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The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.  Now in its 49th year, the festival's main slate includes 27 films that will screen in the incomparable Alice Tully Hall from September 30 - October 16.

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4:44 Last Day on Earth

4:44 Last Day on Earth

Abel Ferrara | 2011 | 85 mins

A Lower East Side couple await the end of the world in Abel Ferrara’s visceral imagining of the apocalypse, a haunting trance film and a mournful valentine to the director’s beloved New York.

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A Separation

A Separation

Asghar Farhadi | 2011 | 123 mins

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.

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The Artist

The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius | 2011 | 98 mins

A wonderful and brand-new French black-and-white silent movie about the moment talkies arrived in Hollywood.

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Corpo celeste

Corpo celeste

Alice Rohrwacher | 2011 | 98 mins

One week only!

Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church. Official Selection: 49th New York Film Festival.

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Footnote

Footnote

Joseph Cedar | 2011 | 106 mins

A clerical error awards a top prize to an obscure Talmudist instead of his son in this wryest of Jewish comedies.

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Martin Scorsese | 2011 | 208 mins

Martin Scorsese’s expansive documentary on the Beatles’ lead guitarist—and of one of the greatest musicians of the 1960s and ’70s—traces all aspects of Harrison’s professional and personal life.

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Goodbye First Love

Goodbye First Love

Mia Hansen-Løve | 2011 | 110 mins

In her exceptional third feature, writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve shows once again her talent for capturing the agony and the ecstasy of adolescence.

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The Kid with a Bike

The Kid with a Bike

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne | 2011 | 87 mins

The latest from Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Child, NYFF '05) is a poetic, universally resonant drama about an 11-year-old boy’s search for a family to call his own.

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Le Havre

Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki | 2011 | 93 mins

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.

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The Loneliest Planet

The Loneliest Planet

Julia Loktev | 2011 | 113 mins

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.

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Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Sean Durkin | 2011 | 101 mins

Sean Durkin’s haunting first feature, about a young woman’s halting attempts to undo the psychic terror of the cult she’s just escaped, heralds the arrival of a remarkable new talent.

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Melancholia

Melancholia

Lars von Trier | 2011 | 135 mins

The end of the world—and the collapse of the spirit—has never been depicted as beautifully and wrenchingly as in Melancholia, the latest provocation from Lars von Trier.

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Miss Bala

Miss Bala

Gerardo Naranjo | 2011 | 113 mins

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.

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Nuri Bilge Ceylan | 2011 | 157 mins

The investigation of a rural murder uncovers webs of deceit and resentments in what is surely Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s finest film to date.

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Pina

Pina

Wim Wenders | 2011 | 106 mins

In his exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, The Buena Vista Social Club) shoots in 3D to capture the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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Play

Play

Ruben Östlund | 2011 | 113 mins

A startling and disturbing film that will challenge anyone's glib assumptions about the benign state of affairs in contemporary Sweden.

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Policeman

Policeman

Nadav Lapid | 2011 | 100 mins

A gripping, highly topical political drama from Israel that won major prizes at the Jerusalem and Locarno film festivals.

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Shame

Shame

Steve McQueen | 2011 | 99 mins

Michael Fassbender dazzles as a compulsive womanizer in Steve McQueen's ferociously sexual drama.

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Sleeping Sickness

Sleeping Sickness

Ulrich Köhler | 2011 | 91 mins

The lives of a white European doctor long in Cameroon and that of a young black doctor newly arrived on the continent run parallel and eventually intersect in this haunting, Conradian meditation on Africa’s troubled past and uncertain future.

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The Student

The Student

Santiago Mitre | 2011 | 110 mins

Politics is a game, a seduction, and a vicious cycle in Santiago Mitre’s auspicious debut, a gripping drama set amid the heated and byzantine world of Argentinian campus activists.

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The Turin Horse

The Turin Horse

Béla Tarr | 2011 | 146 mins

Niezsche’s long silence, and the carriage driver who seemingly brought it on, are the parallel themes of Béla Tarr’s Silver Bear winner from Berlin.

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This Is Not a Film

This Is Not a Film

Jafar Panahi | 2011 | 75 mins

A day-in-the-life chronicle of the banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi evolves into an enormously moving statement of political and moral conviction.

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