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Dancing Dreams

Last summer was a sad one for the dance world. The sudden and unexpected passing of world-known German choreographer Pina Bausch in June was shortly followed by the death of veteran US choreographer Merce Cunningham—both were icons of modern dance that will be missed. During the 60th Berlinale, Anne ... Full story

KINO German Films at MOMA

Since last year's edition, New York's Museum of Modern Art moved the dates of its annual survey of German films from a dark November slot to a sunny spring one, to benefit from the new crop of German productions premiering ... Full story

The tragic destiny of a film: Gravehopping.

I could never understand the logic of film distributors; avoiding picking up films that are considered "old" by their standards--sometimes even a single year can make a film "old" to them.I have a long list of great films that have ... Full story

New Directors New Films

Already in its 39th year, NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS is firmly established in the annual NY Film Festival calendar. Jointly selected and presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, it’s an annual showcase ... Full story

Berlinale Unbound: Fashioning Success in German Films

Germany may have lost its bid for best foreign language film at the Oscars this year (though The White Ribbon did conquer that category at the Golden Globes), but on their home turf, German films seem to be winning all ... Full story

Regina Ziegler completes 7-year quest with Henri IV

BERLIN -- One of Europe’s foremost producers of feature films and television, Regina Ziegler has become renowned over the past three decades for her work with leading directors Rainer Fassbinder, Andrzej Wajda, Nic Roeg, Ken Russell, Krzysztof Zanussi and Bob ... Full story

Audience Of One

In 1995, Pastor Richard Gazowsky of the Pentecostal Church in San Francisco received a calling; to set up a Christian film company and deliver the Lord's message to the people through the power of film. Inspired, he founded WYSIWYG—WHAT YOU ... Full story


Are you looking for a film about beauty and aesthetics? Look no further; Fredrick Wiseman's latest documentary, LA DANSE, about the Paris Opera Ballet has it all: amazing dancers, spellbinding choreography, beautiful photography, and gorgeous architecture all set against ... Full story

No Impact Man

A couple of weeks ago, Green Screens, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's film series about all things sustainable, returned after the summer break with a pre-release screening of NO IMPACT MAN – a documentary by Laura Gabbert and Justin ... Full story

A Year Ago In Winter

Academy award-winning German filmmaker Caroline Link's latest work, A YEAR AGO IN WINTER, is a compelling, evenly-paced psycho-gramme of a family struggling to come to terms with death. In the opening scene Lilli, a 21-year-old theater student, observes her brother ... Full story

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