Fifty years of cinematic history are captured throughout the pages of this collector’s item.
A look at the past fifty years of movies, New York Film Festival Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is a 340 page coffee table book that includes an introduction by Pedro Almodóvar; a behind the scenes history of NYFF by Philip Lopate; Foreward by Rose Kuo; many personal essays and anecdotes from NYFF selection committee members, esteemed critics and scholars; a visually stunning collection of over 200 photographs and behind-the-scenes shots with over 130 filmmakers; hundreds of rare stills from NYFF films and a reproduction of all 50 NYFF posters!
Introduction by Pedro Almodóvar
Foreword by Rose Kuo
History of the NYFF by Phillip Lopate
Personal Essays replete with anecdotes about their experiences on the NYFF Selection Committee by:
Essays by long-term Film Society staff members:
The Avant-Garde in the NYFF by Gavin Smith
Sidebars, Symposia and other Special Events by Wendy Keys
Coping with Censorship by Joanne Koch
The Film Selection Process by Richard Peña
Over 200 photographs taken at the NYFF which include behind the scene shots of more than 130 of the filmmakers who participated
Over 300 stills from films shown in the NYFF
Reproductions of all 50 NYFF Posters
A complete listing, with directing and writing credits plus leading cast members of all films shown in the Festival’s main slate including this year's 50th edition, together with pertinent anecdotes. These year- by-year lists also include short films as well as detailed information on all special programming associated with the NYFF since it began in 1963.