NYFF Day 12

Posted by on 10.11.2011

Day 12

FILMLINC DAILY PICK: 
Footnote, 6:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
Thanks to a clerical error, Eliezer Shkolnik, a respected if little-known Talmudic scholar, is informed that he’s won the coveted Israel Prize; in truth, the prize was meant for his son, Uriel, a much more flamboyant, widely-read Talmudist. , New York born-and-trained Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar has created the wryest of Jewish comedies, a emotional competition that pits father against son, built around the understanding of sacred texts.

ALSO IN THE MAIN SLATE:
Martha Marcy May Marlene, 9:15pm, Alice Tully Hall 
Sean Durkin’s haunting first feature, about a young woman’s halting attempts to undo the psychic terror of the cult she’s just escaped, heralds the arrival of a remarkable new talent.

TODAY'S FREE FORUMS:

To Union or Not to Union: Casting & Working with Actors in Low Budget Indies, 7:00pm, Amphitheater

Presented by SAGIndie. Famke Janssen (Bringing Up Bobby, Turn the River, X-Men, Golden Eye), Bruce Weiss (Interview, Simple Men), Jay Van Hoy (Beginners, Old Joy), Paul Schnee (Winter's Bone, Higher Ground), Mary Clay Boland (Wendigo, The Best Thief), Craig Zobel (Great World of Sound). Moderated by Michael Sladek (SAGIndie NYC, Con Artist, Devils Are Dreaming).

WHAT ELSE THE DAY HAS TO OFFER:
HBO Films Directors Dialogues: Abel Ferrara, 6:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Bronx native Abel Ferrara directed his first low-budget feature in 1979 and, in the three decades since, has cemented his status as a legend of American independent filmmaking with his signature uncompromising portraits of men and women in conflict with their inner demons.

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, 6:15pm, Walter Reade Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
The third chapter in directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s epic chronicle of accused child killers the “West Memphis Three” uncovers startling new evidence that further points to a gross miscarriage of justice.

Sodankylä Forever, 8:15pm, Francesca Beale Theater (Parts 1 + 2)
This idiosyncratic and engrossing four-part history of cinema assembles 25 years worth of sound bites and anecdotes from a who’s who of directors attending Finland’s legendary Midnight Sun Film Festival.

The Ballad of Mott the Hoople, 9:00pm, Walter Reade Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
The rise-fall-rise-disintegration of an iconic rock band, brilliantly told by Mike Kerry and Chris Hall, with terrific, never-before-seen concert footage and interviews.

Our special Masterworks series "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial" continues with Pigs and Battleships (4:00pm, Howard Gilman Theater), Dancer in Izu (6:15pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*), and Intentions of Murder (8:00pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*).

*One hour before showtime, a limited number of rush tickets to selected festival screenings will go on sale at the screening's corresponding box office. Rush tickets are $12 at Alice Tully Hall and $10 at the Walter Reade Theater & the Film Center's theaters. More info...

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