Wednesday, January 12, 2005
4 – 4:56 pm
Widely recognized as the father of American art house cinema, and a founder of the New York Film Festival, Amos Vogel is one of the great intellectual mavericks of film history. He first brought independent programming to New York with his film club, Cinema 16, where he introduced audiences to directors like John Cassavettes and Roman Polanski, and to documentary and avant-garde films from around the world. This absorbing biopic focuses on Vogel's Cinema 16 days, when he shocked censors and delighted audiences with controversial selections.