BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 27, 2014
In the 1920s and 30s, the twins Violet and Daisy Hilton were as close to being vaudeville royalty as any two people could get. They were talented performers: they could sing and dance, they played any number of musical instruments, they were witty and charming and crowds of fans flocked to their shows every night. They also had one other appealing factor: a small piece of flesh on their backs that had conjoined the sisters since the day they were born.
Growing up with such a visible physical handicap, their eventual success was not necessarily expected. Read More
BY Intern Ariana
on Aug 14, 2012
IFC is on a roll. They just keep announcing exciting movie premieres and fun Q&A sessions with independent film’s greatest minds. This time, it’s director Jonathan Demme’s film festival veteran documentary: I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad, and the Beautiful. The film will debut on September 13 at the NYC IFC Center followed by a Q&A with Demme.
I’m Carolyn Parker follows one New Orleans native in her journey to rebuild her home after Hurricane Katrina. Read More
on Feb 21, 2011
Catherine Breillat, provocative French auteur, presents Elia Kazan’s controversial classic, Baby Doll, at The IFC Center in NYC on March 7th, 7pm.
The ground-breaking writer-director, Breillat, is responsible for acclaimed films Fat Girl, The Last Mistress, and Bluebeard, among others. Breillat appears in person as part of The IFC Center’s guest curator “Movie Night” presentations. The screening is part of this year’s “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” series, which also features Breillat’s latest film, The Sleeping Beauty. Read More