New Releases at the Film Society
- $13 General Public
- $9 Students, Seniors & Children
- $8 Members
From foreign delights to must-see indies and riveting documentaries, some of the best new films show year-round at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Our unbeatable Dinner and a Movie deal available at select screenings for just $25!
Director Valeria Golino and star Jasmine Trinca in person for Q&A at the 6:45pm show on Friday, March 7.
Her real name is Irene, but to her clients she is “Honey.” Operating from a seaside community outside of Rome, Honey provides peace to the terminally ill—who no longer wish to live—via a powerful barbiturate she smuggles in from Mexico. When one of her clients is revealed not to be sick but just tired of living, Honey resolves to stop his suicide.Read more »
Restored 35mm print!
A man and a woman meet at an elegant chateau. Have they encountered each other before or is this the first time? Is the meeting real or is it imagined? Alain Resnais’s enduring cinematic puzzle Last Year at Marienbad won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1961. Since then, it has consistently mystified, hypnotized, and ensorcelled audiences everywhere.Read more »
Opens March 14!
Izumi, a frustrated housewife, escapes the doldrums of her domestic life by entering the world of daytime prostitution. The final installment of Japanese auteur Sion Sono’s trilogy of “Hate” films is part twisted take on Belle de Jour, part lurid crime drama.Read more »
Opens March 14!
In a once-peaceful Japanese town suffering from the aftereffects of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, Yuichi, a 15-year-old boy who desires normalcy, is driven to violence. Based on the manga of the same name, Sion Sono’s powerful story of young love/obsession boasts some of the director’s finest work with actors.Read more »
Opens March 21!
Anita Hill in person for Q&As at the 4:30pm + 6:45pm screenings on Friday, March 21!
On October 11, 1991, a poised young law professor sent shock waves through the nation as she sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee intrepidly testifying to the lewd behavior of a Supreme Court nominee. Twenty years later, Academy Award winner Freida Mock brings us Anita, which crystallizes the sexist power dynamics in the room that day and unravels the impact of that lightning-rod moment on Anita Hill’s life and the broader discussion of gender inequality in America.Read more »
The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten-campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. The film, At Berkeley, shows the major aspects of university life, its intellectual and social mission, its obligation to the state and to larger ideas of higher education, as well as illustrates how decisions are made and implemented by the administration in collaboration with its various constituencies.Read more »
One week only!
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.Read more »
One week only!
Casting director Ellen Lewis in person for Q&A at 7:25pm shows on Friday and Saturday!
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director—iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.Read more »
Producer Paul Mezy in person at 9:00pm screening on Friday, March 15!
A single mother, struggling with the loss of her son to Social Services, feels trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she is pulled into a life-changing journey, forcing her to confront the cycle of her past.Read more »
Q&As all weekend!
An intimate portrait of photographer Saul Leiter as he deals with the triple burden of clearing an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80s, and fending off a pesky filmmakerRead more »
Michel Gondry in person at 6:45pm screenings on Friday + Saturday!
From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky.Read more »
Kill Your Darlings is the previously untold story of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Huston) and William Burroughs (Foster) at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that would lead to their Beat Revolution. This is the true story of friendship and murder that led to the birth of an entire generation.Read more »
Back by popular demand!
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach.Read more »
The loved ones and collaborators of Pulitzer, Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, from Barbra Streisand and Carly Simon to Steven Soderbergh and a constellation of Broadway luminaries, offer an affectionate and entertaining tribute of the beloved showman’s life and work.Read more »
On the beaches of Kenya they‘re known as "Sugar Mamas": European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation paradise. She goes from one Beach Boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next and finally she must recognize: On the beaches of Kenya love is a business.Read more »
Filmed in total immersion with five hidden cameras, The Tightrope plunges us into the intimate aspects of Brook working with his troupe of actors and musicians. Without disturbing the truth of the moment, the film reveals the magic inherent to the creative process, taking us beyond the intimacy of a workshop and into a philosophical and soulful experience.Read more »
Opens December 20!
The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighborhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapdealer.Read more »
Star John Gallagher Jr. in person for Q&A at 5:10pm and intro at 7:45pm screening on Friday!
A 20-something supervising staff member of a foster care facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.Read more »
Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at Sound City studio in Van Nuys, CA, this documentary doesn’t just tell the story of a real-life rock ’n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock's biggest artists to collaborate on a new album.Read more »
Audrey Tautou stars as a provincial housewife in 1920s France, whose suffocating marriage to a boorish landowner inspires her to a fatal bid for freedom, in the late director Claude Miller's exquisite adaptation of the classic novel by François Mauriac.Read more »
Now playing in the Film Center Amphitheater at reduced ticket price.
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.Read more »