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The Ephemeral Life in ‘Leaning Into the Wind’

The Ephemeral Life in ‘Leaning Into the Wind’

By Joel Lee, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“Leaning Into the Wind" poignantly examines the life of British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy through his various installations and sculptures of nature.

Liv Ullmann Remembers Ingmar Bergman at Film Forum

Liv Ullmann Remembers Ingmar Bergman at Film Forum

By Jessica Xing

March 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

In honor of Bergman’s upcoming cenential, Film Forum is showing over 30 of Bergman’s films, which included a special visit from actress and muse Liv Ullmann.

Now You Don’t Have to Wonder Who Fired the Gun

Now You Don’t Have to Wonder Who Fired the Gun

By Brooke LaMantia, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Travis Wilkerson explores brutality and more specifically, brutality towards people of color in his new documentary, “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?”

Beautiful Classic ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ is Restored to Life

Beautiful Classic ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ is Restored to Life

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

The classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc" has been brought back to life at the Film Forum.

Film Forum Revives ‘Night of the Living Dead’ in 4K

Film Forum Revives ‘Night of the Living Dead’ in 4K

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Just in time for Halloween, Film Forum is showing George Romero's 1968 masterpiece "Night of the Living Dead" in beautiful 4K restoration.

‘Bugs’ Is Surprisingly Appetizing

‘Bugs’ Is Surprisingly Appetizing

By Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"Bugs" is a documentary about the "edible insects movement," and makes the argument that insects should be considered as an alternative to meat.

‘Lemonade’-Inspiring ‘Daughters of the Dust’ To Be Re-Released

‘Lemonade’-Inspiring ‘Daughters of the Dust’ To Be Re-Released

By Natalie Whalen, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

One of the films that served as Beyoncé's inspiration for her visual album "Lemonade" is about to be re-released.

Hannah Arendt Documentary Captures the Philosopher’s Convictions

Hannah Arendt Documentary Captures the Philosopher’s Convictions

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The new documentary "Vita Activa: The Spirit Of Hannah Arendt" discusses the life of the influential 20th century philosopher.

Restoration Revives Resplendent ‘Ran’

Restoration Revives Resplendent ‘Ran’

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The new restoration of Akira Kurosawa's "Ran" at Film Forum reasserts the 1985 film's beauty.

‘In Jackson Heights’ director Frederick Wiseman talks gentrification

‘In Jackson Heights’ director Frederick Wiseman talks gentrification

By Tony Schwab, Staff Writer

November 3, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Frederick Wiseman's "In Jackson Heights" explores the intense cultural diversity of the Queens neighborhood. WSN spoke with Wiseman about gentrification robbing neighborhoods of local personality and his documentary style.

What you need to know about surrealist films from the ‘The Forbidden Room’ directors

What you need to know about surrealist films from the ‘The Forbidden Room’ directors

By Anthony Schwab, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

The directors of the surrealist film "The Forbidden Room" discuss their inspirations and upcoming projects in film and teaching.

Morality is at question in Russian film ‘The Fool’

Morality is at question in Russian film ‘The Fool’

By Natalie Whalen, Contributing writer

September 16, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

A plumber tries to save unknowing residents from a precarious apartment building in Yury Bykov’s Russian film, "The Fool."