In two mid-career triumphs, a filmmaker struggles with the toll of fate and the burden of choice, the rush of conscious activity and the comfort—albeit sometimes oppressive—of inaction.
A quick look back at Wright's small but stellar body of work makes clear why his fifth feature, Anna Karenina, promises to be one of the best films of awards season. See it first tomorrow at Film Society followed by an extended conversation with Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard.
The rising horror filmmaker on keeping his remake of the cult grindhouse slasher fresh, the challenges of shooting in first person POV, the film's throwback prog rock soundtrack, and Elijah Wood's impressive work ethic. See him in person at Saturday's screening, part of our popular Scary Movies series!
The filmmaker talks about her life-long interest in Indonesian culture and how it moved her to make this documentary on the sulfur miners of East Java. Friedlander's film screens Tuesday night as part of our ongoing Art of the Real series.
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.