Standouts at this year’s New York Film Festival range from a Vincent van Gogh biopic by Julian Schnabel to a documentary on free jazz, with a range of great, art-inflected offerings in between.
With just a handful of films to his name, Rice is a seminal, if little seen, New York filmmaker who embraced a rowdy improvisational approach.
The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg traces how Sigg accumulated his massive and influential collection, a record of Chinese contemporary art of the last three decades.
An exhibit highlights the published and unpublished photos Kubrick snapped between 1945 and 1960, before he became the renowned filmmaker.
In his documentary Victory Day, Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa unflinchingly captures a ceremony in Berlin commemorating the Soviet defeat of the Nazis.
The 2016 impeachment of Dilma Rousseff looms over Adirley Quierós’s new movie Once There Was Brasília.
A documentary about the canonic thinker, shot mostly in her home office, seems straightforward at first, then jellyfish start shimmering across the screen.
In his documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross captures the lives of that county’s black residents in beautiful and fragmentary complexity.
Hlynur Pálmason’s movie injects some fresh blood into the sometimes moribund state of cinema.
Black Is the Color, a 50-minute documentary, offers a survey of African-American art from 1867 to today.
The films vying for Academy Awards this year include the Swedish art world satire The Square, a hand-painted animated film about Vincent van Gogh, and an irreverent documentary by Agnès Varda and JR.
The theater between 62nd and 63rd streets on Broadway will close for good, after 37 years, on January 31.