Includes info about rush tickets. Another packed Saturday at NYFF: Play, Pina, Goodbye First Love, Policeman, On Cinema: Alexander Payne, 25th Anniversary Screening of Salvador with Oliver Stone in person, Kevin Smith presents Buckaroo Banzai, two Shorts Programs and two free forums!
Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston and Gwyneth Paltrow reunited for a Q&A following last night's screening of "The Royal Tenenbaums." Plus upcoming NYFF films "The Artist," "Policeman," "Corman's World," and "Goodbye First Love" get praised by the critics.
Buñuel's surrealist masterpiece opened the first-ever New York Film Festival in 1963 and tomorrow it will kick off a weekly series of films, one from each year of the festival to date. "50 Years of the New York Film Festival" will run all year until the milestone 50th edition of the festival next fall!
Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jesse Misskelley Jr. made their first public appearance since their release from prison in August to participate in an emotional Q&A following Monday's NYFF screening of "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" with its never-before-seen new ending.
On Thursday NYFF will present the latest work by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, which he made while he was under house arrest and a ban from filmmaking for supporting the 2009 anti-government protests in Tehran, and which had to be smuggled out of Iran on a hard drive hidden inside a cake.
Our sneak screening of a work in progress turned out to be "Hugo," Martin Scorsese's first film in 3D. Here are some reactions from critics who were in attendance on Monday night.