FILMLINC'S DAILY PICK:
The Student, 12:30pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
Politics is a game, a seduction, and a vicious cycle in Santiago Mitre’s auspicious debut, a gripping drama set amid the heated and byzantine world of Argentinian campus activists. (NYFF Spotlight)
GREAT FOR THE KIDS:
25th Anniversary Screening of Castle in the Sky, 10:00am, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
Bring the kids! Loosely inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, Hayao Miyazaki's third feature film—and the first produced under the aegis of his Studio Ghibli—is an exuberant, one-of-a-kind adventure fantasy certain to delight kids and kids-at-heart of all ages. Presented in a beautiful new 35mm print.
TODAY IN THE MAIN SLATE:
Sleeping Sickness, 3:30pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
The lives of a white European doctor long in Cameroon and that of a young black doctor newly arrived on the continent run parallel and eventually intersect in this haunting, Conradian meditation on Africa’s troubled past and uncertain future. (NYFF Spotlight)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, 5:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
The investigation of a rural murder uncovers webs of deceit and resentments in what is surely Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s finest film to date. (NYFF Spotlight)
4:44 Last Day on Earth, 9:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
A Lower East Side couple await the end of the world in Abel Ferrara’s visceral imagining of the apocalypse in this haunting, trancelike film that's a mournful valentine to the director’s beloved New York.
VIEWS FROM THE AVANT-GARDE
Jean-Marie Straub, 11:00am, Walter Reade Theater
Looking Through a Glass Onion, 1:45pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Daniel Eisenberg: The Unstable Object, 4:00pm, Walter Reade Theater
Betzy Bromberg: Voluptuous Sleep, 4:15pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Kevin Jerome Everson, 6:45pm, Walter Reade Theater
George Kuchar, 9:45pm, Walter Reade Theater
TODAY'S NIKKATSU OFFERINGS:
Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate aka Shinagawa Path, 2:30pm, Howard Gilman Theater
Amid the confusion of the declining shogunate, affable layabout Saheiji (popular comedian Frankie Sakai) helps out at an expensive brothel to work off his debt. Part of the Nikkatsu centennial series.
Season of the Sun, 4:45pm, Howard Gilman Theater
High school boxers make love and battle beach-side in this seminal Sun Tribe film capturing the rebelliousness of Japan’s postwar youth. With a young Yujiro Ishihara.
The Rusty Knife, 6:40pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
All bets are off when two gangsters, desperately trying to go straight, witness the wrong murder in this harbor-set noir thriller from Nikkatsu action maven Masuda.
The Warped Ones, 8:30pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
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.
*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...