FSLC Announces Lineup for NYFF Live, Free Talks Throughout the Festival
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for the popular FREE Film Society Talks series, NYFF Live, during the 53rd New York Film Festival, sponsored by HBO. The upcoming events will include a combination of clips, trailers, and extended conversations, with questions also taken from the audience. Additional information on moderators and more will be announced at a later date, so stay tuned and visit filmlinc.org/nyff for details. Talks will take place in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street."NYFF Live offers audiences the opportunity to experience the New York Film Festival free of charge," said Eugene Hernandez, Deputy Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. "This year we'll be welcoming filmmakers from all areas of the festival, and we invite attendees to visit us nightly at Lincoln Center or via our digital platforms on iTunes and YouTube." Free tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office (144 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam) on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the talks. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend, video from the event will be available online at filmlinc.org. 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. The selection committee, chaired by Kent Jones, also includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Marian Masone, FSLC Senior Programming Advisor; Gavin Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.
DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULE
All talks will take place in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center's Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook & AJ Schnack (Field of Vision: New Episodic Fiction)
Oscar winner Laura Poitras, whose CITIZENFOUR debuted at last year's New York Film Festival, returns to the festival with a previews of her series Asylum and the launch of the documentary initiative Field of Vision. Poitras will be joined by her collaborators Charlotte Cook and AJ Schnack, and the trio will offer an inside look at Field of Vision, an off-shoot of editorial start-up The Intercept (the site she launched with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill), and talk about their new company's plans for a documentary series.
Monday, September 28, 7:00pm Indiewire's Screen Talk with Eric Kohn & Anne Thompson
For this live edition of Indiewire chief film critic Eric Kohn and Thompson on Hollywood author Anne Thompson's popular weekly podcast, Screen Talk, the journalists will offer their take on the opening weekend of the New York Film Festival and the latest about the indie film world and beyond-from festivals to new releases to the future of the business.
Monday, September 28, 7:45pm Meet the Shorts Filmmakers
This year's Main Slate shorts programs include 27 films divided into four programs: International, Genre Stories, Animation, and New York. Join a group of the attending filmmakers from around the world as they talk about their latest works.
Tuesday, September 29, 7:00pm Meet the Documentary Filmmakers
Documentaries come in all shapes, sizes, and tones: compressed and expansive, eclectic portraits and vérité canvases, objective examinations and works of passionate advocacy. This year's Spotlight on Documentary represents the entire spectrum of nonfiction cinema. A cross section of this year's directors will be present to discuss their films in this diverse medium.
Wednesday, September 30, 7:00pm Walter Salles (Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang)
Brazilian-born Walter Salles has been a mainstay of the international film circuit with features such as Central Station (1998), Behind the Sun (2001), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), and On the Road (2012). His latest, the documentary Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang, which is having its North American premiere at the NYFF, spotlights the prolific Chinese director as he walks down memory lane and revisits his hometown and other locations used in creating his body of work. Salles will be present to reflect on the making of the film.
Thursday, October 1, 7:00pm Miguel Gomes (Arabian Nights trilogy)
In 2012, Portuguese director Miguel Gomes's Tabu screened as part of the NYFF. This year, he returns with a trio of films-Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One, Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One, and Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One-all making their U.S. premieres. These works, among the most talked about new films at the Cannes Film Festival this year, are based on One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern, West Asian, and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. Gomes will discuss his trilogy at NYFF Live.
Friday, October 2, 7:00pm Nathaniel Dorsky & Jerome Hiler (Retrospective)
For the last six decades, Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, partners in life and in cinema, have taken their cameras out into the world and filmed gestures, odds, atmospheres, states of being, light and darkness, movement and stillness. Hiler's register is ecstatic and polyphonic, Dorsky's devotional and poetic. Powerhouses of their field of filmmaking, Dorsky and Hiler will discuss their work, which is the subject of this year's NYFF Retrospective.
Friday, October 2, 7:45pm Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days)
Considered one of the leading filmmakers working in France today, Arnaud Desplechin is no stranger to the New York Film Festival. Last here in 2013 with Jimmy P., Desplechin was first at NYFF in 1996 with My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument. Desplechin is back this year with My Golden Days, a hit from this year's Cannes Film Festival that looks at young love. In the film, Mathieu Amalric reprises his role from My Sex Life..., but this time around he's looking back at his life from the point of view of middle age.
Saturday, October 3, 7:00pm New Hollywood?
