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?
Manohla Dargis of the New York Times wrote that the New York Film Festival's mantra is "More." We're taking that to heart today with "more" new films from around the world, "more" masterpieces from across time, and "more" directors in-person for everything from intros to Q&As to free conversations!
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?
Get a sneak peak at the installation that accompanies Kubelka's highly anticipated new work as it was being set up this weekend in the Furman Gallery, then see Monument Film and Antiphon tonight at 7:00pm and 9:00pm in the Walter Reade Theater. Rush tickets available!
NYFF Convergence wasn't just a place for talking about transmedia storytelling; new projects were actually created on-site and in real-time, like this winner of our Transmedia Test Kitchen throw-down. Experience the result for yourself and check out full video of the event!
Today at the fest: Our buzzed-about Secret Screening; Peter Kubelka's highly-anticipated new avant-garde work Monument Film; Cinéastes docs about Jean Vigo, Chantal Akerman, and Martin Scorsese; and Main Slate offerings from Olivier Assayas, Sally Potter, and Abbas Kiarostami.
Last week, the 50th New York Film Festival honored Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman at a Gala Tribute, which included a screening of her new film, Lee Daniel's The Paperboy, followed by a conversation with Kidman moderated by Film Society Program Director Richard Peña.