Peter Kubelka's Monument Film
With a full week left in the 50th New York Film Festival, there's still plenty of time to check out some of the diverse offerings the fest has to offer. Ranging from films in the Main Slate, Masterworks, and Views from the Avant-Garde, here's a little preview of what's screening today.
After a packed weekend of Views from the Avant-Garde at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, the final day of the experimental festival kicks off at 11:15am with a screening of Fragments of Kubelka, a doc about iconic filmmaker and theoretician Peter Kubelka from Austrian filmmaker Martina Kudlácek. Learn about Kubelka's visionary work with insight from his thoughts and lectures on cinema—and check out "Frame by Frame: Peter Kubelka" from the most recent Film Comment while you're at it—then don't miss this evening's two screenings of his highly-anticipated new work Monument Film at 7:00pm and 9:00pm in the Walter Reade Theater. Rush tickets available!
Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Time is in full gear today with three screenings: Jean Vigo (dir. Jacques Rozier) at 4:00pm, Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman at 6:00pm, and The Scorsese Machine (dir. Andre Labarthe) at 8:30pm. These three docs explore the history of cinema in distinct forms and style, through the insight of some of the most iconic and legendary filmmakers from the past and present. Cinephiles, these screenings are for you!
Valeria Sarmiento's Lines of Wellington
Over in the Main Slate, six-time NYFF filmmaker Olivier Assayas' film Something in the Air will screen for the second time at 12:00pm with rush tickets available! See actress Lola Creton in a film that program director Richard Peña calls "a brilliant protrait of a generation."
At 3:00pm in Alice Tully Hall is the first screening of Lines of Wellington, a historical account of the Peninsular War boasting an international cast that includes Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich. Director Valeria Sarmiento, who will be in attendance for the screening today and tomorrow, finished this film in place of her late husband, prolific Chilean master Raúl Ruiz (whose movies she edited for many years). Programmer Scott Foundas said: "It has great battle scenes, landscapes, and it’s a very elegant, classically directed war picture." Rush tickets available.
Additional Main Slate screenings include the first screening of Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa starrng Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Annette Benning, as well as encore screenings of the Taviani brothers' Caesar Must Die, Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone in Love, Roger Michell's Hyde Park on Hudson, and the much buzzed-about Secret Screening at 6:15pm in Alice Tully Hall.
12:00pm — Something in the Air (Rush Tickets Available!)
1:00pm — Caesar Must Die
3:00pm — Lines of Wellington (Rush Tickets Available!)
3:15pm — Hyde Park on Hudson (Standby Only)
6:15pm — NYFF50: Secret Screening (Standby Only)
6:15pm — Like Someone in Love (Standby Only)
9:30pm — Ginger and Rosa
4:00pm — Jean Vigo
6:00pm — Chantal Akrman by Chantal Akerman
8:30pm — The Scorsese Machine
Views from the Avant-Garde:
10:30am - 4:00pm — Free Amphitheater Programs
11:15am — Fragments of Kubelka
7:00pm — Peter Kubelka: Monument Film (Rush Tickets Available!)
9:00pm — Peter Kubelka: Monument Film (Rush Tickets Available!)
9:00pm — Room 237 (Standby Only)