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NYFF Video: Alexander Payne “On Cinema”

The director of Closing Night film "The Descendants" discusses his cinematic influences with Program Director Richard Peña as part of our "On Cinema" series, sponsored by HBO Films.

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“Pianomania” Is Not Just for Pianomaniacs

This engrossing documentary does for pianos what "Buck" did for horses by bringing the audience into a rarified world and introducing us to a specialist at the top of his game, in this case Steinway & Sons chief technician Stefan Knüpfer.

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ND/NF 41 Now Accepting Submissions!

Find out how to submit your film for consideration for ND/NF 41, which runs March 21 to April 1, 2012.

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Flaunting It: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s “Nice” Jewish (Bad) Boys (Part 4) image

Flaunting It: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s “Nice” Jewish (Bad) Boys (Part 4)

In the fourth and final part of Hoberman's essay, he discusses the end of the Jewish new wave.

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NYFF4: Carlos Saura’s “The Hunt”

"50 Years of the New York Film Festival," our ongoing year-by-year survey of the history of NYFF continues Tuesday with Carlos Saura's harrowing tale of a hunting trip gone awry in the wake of the Spanish Civil War.

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Flaunting It: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s “Nice” Jewish (Bad) Boys (Part 3)

Part three of critic J. Hoberman's look at the unprecedented Jewish content in Hollywood filmmaking from the late '60s to the early '70s.

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Flaunting It: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s “Nice” Jewish (Bad) Boys (Part 2)

In part two of J. Hoberman's essay, he looks at post-Graduate cinema including Bye Bye Braverman, The Producers and I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

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Family Films and the Stories of Roald Dahl

This weekend Film Society invites the young and old alike to join us in the Amphitheater of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center for the kick-off of our brand new program of Family Screenings! Special discounted ticket price: $6... for everyone!

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Flaunting It: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s “Nice” Jewish (Bad) Boys image

Flaunting It: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s “Nice” Jewish (Bad) Boys

Hollywood's Jewish “new wave” (a subset of the larger new wave that refreshed Hollywood content and personnel in the late sixties) had its moment between 1967 and 1973, roughly between Israel's Six Day and Yom Kippur wars or Barbara Streisand's appearances in Funny Girl (Columbia, 1968) and The Way We Were (Columbia, 1973).

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Q&A: Meet J.C. Chandor, Director of “Margin Call” image

Q&A: Meet J.C. Chandor, Director of “Margin Call”

Critically-acclaimed Wall Street drama "Margin Call" has people talking. Filmmaker J.C. Chandor recently sat down for an extended Q & A at the Film Center!

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