NYFF51 Spotlight: Del Toro and Almaric Shine in “Jimmy P” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Del Toro and Almaric Shine in “Jimmy P”

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.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Miyazaki Finds Peace with “The Wind Rises” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Miyazaki Finds Peace with “The Wind Rises”

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.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Franco Revives McCarthy’s “Child of God” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Franco Revives McCarthy’s “Child of God”

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.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: The World on a Wire in “Manakamana” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: The World on a Wire in “Manakamana”

The latest from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab is a stunning portrait of riders (human and caprine alike) on a cable car in the foothills of Nepal, which won multiple new filmmaker awards at Locarno.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: The Dream World of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Real” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: The Dream World of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Real”

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's first feature since Tokyo Sonata (NYFF '08) is a science fiction love story that explores technology, sensation, and the nebulous boundaries of reality.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Wiseman’s “At Berkeley” Looks at Free Speech Under Financial Crisis image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Wiseman’s “At Berkeley” Looks at Free Speech Under Financial Crisis

The fallout from the financial crisis, the challenges facing public education, and the idealism of youth are just some areas covered in Frederick Wiseman's latest direct cinema epic At Berkeley.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Science and Art Collide in “Particle Fever” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Science and Art Collide in “Particle Fever”

Highly acclaimed at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, where it won the Audience Award, Mark Levinson's documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the most significant scientific experiment of a generation is both visually compelling and brilliantly informative.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Raining Cats and “Stray Dogs” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Raining Cats and “Stray Dogs”

In his contemplative family drama Stray Dogs, which recently won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, Tsai Ming-liang makes use of a drenched, urban setting to draw powerful emotional connections between the streets and their occupants.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Hong Sang-soo’s “Nobody’s Daughter Haewon” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Hong Sang-soo’s “Nobody’s Daughter Haewon”

Acclaimed South Korean director Hong Sang-Soo returns to the New York Film Festival for the seventh time with Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, a thematically complex yet eloquently simple portrait of a young woman in search of herself.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Doublethinking “Google and the World Brain” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Doublethinking “Google and the World Brain”

Combining techno-thriller intrigue and interviews with bastions of the written word, Ben Lewis' Google and the World Brain is a damning portrait of the search engine giant's controversial tactics in their quest to scan every book in the world.

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