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.
One of the most memorable press conferences from this year's festival was Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor discussing the monstrous effort that went into filming their sense-assaulting commercial fishing documentary. Watch full video of the conversation and four minutes from the film, then catch its sole screening today at 6:00pm.
Today in NYFF: Directors in person at main slate screenings of Araf – Somewhere in Between, No, The Last Time I Saw Macao, and Leviathan; a restoration of Fellini's Satyricon; docs about Iosseliani, Rivette, Walsh and Fuller; an HBO Directors Dialogue with Flight director Robert Zemeckis; and much more!
Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated 25 years of Richard Pena's significant contribution to the New York Film Festival and film culture at large with a special gala tribute on Wednesday. Check out video and photos from the emotional farewell event.
Frances Ha and Ginger and Rosa depict strikingly honest female friendships at a turning point: in order for their relationships to survive, these friends must learn to accept changes in each other and discover identities outside of their formerly inseparable unit.