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11 Flowers

11 Flowers

Wang Xiaoshuai, 2013

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One of China’s foremost Sixth Generation directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams) tells a striking, autobiographical coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution in his new film 11 Flowers.

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20 Feet From Stardom

20 Feet From Stardom

Morgan Neville, 2013

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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

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30th Anniversary Screening: This Is Spinal Tap

Rob Reiner, 1984

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Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer’s movie struck like a bolt from the blue in 1984, and instantly established a new high-water mark in comedy. We’re excited to be celebrating three decades of Spinal Tap with this special anniversary screening, and equally excited to be joined by Nigel Tufnel himself, Christopher Guest. Rock and roll!

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3D Naked Ambition

3D Naked Ambition

Lee Kung-lok, 2014

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North American Premiere

A low-level sex writer for an adult paper who can’t handle his girlfriend’s success at work and command in the bedroom travels to Japan and accidentally becomes a porn star in this 3-D sex romp.

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5 Fingers

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1952

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In the film that Manny Farber ranked as one of the best of 1952, the scenes between James Mason as Diello, a spy working as a valet to the British Ambassador who supplies a wealth of information to the German high command, and Danielle Darrieux as the object of his devotion are among the most scintillating in Mankiewicz’s entire body of work, sparking with sexual and class tensions.

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A Brief History of Transmedia Worlds with Henry Jenkins

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Keynote

Media Theorist and author (Convergence Culture and Spreadable Media) Henry Jenkins provides this year’s keynote address, an exploration of “world building” and contemporary transmedia storytelling.

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A Brighter Summer Day

A Brighter Summer Day

Edward Yang, 1991

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General Public: $17
Students & Seniors: $13
Members: $12

Yang’s deeply personal epic about a rebellious teenager in the early 1960s, inspired by Taiwan’s first juvenile homicide case.

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A Carol for Another Christmas

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1964

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Mankiewicz’s only television film is a dark update of A Christmas Carol in the shadow of nuclear war, starring Sterling Hayden and Peter Sellers, written by Rod Serling and sponsored by Xerox. The score is by none other than Henry Mancini.

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A Conversation with Abderrahmane Sissako

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Abderrahmane Sissako will discuss Timbuktu, a serenely composed vision of the humiliation and terror wrought by foreign Islamic jihadists who occupy the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu.

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A Conversation with Albert Maysles

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Legendary documentarian Albert Maysles joins a member of the NYFF Selection Committee to discuss Iris, a portrait of fashion- and interior-design maven Iris Apfel as she celebrates a late wave of popularity.

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A Conversation with Bruce Cohen & Ruth Vitale

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Join us for a special Artist Academy edition of NYFF Live, featuring a discussion with Oscar-winning filmmaker Bruce Cohen and CreativeFuture's Ruth Vitale about the challenges and opportunities for content creators today.

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A Conversation with Damien Chazelle

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Damien Chazelle will join Amy Taubin in conversation about Whiplash, the thrilling NYFF52 feature about a young jazz musician that was expanded from a NYFF51 short.

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A Conversation with Jennifer Lee

A Conversation with Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee, 2013

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Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer Lee.

Columbia alum Jennifer Lee will present a screening of her Academy Award-winning animated film Frozen, about a princess who can’t escape her icy powers.

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A Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer

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Joshua Oppenheimer discusses The Look of Silence, an emotionally wrenching companion piece to his first film, The Act of Killing, about the mid-1960s Indonesian Genocide.

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A Conversation with Marion Cotillard

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One of the most exciting French actresses today, Marion Cotillard, who won an Academy Award playing Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, stars in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night, a film that is at once an unforgettable drama and a tough ethical inquiry.

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A Dirty Shame

John Waters, 2004

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For his last completed film to date, Waters combined the encyclopedic, freak-show flair of his earlier movies with the gentler tone of his later tributes to specific, defunct genres—in this case, the sexploitation film.

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A Letter to Three Wives

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1949

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Jeanne Crain, Ann Sothern, and Linda Darnell play the three wives who receive a letter from their mutual enemy Addie Ross (an unseen Celeste Holm) informing them that she will run away with one of their husbands in this intricately structured comic melodrama with a satirical eye on suburban striving.

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A Married Woman

A Married Woman

Jean-Luc Godard, 1964

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Presented in 35mm!

May, 1964 – Godard meets Luigi Chiarini, the director of the Venice Film Festival, who tells him that he is sorry to have missed the chance to present the premiere of Band of Outsiders. Godard tells Chiarini that he can have another movie ready by August, goes to Columbia Pictures and pitches a story of adultery to be called The Married Woman, and hires Macha Méril to play the lead. The result is an exciting hybrid of fiction and documentary that was made in three months and greatly admired in Venice.

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A Night of Film & Food: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

A Night of Film & Food: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

David Gelb, 2011

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New Wave (the Film Society's patrons in their 20s and 30s) is partnering with the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) for a second year to present an evening of film and food at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Guests will enjoy a special screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, followed by a reception featuring some of New York’s finest chefs, cocktails, beer, and wine.

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A Simple Story

Claude Sautet, 1978

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Not on DVD!

Romy Schneider gives a stunning performance as a middle-aged divorcée who decides to leave her lover (Claude Brasseur) and return to her husband (Bruno Cremer) in this Oscar-nominated Sautet classic.

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