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WNYC's Amy Eddings Interviews Actor Benicio Del Toro about the Films of Kaneto Shindo

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eleven rare Japanese films directed by Kaneto Shindo will be screened in Brooklyn starting on Friday. BAM has organized the retrospective, along with actor and producer (and longtime Shindo fan) Benicio Del Toro. Click here to listen to the Del Toro interview.

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Tribeca Film Festival: 'Patang' ('The Kite')

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Brooklyn's own Prashant Bhargava, director of "Patang," ("The Kite).

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Tribeca Film Festival: Most Buzzed-About Films

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Tribeca Film Festival, which turns 10 this year, has become a staple of the festival circuit. This year, the festival, which includes 93 feature films and 60 short films, runs from April 20 to May 1. Take a peek at the most buzzed-about films, hear from New York directors, or listen to an interview between WNYC Host Soterios Johnson and Josh Rothkopf, Senior Film Writer for Time Out New York.

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Museum of Art and Design Honors Ivorian Harlem Actor Isaach de Bankolé

Friday, April 08, 2011

Beginning on Friday, the museum will honor de Bankolé for three decades of acting.

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'Kinshasa Symphony' Opens NY African Film Festival

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The 18th New York African Film Festival kicks off Wednesday with the documentary “Kinshasa Symphony,” a film about the Democratic Republic of Congo’s only symphony orchestra.

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Arts Festival Pays Homage to Noir

Monday, April 04, 2011

Through Friday, April 8, The New School celebrates the various incarnations of noir. Here are highlights from this week's free events.

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'Harry Potter' Fans Gear Up for Exhibit in Times Square

Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Harry Potter: The Exhibit," which previously passed through Toronto, Boston and other cities, is arriving at Discovery Times Square on Friday.

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Emerging Film Directors Walk the Red Carpet at 'New Directors/New Films' Festival

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cinephiles and film critics are looking forward to this year's "New Directors/New Films" festival. It kicks off on Wednesday night and runs through April 3.

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Elizabeth Taylor: A Life in Pictures

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor died on Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. She was 79. Taylor started her career onscreen at age 9, and went on to have a career that spanned more than five decades. Taylor received two Academy Awards, for her roles in 1961's "Butterfield 8" and 1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" See pictures that capture moments from her life in the slideshow below.

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First NY Dominican Film Festival Comes To Washington Heights

Friday, March 11, 2011

Armando Guareno programmed the New York International Latino Film Festival for five years before noticing that the city's Dominican community lacked a film festival of its own.

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Two NYU Alumni Win Academy Awards

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday night, filmmakers Luke Matheny and sound editor Lora Hirschberg joined the set of New York University alumni to win Academy Awards.

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'Black Swan' Helps Sell Seats for 'Swan Lake'

Monday, February 21, 2011

The New York City Ballet has already sold out its run of "Swan Lake." Some say that's due to the Oscar-nominated film "Black Swan."

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Interview with Jonas Mekas, Cameraman for 'Empire'

Friday, February 18, 2011

WNYC tracked down the legendary cameraman behind Andy Warhol's 1964 film "Empire" to find out what was happening behind the scenes of this iconic, lengthy film.

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Susan Sarandon's Famous (and Some Forgotten) Roles at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Thursday, February 10, 2011

From Thursday through Sunday, BAM hosts a 13-film series featuring Sarandon, with some films followed by question-and-answer sessions.

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Film Festival Tackles Topics Affecting the Disabled

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Reelabillities film festival, now in its third year, addresses the country's largest (and least visible) minority: the disabled.

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New 9/11 Time-Lapse Documentary Debuts at Sundance

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Though it may not have won the big documentary award at Sundance, Jim Whitaker's "Rebirth" is likely to be of special note to New Yorkers: it's a new documentary about 9/11 and Ground Zero.

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Celebrating Black History Month in New York City

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

There's no shortage of edifying, educating and exciting events happening in New York City this February to mark Black History Month. Here are a few recommendations from WNYC's Culture team.

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Newark Prepares For Its Close-Up In Season 2 Of 'Brick City'

Friday, January 28, 2011

This weekend, Newark residents will see their mayor, Corey Booker, talk about something other than snow removal. The second season of a docu-series all about Newark kicks off on Sunday at 8 P.M. on Sundance.

 

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Artist Transforms FBI Files Into Short Films

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Artist Jenny Perlin uses film to take a peek into one of New York City's most notorious trials.

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Film Festival Highlights Quirky Found Footage

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

If you’ve ever lost track of an embarrassing home video, you could find your antics projected on the big screen this weekend at the Anthology Film Archives.

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