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September 20 – 26

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This year’s New York Film Festival features new titles from many of the brightest names in contemporary world cinema. For the week leading up to Opening Night, audiences will have a rare chance to catch up with some of the finest previous work from these filmmakers. Revelatory debuts by James Gray and Hirokazu Kore-eda, rarely-screened documentaries by Claude Lanzmann and Jia Zhangke, and unconventional theater adaptations from Abdellatif Kechiche and Arnaud Desplechin share the bill with landmark films by Claire Denis, Paul Greengrass, Spike Jonze, Tsai Ming-liang and more. From modern classics to elusive deep cuts, there’s something here for the festival veteran and the neophyte alike.

In This Series

Adaptation

Adaptation

Spike Jonze | 2002 | 114 mins

Anchored by a go-for-broke comic performance from Nicolas Cage and visionary direction from the great Spike Jonze, Adaptation is one of the canonical on-screen depictions of the creative process, and one of the most imaginative American films of the new century.

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Thursday, September 26

6:30pm
At Sea + Skagafjördur

At Sea + Skagafjördur

Peter Hutton | 2007 | 60 mins

Voted the best avant-garde film of the past decade in a 2011 Film Comment poll, Peter Hutton’s large-scale, compressed epic follows a massive container ship from its construction in South Korea to its lifetime out on the water to its final dismantling in Bangladesh.

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Monday, September 23

7:00pm
Beau Travail

Beau Travail

Claire Denis | 1999 | 92 mins

Claire Denis’s loose retelling of Billy Budd, set among a troop of Foreign Legionnaires stationed in the Gulf of Djibouti, is one of her finest films, an elemental story of misplaced longing and frustrated desire.

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Friday, September 20

7:00pm
Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

Paul Greengrass | 2002 | 107 mins

A retelling of the British massacre of Northern Irish civil rights marchers in 1972 that showcases Paul Greengrass’s signature ability to make the recent past seem viscerally present, Bloody Sunday often feels watching history unfold in real time.

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Thursday, September 26

9:00pm
Games of Love and Chance

Games of Love and Chance

Abdellatif Kechiche | 2003 | 123 mins

In Abdellatif Kechiche’s César-sweeping second feature, a group of foul-mouthed teens from the Paris banlieues act out their own romantic roundelay during a school production of Marivaux’s 18th-century comedy of manners Games of Love and Chance.

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Sunday, September 22

4:15pm

Hesus the Revolutionary

Lav Diaz | 2002 | 112 mins

In a near-future Philippines kept under lockdown by a heavily contested military regime, poet-cum-freedom-fighter Hesus travels the country fleeing government authorities in Lav Diaz’s dystopian fable of philosophical rigor and barely muted anger.

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Saturday, September 21

4:30pm
I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar

I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar

Philippe Garrel | 1991 | 98 mins

Arguably Philippe Garrel’s masterpiece, I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar is a surpassingly delicate meditation on love, loss and the passage of time... One of the greatest of the ‘90s. —Kent Jones, Film Comment

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Wednesday, September 25

6:45pm
Little Odessa

Little Odessa

James Gray | 1994 | 98 mins

James Gray was just out of film school when he shot this wrenching, deeply personal crime drama about the slow implosion of a Russian-Jewish family, establishing himself one of America’s most inventive genre filmmakers and guiding Tim Roth to a career-highlight performance.

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Sunday, September 22

6:45pm
Maborosi

Maborosi

Hirokazu Kore-eda | 1995 | 109 mins

One of Japan’s foremost contemporary filmmakers made his feature debut with this delicate portrait of loss and regeneration about a young, widowed mother who, despite re-marrying, struggles with an ache she can’t soothe or name.

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Tuesday, September 24

6:30pm
Miller’s Crossing

Miller’s Crossing

Joel Coen | 1990 | 115 mins

Featuring career-highlight turns from John Turturro as a sniveling informant and Marcia Gay Harden as a jaded gangster’s moll, the Coen Brothers’ third feature is one of their finest moments, and a high point of the ’90s gangster film revival.

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Sunday, September 22

9:00pm
Night and Day

Night and Day

Hong Sang-soo | 2008 | 144 mins

A successful painter facing pot possession charges flees his sleepy Korean home for the streets of Paris in Hong Sang-Soo’s ambling portrait of mid-life male discombobulation, whose late-film swerve into fantasy caps the whole thing off with a mischievous question mark.

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Friday, September 20

9:00pm

Playing ‘In the Company of Men’

Arnaud Desplechin | 2003 | 121 mins

Arnaud Desplechin does for Edward Bond’s play what Louis Malle did for Uncle Vanya: the dramatic action itself, shot with a hyperactive handheld camera, alternates with footage of the actors auditioning, rehearsing, and gearing up to perform.

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Wednesday, September 25

9:00pm
Pulse

Pulse

Kiyoshi Kurosawa | 2001 | 118 mins

With this slow-burn slice of supernatural horror, Kiyoshi Kurosawa took a now-familiar premise—ghosts making contact with the living through computer monitors and laptop screens—and spun it into an unsettling reflection on isolation, impotence and loss.

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Saturday, September 21

9:00pm
The River

The River

Tsai Ming-liang | 1997 | 115 mins

Tsai Ming-Liang’s third feature is at once overtly metaphorical and deeply committed to the ebb and flow of everyday life: a film about individuals in crisis that builds patiently to a devastating emotional climax.

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Tuesday, September 24

9:00pm
Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m.

Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m.

Claude Lanzmann | 2001 | 95 mins

More than just an epilogue to Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s interview with a Holocaust survivor named Yehuda Lerner about the uprising at Sobibor, a Nazi extermination in eastern Poland, is a rebuttal to the dominant mythology of Jewish acquiescence and martyrdom.

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Sunday, September 22

2:00pm
Useless

Useless

Jia Zhangke | 2007 | 81 mins

The second documentary feature by acclaimed director Jia Zhangke (Platform, The World) is a three-part, multi-angle reflection on the clothing industry that suggests a modern China in flux, struggling to close a series of ever-widening internal divisions.

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Saturday, September 21

7:00pm
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