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Meet the (New) Director: Chaitanya Tamhane, ‘Court’

Meet the (New) Director: Chaitanya Tamhane, ‘Court’

Chaitanya Tamhane weaves a tale of injustice in his debut film, Court, which follows the trial of a folk singer accused of assisting a suicide. In his comments to FilmLinc, Tamhane talks about creating a new kind of courtroom drama and filming up to 60 takes per scene. Court screens in New Directors/New Films, which continues through Sunday.

Meet the (New) Director: Benjamin Crotty, ‘Fort Buchanan’

Meet the (New) Director: Benjamin Crotty, ‘Fort Buchanan’

Actor/writer/director Benjamin Crotty makes his feature directorial debut with Fort Buchanan, a tragicomic portrait of a man stranded at a remote military post while his husband carries out a mission in Djibouti. The film screens on Wednesday, March 25 and Sunday, March 29 at the 44th New Directors/New Films, which continues through March 29.

Remembering Jytte Jensen, MoMA Film Curator and ND/NF Selection Committee Member

Remembering Jytte Jensen, MoMA Film Curator and ND/NF Selection Committee Member

Jytte Jensen, a champion of international cinema and a leading figure in New York's film community, passed away Monday night after a battle with cancer. A friend and colleague to many here and around the world, Jensen was Curator in the Film Department at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for more than 30 years.