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New Directors New Films Festival

When the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art team up for a film festival, you know the results will be well worth any ticket price.  Now in its 41st year, the New Directors/New Films festival is one of the best places to take a look at the most promising emerging talent in the film industry.  A few of the artists that have been featured over the years include: John Sayles, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Atom Egoyan, Wong Kar Wai, Richard Linklater and Sally Potter. Over the course of March 21- April 1st, this film festival will feature 29 feature films and 12 short films from 28 countries. ...more...

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Three Unique Oscar Inspired Events Around New York City

Outside watching as many Best Picture and Acting nominated movies as possible, there’s more than one way to get prepped for the Oscars.  Below are three unique Oscar inspired events happening around New York City.

Oscar Docs, 1950-87: Creative Expression at MoMA

Trust the Museum of Modern Art to have one of the more intriguing Oscar inspired events in the city.  A film exhibition that is an annual collaboration between the Academy of Motion Picture …more…

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Indie Film Lovers

With the holidays coming up, keep in mind that that someone on your holiday gift list is sure to be a film lover. While the obvious gift is purchasing someone’s favorite movie on Blu-ray, DVD, or via Itunes, we at Arts America like to think of the bigger picture. ...more...

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The Artist Inspires Remembrance of the Silent Film Era

While some may balk at the idea of watching a film without sound these days, hopefully sustained momentum behind the Oscar contender, The Artist, will spark a renewed public interest in recognizing the largely forgotten impact of silent film classics. ...more...