The 51st New York Film Festival will kick off a retrospective of films by French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard and Film Society's New Wave group will host a 20th anniversary screening of Richard Linklater's seminal 1993 indie Dazed and Confused.
Combining techno-thriller intrigue and interviews with bastions of the written word, Ben Lewis' Google and the World Brain is a damning portrait of the search engine giant's controversial tactics in their quest to scan every book in the world.
The annual showcase of experimental cinema includes work by Stephanie Barber, Stan Brakhage, Nathaniel Dorsky, Kevin Jerome Everson, Ernie Gehr, Miguel Gomes, Jerome Hiler, Peter Hutton, Chris Marker, Max Ophüls, Lois Patiño, Luther Price, Raúl Ruiz, John Stahl, Travis Wilkerson, and much more!
A fleeting rainbow at Telluride perfectly characterized the way the festival works. Buzz spreads quickly. Crowds swarm around movies they didn't even know about earlier in the week. Days later, it's all over.
The North American premiere of Saving Mr. Banks will open the 2013 AFI Fest, while French filmmaker Agnès Varda will serve as Guest Artistic Director. The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis will close the festival, which takes place in November.
Set on a lakeshore in summer, Alain Guiraudie's Stranger By the Lake is a mix of comedy and thriller that centers on gay men sunning and finding carnal delights against the backdrop of possible murder.