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NYFF Daily: Wednesday, 10/3

Take a break from the work week with our tribute to the inimitable Nicole Kidman, films about John Cassavetes and Jean Renoir on day one of our Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Time section, and docs about music from Africa, Europe and North America. Rush ticket information within!

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When a Lens is a Mirror

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.

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Love, War and Cinema

Two documentaries about director-muse relationships—Roberto Rossellini/Ingrid Bergman in The War of the Volcanoes and Ingmar Bergman/Liv Ullmann in Liv and Ingmar—reveal the close connection between their off-screen lives and the works they teamed to create.

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NYFF Films Find Distribution; Marshall to Direct Rodman Doc

Iran calls for Muslim nations to join its boycott of the 84th Academy Awards, Ginger and Rosa and You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet get picked up, Penny Marshall boasts her love of the insane (er... game), and more!

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NYFF Q&A with Tom Donahue: “Casting By”

The director discusses his documentary about the under-appreciated role of casting directors in the entertainment industry during a press conference for the 50th New York Film Festival.

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NYFF the Musical!

Update: Video added! Documentaries about jazz drummer Chick Webb, melodious performance artist Ingrid Caven, and rock icons The Rolling Stones got our NYFF press screenings & conferences off to a raucous start!

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Acclaimed ND/NF Doc “How to Survive a Plague” Hits Theaters

David France's scorching Act Up doc was one of the most popular and emotional screenings at this year's New Directors/New Films. Revisit our podcast interview with France and producer Howard Gertler from the Sundance Film Festival.

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“Casting By” to HBO; Criterion’s New Releases

More TIFF distribution deals revealed, new Criterion for the holiday shelves, and Fox to launch streaming service in time for Prometheus. Plus, new poster art revealed for The Master, Argo and Holy Motors!

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Robert Lieberman on “They Call It Myanmar”

The documentary filmmaker explains how he came to film from academia, the origin of his interest in Burma, the obstacles to filming there and how he came to interview opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Once Upon a Timecode

The 34 episodes of Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Times screening in the 50th NYFF document a moment when filmmaking and criticism became more or less the same practice—and that moment's lasting, tangled legacy.

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