Left coasters may not pay much attention to the New York film scene, but the Apple’s exhibitors, curators, festivals, and critics set the agenda for the entire country. The great majority of non-Hollywood cinema -- art films, foreign films, retrospectives, documentaries, experimental films, revivals -- plays Manhattan before rippling out. One of the great tastemakers, Amos Vogel, started and ran (with his wife) the influential postwar film club Cinema 16 before cofounding the New York Film Festival in 1963; he also wrote the... More >>>