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New Directors/New Films: Comedy, Tragedy and Squeamishness in Iceland's Delightful 'Of Horses and Men'

When director Benedikt Erlingsson concluded his introduction Monday night with a cheery “Bon appétit,” the audience at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater said, “Ruh roh.” The movie, after all, is called “Of Horses and Men.” Thankfully, the movie’s Icelandic, not French. Still -- to what culinary atrocities were we about to be subjected?
  • By John Anderson
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  • March 25, 2014 1:34 PM
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New Directors/New Films Review: Iranian Vampire Noir 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night'

A strong, exciting voice that emerged from this past Sundance was Ana Lily Amirpour, who brought to the Park City festival what could very well be the first Iranian vampire film, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.” The film now opens the 2014 New Directors/New Films Festival, kicking off March 19 at Lincoln Center.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 19, 2014 12:39 PM
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New Directors/New Films Unveils Complete Lineup, Includes 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' and 'Obvious Child'

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA have announced the complete lineup for their New Directors/New Films festival, running March 19-30. Buzzy Sundance titles are peppering the selection, with Ana Lily Amirpour's Iranian vampire noir-Western "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" opening the fest, Nick Cave doc "20,000 Days on Earth" as the closer, and Gillian Robespierre's hilarious and moving abortion rom-com "Obvious Child" as the centerpiece gala.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 2:34 PM
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New Directors/New Films Festival's First Phase of Lineup: 'The Double,' Iceland's Oscar Entry, Feature Debuts and More

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art have unveiled the seven official selections for their 2014 New Directors/New Films Festival, running March 19–30. The 2014 edition marks the 43rd year of the fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 15, 2014 11:34 AM
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New Directors/New Films Announces 2013 Lineup, From 'A Hijacking' to 'Upstream Color'

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the full lineup for their 42nd New Directors/New Films festival, running March 20 – 31 in New York. The festival focuses on emerging filmmakers, and will include 19 narrative features, six docs and 17 shorts from some 24 countries.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 22, 2013 2:22 PM
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New Directors/New Films 2013 Open For Submissions; Welcomes Programmers Koehler & Siegel

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the 42nd edition of New Directors/New Films. The festival, which runs March 20-31 and is now accepting submissions, welcomes two new programmers: Robert Koehler (FSLC’s Director of Year-Round Programming) and Joshua Siegel (Associate Curator at MoMA).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 12, 2012 5:29 PM
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Adam Leon's SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot' Goes to Sundance Selects

"Gimme the Loot" goes to Sundance Selects for North and Latin American distribution. The Adam Leon film, which just won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW, follows two teenagers in the Bronx who must raise $500 to exact revenge on a rival graffiti gang that destroyed their latest masterpiece...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 19, 2012 4:04 PM
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New Directors/New Films 2012 Opens With 'Where Do We Go Now,' Adds Horror, Family, Kubrick to Full Line-Up

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art have unveiled the 2012 lineup for the 41st New Directors/New Films festival, running March 21–April 1. The festival will showcase 29 features and 12 shorts, hailing from 28 countries.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • February 23, 2012 2:58 PM
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New Directors/New Films Picks First Seven Selections

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art today announced the official selections for the 41st New Directors/New Films, to be held from March 21 to April 1.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • January 18, 2012 2:18 PM
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