NYFF Day Two

Ben Hur

FILMLINC'S DAILY PICK:
Ben-Hur
, 10:30am, Alice Tully Hall

Warner Home Video has spent a year meticulously restoring this piece of cinema history for its 50th anniversary Blu-ray release. The result is a truly gorgeous 8K digital print that restores the film to its original 2.76 : 1 aspect ratio. In addition, Miklós Rózsa’s Academy Award-winning score will be presented in full 6.0 stereo. The legendary chariot race has never looked or sounded this good! (NYFF Spotlight)

GREAT FOR KIDS:
10th Anniversary Screening of Spirited Away, 7:00pm, Howard Gilman Theater
A beautifully drawn coming-of-age story with sharp observations on Japanese societal change, Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning triumph follows the whimsical and occasionally terrifying adventures of 10-year-old Chihiro, who becomes trapped in a strange spirit world after an evil witch transforms her parents into pigs.

TODAY IN THE MAIN SLATE:
The Loneliest Planet, 3:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, 50 RUSH TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE*
This staggeringly acute examination of the fissures that develop between couples from Julia Loktev proves that even the most wide-open spaces can feel suffocating during romantic discord. (NYFF Spotlight)

A Separation, 6:00pm, Alice Tully Hall
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)

Miss Bala, 9:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, 50 RUSH TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE*
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. (NYFF Spotlight)

TODAY'S FREE FORUMS:
indieWIRE Meets: The NYFF Selection Committee, 1:00pm, Amphitheater
Get to know the festival's selection committee and pick their brain about the films they chose and why in this special forum hosted by indieWIRE. This and all NYFF forums are FREE and open to the public, subject to space availability!

Beyond the Screen: The Age of Immersive Storytelling, 5:00pm, Amphitheater
Session one of our forum on transmedia. This and all NYFF forums are FREE and open to the public, subject to space availability!

Beyond the Screen - Documentaries and Transmedia Activism, 7:00pm, Amphitheater
Session one of our forum on transmedia. This and all NYFF forums are FREE and open to the public, subject to space availability!

WHAT ELSE THE DAY HAS TO OFFER:
Our special Masterworks series "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial" starts tonight! We celebrate Nikkatsu’s upcoming centennial with this 38-film tribute. Kicking off the series is Yasuharu Hasebe's 1968 hardboiled action film Retaliation (7:30pm, Walter Reade Theater, 20 RUSH TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE*), with star Joe Shishido in person for a Q&A!

Andrew Bird: Fever Year, 6:15pm, 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.

Dreileben Parts 1 - 3, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, Walter Reade Theater
Three of the best directors in contemporary German cinema come together for an ingenious movie trilogy that tells a single story from three completely different points of view and in radically contrasting filmmaking styles. (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 >>

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