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An illustration of a silver and black laptop with an image of a prisoner wearing a mask in a dimly lit room.

Off the Radar: 6 minutes of masks and fascism in ‘The Fall’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “The Fall” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Jonathan Glazer’s short film “The Fall” depicts a spiraling descent into a macabre dimension of human barbarism and fascistic mob violence. Released in 2019, six years after...

David Lynch: Big Bongo Night. 540 W. 25th St., Nov. 4-Dec. 17. (Courtesy of Pace Gallery)

For the first time, David Lynch gets weird on canvas

David Lynch’s “Big Bongo Night” is a mixed-media approach to the filmaker’s signature style. The exhibit is on view at Pace Gallery until Dec. 17.
Katherine Williams, Contributing Writer November 30, 2022

Before he was a renowned filmmaker, David Lynch just wanted to paint. He only started making films out of a desire to see his paintings move; thus, his debut short “Six Men Getting...

“Wuhan Driver,” a short film directed by Tiger Ji, a Gallatin junior, follows a Chinese Uber driver experiencing racist interactions with several passengers in New York City during the pandemic. (Image courtesy of Tiger Ji)

Review: ‘Wuhan Driver’ loses its call to action, and itself, in vapid storytelling

“Wuhan Driver” is the latest short film by Tiger Ji, a Gallatin junior. The film follows a Chinese Uber driver dealing with a series of terrible riders at the onset of the pandemic in New York City.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor January 25, 2022

Depicting an abysmal — and, perhaps, heartbreakingly recurring — night in the life of a Chinese Uber driver, Zhang (Wayne Chang), “Wuhan Driver” condenses a series of racist...

Sussane Wolff in Styx.(Courtesy of Amour Fou)

‘Styx’ Is a Modern Tragedy

Wolfgang Fischer’s drama is a deliberately paced, yet beautiful masterpiece.
Fareid El Gafy, Staff Writer February 25, 2019

Every year, thousands of refugees risk everything to find safety abroad. Many from war-torn countries near the Mediterranean often brave the open sea in a desperate and often fatal...

Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott talking on the set of Shiva Baby.

Tisch Alumna Talks Sugar Babies, Shivas and SXSW

Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor March 19, 2018
Emma Seligman's senior thesis "Shiva Baby" premiered at SXSW last week. WSN sat down with the student filmmaker to discuss shivas, sugar babies and the acclaimed Texas festival.
Kevin Wilson, Jr.: “My Nephew Emmett”

Kevin Wilson, Jr.: “My Nephew Emmett”

Joel Lee, Staff Writer March 5, 2018
Tisch graduate student Kevin Wilson, Jr. is already nominated for an Academy Award for his short film “My Nephew Emmett.”
Lewie Kloster, Tisch senior sits down with WSN to discuss his new short film, “Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy” that will be premiering at NYFF.

Tisch Senior Debuts Film at NYFF

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor October 3, 2016
NYU Tisch senior Lewie Kloster premiered his short film "Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy" at New York Film Festival this week, and took time to sit down and chat with WSN about the experience.
Rachel Cabitt/WSN

NYU alumnus casts Broadway star in short film

November 4, 2013
The romance-with-a-twist promises to be visually spectacular.
Courtesy of The Gene Film

Tisch senior explores science of homosexuality through film

February 21, 2013
Cyrus Toulabi will discuss the social implications of discovering a "gay gene" in his upcoming 2014 film.