NYFF Day Eight

Posted by on 10.7.2011

George Kuchar

Tickets are now on sale to the general public for our special (and secret) added screening of a work in progress from a master filmmaker due to be released in theaters later this year! The screening will take place at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, October 10 at 7pm. Tickets can only be purchased in person at the Alice Tully Hall or Avery Fisher Hall box offices, $16 for members and $20 for everyone else. Limit two tickets per person. More info...

FILMLINC'S DAILY PICK:
The first day of Views from the Avant-Garde, especially George Kuchar, 8:30pm, Walter Reade Theater
Kuchar, who died last month, was memorialized by The New York Times as "a filmmaker whose campy yet ardent low-budget movies inspired underground directors like John Waters and David Lynch in the 1960s, and helped kindle the do-it-yourself moviemaking aesthetic now ubiquitous on YouTube." We're proud to present two of the late director's final films in a single program: Lingo of the Lost (pictured above) and Empire of Evil.

TODAY IN THE MAIN SLATE:
Shame, 6:00pm, Alice Tully Hall
Michael Fassbender dazzles as a compulsive womanizer in Steve McQueen's ferociously sexual drama. (NYFF Spotlight)

The Kid with a Bike, 9:00pm, Alice Tully Hall
The latest from Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Child, NYFF '05) is a poetic, universally resonant drama about an 11-year-old boy’s search for a family to call his own. (NYFF Spotlight)

TODAY'S FREE FORUM: 
Willem Dafoe, 4:44 The Last Day On Earth, 7:00pm, Apple Store: Upper West Side (on the corner of Broadway and 67th St.)
The actor discusses the film and working with Abel Ferrara. Free and open to the public, subject to space availability.

TODAY'S NIKKATSU OFFERINGS:
The Warped Ones, 3:00pm, Howard Gilman Theater
A jazz-loving delinquent (a thrillingly wild Tamio Kawachi) goes on an anarchic rampage, in Kurahara’s restless and raw film, a counterpart to Godard’s Breathless.

Crazed Fruit, 4:40pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!
Raw desire and fresh style mark this landmark “Sun Tribe” film about two aimless, privileged brothers who crave the same girl at the beach.

Suzaki Paradise: Red Light, 6:30pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!
An unwed couple takes refuge in a Tokyo red-light district in this matter-of-fact look at the seamier side of life from key transitional director Kawashima.

The Burmese Harp, 8:15pm, Howard Gilman Theater
One of Ichikawa’s best films, this stirring, beautifully shot antiwar story follows a harp-playing Japanese soldier coping after a British victory in Burma.

*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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