NYFF Day 16

Posted by on 10.15.2011

Day 16

FILMLINC DAILY PICK:
Play, Noon, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
A startling film from Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund, who has developed ingenious visual strategies based on long takes and fixed camera positions to relate a disturbing tale of how five savvy African immigrant boys in Gothenburg take advantage of the liberal guilt of three local kids to rob them and take them for a ride to unknown destinations. Dazzlingly shot on the new Red 4K camera. (NYFF Spotlight)

TODAY IN THE MAIN SLATE:
Goodbye First Love, 3pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
In her exceptional third feature, writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve shows once again her talent for capturing the agony and the ecstasy of adolescence.

Pina, 6:15pm, Alice Tully Hall
Making extraordinarily fresh usage of 3D, Wim Wenders offers this lovely, heartfelt tribute to the art of the late German choreographer Pina Bausch.

Policeman, 9:15pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
A gripping, highly topical political drama from Israel that won major prizes at the Jerusalem and Locarno film festivals. (NYFF Spotlight)

TODAY'S FREE FORUMS: 
indieWIRE Meets: Jeffrey Schwarz, “Vito," 6pm, Amphitheater
A discussion with the filmmaker.

Plymptoons! Bill Plympton Talks About Drawing, 7:00pm, Amphitheater
The animator will talk about his career as an independent animator, do drawing demonstrations and show some of his newest films and works in progress.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
On Cinema: Alexander Payne, Noon, Walter Reade Theater
Director Alexander Payne will join NYFF Selection Committee Chairman Richard Peña for a personal guided tour of his own history of cinema.

Shorts Program #1, 2:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Discover the next generation of NYFF filmmakers with two programs of original short films by exciting new talents on the world cinema stage.

25th Anniversary Screening of Salvador at 2:30pm, Walter Reade Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
Director Oliver Stone will introduce the film that established him as an artist to be reckoned with. Based on the life of photo-journalist Rick Boyle, Salvador brims with energy, excitement and political provocation.

Shorts Program #2, 4:30pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Discover the next generation of NYFF filmmakers with two programs of original short films by exciting new talents on the world cinema stage.

Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark, 7pm, Francesca Beale Theater
On the occasion of a new biography and anthology of legendary New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael, a panel of noted writers and filmmakers will discuss her life, work and lasting influence, followed by a screening of James Toback’s Fingers.

Kevin Smith’s SMoviola Presents: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, 7:30pm, Walter Reade Theater
Our bi-monthly series hosted by Kevin Smith returns for a special NYFF edition with director W. D. Richter’s gonzo cult favorite starring Peter Weller as the titular physicist/neurosurgeon/renaissance man, saving Earth from an alien invasion. In person: Kevin Smith, Peter Weller and John Lithgow.

Our special Masterworks series "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial" continues with I Look Up When I Walk aka Keep Your Chin Up (1:00pm, Howard Gilmen Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*), Tattooed Core of Flower (3:00pm, Howard Gilman Theater), Tokyo Drifter (8:00pm, Howard Gillman Theater) and Charisma (8:20pm, 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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