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Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Upcoming Featured Film Events

Film Society of Lincoln Cente announces upcoming events including ALEXANDER NEVSKY: Russian Heroes in Opera and Film screening and discussion and the 2014 New York Jewish Film Festival

FEATURED FILM EVENTS

ALEXANDER NEVSKY: Russian Heroes in Opera and Film
Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00PM

On the occasion of The Metropolitan Opera's new production of Alexander Borodin's epic opera Prince Igor, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, the Film Society will present a screening of Sergei Eisenstein's epic Russian film Alexander Nevsky, preceded by a discussion exploring the role of powerful leaders in the creation of the Russian nation. Dmitri Tcherniakov and Music Historian and Professor Simon Morrison (Princeton University) will join a panel discussion, with an introduction by Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Met.

ALEXANDER NEVSKY (1938) 107 min
Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Country: USSR, 1938
The work of director Sergei Eisenstein helped to create the Universal language of cinema and his 1938 masterpiece ALEXANDER NEVSKY is no exception. With a spectacular score by Sergei Prokofiev, it was a rousing call to the Russian people - and a neat bit of propaganda for Stalin. Eisenstein had the use of the Russian army for battle scenes, and his detailed staging, particularly the Battle of the Ice (fought on Lake Peipus in 1242), makes for a stirring patriotic spectacle.


UPCOMING FILMMAKER APPEARANCES AT FILM SOCIETY

Sunday, January 19
2:00PM
New York Jewish Film Festival Master Class: Amos Gitai (moderated by Richard Pena)

3:00PM
New York Jewish Film Festival screening of RITA JAHAN FORUZ and Q&A with director Ayal Goldberg


Monday, January 20
6:00PM
New York Jewish Film Festival screening of BEFORE THE REVOLUTION and Q&A with director Dan Shadur

8:15PM
New York Jewish Film Festival screening of ANA ARABIA and Q&A with director Amos Gitai


Tuesday, January 21
1:00PM
New York Jewish Film Festival screening of THE WOMEN PIONEERS and Q&A with director Michal Aviad

3:00PM
New York Jewish Film Festival screening of BEFORE THE REVOLUTION and Q&A with director Dan Shadur

6:00PM
New York Jewish Film Festival screening of THE WOMEN PIONEERS and Q&A with director Michal Aviad

FILM DESCRIPTION, PUBLIC SCREENING DATES:

Opening Night Selections
CAMOUFLAGE (Barwy ochronne) (1976) 101 min
Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Country: Poland
The shallowness and cynicism of the academic milieu and the hypocrisy of idealism are depicted in the relationship between a young linguist and a diabolical associate professor. A Universal story by one of the most renowned contemporary Polish directors.
Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00PM - Director Krzysztof Zanussi will attend the screening
Friday, February 7 at 7:30PM

MAN OF IRON (Cz?owiek z ?elaza) (1981) 153 min
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Country: Poland
Wajda's Palme d'Or-winning, Oscar-nominated masterpiece follows the workers' strike in Gda?sk in August 1980 that led to the formation of the Solidarity trade union.
Wednesday, February 5 at 8:30PM


JUMP (Salto) (1965) 105 min
Director: Tadeusz Konwicki
Country: Poland
In this Polish Western, a man on the run seeks refuge in a ghost town halfway between dream and reality, whose desperate inhabitants can't decide if he's a prophet or a common liar.
Sunday, February 9 at 9:00PM

MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS (Matka Joanna od Anio?ów) (1960)
110 min
Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Country: Poland
A young, virtuous exorcist is sent to a mysterious monastery inhabited by beautiful nuns who are said to be possessed by demons in this thrilling and philosophical portrait of human vice.
Saturday, February 8 at 9:00PM
Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00PM

THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT (R?kopis znaleziony w Saragossie) (1964) 183 min
Director: Wojciech Has
Country: Poland
Based on one of the greatest works of world literature, a mountain-crossing turns into a sequence of supernatural and frightful events for the skeptical Alphonse van Worden.
Wednesday, February 5 at 2:00PM
Saturday, February 8 at 5:30PM


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