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Tomorrow night! Kent Jones speaks with the Dardenne Brothers

May 28, 2009

They are veterans of the New York Film Festival and Cannes. Tomorrow night at 8:30, enjoy a rare sit-down with the Dardenne Brothers, as they chat with Kent Jones about a career spanning three decades. Plus, you might want to check out La Promesse at 6:40 before the screening–this breakthrough film sealed the brothers reputation for intensely naturalistic explorations of Belgian life. The film stars Jérémie Rénier as guilt-ridden 15-year-old Igor, who helps his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) run an illegal immigrant labor network.

More on the series from WNYC’s ART. CULT blog and film critic Nathan Lee

See the whole schedule of our Dardenne series

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Cinema lovers rejoice! Micro-budget film school unspools tonight!

November 14, 2008

The moment cineastes have been waiting for is now here: a whole range of eclectic classics begin screening tonight as part of the Manny Farber series. See Raoul Walsh’s The Roaring Twenties at 6, or Alain Resnais’s Muriel at 8:30.

PLUS! Listen to Kent Jones talk to WNYC’s Leonard Lopate about the series.

PLUS! Read a vintage Film Comment interview with Farber from 1977!

PLUS! Check out Nathan Lee’s take on the series on the Art.Cult blog.

PLUS! See Taxi Driver scribe and celebrated director Paul Schrader introduce one of his short films on Sunday during the series!

See the whole line-up of Farber films.