Where are the directors taking the stage to acknowledge workers’ demands today?
Sean Baker’s film about a washed-up porn star seducing a teenage girl is sexually frank in a way few US films are now.
With films touching on protest in France, China’s one-child policy, and Indigenous life in Canada, the 2021 Currents program stays both culturally and politically forward-thinking.
With quarantine restrictions now lifted, the festival’s virtual slate from last year is now getting play in theaters.
“I think this is going to become much more normal.” Workers at TIFF, NYFF, and Sundance reflect on a year of reduced in-person events and streaming premieres.
With Mangrove, Lover’s Rock, and Red, White and Blue, McQueen’s Small Axe anthology emphasizes resilience and collective strength.
The documentary Her Socialist Smile reconstructs Keller from an icon of vague, feel-good platitudes to the fiercely political woman she truly was.
Among the shorts playing the 2020 New York Film Festival, those in the New York Stories block embody the spirit of a city erroneously declared dead, offering studies in movement and character.
Get your popcorn ready. This year’s program includes highlights like Steve McQueen’s Small Axe films, ruminative queer romances, and incisive documentaries about US politics and Helen Keller’s activism.
Highlights included Ephraim Asili’s striking debut feature The Inheritance and Nicolás Pereda’s Fauna, an inventive story within a story.
Roee Messinger’s American Trial: The Eric Garner Story envisages a future that was denied to Eric Garner and his family, thanks to the extremely racist and flawed legal system in the United States.
In Varda by Agnès, the revered director makes her own cinematic eulogy.