Ep 510: Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Eugene Hernandez • Alonso Ruizpalacios

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[4 mins. 54 secs.] Eugene Hernandez is the Deputy Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and is the guest on this segment of the podcast. Eugene joined the Film Society in 2010 to focus on their digital initiatives. His role has since expanded and he sits down to discuss his role, his prior years at IndieWire (of which he is a co-founder), and our common love of the movies.

The 56th New York Film Festival will take place this year from September 28th through October 14th, almost entirely on the Lincoln Center campus (Walter Reade Theater, Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center and Alice Tully Hall). The opening night film is Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favorite; the Centerpiece is Alfred Cuaron’s Roma; and the Closing Night film is Julian Schnable’s At Eternity’s Gate. In addition to the Main Slate, there is also Spotlight Documentary, Convergence (VR, Immersive Cinema, AI, etc.), and Projections (experimental and avant guards works). Check out the festival’s website for details and ticket sales.

[1 hr. 4 mins. 17 secs.] 2014’s Güeros was an award-winning film which put Mexican dircetor Alonso Ruizpalacios on the map as an emerging International filmmaker to watch for. His follow up is called Museo and is currently in theaters. The film, which stars Gael García Bernal, is currently in theaters. Museo tells the story where, in 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases.

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