Aug 22 - Aug 28
What makes good science fiction? That depends on who—and where—you ask. This eye-popping international assortment includes innovative films from the genre’s renaissance in the late 1960s and 1970s, as well as gripping work by major auteurs. Many are rare screenings of foreign 35mm prints, and all are best appreciated on the big screen.
Aug 29 - Sep 1
The work of James Brown was something radically new in the landscape of ’60s pop music: a marriage of movement and voice that felt both tightly regulated and out of control. It’s no surprise that Brown, whose art relied so heavily on gesture and dance, had a special relationship with the camera. Much of his finest work can be found in his film appearances, of which this series represents the cream of the crop.
Sep 5 - Sep 14
Over the course of 12 features—six maniacal midnight-movie classics and six subversive exercises in genre revision made on the fringes of Hollywood—John Waters has created one of the most influential and beloved bodies of work in all of American underground cinema. As part of our complete retrospective, Waters will also present a series of films, from British domestic melodramas to Hollywood horror franchises, that, in his words, “I’m jealous I didn’t make.”
Sep 26 - Oct 12
Join us as North America's second oldest film festival marks its 52nd edition with 17 days of exciting world premieres, award winners from Cannes, Berlin and Venice, retrospective screenings, spotlights on emerging filmmakers, panels, galas and much more!
Sep 26 - Oct 12
The observations of “the most intelligent man in contemporary cinema,” to quote Jean-Luc Godard in 1958, led to 20 of the sharpest, toughest, wittiest, and most intricate films to come out of Hollywood at its peak. Why pay tribute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz now? Because, to put it simply, Mankiewicz matters—to cinema, and to you.
Sep 26 - Oct 12
It’s a commonplace to think of documentary as an add-on to fiction, something extra, and of course nothing could be further from the truth: cinema started with documentary, and it will always be at the core of the art form. These 15 films, so vastly different in outlook and method and tone, represent the best in documentary filmmaking today.
Oct 3 - Oct 5
The New York Film Festival’s Projections section presents an international selection of artists’ film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
Oct 11 - Apr 27
The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!