Art of the Real 2018 is Film Society’s documentary film festival

Art of the Real is Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual documentary and hybrid film festival.


5th Art of the Real 2018

The Festival is at Film Society of Lincoln Center, April 26 – May 6, 2018.


Opening Night ~ John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Julien Faraut’s French film explores the contrast between the brilliant athlete and extreme victim in John McEnroe through footage of McEnroe competing at the 1984 French Open.

North American Premiere
Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm
Q&A with the director

Pre-reception at 6 pm and a reception after the screening.


Closing Night ~ Empty Metal

Co-directors Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer imagine a controlled world where a few people try to move society forward, always under the watchful eyes of the powers that be.

World Premiere
Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 pm
Q&A with the co-directors, cast and crew


Tribute to Eugenio Polgovsky

Art of the Real pays tribute to the award-winning Mexican director who died suddenly last year by screening two very different takes on Mexican society.

Tropic of Cancer (2004) explores the near prehistoric lives of families in the Mexican deserts.

Mitote (2012) looks at the circus of characters who inhabit El Zocalo, the main plaza of Mexico City.

Sunday, May 6 at 5 pm
Introduction by Mara Polgovsky


Latin Films and a Performance at Art of the Real 2018

Baronesa

Juliana Antunes’ debut feature follows friends Leidiane and Andreia as they talk frankly about their lives in the favelas of Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

In Brazilian Portuguese with English subtitles.

U.S. Premiere
Sunday, April 29 at 8 pm
Q&A with the director

Braguino

Clément Cogitore’s French film looks at the conflict between two families in the remote Siberian taiga. Used to making their own rules, they are threatened by each other, wild animals and now climate change.

In Russian patois with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere
Thursday, April 26 at 9:30 pm
Q&A with the director

Pre-reception in the Furman Gallery at 8:15 pm

Central Airport THF

Berlin-based Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz documents the lives of asylum seekers living in Berlin’s Tempelhof. The airport was originally built as a symbol of Nazi power. It has been repurposed as an immigrant processing center.

In Arabic, English and German with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere
Sunday, May 6 at 3 pm

I Remember the Crows (Lembro mais dos Corvos)

Brazilian director Gustavo Vinagre does an interview with Julia Katharine, a Japanese – Brazilian trans actress and filmmaker whose insomnia keeps her up all night and gets her to speak candidly.

U.S. Premiere
Saturday, May 5 at 8:45 pm
Q&A with the director

Infinite Football

Romanian New Wave director Porumboiu explores the limits of utopia in the story of Laurențiu Ginghină, an injured footballer who dreams of changing the rules of soccer to reduce injuries.

In Romanian with English subtitles.

North American Premiere
Saturday, May 5 at 5 pm

Once There Was Brasilia

In this Afrofuturist docufiction comedy, Adirley Queirós follows W4, a disgraced intergalactic agent who travels to earth to assassinate the Brazilian president at the founding of Brasilia, but ends up in Ceilândia, a Black suburb, as President Rousseff is about to be impeached.

In Brazilian Portuguese with English subtitles.

North American Premiere
Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm
Q&A with cinematographer Joana Pimenta

Special Event: Nicolás Pereda’s The Private Property Trilogy

Mexican – Canadian director Nicolás Pereda gives a performance explaining himself in front of interview footage.

Sunday, April 29 at 6:30 pm
Q&A with Nicolás Pereda


Art of the Real 2018 Tickets

$15
Students, Seniors & Disabled: $12
Members: $10

All Access Pass: $150 (Students $75)

Box Office

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(South side between Amsterdam & Columbus)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Phone

(212) 875 – 5232

Online

www.filmlinc.org


Visiting Film Society of Lincoln Center

Film Society has two theater complexes across the street from each other on West 65th St.

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

144 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(South side between Amsterdam & Columbus)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan

  • Francesca Beale Theater is a 140-seat theater.
  • Howard Gilman Theater is an 85-seat theater.
  • Amphitheater is a 75-capacity theater with a 152″ plasma screen television.

The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center is Film Society’s main box office.

Indie Food and Wine is a café where you can grab a quick bite or have a glass of wine before your movie.

Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(North side between Amsterdam & Columbus)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan

The Walter Reade Theater is a 268-seat theater across the street from the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center.

Subway

  • (1) to 66th St – Lincoln Center
  • (A) (C) or (B) (D) to 59th St – Columbus Circle

Bus

M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, and M104

Parking

There is an entrance to Lincoln Center’s Parking Garage on 65th St.


 


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