In 2009, The New York Film Critics Circle celebrates its 75th year as a critics organization. The festivities include a special Critics Choice program, running March 30-April 3. This will be presented as a Special Event of this year’s New Directors/New Films series, jointly presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. ND/NF looks back at several of its premieres that were of great success and garnered acclaim from the nation’s first and most prestigious film critics organization. Each of these film’s won the NYFCC’s Best New Director Prize the year it was released theatrically.
The Critics Choice Program schedule is as follows: “Big Night” (presented by Marshall Fine on March 30) “Frozen River” (presented by Lisa Schwarzbaum on March 31), “Metropolitan” (presented by Armond White on April 1), “In the Company of Men” (presented by Peter Travers on April 2), and “Half Nelson” (presented by David Fear on April 3).
All Critics Choice screenings in this week-long matinee series will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center.