
A selection of polaroids from the set of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s vivid, surrealist debut Mysterious Object at Noon, playing in a 2-for-1 double feature with Bi Gan’s Kaili Blues this Friday, July 19, and Tuesday, July 23.
☀️ Cool off this weekend at our series on the best debut films of the 21st century, featuring the exceptional first features by Lucrecia Martel, Barry Jenkins, Bi Gan, Shane Carruth, Maren Ade, Damien Chazelle, Nadav Lapid, Richard Kelly, Apichatpong Weerasethakul & more! All films screen in a double feature pairing for the price of one ticket. See the schedule and reserve your tickets at the link in bio. 📸: Martel’s La Ciénaga, playing on Sunday and July 26.
"To me, romantic means you follow your heart more than your mind. Sometimes when you're shooting a film, you have to follow your heart." Happy birthday, Wong Kar-wai!
Get ready to scream. 😱 The lineup for Scary Movies XII (Aug. 16-21), featuring the best in horror from around the globe, has been announced! The festival kicks off with the NY premiere of the darkly funny home invasion thriller Villains starring @maikamonroe & Bill Skarsgård. As a special event on August 17, we're thrilled to present the world premiere of Ari Aster's Director's Cut of Midsommar, a singular, unflinching, utterly contemporary entry in the fish-out-of-water folk-horror canon. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s adrenaline-fueled parable of class warfare Ready or Not will close out the festival in killer fashion. Check out the full festival lineup, with tickets on sale starting August 1, at filmlinc.org/scarymoviesxii 🔪
Two of the boldest debut films of the 21st century—Richard Kelly’s unnerving, wildly ambitious portrait of millennial angst Donnie Darko and Shane Carruth’s eerie, elegant, and lo-fi Primer—play in a sci-fi double feature this Saturday starting at 8pm. 2-for-1 pricing! Plus, on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30pm join us for a free talk on the best debuts of the 21st century featuring @filmcommentmagazine Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold; Florence Almozini, Associate Director of Programming at Film at Lincoln Center; Eric Hynes, Curator of Film at @movingimagenyc; Devika Girish of Film Comment; and Ashley Clark, Senior Repertory and Specialty Film Programmer at @bamfilmbrooklyn.
The 50th Mixtape, our weekly FREE double features to celebrate Film at Lincoln Center's golden anniversary, continues this Thursday, July 18, with two wuxia gems: King Hu's Come Drink with Me (6pm) and Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin (8pm). Tickets will be distributed first-come, first-served starting at 5pm on Thursday at the Walter Reade Theater box-office, subject to availability. Also, come drink with us: complimentary beer will be served at both screenings courtesy of @radebergerusa! This series will culminate with an audience choice for our final free double feature of the summer. Cast your vote now on Twitter! 🎞 See the full schedule and more details at filmlinc.org/mixtape and follow along with our @letterboxd list. #filmlinc #freenyc #freescreening #filmlinc50
A double feature of the debut films of Barry Jenkins and Damien Chazelle play this Saturday at our series on the best first features on the 21st century thus far. Shot in luscious sepia tones, @bandrybarry’s Medicine for Melancholy—with Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins as hipsters whose one-night stand stretches into a 24-hour odyssey through the city—considers what it means to be young, black, and bohemian in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco. Shot on black-and-white 16mm, and featuring original songs by Justin Hurwitz, Damien Chazelle’s Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench is a resourceful, low-budget Boston-set musical about a jazz trumpeter with a wandering eye and his introverted, out-of-work ex-girlfriend. See both films for the price of one ticket! #barryjenkins #damienchazelle #medicineformelancholy #guyandmadelineonaparkbench #wyattcenac #traceyheggins #filmlinc
