Transmissions

October 2020

10/10: Yung Chang
10/16

The director of This is Not a Movie, a documentary on journalist Robert Fisk, and the upcoming Wuhan Wuhan, shares his ten favorite films of the past ten years.

July 2020

10/10: Dan Sallitt
07/17

The director of Fourteen, now playing in our Virtual Cinema, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

April 2020

Single Take: David Cale on “Paris, Texas”
04/10

The playwright and Light From Light actor looks back at the pleasure and surprise of going to the movies; in particular, one revelatory showing of Wim Wender's classic at the Paris Theatre in New York City.

February 2020

Three Films That Influenced: Grant Gee’s Radiohead documentary “Meeting People Is Easy”
02/05

Filmmaker Grant Gee looks back on three films that influenced his 1998 Radiohead documentary Meeting People Is Easy, recently released on the band's new online archive.

January 2020

Single Take: Lynne Sachs on Jean-Luc Godard
01/23

Having just completed her new film, the director reflects on the decades-long impact Godard has had on her creative process, recalling first-time viewings of Vivre Sa Vie, Notre Musique, and others.

November 2019

10/10: Brett Story
11/08

The filmmaker behind critically-acclaimed documentaries The Hottest August and The Prison in Twelve Landscapes shares her ten favorite films from the last ten years.

October 2019

10/10: Paul Harrill
10/31

The writer-director of Light From Light lists ten films (and one television show) with his favorite performances from the last ten years.

10/10: Ulrich Köhler
10/10

The filmmaker behind In My Room shares ten favorite films from the last ten years — in his own words, "Difficult, tough choices."

September 2019

Single Take: Patrick Wang on “A Borrowed Life”
09/19

The director of A Bread Factory describes watching what would become his favorite film, Wu Nien-jen’s A Borrowed Life, at the Musuem of the Moving Image in Queens, and the conversation it inspired with fellow filmgoers on the subway ride home.

August 2019

10/10: Ognjen Glavonić
08/27

The director of The Load, which premiered in Director's Fortnight at Cannes, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff
08/13

The directors of Los Reyes share their ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Roberto Minervini
08/09

The director of What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire? and The Other Side shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Mariano Llinás
08/02

The director of the 14-hour feature film La Flor, an epic globe-spanning ode to storytelling and the movies, shares with us his ten favorite films.

June 2019

10/10: Peter Parlow
06/27

The director of The Plagiarists, an American filmmaker, writer, musician, and stock photographer, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

May 2019

10/10: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
05/10

The director of Happy Hour and Asako I & II shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

February 2019

Watch: “Field Niggas” by Khalik Allah
02/22

Sneak preview ended on 3/8/19. In advance of Khalik Allah's acclaimed new documentary Black Mother, we're proud to present his revelatory 2015 debut Field Niggas. Streaming free for two weeks only.

January 2019

Sneak Preview: “Machorka-Muff” by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet
01/08

Sneak preview ended on 1/15/19. In honor of Jean-Marie Straub's 86th birthday, we're streaming for one week only, and for free, his first collaboration with Danièle Huillet.

Single Take: Dane Komljen on “My Own Private Idaho”
01/08

The director of All the Cities of the North recalls watching Gus Van Sant's beguiling drama as a young boy, on a borrowed VHS tape, while his country was descending into war.

December 2018

10/10: Jonathan Franzen
12/19

For our final post of the year, the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years, along with a brief introduction.

November 2018

10/10: Christian Petzold
11/28

The acclaimed director of Phoenix, Barbara, and the forthcoming Transit lists ten favorite films from the last ten years.