Film Comment Selects is Film Comment magazine’s annual February film festival of distinctive premieres and revivals. Film Comment magazine is the official publication of Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Film Comment Selects presents great films and provides a chance to speak with some under-the-radar filmmakers.
18th Film Comment Selects
The 18th Film Comment Selects festival is at Film Society of Lincoln Center daily, February 23 – 27, 2018.
The Festival includes a brief retrospective of Greek – Ethiopian-born – French filmmaker Nico Papatakis (1918 – 2010). Being mixed-race in that time made Papatakis an outsider from birth. He turned his character into an advantage by making some truly rebellious films.
Papatakis’ first film Les Abysses stirred a scandal in 1963 when the Cannes Film Festival refused to screen it.
The Festival is organized by Madeline Whittle and Film Comment magazine staff.
Opening Night Life and Nothing More
The 18th Film Comment Selects festival opens with the New York premiere of Spanish-American film Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más, 2017) by Antonio Mendez Esparza on February 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm.
Why in such a prosperous country, are so many Americans forced to face a daily choice of being free, dead, or in jail?
At the end of the day, are you free, dead, or in jail? Those are the three consequences.
Life and Nothing More
This is not about having a bigger television or fancy jeans. Director Mendez Esparza will be present for Q&A. He is a Spanish New Yorker known for Aquí y Allá: Here and There (2012).
Film Comment Selects Tickets
Tickets are $10 – $15
A 3+ Film Package is available
An All Access Pass is $110
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(between Amsterdam and Broadway)
The Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. It closes 15 minutes after the last show.
Tickets are not sold by phone.
There is a $1.50 service charge per ticket.
Visiting Film Society of Lincoln Center
(1) to 66th St (one block)
(A) (C) or (B) (D) or (1) to Columbus Circle (six blocks)
(1) (2) (3) to 72nd St
M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, M104 stop within one block of Lincoln Center.
There is parking in the Lincoln Center garage which can be entered on 65th St.
For more information, visit www.filmlinc.org/festivals/film-comment-selects/