Kent Jones, NYFF's Director of Programming and Selection Committee Chair, gives his insight on the Main Slate lineup for the 51st New York Film Festival lineup in a conversation with FilmLinc Daily.
Bullying and school violence have been relevant topics on and off the big screen. Films have described campus violence, but rarely have they waded into the psyche of the shooter. Locarno Film Festival feature, The Dirties, does just that, taking on the untidy complexities that can lead to tragedy.
After being one of the toasts of this year's Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker David Lowery is set to open Ain't Them Bodies Saints this weekend. At our free Summer Talks series, Lowery spoke about how the project took on a life of its own and lured its star-studded cast.
Jean-Luc Godard is joining over a dozen filmmakers in an omnibus production that will mark next year's 100th anniversary of World War I centered on Bosnian capital Sarajevo.
Martin Scorsese is taking on some martial arts duty. The Wolf of Wall Street director will lend his name presenting Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai's upcoming film The Grandmaster, starring Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen.
NYFF 51 Closing Night film Her will roll out in theaters one month later than initially planned. The feature by Oscar-nominee Spike Jonze is now slated to being its release in December before going nationwide after the New Year.
The Toronto International Film Festival has added additional 3 Galas and 19 Special Presentations as well as its Contemporary World Cinema offerings to its lineup, including an additional 12 World Premieres.