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NYFF52 Main Slate

NYFF52 Main Slate

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!
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NYFF52 Revivals

NYFF52 Revivals

As Martin Scorsese has put it, there will be no future for cinema if we don’t preserve its past. These wondrous films are in serious need of attention, and each one is here to discover… or re-discover.
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NYFF52 Retrospective – Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Essential Iconoclast

NYFF52 Retrospective – Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Essential Iconoclast

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.
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NYFF52 Special Events

NYFF52 Special Events

We have a terrific roster of special presentations for this year’s festival—an artful and unexpectedly funny miniseries from Bruno Dumont, two brand new theatrical adaptations from Arnaud Desplechin and Claire Denis, an animated masterpiece from Paul Grimault and Jacques Prévert, the great John Boorman’s sequel to his 1987 Hope and Glory (brought to you by Film Comment), and… Spinal Tap!
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NYFF52 Projections

NYFF52 Projections

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.
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NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

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.
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NYFF52 HBO Directors Dialogues

NYFF52 HBO Directors Dialogues

The popular series of talks returns to the 52nd New York Film Festival with four vibrant directors discussing their careers, their approach to making movies, and the current state of the art of filmmaking. This year's Directors Dialogues are free thanks to HBO!
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NYFF52 Convergence

NYFF52 Convergence

The advent of the digital age has created a “new audience,” people no longer content to be passive consumers of entertainment but active participants in their media. As the traditional lines separating the arts are blurred by stories spanning multiple platforms innovative creators are shaping a bold new art form.
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NYFF52 On Cinema

NYFF52 On Cinema

Close your eyes and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson will come back to you with a visceral force—the ill-fated visit to the drug dealer’s house in Boogie Nights… the ocean of oil cascading from the derrick in There Will Be Blood… the troubled emotional momentum of The Master… these are some of the great visionary passages in modern movies. Anderson will select clips from and discuss the films that have inspired and excited him.
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