NYFF33: Gianni Amelio’s “Lamerica” image

NYFF33: Gianni Amelio’s “Lamerica”

What's in a face? Amelio's devastating drama, which made its US debut at NYFF '95, proudly carries on the legacy of the Italian social cinema. It screens June 12 at 6:15pm as part of our ongoing 50 Years of the New York Film Festival series.

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50 Years of NYFF Q&A: “Hoop Dreams”

Last week's screening of the legendary basketball doc, the closing-night sensation at NYFF '94, featured a Q&A with all three filmmakers and subject Arthur Agee. It felt alternately like a victory lap and a reflection on the film's influence, both positive and negative.

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NYFF32: Steve James’ “Hoop Dreams” image

NYFF32: Steve James’ “Hoop Dreams”

Voted the all-time greatest documentary by the International Documentary Association in 2007, this heart-rending cinéma vérite masterpiece from NYFF '94 screens tonight at 6:30pm followed by a Q&A with all three filmmakers and subject Arthur Agee!

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NYFF31: Jane Campion’s “The Piano” image

NYFF31: Jane Campion’s “The Piano”

Our year-by-year survey of the history of the New York Film Festival continues with this three-time Oscar winner from NYFF '93. Its June 1 screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the filmmaker!

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NYFF50: Roman Polanski Then & Now image

NYFF50: Roman Polanski Then & Now

Nearly 50 years ago, at the 1st New York Film Festival, Roman Polanksi posed for a photo session with another acclaimed director.

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NYFF30: Victor Erice’s “Dream of Light” image

NYFF30: Victor Erice’s “Dream of Light”

Celebrate NYFF '92 on Tuesday at 6:15pm with this haunting masterpiece from the director of "The Spirit of the Beehive."

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Congratulations, Richard!

Film Society Program Director Richard Peña will be honored at this year's Anthology Film Archives Film Preservation Honors and Benefit.

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Submit Your Film For Consideration For NYFF50!

We are now accepting submissions via Withoutabox for the landmark 50th edition of the New York Film Festival!

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NYFF29: Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho” image

NYFF29: Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho”

The 1991 New Queer Cinema touchstone from Academy Award-winner Van Sant saw River Phoenix in one of his final roles, for which he won a Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival.

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Q&A with Michael Moore, “Roger & Me” (NYFF ‘89) image

Q&A with Michael Moore, “Roger & Me” (NYFF ‘89)

The acclaimed documentary filmmaker came to Film Society to chat with Richard Peña and the audience about his debut feature "Roger & Me." Moore credits he film's screening at the New York Film Festival in 1989 with helping to launch his career.

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