NYFF36: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “Flowers of Shanghai” image

NYFF36: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “Flowers of Shanghai”

The Taiwanese master's intoxicating ode to the inner workings of Shanghai brothels represents the NYFF '98 lineup on Tuesday in our ongoing 50 Years of the New York Film Festival series.

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Influential French Filmmaker Chris Marker Dies at 91 image

Influential French Filmmaker Chris Marker Dies at 91

Not only a filmmaker, but a novelist, poet and photographer as well, this visionary experimental artist combined various forms of expression into what is now known as the film essay.

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Documenting LGBT Lives

NewFest highlights a diverse spectrum of LGBT stories in its documentary selection. This year's lineup includes three docs, Jobriath A.D., I Am a Woman Now, and Love Free or Die, that focus on the myriad discrimination members of the LGBT community face.

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NewFest Not Just for Boys (Who Like Boys)

Three NewFest films with female leads go beyond the social struggles of sexuality and explore the tension between unconventional families and what is culturally expected of them: My Best Day, Kiss Me and Mosquita y Mari.

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VIDEO: Q&A with Filmmakers and Stars of “Killer Joe”

Following a Film Comment Selects screening of the latest from legendary director William Friedkin, the filmmaker sat down with screenwriter Tracy Letts and stars Matthew McConaughey and Gina Gershon to discuss their process, making it in the industry, and the film's dark material.

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Interview with Joshua Sanchez, “Four”

The director of the Opening Night film of this year's NewFest spoke with us about his hope for his debut feature, adapting Christopher Shinn's play, the emotional complexities that drive his characters and the lasting effects of dysfunctional family dynamics.

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A Frisky Kitty for the Night Owls Among Us

Remember to spay and neuter your pets, or they could end up like the filthy animals in Ralph Bakshi's X-rated animated classic Fritz the Cat, which screens Friday in our ongoing Midnight Movies series.

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The Sound of Actual Time Approaching

At around 11pm on Friday the 13th I had a moment of self-doubt. I was about 15 hours into Christian Marclay’s The Clock and had just realized, with a start, that I had nine hours left to go. I shifted in my seat nervously, took a bite out of a smuggled-in baguette, and settled in for a long night.

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Snapped: The Broken Psyches of Friedkin’s Leading Men image

Snapped: The Broken Psyches of Friedkin’s Leading Men

From the Oscar-winning The French Connection to Rules of Engagement, writer-director William Friedkin explores the effects of anger, fear and trust (or lack thereof) in his male-fronted narratives.

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NYFF35: Abbas Kiarostami’s “Taste of Cherry”

What starts as a seemingly ordinary day, and a seemingly ordinary film, becomes something much more. This Palme d'Or-winning minimalist masterpiece from Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami represents NYFF '97 on Tuesday night in our ongoing 50 Years of the New York Film Festival series.

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