NYFF51 Daily: Saturday, September 28


Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver in Inside Llewyn Davis

After last night's thrilling kick-off with the World Premiere of Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips, you may be asking yourself: what's next? Well believe us, the second day of the 51st New York Film Festival does not disappoint.

Greengrass isn't done with NYFF just yet, and will be the first guest in our popular HBO Directors Dialogues series at 12:00pm at the Walter Reade Theatre. The director of big box office hits such as The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, United 93 and Green Zone, Greengrass will primarily discuss his latest work, which is based on the true story of a captain, Tom Hanks, whose ship is hijacked by Somali pirates. He will discuss the making of Captain Phillips and the art of bringing history to life on the screen. Rush tickets are available to this event!

Another highly anticipated moment comes tonight with the U.S. Premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest film by Joel and Ethan Coen. Diving into the 1960s pre-Bob Dylan downtown New York folk scene, the movie revolves around Llewyn Davis, a struggling artist whose no-sell record seems to be the only thing keeping him going. The Coen brothers, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky and composer T-Bone Burnett will all be present at this standby only screening!


Joaquim Pinto's What Now? Remind Me

Today is a great day for doc lovers. Frederick Wiseman’s turns his lense on the University of Berkeley in At Berkley, screening at 4:30pm. Wiseman will also be the second filmmaker to participate in our HBO Directors Dialogues tomorrow. Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez's Manakamana puts the audience in a cable car alongside pilgrims and tourists on their way to a temple in the foothills of Nepal. What Now? Remind Me is filmmaker Joaquim Pinto’s intimate portrait of a year-long experimental clinical trial for HCV (rush tickets available). Nadav Shirman captures the life of Magdalena Kopp, wife of the international terrorist Carlo, in In the Dark Room, and Mitra Farahani’s Fifi Howls from Happiness shows the final months of the controversial Iranian painter Bahman Mohasses.

Last but not least, NYFF Convergence kicks off today with live experiences, speakers, and panels about transmedia. Read all about it in our in-depth preview. Rush tickets are available to several events.

A packed day for all kinds of movie lovers makes for an exciting start to the first weekend at the 51st New York Film Festival!

Today's Schedule
11:00am The Cloud Chamber Mystery (Convergence, FBT) RUSH AVAILABLE
12:00pm HBO Directors Dialogues: Paul Greengrass (NYFF Talks, WRT) RUSH AVAILABLE
12:30pm The Wind Rises (Official Selection, ATH)
12:30pm Transmedia Storytelling & Documentary Film (Convergence, FBT) RUSH AVAILABLE
1:30pm Manakamana (Motion Portraits, WRT)
2:00pm Charlie, Victor, Romeo (Convergence, FBT)
3:30pm Alan Partridge (Official Selection, ATH) RUSH AVAILABLE
3:30pm Producing Convergence (Convergence, HGT) RUSH AVAILABLE
4:00pm The Empire Project (Convergence, AMPH)
4:30pm At Berkeley (Official Selection, WRT)
5:00pm 48 Hour Games (Convergence, HGT) RUSH AVAILABLE
5:30pm In the Dark Room (Motion Portraits, FBT)
6:00pm A Touch of Sin (Official Selection, ATH)
8:00pm What Now? Remind Me (Motion Portraits, FBT) RUSH AVAILABLE
8:30pm Fifi Howls From Happiness (Motion Portraits, HGT)
9:15pm Inside Llewyn Davis (Official Selection, ATH)
9:30pm No More Road Trips? (Convergence, WRT) RUSH AVAILABLE

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