"A Hollywood Face-Lift" was the title of a recent Sunday New York Times Arts & Leisure cover story. In it, A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis addressed the changing tides of Hollywood and how studio movies are evolving. Since then, HBO's Project Greenlight and the Emmy Awards have added urgency to an increasingly vital discussion about how modern moviegoing is diversifying and changing. Can women gain permanent positions of power in this new content landscape and will stories by and about people of color be embraced more widely? Panelists, including producer Effie T. Brown (Dear White People) and writer Mark Harris (Pictures at a Revolution), will consider some of these questions and explore how Hollywood can do more to embrace what could be a permanent shift in the types of movies and TV shows that are made, distributed, and consumed by audiences.
Sunday, October 4, 7:00pm Michel Gondry (Microbe & Gasoline)
French filmmaker Michel Gondry has been a mainstay of the international film world for nearly 15 years, working both in France and in Hollywood, but he made his name as a music-video director in the '90s, collaborating with artists such as Daft Punk, Kylie Minogue, The White Stripes, and Björk. Three years after his first feature, Human Nature, debuted at Cannes in 2001, Gondry shared a screenplay Oscar for his follow-up, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Since then, Gondry has directed both narrative and documentary films, including The Science of Sleep (2006), Be Kind Rewind (2008), The Thorn in the Heart (2009), and Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013). For his latest work, Gondry returns home with a comedy about two young friends who embark on a road trip across France in a homemade caravan. Gondry will join NYFF Live to talk about Microbe & Gasoline, which is having its U.S. Premiere at the festival, and more.
Monday, October 5, 7:00pm From Script to Screen: Maggie's Plan (director/co-writer Rebecca Miller, producers Damon Cardasis and Rachael Horovitz, cinematographer Sam Levy, editor Sabine Hoffmann & writer Karen Rinaldi), co-presented with New York Women in Film and Television
Rebecca Miller's Maggie's Plan takes a look at modern life and love as three New Yorkers (Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore) engage in an increasingly intricate love triangle. Miller and company will talk in-depth about how they brought the winning romantic comedy-a hit at the recent Toronto International Film Festival-to the big screen.
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00pm László Nemes & Géza Röhrig (Son of Saul)
The most talked about, and controversial, movie at this year's Cannes Film Festival was also the debut feature of a major new director. Son of Saul takes a brutal look inside a World War II concentration camp and offers an unflinching look at the life of one man, played by Géza Röhrig, who is trying to survive and also bury a boy that he believes is his son. Harrowing and exquisitely made, Son of Saul was shot on film and directed by a protégé of the great Béla Tarr, the Austrian László Nemes, who worked on Tarr's 2007 film The Man from London (NYFF45). "I might be part of a dying kind," Nemes said at Cannes this year. "This is the soul of cinema, the physical image projected. Everything else is a screen."
Wednesday, October 7, 7:00pm Filmmaker in Residence, Athina Rachel Tsangari (Chevalier), presented with Jaeger-LeCoultre
This year's New York Film Festival Filmmaker in Residence is the acclaimed Greek director, producer, and actress Athina Rachel Tsangari. Richard Linklater fans will recognize Tsangari from a small role in Before Midnight, and she also produced the acclaimed 2009 Greek Oscar entry, Dogtooth. But Tsangari's own work is also gaining more and more attention. Her new film debuted this summer at the Locarno Film Festival, and her first two features, The Slow Business of Going and Attenberg, screened prior to this year's NYFF during a night in her honor here at the Film Society. At this year's Filmmaker in Residence talk, Tsangari will discuss the many hats she wears as a creative person working in cinema today.
Wednesday, October 7, 7:45pm Focus on Film with Cinematographer Ed Lachman (Carol)
Film is seen as a fading format. But not so fast... Director of photography Ed Lachman, a true master of his craft, will sit down for an extended conversation with NYFF Selection Committee member Amy Taubin to talk about why shooting on film, as he did for Todd Haynes's Carol, is a priority for him. An annual fixture at the New York Film Festival, easily spotted in his dark hat, Lachman has collaborated with Haynes on a number of films. During the discussion, he'll show clips from I'm Not There and Mildred Pierce and also talk about their work together over the years.
Thursday, October 8, 7:00pm The Film Comment Roundtable
Join the critics of Film Comment and special guests as they discuss the many splendors of the New York Film Festival. From art to craft to the talented individuals who make the films, this special roundtable will cover the festival's innumerable highlights in a wide-ranging and detailed conversation moderated by the editors of the bimonthly magazine published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Friday, October 9, 7:00pm