After 2020’s virtual festival and 2021’s severely abridged edition, Art of the Real is back with a full slate of exciting experimental nonfiction.
Art of the Real
The Experimental Vanguard of Documentary Film
Film at Lincoln Center is presenting the seventh edition of Art of the Real, featuring Sky Hopinka, Jessica Sarah Rinland, and more.
A Filmmaker Explores His Mother’s Youth and Parses Her Disturbing Dreams
Breathless Animals, premiering in the US as part of the Art of the Real festival, captures the cadence of nonlinear memory.
In Berlin, a Celebration of Soviet Might Takes on Nationalist, Pro-Russia Overtones
In his documentary Victory Day, Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa unflinchingly captures a ceremony in Berlin commemorating the Soviet defeat of the Nazis.
Political Corruption Haunts an Afrofuturist Film Set in Brasília
The 2016 impeachment of Dilma Rousseff looms over Adirley Quierós’s new movie Once There Was Brasília.
A Documentary Tracks the Competitive Theatrics of John McEnroe
A new documentary made up solely of footage of the tennis star shot in 1984 is a meditation on the psycho-dramatics of sports and a pure celebration of the body in motion.
Known for Silent Movies About Buildings, a Filmmaker Turns to Music and Conversation
Two films marking a new phase of Heinz Emigholz’s prolific career are being screened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real series.
A Long-Censored Chilean Filmmaker Revisits a Documentary 30 Years Later
Playing at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real series, This Is the Way I Like It II is a playful, entangled follow-up to Ignacio Agüero’s 1985 film.
Pensive Short Films About Peculiar and Forgotten Places
The texture and peculiarity of history, place, and the everyday color a ruminative set of short films in this year’s Art of the Real at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Honoring an American Titan of 20th-Century Experimental Cinema
Ever-moving, ever-changing — that’s the cinema of Bruce Baillie.
The Fine Line Between Fiction and Truth in the Art of the Reel
Real, surreal, not quite real, a spectacular con — truth is found in many forms.