This Friday, July 19, our series on the best debut films of the 21st century opens with Long Day’s Journey Into Night director Bi Gan’s endlessly surprising shape-shifter Kaili Blues, one of the most audacious and innovative debuts of recent years. It’s paired in a double feature with Mysterious Object at Noon. Part road movie, part folk storytelling exercise, part surrealist party game, this beguiling first feature by Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul finds the Uncle Boonmee director traveling the length of Thailand asking villagers to invent episodes in an ever-expanding story. See both films—and all double features in the series—for the price of one ticket. On sale now at filmlinc.org/21stcenturydebuts 🇨🇳 🇹🇭 Both films screen again on July 23. #bigan #kailiblues #apichatpongweerasethakul #mysteriousobjectatnoon
This Saturday at 8pm at Dance on Camera Festival, join media dance innovator Charles Atlas in person to celebrate the Merce Cunningham centennial with a selection of rarely screened works made with or about the trail-blazing artist. The program includes highlights from such key works as Channels/Inserts, featuring incomparable Cunningham dancers Lise Friedman, Karole Armitage, and Robert Swinston, among others. Material from Atlas’s personal archive sheds new light on a genius whose methods and practice impacted generations of company dancers, as well as the dance world at large. The program will feature a Q&A with Charles Atlas and Nancy Dalva, Scholar-in-Residence for The Merce Cunningham Trust. #mercecunningham #charlesatlas #danceoncamera2019
Benjamín Naishtat's Rojo, opening today at Film at Lincoln Center, is "superbly sinister and stylish," says @Variety. "A witheringly provocative examination of temporary moral eclipse becoming permanent moral apocalypse." In mid-’70s Argentina, at the height of that country’s infamous Dirty War, Claudio (Darío Grandinetti) is a well-heeled, cool-headed lawyer living with his wife and teenage daughter in a comfortable provincial suburb. When an innocuous dinner date ends in a startling altercation with a stranger, Claudio’s apparently placid lifestyle is disrupted, and fault lines begin to appear in the frictionless surface of his professional and domestic existence. What follows is a brooding, warm-hued fugue, where political calculations, economic stratagems, and tenuous social mores are played out with slow-burning ferocity against a harmonic bassline of barely repressed indignation and simmering paranoia. #benjaminnaishtat #rojo #rojofilm #filmlinc
Our ☀Summer of Film at Lincoln Center ☀ continues July 19-31 with 21st Century Debuts, a survey of the most important new filmmakers of the millennium: Jordan Peele, Maren Ade, Barry Jenkins, Lucrecia Martel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul & more! Includes 15 pairs of debut features, with special 2-for-1 pricing. View lineup: filmlinc.org/21stcenturydebuts #filmlinc 🎞
"I can’t recommend this series highly enough; only three of his films are readily available in the US while the others are nearly impossible to see," says @mubi's Adrian Curry. Our retrospective dedicated to Italian master Ermanno Olmi begins this Friday! Along with his acclaimed classics The Tree of Wooden Clogs, Il Posto, and The Fiances, discover more of his rarely-screened, overlooked gems, including the the world premiere of a new restoration of The Profession of Arms (pictured), his charmingly inventive debut feature Time Stood Still, his sublime Rutger Hauer-led drama The Legend of the Holy Drinker, the Chaplin-esque In the Summertime, and more! Save with a discount package or pass, available at filmlinc.org/olmi 🇮🇹
Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and more special guests presented the world premiere of the rollicking Bob Dylan film Rolling Thunder Revue last night! 🎸🎶 Experience the one-of-a-kind movie on the big screen starting this Wednesday at Film at Lincoln Center. 📸: @seandiserio
This Friday, Richard Linklater's wildly entertaining School of Rock kicks off our FREE outdoor screening series at @governorsisland! 🤘 Food & beer garden opens at 6pm, film begins at dusk. See you there! 🎸 More info, including the full summer lineup, available at filmlinc.org/escape ☀ #schoolofrock #jackblack #governorsisland #filmlinc #govisland #freenyc #freescreening
Summer vibes, Italian style. 🍹 🇮🇹 This Sunday at 9pm, don’t miss the North American premiere of Selfie, Agostino Ferrente's moving slice-of-life Naples-set documentary that @artforum hails as "not to be missed,” with the director in person. Additional highlights at Open Roads: New Italian Cinema include the Berlinale prizewinner Federico Bondi’s Dafne, Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro, Gianni Zanasi’s Lucia’s Grace, starring Alba Rohrwacher, Adele Tulli’s Normal, a special screening of Bernardo Bertolucci’s debut La Commare Secca, and much more! Save with a discount package.
