FILMLINC'S DAILY PICK:
Miss Bala, 4:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS!*
A tense and highly original thriller about Mexico’s drug wars, told from the viewpoint of an aspiring beauty queen, from the talented young director Gerardo Naranjo. This seemingly outrageous idea is actually based in reality, and the intense and stylish filmmaking will put you right into the action. (NYFF Spotlight)
GREAT FOR KIDS:
The 99 – Unbound, 12:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
A comic series with super-heroes based on derivatives of the 99 attributes of Allah, The 99 finally makes it onto the silver screen in this animated feature. Dr. Naif al-Mutawa, creator of the series, will be on hand to discuss the project and his plans for the future. (NYFF Spotlight)
TODAY IN THE MAIN SLATE:
A Separation, 1:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS!*
An Iranian Rashomon, director Asghar Farhadi’s brilliantly acted, prize-winning drama begins as scenes from the end of a marriage and transforms into an unexpectedly gripping legal thriller. (NYFF Spotlight)
Le Havre, 7:00pm, Alice Tully Hall
A Parisian author in exile comes to the aid of a young African immigrant on the run from police in Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki’s gentle yet profound comedy of friendship, random acts of kindness and small acts of revolution. (NYFF Spotlight)
TODAY'S FREE FORUMS:
indieWIRE Meets: Gerardo Naranjo & Stephanie Sigman, “Miss Bala”, 2:00pm, Amphitheater
Moderated by Brian Brooks.
indieWIRE Meets: Xan Aranda, “Andrew Bird: Fever Year”, 3:00pm, Amphitheater
Moderated by Dana Harris.
Beyond the Screen: Word Building in Games, 5:00pm, Amphitheater
Session 3 of "Beyond the Screen: The Immersive Storytelling Forum."
Beyond the Screen: Audiences as Story Participants, 7:00pm, Amphitheater
Session 4 of "Beyond the Screen: The Immersive Storytelling Forum."
WHAT ELSE THE DAY HAS TO OFFER:
Our special Masterworks series "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial" continues with Gate of Flesh (6:30pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS!*), a volatile snapshot of slum life, with star Joe Shishido in person! Also, Jiraiya the Ninja (1:00pm, Walter Reade Theater, RUSH TICKETS!*) features live piano accompaniment!
HBO Films Directors Dialogues: Julia Loktev, 3:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Born in Russia and raised in the U.S., filmmaker and video artist Julia Loktev’s work projects an uncommonly perceptive vision of the world at the dawn of the 21st century—one in which subjects like terrorism and globalization transcend the clichés of Hollywood and the nightly news, but which remains intimate enough to capture the most intimate nuance of human behavior.
Patience (After Sebald), 3:30pm, Walter Reade Theater, RUSH TICKETS!*
Retracing the steps of the journey taken in W.G. Sebald’s book The Rings of Saturn, Grant Gee’s documentary essay is a richly rewarding literary pilgrimage, a worthy tribute to an unclassifiable masterpiece. (NYFF Spotlight)
Tahrir, 6:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Stefano Savona gives a day-to-day account of the revolution in Egypt, capturing the anger, fear, resolve and finally the elation of those who made it happen. (NYFF Spotlight)
Music According to Tom Jobim, 6:00pm + 8:30pm, Walter Reade Theater, RUSH TICKETS! FOR 8:30PM SHOW*
Performers from around the world pay homage to the great Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim in this tuneful tribute by legendary director Nelson Pereira dos Santos. (NYFF Spotlight)
Andrew Bird: Fever Year, 9:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Part concert film, part intimate portrait, Fever Year takes us in the studio and on the road with indie rock superstar Andrew Bird as he battles physical and creative fatigue and ponders the future of his already remarkable career. (NYFF Spotlight)
We Can’t Go Home Again, 9:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, RUSH TICKETS!*
The long unseen, wildly experimental last film by legendary director Nicholas Ray returns in a stunning digital restoration on the occasion of Ray’s centenary. (NYFF Spotlight)
*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...