New Directors/New Films offers New Yorkers a busy weekend, introducing five features on Saturday and filling Sunday with repeat screenings of several of the first week's offerings. Tomorrow begins in the early afternoon with a program of seven shorts, opening with Clarissa Knoll's Street Vendor Cinema, featuring "energetic auteur practicing his art — and trying to hustle a little cash — in a busy São Paulo shopping area." Ao Scott in the New York Times: "Equipped with a small digital camera, a few crude costumes and a scroll of ready-made backdrops, he invites passers-by to spend a little bit of money to produce and star in their own movies. The results are an exuberant hodgepodge of genres, including an action thriller, a samurai fantasy epic and an astonishing melodrama of race, passion and family honor set on a 19th-century plantation."
The Film Society of Lincoln Center