FILMLINC DAILY PICK:
The Descendants, 6:15pm, 9:00pm, Alice Tully Hall; 6:45pm, 9:30pm Walter Reade Theater
Tickets have been released to the 9:00pm screening in Alice Tully and both screenings in the Walter Reade of our Closing Night film! George Clooney gives a beautifully understated performance as a harried father of two in Sideways director Alexander Payne’s comic and moving portrait of marriage, family and community.
TODAY IN THE MAIN SLATE:
The Artist, Noon, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
A wonderful and brand-new French black-and-white silent movie about the moment talkies arrived in Hollywood.
Policeman, 2:45pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*
This gripping political drama from Israel won major prizes at the Jerusalem and Locarno film festivals. The film mines domestic unease within Israel, rather than the external conflicts that often consume it. Gorgeously shot, this unique, soberly observed vision probes the Israeli national psyche even as historic social protests erupted there in recent months. (NYFF Spotlight)
Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, 1:30pm, Walter Reade Theater
Alex Stapelton has crafted in insightful, engaging portrait of one of American cinema’s most remarkable figures; Corman’s The Intruder (1962) will also be screened.
HBO Films Directors Dialogues: Wim Wenders, Noon, Francesca Beale Theater
Now entering his fifth decade of filmmaking with the extraordinary 3D dance movie Pina (screening in NYFF), Wim Wenders joins us to discuss the multi-faceted career that has taken him from Germany to America to the end of the world and back again.
There are four films showing today as part of our special Masterworks series "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial." The Howard Gilman Theater plays host to Charisma (2:00pm), Ten Nights of Dreams (4:10pm, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*), The Woman with Red Hair (6:20pm, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*) and Cold Fish (8pm)
*One hour before showtime, a limited number of rush tickets to selected festival screenings will go on sale at the screening's corresponding box office. Rush tickets are $12 at Alice Tully Hall and $10 at the Walter Reade Theater & the Film Center's theaters. More info...