New York Live Arts presents
A story of immigration and integration.
“A film is always an attempt, nothing more, and that allows for a sort of dialogue.”
“We never thought, ‘We have to give them dignity.’ We thought we have to give them empathy.”
“We choose the films that mean the most to us and offer them and let people react to them and form their own impressions and judgments.”
In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.
Uncovering the artist’s innovations and legacies.
Sexual panic in South Brooklyn
Cinema Novo, Tropicália, and the tradition of Brazilian literary modernism
A documentary on the brutality behind India’s textile factories.
Art and exchange in extraterritorial territories
Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer
The filmmaker speaks about his self-portrait as a young poet
Over the course of six years, filmmaker Laura Poitras had unparalleled access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his closest confidantes. What she captured became Risk, the follow-up to her Oscar-winning Edward Snowden exposé, Citizenfour (2014).
From deep within Louis XIV’s billowing gray afro—more a cloud than a sun—the once lively eyes of Jean-Pierre Léaud gaze out vacantly. Over the course of Serra’s simultaneously tedious and fascinating film, Léaud’s Sun King drifts and snoozes through his remaining days in a state of almost catatonic nonchalance, occasionally stopping to doff his hat or eat a fig to the great applause of courtiers.
A restored masterpiece unmasks Tokyo’s underground gay subculture of the 1960s
Risk, a new documentary by Laura Poitras, follows the Wikileaks founder as public perception sours.