The film ACTRESS from filmmaker Robert Greene started its theatrical run this week.
This week the film ACTRESS from director Robert Greene started a theatrical run at the Film Society at Lincoln Center. At Filmmaker Magazine, Vadim Rizov interviewed Greene, as did Steven Erickson at the Press Play blog at Indiewire. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of the A.V. Club reviewed the film, as did Bilge Ebiri of New York Magazine’s Vulture blog. And Noel Murray penned a review for The Dissolve.
Frederick Wiseman’s latest film, NATIONAL GALLERY, also reached theaters in New York this week. Calum Marsh interviewed the filmmaker at the website of Penguin Random House’s Hazlitt imprint. Also, Manohla Dargis reviewed the film for the New York Times.
At the New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis reviewed the film VIRUNGA from director Orlando von Einsiedel. Zach Sharf of Indiewire interviewed von Einsiedel on the making of his film, as did Tom Roston at the POV blog.
This week Stranger Than Fiction closes out its fall season with a screening of ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, a film from directors Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker capturing the performances of some R&B greats. The film screens Tuesday, November 11 at 8:00 pm at the IFC Center in Manhattan. Following the screening, Hegedus and Pennebaker will be in attendance for a Q&A. For more information or to purchase tickets please go here.
The new film from Laura Poitras, CITIZENFOUR, had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival.
This week CITIZENFOUR, the new film from director Laura Poitras on the events surrounding the NSA leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden, premiered at the New York Film Festival. Steven Zeitchik reported on the premiere for the Los Angeles Times, as did Emily Buder of Indiewire. At The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Feinberg posited the idea that the film had leapt to the top of the doc Oscar race. Ronnie Scheib of Variety reviewed the film, as did Eric Kohn of Indiewire. Also, George Packer released a profile of Poitras for the New Yorker. Finally, Adam Benzine of Realscreen reported that a new doc on Snowden, titled SNOWDEN’S GREAT ESCAPE, was in the works.
The film THE OVERNIGHTERS from director Jesse Moss premiered in theaters this week. At Nonfics.com, Katie Walsh interviewed Moss about how he handled some of the surprises thrown at him during production. Writing for the A.V. Club, A.A. Dowd gave the film an A- review, while Noel Murray of The Rolling Stone explored how the film came to be. And at the New York Times, Eric Hynes wrote on the intimate approach employed by Moss in making the film.
This week Stranger Than Fiction continues its tribute to Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker with a screening of COMPANY: ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM, a rarely screened film that documents the recording session of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.” It will be accompanied by the short LAMBERT & CO. The films screen this Tuesday, October 14 at the IFC Center in Manhattan at the special time of 8:30pm. Following the screening D.A. Pennebaker will be in attendance for a Q&A. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go here.