NYFF Convergence wasn't just a place for talking about transmedia storytelling; new projects were actually created on-site and in real-time, like this winner of our Transmedia Test Kitchen throw-down. Experience the result for yourself and check out full video of the event!
Today at the fest: Our buzzed-about Secret Screening; Peter Kubelka's highly-anticipated new avant-garde work Monument Film; Cinéastes docs about Jean Vigo, Chantal Akerman, and Martin Scorsese; and Main Slate offerings from Olivier Assayas, Sally Potter, and Abbas Kiarostami.
Last week, the 50th New York Film Festival honored Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman at a Gala Tribute, which included a screening of her new film, Lee Daniel's The Paperboy, followed by a conversation with Kidman moderated by Film Society Program Director Richard Peña.
NYFF commemorates the passing of a cinema great with three offerings: his final film Night Across the Street, the film that was to be his next project Lines of Wellington (completed by his wife and editor Valeria Sarmiento), and his avant-garde work The Blind Owl.
An impressive restoration of the original ending to Frank Oz's beloved classic Little Shop of Horrors casts the story in an apocalyptic new light. Read more and watch video of the Q&A and live performances from its premiere at NYFF!