Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces New 'Film Comment'
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce the new Film Comment, featuring a fresh design, updated departments, and a variety of new columns for the magazine's September-October issue."The redesigned Film Comment invites readers to be curious about the many facets and faces of filmmaking and film culture, and shines a light on the best in cinema, past and present," says Nicolas Rapold, named the magazine's Editor in May. "Film Comment's unparalleled commitment to smart criticism, excellent writing, and film history remains more vital than ever in an age of increasing choice and complex change. Whether you're asking 'What is cinema?' or 'What should I watch tonight?', accept no substitutes!" The new Logo and redesign by consulting art director Kevin Fisher, who also works as Creative Director at National Audubon Society and was integral in the recent redesign of Audubon magazine and its website, brings a refreshing and stylish update to the magazine, providing a sleek new showcase for its writing. The fall issue is the first of two back-to-back issues to ask the question "What Is Cinema Now?" To answer, contributors look at film from a variety of angles, starting in the September-October issue with articles on such topics as the subtle and marked shift in the vanguard of American acting; the plight of film criticism in the age of social media; and the experience of being an inveterate lover of classic movies in a rapidly advancing digital age. This edition also shines a light on the work of three important and exciting filmmakers you might not know: Maren Ade, the magazine's cover star and the director of the revolutionary new German comedy Toni Erdmann; Barry Jenkins, whose soulful drama Moonlight everyone will be talking about this autumn; and Kirsten Johnson, whose singular nonfiction work Cameraperson is one of the most original visions from an American filmmaker this year. Features in this issue also focus on new work by Ava DuVernay, whose devastating documentary The 13th opens this year's New York Film Festival; Pedro Almodóvar (Julieta); and Bertrand Tavernier (all part of the special NYFF54 section), as well as the great American director Charles Burnett on the occasion of a new restoration of his To Sleep with Anger.