"In my films I follow an opposite trajectory to that of the makers of political films. They have a skeleton, an idea and then they put on flesh: I have in the first place the flesh, the skeleton appears later." - Chantal Akerman, born on this day.
You’re invited to the Summer or Film at Lincoln Center, featuring free screenings, free talks, a survey of the best 21st century debuts, Scary Movies XII, outsider visions of America, films in the age of Reagan, Dance on Camera, and much more! Explore the expansive lineup at filmlinc.org/summer ☀️ 🎞 #filmlinc #filmlinc50
The 19th edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema begins this Thursday at 6pm with Claudio Giovannesi's singular coming-of-age story Piranhas, which won Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival. Newcomer Francesco Di Napoli stars as 15-year-old Nicola, who leads a pack of cocksure hellions captivated by the lifestyle of the local Camorra as they descend into the violent, paranoid world of Naples’s dominant crime group. Based on the novel by Roberto Saviano, who co-wrote the screenplay and mined similar territory in his devastating Gomorrah, Piranhas is a haunting reflection on doomed adolescence. See the full festival schedule and save with a discount package or pass at filmlinc.org/openroads 🇮🇹
We're thrilled to announce the U.S. premiere of Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels, a once in-a-lifetime film and concert experience marrying cinema with traditional Korean music (gugak), on June 29 at Alice Tully Hall! The New York Asian Film Festival event features live traditional accompaniment performed by a 20-member ensemble from the National Gugak Center, the representative headquarters of Korean traditional performing arts, who will be playing the score for the first time in the United States. See more details and get tickets at filmlinc.org/kokdu. Purchase 4+ and save 20%! #Kokdu #KCCNY #NYAFF #filmlinc
Rolling Thunder Revue, the thrilling new film from Martin Scorsese, captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, it’s is a one-of-a-kind experience. Opens June 12 at Film at Lincoln Center! 🎸 Tickets now on sale. #martinscorsese #bobdylan #rollingthunderrevue #filmlinc
Dominga Sotomayor’s Locarno Best Director winner and @thenyff selection Too Late to Die Young opens today exclusively at Film at Lincoln Center! “Captain Fantastic meets Lucrecia Martel in a stunning tale of growing up in small moments,” raves @indiewire. Limited tickets available for tonight’s 9:30pm screening with pre-reception at 9pm and Saturday’s 6:45pm screening with Sotomayor in person. 🇨🇱
Our annual Night of Food & Film returns this Wednesday, June 5, featuring #SXSW winner Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy with a director Q&A, followed by tastes from some of NY’s finest chefs, along with @campariusa cocktails and @bonterra wines! Check out the full menu + reserve tickets at filmlinc.org/foodfilm 🎞 🥘 🍷 Photos: @restaurantstud #foodnyc #nycfood #foodandfilm #jamesbeard #filmlinc
"In my films I always wanted to make people see deeply. I don't want to show things, but to give people the desire to see." - Agnès Varda, born on this day in 1928. ✨ 🎥 Pictured on the set of Cléo from 5 to 7, which kicks off our weekly free summer double features on June 27 in celebration of our 50th anniversary, paired with Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady. See the full schedule at filmlinc.org/mixtape
Starting on Thursday, the 26th edition of the New York African Film Festival pays tribute to a number of pioneering luminaries. On Friday, Oumarou Ganda's acclaimed Nigerian drama Le Wazzou Polygame plays with a behind-the-scenes look at Djibril Diop Mambéty's final work The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun. On Sunday, see a program of the greatest documentary shorts from Beninese/Senegalese director Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, who was a mentor to Mambéty, Ousmane Sembène, and Ababacar Samb-Makharam. The great Malian filmmaker Souleymane Cissé will join us on Monday for a screening of his 1978 political drama Baara. The sweeping epic Sarraounia, from Mauritanian director Med Hondo (who passed away this spring), plays on Tuesday at 8:30pm, preceded by the classic Nigerian-Brazilian mystical drama Black Goddess with filmmaker Ola Balogun in person. See the full schedule, including new premieres, at filmlinc.org/african and save with a discount package!
