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The 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, sweeps across screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the IFC Center, and BAMcinématek, March 6-15. The 2015 edition returns with another program of features and shorts that exemplify today’s most innovative French artistry by burgeoning talents and avowed masters alike. The lineup—which consists of 22 feature films and four short films making their New York, U.S., or North American premieres—demonstrates that the landscape of French cinema has never been more fertile, and the voices issuing from it never more diverse. This anniversary year also marks a special acknowledgment in support of French cinema with the appointment of two festival Co-Chairs, Nathalie Baye and Martin Scorsese. A complete schedule and additional special events in celebration of the 20th Anniversary will be announced at a later date.
The 20th Anniversary also marks the fourth year collaborating with Emerging Pictures on a select number of titles. The films will screen in venues across the country contemporaneously with their showings at Lincoln Center via Emerging’s network of digital theaters. Q&As from the Film Society venues will be broadcast live to many of those locations. The selected titles include Eat Your Bones, Gaby Baby Doll, Hippocrates, In the Courtyard, Love at First Fight, Portrait of the Artist, and Stubborn.
Eat Your Bones
Gaby Baby Doll
In the Courtyard
Love at First Fight
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For a full list of theatres playing LETTERS TO JACKIE, click here.
The last week of August saw the country commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. On the National Mall in Washington D.C. and all over the US people celebrated the momentousness of late summer 1963. A few months later in 1963 the nation would once again be brought together, this time in the shock and mourning after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. November 22 will mark fifty years from that tragic date in American history, a time poignantly captured in the new documentary LETTERS TO JACKIE: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT KENNEDY.
On the Monday three days after John Fitzgerald Kennedy died, 45,000 letters arrived at the White House from bereaved citizens, who had sat down after the assassination to share their grief, shock, outrage. Within seven weeks, Jacqueline Kennedy had received over 800,000 letters. LETTERS TO JACKIE employs 20 remarkable letters read by an all-star cast of actors and actresses and archival footage (including never-before-seen Kennedy home movies) to bring to vivid life the emotions of late 1963, from the words of ordinary citizens, not from history books.
On Tuesday, September 17th LETTERS TO JACKIE will have its theatrical premiere at a special event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, featuring a post-screening panel that includes filmmaker Bill Couturie, Academy Award-winner (and a voice in the film) Chris Cooper, Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of the book on which the film is based, and four individuals whose letters to Jackie are featured in the film. Emerging Cinemas across the United States will be screening the film simultaneously and offering their audiences this resonant post-show discussion LIVE. For a film about a time when the entire country was joined together, how fitting to have movie audiences in theatres around the US experiencing the film together as well.
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Last Sunday Emerging Cinemas around the United States hosted the domestic theatrical premiere of Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, distributed by Revolver Entertainment. Of those 150 theatres, around twenty-five topped off the event by welcoming Mr. Branagh himself into the auditorium via live webcast from his home in London. Audience members were able to Tweet comments and questions in real time directly to the Oscar-nominated actor and director after the screening. The result was a truly interactive Q&A, one that crossed the Atlantic and all four US time zones.
Below is the full recording of that conversation.
For just about anyone under the age of, say, 50, the name Judy Blume congers up early and fond memories of reading. Whether during elementary school or young adulthood, most of us recall a Judy Blume book at some point along the way. So it comes as a bit of a shock to learn that not one of the prolific author’s works has ever been realized on the big screen. Until this Friday (June 7) that is, with the nationwide opening of the new movie Tiger Eyes, directed by Ms. Blume’s son no less. Lawrence Blume and her mother adapted the 1981 novel together, an alliance covered in last weekend’s New York Times (see below). Tiger Eyes was produced by George Cooper, a co-founder of Emerging Cinema affiliate Tropic Cinema in Key West, which gives us a bit of extra pride in offering this feature through our network day-and-date with the June 7th nationwide break.
For locations and showtimes playing Tiger Eyes in the Emerging network, visit the movie’s page here.