NYFF Critics Academy member Gus Reed spotlights Alain Resnais's first English-language film, Providence, its early dismissal, and its renewed appeal among "internet savvy film buffs."
The parade of premieres, filmmakers and actors continued at Lincoln Center as the New York Film Festival headed into the week. About Time made its U.S. debut along with Strangers By the Lake, as Omar teased its premiere later this week. And NYFF's Emerging Artists talked about their craft.
Today's NYFF Live talk with Louis Garrel has been cancelled and a bonus screening of Blue Jasmine has been added to tonight's Gala Tribute to Cate Blanchett in Alice Tully Hall.
The Dog centers on John Wojtowicz, whose flamboyant robbery attempt in the summer of 1972 hypnotized TV audiences and inspired Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon starring Al Pacino. The documentary picks it up from there, rediscovering a figure who transcended moral decorum and steadfastly lived life his way.
Hany Abu-Assad's Omar has been selected by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. The political thriller debuted in the Cannes Un Certain Regard section where it received a Jury Prize.