NYFF51 Spotlight: “Stranger By the Lake” Soaks In Sun, Sex, and Murder image

NYFF51 Spotlight: “Stranger By the Lake” Soaks In Sun, Sex, and Murder

Set on a lakeshore in summer, Alain Guiraudie's Stranger By the Lake is a mix of comedy and thriller that centers on gay men sunning and finding carnal delights against the backdrop of possible murder.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: The Aesthetic Breakthrough of Ben Stiller’s “Walter Mitty” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: The Aesthetic Breakthrough of Ben Stiller’s “Walter Mitty”

It's been five years since Ben Stiller's last directorial effort and his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which will World Premiere as the Centerpiece of the 51st New York Film Festival, seems poised for award season buzz.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” Takes American Gothic on the Road image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” Takes American Gothic on the Road

Alexander Payne takes to the road again with his latest film Nebraska, which will screen at the upcoming 51st New York Film Festival. Bruce Dern won an acting award at Cannes for his role as an aging father who naively believes he has won $1 million in a sweepstakes.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Robert Redford Showered with Praise for “All Is Lost” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Robert Redford Showered with Praise for “All Is Lost”

J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost stars Robert Redford in a film that surprised audiences in Cannes and will screen in NYFF51's Official Selection. With little dialogue, the film centers on a man struggling to survive at sea.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Is Theatrical Art for Our Time image

NYFF51 Spotlight: “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Is Theatrical Art for Our Time

Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color is the controversial Palme d'Or winner that shocked some at the Cannes Film Festival with its sexually explicit love story between two young women.

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Season Spotlight: “The Master” image

Season Spotlight: “The Master”

Although Paul Thomas Anderson's latest didn't play at the Film Society, we were endlessly fascinated and puzzled by this work that deservedly landed the number two spot in Film Comment's 50 Best Films of 2012 poll.

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Season Spotlight: “Brave” image

Season Spotlight: “Brave”

Pixar's latest finds the studio walking on shaky feet through very new territory: developing a visual language capable of replacing the spoken word—and then some.

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Season Spotlight: “Amour” image

Season Spotlight: “Amour”

It's been almost seven months since Michael Haneke's latest film was selected as the unanimous winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Today, it finally arrived in select US cities! In today's Season Spotlight, we look back at the overwhelming praise Amour has received for the better part of a year.

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Season Spotlight: “Moonrise Kingdom”

Wes Anderson's latest may not have played at Film Society this year, but that doesn't diminish our love for it one bit! In fact, it's more than clear to us why this story of young love ended up in the number three spot on Film Comment's critics poll of the 50 Best Films of 2012.

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Season Spotlight: “How to Survive a Plague” image

Season Spotlight: “How to Survive a Plague”

Our daily Season Spotlights continue with a heartfelt endorsement for David France's stirring ACT UP documentary, which moved audiences at this year's Sundance and New Directors/New Films festivals. See this film.

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