NYFF Day Six

Posted by on 10.5.2011

FILMLINC'S DAILY PICK:

Invasion, 6:00pm, Walter Reade Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
The first film imagined by the great Jorge Luis Borges directly for the cinema, Hugo Santiago's Invasion deals with a ragtag group mounting resistance in a city under perpetual threat. First released in 1969, this restoration brings the long forgotten update of The Iliad to a new generation. NYFF Program Director Richard Peña calls it "one of the lost treasures of Latin American cinema." (NYFF Spotlight)

TODAY IN THE MAIN SLATE:

4:44 Last Day on Earth, 6:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater

A Lower East Side couple await the end of the world in Abel Ferrara’s visceral imagining of the apocalypse, a haunting trance film and a mournful valentine to the director’s beloved New York.

A Dangerous Method, 6:00pm + 8:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
A historical drama that brings ideas to life, David Cronenberg’s latest tells the story of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis and the woman who shaped their groundbreaking theories.

Le Havre, 9:00pm, Walter Reade Theater
A Parisian author in exile comes to the aid of a young African immigrant on the run from police in Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki’s gentle yet profound comedy of friendship, random acts of kindness and small acts of revolution. (NYFF Spotlight)

TODAY'S FREE FORUMS:

indieWIRE Meets: Borderline Films: Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Josh Mond, 5:00pm, Amphitheater

Moderated by Eric Kohn. Free and open to the public, subject to space availability.

indieWIRE Meets: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, “The Kid With A Bike”, 6:00pm, Amphitheater
Moderated by Eric Kohn. Free and open to the public, subject to space availability.

Writing New York, Part II: Supporting Character, NYC, 7:00pm, Amphitheater
Featuring Shari Springer Berman (The Extra Man, The Nanny Diaries); John Hamburg (Along Came Polly, Zoolander); Mark Heyman (Black Swan); Kevin Wade (Maid in Manhattan, Working Girl). Moderated by Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly). Free and open to the public, subject to space availability.

WHAT ELSE THE DAY HAS TO OFFER:
Shorts Program #2, 1:30pm, Howard Gilman Theater
Discover the next generation of NYFF filmmakers with one of our two programs of original short films by exciting new talents on the world cinema stage.

Our special Masterworks series "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial" continues with another screening of Tange Sazen and Pot Worth a Million Ryo (8:45pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*) as well as Earth (6:20pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*), Tomo Uchida’s legendary portrait of peasants, shot over several seasons in northern Japan, galvanizing its docudrama with innovations from Soviet and German cinema.

*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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