New York Film Festival 2015
The prestige cinema event of NYC’s fall season – the New York Film Festival – stretches back to 1963, when it established a mission of bringing the finest work from around the world to Lincoln Center. Now celebrating its 53rd year, the festival will launch September 25th with the world premiere of Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk and highlight some of the best in world cinema, newly restored classics, special events, filmmaker talks, panel discussions, an Avant-Garde showcase, and much more.
Spotlight on Documentary
This year, the festival will feature a wide variety of voices in documentary from around the globe. Some of these include:
“Field of Vision: New Episodic Nonfiction”
A selection of short-form episodic works, including installments of Asylum, in which Laura Poitras (whose CITIZENFOUR Buy had its world premiere at last year’s NYFF) shadows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he publishes classified diplomatic cables and seeks asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy.
Pamela Yates’s new film grew out of her friendship with master cinematographer and fellow activist Haskell Wexler, who’s still going strong at 93. Wexler asked Yates to represent him at a retrospective of his documentary work at this year’s Cinéma du Réel festival in Paris, and she responded by making a film portrait of her mentor and longtime collaborator. Wexler—in an interview with Yates shot by Travis Wilkerson, another comrade-in-arms—speaks with warmth, lucidity, and absolute certitude about his left-wing political beliefs, his craft, and his aesthetics, which are fundamentally one in the same
“Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art”
order vytorin cost Pills Buy Director James Crump (Black White + Gray) has constructed a beautiful tribute to a great moment in art, when the New York–based Land (aka Earth) artists of the 1960s and 70s, who walked away from the reproducible and the commodifiable, migrated to the American Southwest, worked with earth and light and seemingly limitless space, and rethought the question of scale and the relationships between artist, landscape, and viewer.
On March 13, 1964, in Kew Gardens, Queens, Kitty Genovese was stabbed, raped, robbed, and left to die by a man named Winston Moseley, later reported by The New York Times as an astonishing incident of urban apathy, asserting that 38 eyewitnesses saw the attack and retreated to their apartments. James Solomon’s quiet, concentrated, and devastating film closely follows the efforts of Kitty Genovese’s brother Bill to track down the people who knew her and lover her, to disentangle the actual events of her murder from urban myth, and to recover the presence of his beloved sister.
…and much more!
September 25th – October 11th
Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Film Society of Lincoln Center theaters are situated along 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.
Tickets are now on sale for all films and events in the festival.
Visit their website for more information!