Year-End Sub Promo Film Comment Film Society of Lincoln Center


Since 2000, Film Comment Selects has held sneak peeks of upcoming releases, showcased eclectic international and avant-garde films, and given retrospectives to rare and overlooked directors.

Upcoming Screenings

Burt Reynolds, Football Pro

Sep 16, 6:30pm (Standby Only)

Semi-Tough (Michael Ritchie, 1977):
Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson star in this send-up of the self-improvement “human potential movement” set in the world of professional football, adapted from Dan Jenkins’s 1972 novel by veteran screenwriter Walter Bernstein.

The Longest Yard (Robert Aldrich, 1974):
Sentenced to one year in a Florida State Prison for drunk driving, former NFL star Crewe (Reynolds) is blackmailed by the warden (Eddie Albert) to help train the guards’ football team for an upcoming semi-professional championship.

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In This Our Life

Dec 29, 3:15pm
Dec 31, 8:45pm

Huston’s sophomore feature is a drama of two sisters, one good and one evil, with a high-voltage turn by Bette Davis and a powerful subplot indicting racism.

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Late Fred Zinnemann

Dec 2, 6:30pm

Five Days One Summer (Fred Zinnemann, 1982):
Set in 1932, Zinnemann’s impeccably crafted swan song details the unraveling of a covert love affair between a middle-aged doctor (Sean Connery) and his young niece (Betsy Brantley) during an Alpine mountaineering vacation, precipitated by the attentions of their attractive guide (Lambert Wilson).

Julia (Fred Zinnemann, 1977):
Zinnemann’s penultimate film explores the test of courage faced by celebrated playwright Lillian Hellman (Jane Fonda), whose childhood friend, wealthy heiress Julia (Vanessa Redgrave), asks her to risk her life in the name of the anti-Nazi cause during a trip from Paris to Berlin in 1930s Europe.

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Pink Panther 50th Anniversary

Oct 23, 6:30pm (Standby Only)

The Return of the Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1975):
A decade after the first two installments of the Pink Panther series, Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards team up again, scaling new heights of comic mayhem and mangled English dialogue at the hands of the incompetent Inspector Clouseau.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Blake Edwards, 1976):
Peter Sellers’s comic genius is on full display again in the fifth installment of the series, but the great Herbert Lom is not far behind, with his twitching, psychotic Dreyfus, now transformed into a James Bond–style supervillain, taking a central role.

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