NYFF51: “The Dog” End Of a Day Gone By… image

NYFF51: “The Dog” End Of a Day Gone By…

The Dog centers on John Wojtowicz, whose flamboyant robbery attempt in the summer of 1972 hypnotized TV audiences and inspired Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon starring Al Pacino. The documentary picks it up from there, rediscovering a figure who transcended moral decorum and steadfastly lived life his way.

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Third Trimester Abortion Doc “After Tiller” Personalizes the Political image

Third Trimester Abortion Doc “After Tiller” Personalizes the Political

After Tiller casts a intimate light on a controversial procedure by focusing on the patients and doctors affected by them instead of the talking points, political maneuvering, and public theatrics. FilmLinc Daily spoke with the filmmakers behind this important documentary, which opens Friday at Film Society.

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An “Abnormal” Hurricane Katrina Documentary image

An “Abnormal” Hurricane Katrina Documentary

We spoke with the team of directors behind the "post-post" Hurricane Katrina documentary Getting Back to Abnormal, about a controversial New Orleans city council campaign, which screens Thursday in Art of the Real.

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“Hide Your Smiling Faces” Skews the Usual Coming of Age Story image

“Hide Your Smiling Faces” Skews the Usual Coming of Age Story

Hide Your Smiling Faces takes an different route than the usual coming-of-age stories about youth figuring out the world. Newcomer Daniel Patrick Carbone spoke with FilmLinc Daily about the film, which screens in our Indie Night series on September 19.

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Andrea Arnold Talks Residence, Method Directing, and New Project image

Andrea Arnold Talks Residence, Method Directing, and New Project

NYFF Filmmaker in Residence Andrea Arnold talks about her ideas for the program and how it will benefit her new project set in America, why she thinks of herself as a "Method Director," and what she's looking forward to during her time in New York.

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25th Anniversary NewFest Filmmakers Speak Out

The silver anniversary edition of New York's LGBT film festival starts Friday and FilmLinc Daily caught up with a dozen of this year's feature filmmakers to get their comments about queer cinema, queer festivals, and their queer selves.

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“Short Term 12” Charms Audiences with Story About Troubled Teens image

“Short Term 12” Charms Audiences with Story About Troubled Teens

Short Term 12 director Destin Cretton and stars Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. answered questions at a screening of the SXSW and Locarno award-winning film last week at Film Society, ahead of its theatrical opening this Friday.

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How “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” Took David Lowery to the Next Level image

How “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” Took David Lowery to the Next Level

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.

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David Gordon Green Returns to Basics with ‘Prince Avalance’ image

David Gordon Green Returns to Basics with ‘Prince Avalance’

Filmmaker David Gordon Green joined the ongoing Summer Talks series last week ahead of this weekend's roll out of his latest, Prince Avalanche, which the director adapted from an Icelandic film he saw last year at Film Society.

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Spike Jonze on “Her” Femininity and His Vision of the Future image

Spike Jonze on “Her” Femininity and His Vision of the Future

In advance of the announcement that his new movie Her would close the 51st New York Film Festival, Spike Jonze spoke with us about the film's feminine feel, the challenges of personalizing the relationship between Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson's characters, and how he designed his own perfect, comfortable future.

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