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The Race is On!

This past week has seen the announcement of a few major Best Foreign Langauge Film contenders, many of them—including Christian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills—official selections at NYFF.

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Film Society Welcomes Kent & Koehler!

A programming duo will replace longtime Program Director Richard Peña. Kent Jones will return to lead the New York Film Festival and Robert Koehler will head up year-round programming at Film Society.

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“Innocence of Muslims” Filmmaker Revealed; Distribution News from TIFF

Media investigations have discovered the identity of the mysterious director behind the anti-Islamic film; IFC picks up Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha (NYFF Main Slate) and more acquisition news from Toronto.

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East Asian Cinema at NYFF

Films and filmmakers from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korean have long been a staple of New York's premiere outlet for world cinema. Take a look back at some of the amazing fare from East Asian that has played past New York Film Festivals.

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Time After Time and “Film After Film”

Missed The Clock this summer? Never fear. As J. Hoberman prepares to take over MoMI for a two-week-long stint as guest curator, MoMA announces a month-long winter run for Christian Marclay's 24-hour sensation.

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Theme Over Form at 69th Venice Film Festival

Newly (re-)appointed festival director Alberto Barbera seems to have prioritized storytelling over aesthetics in this year's lineup, to middling effect. But, then again, things could have been much worse...

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Once Upon a Timecode

The 34 episodes of Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Times screening in the 50th NYFF document a moment when filmmaking and criticism became more or less the same practice—and that moment's lasting, tangled legacy.

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European Film Award Nods; More Buys at TIFF

The European Film Academy announces 47 contenders from 31 countries, Neil Jordan's Byzantium and Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell get distribution in Toronto, a possible Nic Cage/William Friedkin collaboration and more!

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Sarah Polley Doc Stirs Festival Circuit

The buzz film of the late summer festival circuit is Stories We Tell, an investigative look at Polley's own family. The documentary is surprising and engaging moviegoers.

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The New Locarno-Toronto Connection

What does the growing selection overlap between one of the world's largest film festivals and its smaller, more independent-minded cousin indicate about the state of film distribution, and even film culture?

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