Back-to-back viewings of two NYFF films—Leos Carax's Holy Motors and Olivier Assayas' Something in the Air—make a young cinephile question the healthiness of his film fanaticism. By indulging his obsession with the depiction of life on-screen, is he letting his own youth pass him by?
Once cited as the film that killed the Hollywood New Wave, a restored director's cut of Michael Cimino's unfairly-maligned masterpiece received a rapturous reception at the 50th New York Film Festival. But in the days of widespread availability and #teammargaret, is the film maudit a thing of the past?
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!
The documentaries in NYFF sections Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Time and Cinema Reflected turn the camera back on itself, offering glimpses of John Cassavetes, Ingmar Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, and providing a deeper understanding of the work of these and other beloved filmmakers.