Film industry stalwart Robert Hawk shares his recollections from five decades of attending the New York Film Festival.
The Square shows the horror, despair, and hope of a revolution that has yet to finish. An Audience Award winner in Sundance and Toronto, the film is a surprisingly intimate account of an ancient society's dramatic and often disturbing demand for freedom and democracy.
Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian showcases the powerhouse talent of Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Almaric in a pairing as unlikely as the relationship they portray on screen.
Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled the official poster for the 51st New York Film Festival, designed by British-born artist Tacita Dean. The poster includes a black and white photograph from a series Dean produced in the Czech Republic in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Hayao Miyazaki's latest, and purportedly last, film is a beautifully animated, heart-wrenching story about a lovestruck aviator, which has already found great success in Japan despite stirring controversy for its pacifist vision.
Agniezska Holland's Burning Bush, which will have its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival, has joined the growing list of Best Foreign Language Oscar contenders. The Czech film joins the list along with other recent additions including Norway's I Am Yours (Jeg er din), Hong Kong's The Grandmaster and Iceland's Of Horses and Men.
James Franco's Child of God, adapted from an early Cormac McCarthy novel, is an unflinching look at human depravity that is sure to establish him as a force to be reckoned with behind the camera.
Eight people have been selected to take part in the second annual New York Film Festival Critics Academy. The program, co-organized by Indiewire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a workshop for aspiring film writers that takes place during NYFF (September 27 - October 13).