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David Thomson: Let There Be Light

In the prologue for his new book, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies, writer David Thomson considers the history of film, from Méliès to Melancholia. From Muybridge to Facebook. Thomson will discuss & sign the book Friday at NYFF.

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NYFF Daily: Thursday, 10/11

As we enter the home stretch of the 50th New York Film Festival, we've got a full day of films by (and about) masters of cinema like Leos Carax, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Jerry Lewis and Francesco Rosi, as well as works from exciting new voices.

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Changing Times and Rolling Stones

Two documentaries about the iconic rock band, Charlie is My Darling and Gimme Shelter, show just how much The Rolling Stones (and the world around them) changed in the four short but tumultuous years between 1965 and 1969.

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Photos from NYFF Secret Screening of “Lincoln”

Director Steven Spielberg, writer Tony Kushner, stars Sally Field, David Strathaim, and celebrities Whoopi Goldberg, Dakota Fanning and many more came together Monday night for the Secret Screening of Spielberg's latest, Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

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NYFF Daily, Wednesday 10/10

With only five days left of the New York Film Festival, it's still not too late to see some of the best films of the year!

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Photos from NYFF Centerpiece “Not Fade Away”

Relive the 50th New York Film Festival Centerpiece Gala with images from the red carpet and our Q&A with director David Chase, executive producer Steve Van Zandt and stars of the film. Oh, and a few surprise guests from New Jersey...

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Spielberg Surprises Fest With “Lincoln” Sneak

For the first time, Steven Spielberg took the stage at the New York Film Festival with a work-in-progress screening of his topical and political melodrama Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Youth and the Beast

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?

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NYFF Daily, Tuesday 10/9

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!

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“Heaven’s Gate” and Film Maudit Culture

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?

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