NYFF35: Abbas Kiarostami’s “Taste of Cherry” image

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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Film Society Takes the Jitney!

We're proud to partner with the Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall on a 25th anniversary screening of Gabriel Axel's Babette's Feast (NYFF '87) and a weekly celebration of the films of Judy Garland.

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Calling CPH PIX: The Idea of the Festival of Festivals image

Calling CPH PIX: The Idea of the Festival of Festivals

The influence of the New York Film Festival's non-competition model can be seen around the world, but will we ever really move beyond the Big Three: Cannes, Venice, Berlin?

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NYFF34: Olivier Assayas’ “Irma Vep” image

NYFF34: Olivier Assayas’ “Irma Vep”

Assayas' impossibly stylish hall of mirrors, a loopy rumination on the limits of artistic creation, returns to the Film Society for one night only on Tuesday with an introduction by filmmaker/critic/programmer Kent Jones!

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Things Unsaid: “We Won’t Grow Old Together” image

Things Unsaid: “We Won’t Grow Old Together”

Maurice Pialat's rare second feature—which screened at NYFF '72 and opens today at Film Society as part of its first-ever U.S. theatrical run—confirmed the French master's status as both tender humanist and precise observer of human behavior.

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The American Cinephile: Andrew Sarris (1928 – 2012) image

The American Cinephile: Andrew Sarris (1928 – 2012)

A personal remembrance of film critic Andrew Sarris who, simply put, was one of the key reasons it is even possible to speak about film criticism as an art, plus video of Sarris introducing Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel at NYFF '11.

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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” image

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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