Of all the annual film festivals in New York, there is no other quite like Film Comment Selects at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The cinematic showcase returns in its 17th edition with a selection of titles drawn from the pages of the magazine and offering strikingly bold visions and fresh voices—exclusive New York premieres of vital new films and long-unseen older titles that deserve the big-screen treatment. As evidenced by such past selections as Claire Denis’s Trouble Every Day, Olivier Assayas’s demonlover, Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy, Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Christian Petzold’s Phoenix, and Terence Davies’s Sunset Song, these are films that play by their own rules, works of considered artistry that reflect the philosophy of a magazine that has been an essential critical guide for film lovers for more than 50 years.
The latest crop of films opens with Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time in a rare ultra-wide-screen presentation of the director’s preferred cut, and Stéphane Brizé’s award-winning reworking of Maupassant A Woman’s Life. The edition features the city’s first look at spectacular films from the festival circuit such as Dogs (pictured above) from Romania and Mexican provocater Amat Escalante’s The Untamed, as well as a special tribute to the late, great French New Wave cinematographer Raoul Coutard.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 2. A pre-sale to Film Society members and Film Comment subscribers begins Tuesday, January 31. A 3+ film discount package and an All Access Pass will be available.
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