FILMLINC'S DAILY PICK:
Sleeping Sickness, 9:15pm, Walter Reade Theater
A haunting meditation on Africa’s past and future, director Ulrich Köhler's third feature smoothly and smartly contrasts the relationship that two doctors—one a white German who has lived in Cameroon for decades, the other a black Frenchmen taking his first trip to the continent—have with “their” Africa. (NYFF Spotlight)
ALSO FROM THE MAIN SLATE:
The Student, 6:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
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)
The Skin I Live In, 6:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, 9:00pm, Alice Tully Hall
A doctor’s obsessive experiments to perfect new human skin is the premise for Pedro Almodóvar’s marvelous reflection on identity.
My Week with Marilyn, 7:00pm, Walter Reade Theater
Michelle Williams accomplishes the near-impossible—portraying Marilyn Monroe as an actual person, not just an easily caricatured icon—in this charming bio-pic centering around the production of her 1957 film, The Prince and the Showgirl. (NYFF Spotlight)
TODAY'S FREE FORUM:
WOMEN:PRODUCE Well Developed Films, 7:00pm, Amphitheater
Drawing parallels between the trailblazing women of early cinema and today's leading women producers, this program will focus on how a producer develops a film including how producers find material and the considerations that are made to transform that material into a film.
WHAT ELSE THE DAY HAS TO OFFER:
Sodankylä Forever, 8:45pm, Francesca Beale Theater (Parts 3 + 4), RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
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.
Today's screenings in our special Masterworks series "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial" are I Look Up When I Walk aka Keep Your Chin Up (4:15pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*), A Colt Is My Passport (6:10pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*) and Tokyo Drifter (8:00pm, Howard Gilman Theater)
*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...