by Brian Brooks.
New York’s New Directors/New Films series has introduced the likes of Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Darren Aronofsky, Richard Linklater, Kelly Reichardt and Pedro Almodovar. Spielberg’s Sugarland Express debuted at the event and the fledgling filmmaker went on to direct Jaws a year later.
Spike Lee’s NYU thesis film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads was the first student film to be shown in ND/NF back in 1982, and Christopher Nolan debuted his first feature Following in the U.S. in 1999. The series, hosted by MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, this year includes 29 features and 12 shorts. It opened tonight. Here are six directors to watch…
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