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Hot Trailers: ‘Renoir’ And The New York Rendez-Vous With French Cinema

The Gilles Bourdos-directed Renoir debuted in Un Certain Regard at Cannes last year where Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired it for the States. It’s been dated for a March 29 release, but before that Renoir will screen at the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema which kicks off tonight in New York. Celebrating its 18th year, the Rendez-Vous, presented by Unifrance and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will screen 21 movies including A Lady In Paris with Jeanne Moreau, François Ozon’s In The House and tonight’s opener, Populaire which The Weinstein Co. has in the U.S. Renoir is set on the Côte d’Azur in 1915 and centers on Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean Renoir and the woman who becomes the painter’s model and the filmmaker’s lover. Veteran French actor Michel Bouquet stars with Vincent Rottiers and Christa Theret. The trailer is below; click over for the Rendez-Vous promo:

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NY Film Fest Adds Galas For David Cronenberg And Pedro Almodovar Films

Mike Fleming

New York, NY, August 15, 2011 – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the first-time addition of two Galas to join the Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Night Galas for the upcoming 49th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) with David Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD set to screen on Wednesday, October 5 and Pedro Almodovar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN on Wednesday, October 12.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming David Cronenberg to the festival for the first time and to be welcoming back one of the NYFF’s closest friends, Pedro Almodovar,” says Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center. “It’s a special pleasure to introduce our audiences to exciting new work by two of contemporary cinema’s most challenging artists.”

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IndieWire Editor Eugene Hernandez Heads Digital For Film Society Of Lincoln Center

By | Thursday September 23, 2010 @ 7:31am PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Eugene Hernandez and Film Society of Lincoln Center have confirmed his move. He tells me that he’ll keep the blog he writes for IndieWire and will help them find a new editor. He’ll start the new job November 1.

EXCLUSIVE: In a blow to the indie film website IndieWire, co-founder and editor-in-chief Eugene Hernandez is leaving to join the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where he’ll become director of Digital Strategy. I’m told that Hernandez will be responsible for building out the digital platforms for both the magazine Film Comment and also for the FSLC’s own website. Hernandez, a festivals fixture, co-founded IndieWire in 1996. The site got a boost when it added my former Variety colleague Todd McCarthy, who writes columns and criticism and works alongside chief critic Eric Kohn. Rumors of Hernandez’s pending exit made the rounds at Toronto, but I’m told it’ll be made official before Film Society of Lincoln Center kicks off its New York Film Festival tomorrow night with the premiere of the David Fincher-directed The Social Network.

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Lincoln Center Names Film Exec Director

Mike Fleming

filmlinc-logoThe Film Society of Lincoln Center has appointed Rose Kuo to be executive director. She replaces Mara Manus, who held the post for the last two years. The Film Society runs the New York Film Festival, which this fall kicks off by premiering the David Fincher-directed The Social Network. Among her new duties, Kuo will oversee the opening of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which ads two screens to Lincoln Center in 2011. Kuo has a varied resume. She produced and directed California AIDS Ride ’94, was exec producer of the Sundance winner The Fluffer, and she was a camera assistant to DP Haskell Wexler and assistant to film editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

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Facebook Film ‘The Social Network’ Opens New York Film Festival

Mike Fleming

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DAVID FINCHER’S THE SOCIAL NETWORK SELECTED AS OPENING NIGHT FILM

NEW YORK, July 8, 2010 – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that David Fincher’s The Social Network has been selected as the Opening Night film for their upcoming 48th Annual New York Film Festival, kicking off at Alice Tully Hall on Friday September 24th. Directed by Fincher from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake. The film is set to be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on October 1, 2010. The New York Film Festival runs September 24th – October 10th, 2010.

“It’s exceptionally rare to discover a film that so powerfully captures the spirit of its time; The Social Network is such a film. David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin are a director/writer team, like Lumet and Chayefsky before them, that make this movie not only of the moment, but reflective of larger cultural issues as well, and confirm their position at forefront of contemporary cinema,” says Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest

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