Upcoming Events at Film Society of Lincoln Center, 10/19-10/31
The Film Society of Lincoln has packed their events schedule for the rest of October, featuring screenings, lectures, and more. The full, detailed listing is below.
UPCOMING APPEARANCES AT FILM SOCIETY
THURSDAY, October 25
WOMEN’S VOICES: THE GENDER GAP screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Jenny Rohrer (director), Nancy Meyer (co-producer), Nicole Hollander (cartoonist), Page Gardner (Founder/President, Women’s Voices, Women Vote Action Fund and The Voter Participation Center), Amy Richards (author/activist), and Faye Anderson (filmmaker/public policy consultant) in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
SATURDAY, October 27
MANIAC Screening (SCARY MOVIES) and Q&A with director Franck Khalfoun in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
UPCOMING FILM FESTIVALS AND FILM SERIES
For the third year, Mountainfilm comes to New York, bringing with it the energy of the outdoors and the power of movies that matter, plus live appearances, conversations and special performances. The series kicks off with award-winning CHASING ICE, where photographer James Balog documents the disappearance of glaciers in extraordinary time-lapse images, while battling faulty equipment, a bad knee and existential questions about our own uncertain future.
Started in 1979 by rock climbers who wanted to watch documentaries about their chosen sport, Mountainfilm in Telluride has evolved into a forum for documentaries of all stripes: dazzling adventure films, compelling environmental films, and a wide range of documentaries that examine current cultural as well as political issues as well as individuals who inspire us with their work and their lives.
This year’s lineup includes a shorts program paired with a live talk from Jon Turk, who will discuss his adventures when he joined pro-kayaker Erik Boomer for the first kayak circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island; LIVING DOWNSTREAM, a powerful film about Sandra Steingraber, a cancer survivor who asks the question: How much proof is necessary to treat industrial contamination of air, soil and streams as human rights issues? Steingraber will be in attendance.
Mountainfilm will also include TRUE DELTA, a screening and live musical performance from the band! The film focuses on the Mississippi blues as directors Lee Quinby and Daniel Cowen interview historians who explain the culture that has created this essential American music, and showcase musicians who attest to the importance of the blues remaining culturally relevant.
LOVE & DIANE – 10TH Anniversary Screening
Monday, October 22
LOVE & DIANE (2002) 155min
Director: Jennifer Dworkin
An official selection of the 2002 New York Film Festival, LOVE & DIANE screened only once on a Saturday morning but soon emerged as an early masterpiece in a documentary-rich decade. Director Jennifer Dworkin originally met Diane through her nieces and nephew, whom she taught in a photography workshop for a Harlem homeless shelter. Dworkin would film Diane and her daughter Love over several years, developing a bond of deep trust. The result is a rich, subtle, and moving portrait of a family facing enormous challenges, marked by Dworkin’s clear-eyed empathy and deepened through excerpts from the family’s own Super 8 footage.
THROUGH OUR EYES: 3 DECADES OF NYC YOUTH DOCUMENTARIES
Thursday, October 25
From the crack epidemic of the 1980s to the stop-and-frisk encounters with police today, young people use their cameras to tell the stories of their times. Spanning three decades, this extraordinary documentary series capture moments in New York City’s history through the fresh but unblinking eyes of emerging teen filmmakers from the Educational Video Center’s (EVC) Youth Documentary Workshop. Portraits of struggle and resilience, these award-winning short films brim with life and speak to us with as much honesty and immediacy today as they did when they were first created.
Each program will be followed by Q&As with the producers and participants. This series is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in partnership with the Educational Video Center.
Issues in the Election (2012) 90min
WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS! (2003) 15min
Youth producers blend a historical overview of student and social protest movements with current testimony from outspoken youth activists.
ALIENATED: UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT YOUTH (2005) 29min
ALIENATED gives voice to undocumented youth immigrants facing the challenges of life after high school with no options for legalized work or college. This documentary examines what it means to be young, able and "illegal" in America.
SHADOWS OF IGNORANCE: THE LOVE THAT’S FEARED (2010) 22min
Combining personal stories with historical and contemporary struggles for gay rights, students document the painful discrimination and in some cases acceptance, that LGBT youth experience with their friends and family on a daily basis.
JOURNEYS THROUGH THE RED, WHITE & BLUE (Parts 1 & 2) (2008) 24min
Blending humor, plainspoken language, and interviews with friends, family, local political leaders and community activists, this engaging documentary puts a face on “the youth vote” and the importance of voter registration in the historic election year of 2008.
Thursday, October 25 at 6:30PM
WOMEN’S VOICES: THE GENDER GAP (1984) 16min
Director: Jenny Rohrer
As America gears up for the presidential election, an undeniable gender gap is apparent between the two candidates. WOMEN’S VOICES was made to mobilize women voters before the 1984 election, when Ronald Reagan was running against former vice president Walter Mondale. The documentary explores the growing difference in the voting patterns of men and women (the gender gap) that could no longer be denied by the mid-1980's. These issues, including equal pay, environmental justice, subsidized childcare, job creation, and healthcare, became wedge issues in Ronald Reagan's America as more and more women joined the workforce. The film tackles the subject of women’s voter participation and equal rights with both humor and depth.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Jenny Rohrer (director), Nancy Meyer (co-producer), Nicole Hollander (cartoonist), Page Gardner (Founder/President, Women’s Voices, Women Vote Action Fund and The Voter Participation Center), Amy Richards (author/activist), and Faye Anderson (filmmaker/public policy consultant).
Our popular annual horror fest returns, kicking off in high gear with two unusually strong-female-driven terror tales, both featuring medical students with unorthodox methods—the 2008 Spanish SEXYKILLER, just now making its New York debut, and the Soska Sisters’ highly anticipated AMERICAN MARY. Also on offer are advance showings of the MANIAC remake starring Elijah Wood, STITCHES (behold the zombie clown!), a creepy K-horror omnibus (HORROR STORIES), and two films featuring the latest in evil-kid incarnations: CITADEL and HERE COMES THE DEVIL. For another deadly dose of child mischief, revisit EDEN LAKE, if you dare. And what would Halloween week be without Wes Craven (DEADLY BLESSING), Vincent Price (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH), a little bit of voodoo (THE BELIEVERS), and undeservedly obscure Italian gems like Giorgio Ferroni’s THE NIGHT OF THE DEVILS. Series programmed by Laura Kern and Gavin Smith.