The eighth edition of Film Comment magazine’s ever eclectic and adventurous showcase offers a wide assortment of previews, discoveries and rediscoveries, many of them New York if not U.S. premieres. Much of our lineup of movies, six of which don’t have U.S. distribution, has been cherry-picked from the international festival circuit by the magazine’s editors and contributors. Still others have been championed in our pages over the past year – or soon will be.
Join us as we span the globe, from Japan to Egypt to Germany to China, travel back to the 1970s to revisit two under-recognized modern classics, welcome back old friends like Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Aki Kaurismäki and Jean-Claude Brisseau, take a double-bill detour with avant-garde filmmaker James Benning and finally settle in on closing night for an onstage conversation with director Paul Verhoeven, following a screening of his much anticipated war-thriller Black Book.
Film Comment Selects is sponsored by Stella Artois