Spring is coming, and with it the end of the winter film doldrums. Appropriately, the Film Society of Lincoln Center plans to present 11 first run films over the next three months.
The new series kicks off February 28 with "Fatal Assistance," Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck's look at the challenge of rebuilding post-earthquake Haiti.
The run will continue in March with the Valeria Golino's Cannes (Un Certain Regard) film "Honey," about a woman who smuggles a powerful barbiturate from Mexico to assist the suicide of the terminally ill; Japanese director Sion Sono's films "Guilty of Romance" and "Himizu;" Freida Mock's Anita Hill documentary "Anita;" and Lars von Trier's much-anticipated "Nymphomaniac, VOL I."
"Nymphomaniac, VOL II" will follow in April, along with Singapore's Foreign Language Film submission "Ilo Ilo" and Jim Jarmusch's vampire movie, "Only Lovers Left Alive," which will also be part of a retrospective including all 11 of Jarmusch's features.
The final films scheduled are all 2013 fall festival favorites: "Palo Alto," the directorial debut of Gia Coppola based on the short stories by James Franco; Lukas Moodysson's 13-year-old girl punk band movie "We Are the Best!"; and "Policeman," an Israeli film following an elite anti-terrorism group and wealthy young anarchists.
Click here for more details. New York cinephiles: mark your schedules accordingly.