On June 22, 25 and 27 at 12:15, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a digitally restored showing of Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 film “Barry Lyndon.” The presentation will be in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) which is becoming the industry standard for projection of new and classic films. DCP uses cutting-edge technology to scan 35mm film negatives into digital files and then plays them back, from a computer hard drive, at stunning 2K or 4K resolution. The result is sound and image that rivals or surpasses even the best quality 35mm prints.
I am often asked to name my favorite movie, a formidable question considering how many movies I have seen. I always come up with the same answer, “Barry Lyndon.” I first saw “Barry Lyndon” at the age of 13 when my parents took me to see it during its opening week at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan. The Ziegfeld, along with the Paris, and thankfully the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theatre, is one of the last of the city’s great single screen movie theatres. I had never seen a movie like “Barry Lyndon” before and I certainly had never seen a movie theatre like the Ziegfeld. If you have not seen a movie there, go. Read the rest of this entry
On Saturday, February 25 the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented a screening of writer/director Kenneth Lonergan’s little seen film “Margaret.” The showing was part of its “Film Comment Selects” series. The screening took place at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theatre. “Margaret” is easily one of the best films of 2011…and almost nobody has seen it. The film was actually shot in 2005. One of its rare appearances occurred this past December, when it had brief at run at Cinema Village. Read the rest of this entry
Albert Brooks, comedian, actor, writer and movie director appeared at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Sunday, January 8 to discuss his career. It was an evening of film clips, stories, anecdotes; an event that presented a varied and comprehensive look at Brooks’ work acting in the films of other directors, including Martin Scorsese, Sidney Lumet, Steven Soderbergh, James L. Brooks (no relation) and others. Brooks was interviewed by Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director for the Film Society. The event took place at the Walter Reade Theatre. Read the rest of this entry