During a chat with charming octogenarian Amos Vogel in his cozy Greenwich Village apartment, his wife Marcia leaves briefly to bring back glasses of iced tea and a dainty sugar bowl. "This is the unsweetened kind," she kindly warns us. It's not the setting in which you might expect to encounter one of cinema's foremost radicals and his longtime collaborator. A legendary, pioneering film society, Vogel's New York–based Cinema 16 boasted thousands of members during its existence in the '40s and '50s, long before the rise of film festivals and art houses. His provocative, even controversial, programming combined films by respected auteurs with experimental and political fare. In the '60s, Vogel took this spirit to the new Lincoln Center by helping found the New York Film Festival, and in 1975 published... More >>>