“The best outdoor summer movie screening in the city.” - @gothamist Join us for another season of free outdoor movies at @governorsisland! This season’s series will kick off with a screening of extraterrestrial comedy Men in Black on Friday, June 14, followed by Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy classic After Hours on July 12 and Michel Gondry’s heart-wounding romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind on August 9, each paired with an independent short film by a local filmmaker selected by Film at Lincoln Center’s programming team. The festivities will begin at 6pm at the Island’s historic Parade Ground with pre-show entertainment, food, and drinks. We’ll see you under the stars! ✨ 🎥
Happy 75th birthday, Jean-Pierre Léaud! Pictured with François Truffaut at Cannes Film Festival in 1959 for The 400 Blows.
Bask in the radical, surreal beauty of Ester Krumbachová's visionary body of work this Memorial Day weekend. ☀️ Our retrospective starts today! "Let’s keep the party going on this trendlet in New York rep cinema, wherein the heretofore unexamined filmographies of forgotten women are wrested from obscurity and given their long-awaited due," says @screenslate. "Production designer, scenarist, costumière, and director Ester Krumbachová played a titanic role in shaping the much-loved aesthetic of Czechoslovak New Wave but her reputation is nowhere near as prominent as collaborators Vera Chytilová or husband Jan Němec." 🇨🇿 Featuring her rarely-screened solo directorial effort The Murder of Mr. Devil, plus Daisies, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Diamonds of the Night, and more, see 3+ films and save with a discount package!
Back by popular demand starting this Friday! “War and Peace remains to this day the most ambitious film you’ll ever see... It’s an all-timer, one of those experiences you won’t soon forget... this current opportunity should not be missed. I have never seen anything that comes close to matching it in scope,” says Bilge Ebiri at @vulture. After a record-breaking February run, Sergei Bondarchuk's seven-hour-plus epic returns to Film at Lincoln Center in the Walter Reade Theater, playing through next Thursday. See the entire film, presented in four chapters, with a $25 ticket package. Members save $5! Single tickets also available. Reserve your seats at the link in bio.
Ermanno Olmi, a master of Italian cinema, had a career that spanned more than six decades. Join us this June for a retrospective, presented nearly entirely in 35mm with the world premiere of a new restoration of The Profession of Arms. 🇮🇹 Updating the stylistic hallmarks of Italian neorealism to craft fiction films full of light and dignity, Olmi time and again captured the experience of work and family and expressed the churn of history with humor and grace. Known for his commitment to working with nonprofessional actors and to capturing the specific textures of the locations in which he filmed, Olmi, who started out as a self-taught documentarian, drew inspiration from his Catholic faith and from the social and cultural preoccupations of his native Lombardy region—personified by peasants in rural farming communities or by white-collar workers in the provincial capital of Milan. But Olmi, who passed away last year at age 86, was also always concerned with the political and economic systems underlying the social and physical environments in which his characters lived and dreamed. Tickets now on sale, including discount packages and passes, at filmlinc.org/olmi
This Wednesday at 7pm, join Alex Zhang Hungtai (Last Lizard, Dirty Beaches, and recently seen on Twin Peaks: The Return) for the New York premiere of August at Akiko’s, which @variety calls “cool and calming as a summer breeze.” Following the sneak preview, the artist will give a special live musical performance, then participate in a Q&A with director @makotoyogi. 🎷 All ticket holders invited to beer and wine reception starting at 6pm. Reserve seats at filmlinc.org/august 🌊
Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns June 13-20, presenting challenging, provocative art that calls for justice and social change. This year’s edition includes the Opening Night selection Advocate, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner One Child Nation, the world premiere of the intimate portrait of immigration struggles, Accept the Call, and much more. Q&As at every screening! See the full schedule and reserve tickets, including discount packages, at filmlinc.org/hrwff #hrwffny