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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NYFF28: Zhang Yimou’s “Ju Dou” image

NYFF28: Zhang Yimou’s “Ju Dou”

We celebrate NYFF '90 on Tuesday with this stunning and heartbreaking drama from one of China's foremost masters, which was banned there but would go on to garner the nation's first Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

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NYFF27: Michael Moore’s “Roger & Me” image

NYFF27: Michael Moore’s “Roger & Me”

The acclaimed documentary filmmaker will be in person for a Q&A at tomorrow's 8pm screening of his debut feature "Roger & Me" (NYFF '89) about the declining General Motors community in his native Flint, Michigan.

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NYFF25 & NYFF26: Chan’s “Police Story” & Eastwood’s “Bird” image

NYFF25 & NYFF26: Chan’s “Police Story” & Eastwood’s “Bird”

Tonight we mark the halfway point of our year-by-year survey of the history of the New York Film Festival with two very different films by equally unique cinematic masters: Jackie Chan's "Police Story" (NYFF '87) at 6:15pm and Clint Eastwood's "Bird" (NYFF '88) at 8:30pm.

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NYFF22: Three Crowns of the Sailor image

NYFF22: Three Crowns of the Sailor

Raúl Ruiz's dazzling and dreamlike masterpiece from NYFF '84 screens tonight at 8:30pm as part of our ongoing series "50 Years of the New York Film Festival."

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NYFF20 & NYFF21: Skolimowski’s “Moonlighting” & Tarkovsky’s “Nostalghia” image

NYFF20 & NYFF21: Skolimowski’s “Moonlighting” & Tarkovsky’s “Nostalghia”

Our ongoing celebration of the New York Film Festival's 50-year history continues with entries from NYFF '82 and NYFF '83, playing back-to-back on Tuesday at 6:00pm and 8:15pm.

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Asghar Farhadi Retrospective Coming to the Film Society in April! image

Asghar Farhadi Retrospective Coming to the Film Society in April!

Winner of an Academy Award for "A Separation," Asghar Farhadi's four previous films will screen at the Walter Reade Theater April 6 – 8.

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NYFF19: Andrzej Wajda’s “Man of Iron” image

NYFF19: Andrzej Wajda’s “Man of Iron”

Wajda's story of a determined young union leader and the birth of the Polish Solidarity movement played NYFF '81 and returns to Film Society tomorrow night at 6pm as part of our ongoing series "50 Years of the New York Film Festival."

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Asghar Farhadi: “I proudly offer this award to the people of my country” image

Asghar Farhadi: “I proudly offer this award to the people of my country”

A hit at this year's New York Film Festival, Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film last night. Here's the text of Farhadi's speech.

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