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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

A couple, one person wearing an orange dress and the other wearing a light tan suit, dance on a black-and-white tile floor.

Review: ‘Dancing the Twist in Bamako’ is a tale of star-crossed lovers in a postcolonial world

Set in a nation freshly liberated from French colonial rule, director Robert Guédiguian tells the story of two lovers fighting to be together against all odds. The film opened on Feb. 24 at the Film Forum.
Sanam Estakhrian, Contributing Writer March 6, 2023

“Dancing the Twist in Bamako” by French director Robert Guédiguian is set in 1962 Bamako, Mali, and features the country’s history just after gaining independence from French...

A black and white photograph of people on the right side holding their hands up. They are surrounded by men in uniform.

Review: ‘The Sorrow and the Pity’: Once illegal, now in theaters

The film returned to theaters on Feb. 24, 50 years after director Marcel Ophuls exposed how the French Vichy government secretly collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.
Ashley Simons, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

“The Sorrow and the Pity,” a landmark documentary from 1969, is now in theaters with a breathtaking 4K restoration after years of being banned. The film immerses viewers in...

Chinese actress Zhou Xun, who plays the dual role of Moudan and Meimei in the film Suzhou River. She has long, blonde hair with bangs, blue eyeshadow and red lipstick.

Review: The 4K restoration of ‘Suzhou River’ enhances a fleeting urban fairy tale

Strand Releasing’s 4K restoration of Lou Ye’s arthouse romance “Suzhou River” gives new life to a modern classic, while retaining the film's gritty essence. ‘Suzhou River’ began its theatrical run at Film Forum this Friday, Feb. 17.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

Director Lou Ye’s urban fairy tale “Suzhou River” (2000) captures a short-lived love affair amid the thick smog of ‘90s Shanghai. Neon-lit debauchery, underworld criminal...

A man wearing a checkered blue shirt and beige pants leaning on the shoulder of a woman wearing a white shirt and black dress. They sit under a large tree with more greenery in the background.

Film Forum hosts ‘New Waves,’ a retrospective of New Taiwanese Cinema

“New Waves: Rediscovering Taiwanese Cinema of The 1980s” is a curated series of rare gems and classic films from this revolutionary period in film history. Tickets are available at the Film Forum box office and on their website. 
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

In partnership with the Taipei Cultural Center and the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute, Film Forum, an independent repertory cinema, will be hosting “New Waves: Rediscovering...

In the foreground there are police dressed in black uniforms confronting a crowd of civilians in the background on an open plain field.

Review: ‘Riotsville, U.S.A.’ is about the present as much as the past

In "Riotsville, U.S.A.," the civil uprisings of the ‘60s are recontextualized using previously-unseen archival footage from public broadcasts and the U.S. military. “Riotsville, U.S.A.” begins its theatrical run at Film Forum on Sept. 16.
Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

The political turmoil of the late 1960s in the United States has been well documented in all forms of media. Most Americans have iconic images of the era seared into their brains:...

A shirtless man wearing blue shorts lays down on a bed with beige sheets. Below him, lying on a gray carpet is a girl wearing a beige shirt and blue jeans next to a window with gray curtains.

Review: ‘Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy’ explores the beauty of fate

‘Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy,’ currently on view at Film Forum in the West Village, circles the ups and downs of love’s tumultuousness. 
Stephanie Wong, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

“Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” is a patient, thoughtful rumination on the complexities and oddities of love and intimacy. Playing for a week at Film Forum in the West Village,...

A group of incarcerated men sit in an auditorium. All of them are wearing light blue denim collared shirts and dark blue jeans. Two of the men are smoking cigarettes.

Review: ‘Great Freedom’ exposes hope on trial in the face of institutionalized cruelty

Sebastian Meise’s film is a moving portrait of a gay man in a country that criminalized his identity. “Great Freedom” is playing in select theaters.
Alexandra Bentzien, Contributing Writer March 7, 2022

Sebastian Meise’s “Great Freedom” unveils the shameful and barbarous past of Germany’s criminalization of homosexuality. While difficult to watch, the film also reveals...

Gene Hackman in the 1974 mystery-thriller film The Conversation.” (Image courtesy of Rialto pictures)

Review: ‘The Conversation’ and its musings on state surveillance are even scarier 50 years after its initial run

Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor February 7, 2022
Francis Ford Coppola’s Palme d’Or-winning “The Conversation” remains an incredible investigation into the life of a man whose world is falling apart.
Paul Schrader’s directorial debut, Blue Collar, is a 1978 American crime drama film following three blue-collar workers. This film is currently playing at Film Forum until July 22. (Image Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Review: “Blue Collar”

Paul Schrader’s 1978 directorial debut is a morality play from hell. “Blue Collar” is currently playing at Film Forum until July 22.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Abroad Arts Editor July 20, 2021

As a hard cocktail of proletariat pornography and moral conundrums, Paul Schrader’s 1978 film “Blue Collar” contains enough muscular men hard at work to make Rivera jealous...

Bill Traylor was an African-American self-taught artist from Alabama. “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts” by Jeffrey Wolf is a wonderful summary of this artists life and career. (Photo by Horace Perry, Courtesy of Kino Lorber)

‘Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts’ review: A dry overview of an incredible artist

Directed by Jeffrey Wolf, “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts” acts as a comprehensive but unengaging documentary about outsider artist Bill Traylor.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor April 15, 2021

Barely stretching itself out to a 75-minute runtime, “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts” is the perfect example of a documentary whose subject matter outshines its depiction.  Directed...

A Tale of Springtime” tells the story of Natacha who attempts to match Jeanne up with her father at a party. The film will be available on Film Forum’s virtual cinema starting March 26th. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

‘Tales of Four Seasons’ review: Romance is always in season as people search for love and connection

New restorations of Eric Rohmer’s “Tales of Four Seasons” opening at Film Forum starting March 26.
Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

While François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard have become the names most associated with the French New Wave, late-bloomer Éric Rohmer deserves just as much recognition for his...

Originally released in 1991,“Thank You and Good Night” was restored by IndieCollect and acts as a love letter to Jan Oxenberg’s grandmother, Mae Joffe. Choosing to infuse the film with a childlike wonder, a sense of nostalgia blossoms that illustrates the beautiful dynamic between her existence as a child being attached to a notion of care bestowed by her grandmother (Photo Courtesy of Nico Chapin)

‘Thank You and Good Night,’ A Film Like No Other

Jan Oxenberg’s newest movie,“Thank You and Good Night”, acts as a love letter to the director’s grandmother as it grapples with themes of death and decay.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Film & TV Editor September 25, 2020

It is rare for a filmmaker to be present in every single frame of a film, to envelop themselves in every speck of celluloid and convey themselves in their own art; yet somehow...