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4 ultra-simple ways to stay in touch with great programming and events at the Film Society

April 10, 2009

Though it’s possible that a film-lover could camp out at the Walter Reade Theater, subsisting on popcorn and delicious baked goods, so as not to miss a thing amidst our nearly 365 days of movie programming, we’re sure your loved ones would advise against it. Plus, you live a busy life and may not always be able to check our website or puruse one of our calendars, but want to stay in touch and not miss out on anything we show that interests you.

The good news is that you are in the driver’s seat. You can customize the amount of information you receive from us–and stay on top of some of the most exciting movies on the planet. Here’s how:

Subscribe to ReelNews: We like to think of this as the Cadillac of options in terms of staying aware of what’s going on at the Film Society. If you subscribe to Reelnews, you can be assured that a shiny new newsletter will appear in your inbox every Wednesday packed with programming information, interesting bits of Film Society news, and special offers (we really love our ReelNews subscribers!). We will of course never share your information–your privacy is important to us–and strive to bring you news you can use.

Bookmark our blog: This blog can be a handy conduit to what’s on at the Walter Reade, plus we bring you extras like filmmaker interviews and the occasional shark attack. Put us in your RSS reader for even more handy access (

Follow us on Twitter: We love our Twitter followers, too. They are a unique and pithy breed. In recent months, we’ve run a free t-shirt contest and the “How do you live in public?” promotion specifically for the Twitterati. Posts to the filmlinc blog are reposted on Twitter, so it’s an easy way to stay on top of what happening here at the Film Society.

Become our Fan on Facebook: Ah, Facebook…it’s another great place to pick up interesting tidbits about Film Society programming and events. As a Fan, you’ll receive regular updates, have the chance to RSVP to our events, and much more. Whether you are a new fan or an old one, be sure to go to Facebook and scroll down to the end of your newsfeed, and click on “edit options.” You will need to opt-into status updates from us under “public profiles.” We promise it will be worth it!

So do you want to hear from us a lot or a little? You make the call. Just don’t ask us to remind you about your dentist appointment. We have to draw the line somewhere.

ND/NF: How do YOU live in public? Tell us and win tickets to Closing Night and party!

April 1, 2009


“It’s amazing how much of our lives we share online. YouTube, Twitter, MySpace updated from your iPhone to represent your iLife as you send regular status-updates/tweets/voice-or-video recordings of your current physical/emotional/technological situation–it almost makes blogging seem hopelessly archaic. But it’s this obsession with our rapid technological melding that informs We Live in Public, a documentary by Ondi Timoner,” writes Nick Feitel in his review of New Directors/New Films Closing Night selection.

It’s as true for people as it is for institutions. Both the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center “live in public” by having active presences on Facebook, Twitter (@museummodernart and @filmlinc), YouTube, and Flickr. Further, MoMA lives in public by creating a community-focused website that allows visitors to create their own collections. The Film Society lives in public  by inviting a talented group of New Voices to take over our blog.

But we want to know how you live in public on popular social networking sites. Do you use LinkedIn to find new jobs? Twitter to make new friends? Facebook to share the most intimate details of your life?

Tell us and win a pair of tickets to see the highly anticipated New Directors/New Films Closing Night film, We Live in Public, plus passes to the exclusive afterparty!

To play, use Twitter to Tweet your answer (“I live in public by…”) to @filmlinc. Please include the hashtag #ndnf. See example below:


Winner will be chosen at random at 5PM EST, Friday, April 3rd. Winner must be able to attend the Closing Night screening and afterparty on Sunday evening, April 5th at the Museum of Modern Art.

Comments are closed. Please participate using Twitter.

Summer camp in the middle of January? Share your stories and photos and win!

January 8, 2009

Above, the opening sequence of the underrated summer camp comedy Wet Hot American Summer. If that flick conjures up any memories for you, you’ll want to enter our Camp Contest on Facebook. If you have a funny/horrible/unbelievable story or photo from your camp days, you could win tickets to see Camp Girls at the New York Jewish Film Festival, plus a copy of the hilarious Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies.


Enter now! The deadline is Monday January 19th!

From Utopia to Armageddon in 2.5 weeks of premier Jewish film

January 7, 2009

Gabriel Byrne and Susan Sarandon in NYJFF selection Emotional Arithmetic

A collaborative effort between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum, The New York Jewish Film Festival is back for its 18th year, and it’s never been more vital. Starting next Wednesday January 14th, you’ll be treated to scores of new looks at the Jewish experience past and present. With films covering everything from a South African satirist to a blinded Israeli teenager preparing for his bar mitzvah, from a young boy growing up in a Muslim home in Stalinist Kazakhstan to an Argentine filmmaker bent on discovering what happened to relatives who disappeared under that country’s military dictatorship, there’s no single theme, just provocative, eye-opening and must-see perspectives.

Stay tuned to the filmlinc blog for an in-depth look at the festival offerings and the filmmakers behind them, and be sure to enter our Camp contest on Facebook. If you have a funny/horrible/unbelievable story or photo from your camp days, you could win tickets to see Camp Girls, Gay Block’s re-exploration of the summer camp subjects of a 1981 photo essay, and a copy of the hilarious Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies by Roger Bennett and Jules Shell.

See the whole program and buy tickets

Last chance to win NYFF tickets!

September 24, 2008

You think you can take me?

The gauntlet has been thrown!

Become our fan on Facebook, post your favorite NYFF film on the wall, and you could win a pair of tickets to Closing Night film The Wrestler, directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Your turn to criticize the critics–guess the names behind these not-so-famous mugs and you could win two tickets to the panel Film Criticism in Crisis?, plus a subscription to Film Comment magazine!

Act now! These contests expire at midnight on September 25th!

Facebook contest: Win a pair of tix to NYFF Closing Night “The Wrestler”

September 12, 2008
From Rushmore to My Own Private Idaho, Mystery Train to Dancer in the Dark, the number of influential films that have appeared in the New York Film Festival during its more than 40 year history is vast.

We want to know your favorite. Write it on the wall and you could win a chance to attend Closing Night of the New York Film Festival to see Darren Aronofsky’s new film, The Wrestler!

Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

With his hearing aid and graying hair, pro wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson may be past his prime, but Mickey Rourke has never been better than he is in the title role of Aronofsky’s seriocomic, existentialist wrestling drama.

To play:

1. Decide on your favorite film that’s played in the New York Film Festival. Need some inspiration? Click here
2. Post the TITLE of your favorite film and one sentence on why it’s your favorite on the Wall of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Fan Page

To be eligible:

You must name a film that has played in a New York Film Festival any year since its inception. See full archive for more details.
You must enter only once.
PLEASE NOTE: You need not have seen a film in the festival to be eligible. However, you must select a film that has played in festivals past in order to enter.

The winner will be chosen at random from the pool of eligible wall posts. The winner will receive two tickets to the Closing Night screening of the Wrestler at the New York Film Festival on Sunday October 12 at 8:30 p.m.

The winner will be chosen on September 26, 2008, to coincide with the Opening Night of the New York Film Festival.

Good luck!