The first week of October marks the first full week of the 50th New York Film Festival, and to celebrate we have a plethora of great screenings including five Main Slate showings, two from Cinema Reflected, and more!
To start the day off right, we have an added screening of Brian De Palma's Passion at 1:00pm. An English remake of Alain Corneau's Love Crime (RDV '11), Program Director Richard Peña notes: "De Palma‘s always been one of the most fiercely independent American filmmakers who, at the same time, was really working in the Hollywood industry. This is a European production, but I think if anything it’s freed him up to be even more of the maverick director that he is." Starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in a droll, erotic tale of female competition, Passion is sure to shock you in a way that only De Palma can.
The next offering from the Main Slate is Christian Petzold's Berlinale Silver Bear winner Barbara at 6:00pm. Reuniting the German auteur with his muse Nina Hoss—with whom he collaborated on Jerchow and Yella—the film is a tense drama set in Cold War East Germany. Another festival favorite, Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills—it won the Best Screenplay and Best Actress Awards at this year's Cannes Film Festival—will screen at 9:00pm in Alice Tully Hall. Peña calls it "a very rich work that will garner lots of discussion" by "someone who I think is on his way to being seen as a major figure of European and international cinema." Rush tickets available!
Dheeraj Akolkar's Liv and Ingmar. Liv Ullman in person at tonight's screening!
Outside of our Main Slate-packed Monday, we have screenings from our sidebar programs taking place throughout the day. Directed by Dheeraj Akolkar, Liv and Ingmar tells the story of the creative relationship between Liv Ullmann and Swedish master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, who cast Ullman in his Persona when she was a relatively unknown actress. This special documentary will screen at the Walter Reade theater with Akolkar, producer Rune Trondsen, and Liv Ullmann herself in person for a post-screening discussion! For fans of Christian Marclay's The Clock, we recommend György Pàlfi's Final Cut – Ladies and Gentlemen, which is composed entirely of shots and scenes gathered from some of the greatest films ever made. Another cinephile's delight, Pierre Riessent will be in person at two screenings in our Cinema Mac Mahon tribute: Joseph Losey's The Prowler at 6:30pm and Raoul Walsh's Pursued at 8:30pm.
Monday night's free NYFF Live event has Frances Ha co-stars Greta Gerwig (who also co-wrote the script) and Mickey Sumner talking about their collaboration in Noah Baumbach's latest film. For those who caught the film's first homecoming screening in Alice Tully Hall last night, this is the perfect opportunity to learn even more about this great work (for free!) in the intimate setting of our Film Center Amphitheater. Can't make it out? You can watch the live stream of the event below via YouTube!
3:30pm – NYFF Shorts Program 1
3:30pm – Becoming Traviata (On the Arts)
6:15pm – Liv and Ingmar (Cinema Reflected)
9:00pm – Final Cut – Ladies and Gentlemen (Cinema Reflected)
Men of Cinema: Pierre Riessent and the Cinema Mac Mahon:
6:30pm – The Prowler
8:30pm – Pursued