Steve McQueen discussing 12 Years a Slave at NYFF. Photo by Olga Bas
Here’s another batch of video of exciting moments at the 51st New York Film Festival!
On Saturday, director/actor Ben Stiller presented his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as the Centerpiece of NYFF51. On Tuesday, Film Comment magazine hosted a special screening of 12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodward and Michael Fassbender, among others. We’ve got video of both films’ press screenings, as well as Q&As from screenings of three documentaries: Jehane Noujaim’s The Square, Nancy Buirski’s Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq, and Penn & Teller’s Tim’s Vermeer.
First, the press conference of the witty and moving The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. The film had its world premiere Saturday night at Alice Tully Hall.
Jehane Noujaim discusses her of-the-moment documentary The Square about the ongoing protests in Egypt.
Magic/comedy duo Penn and Teller and subject Tim Jennison talk doc Tim’s Vermeer in a hilarious Q&A.
Director Nancy Bruiski speaks about capturing the essence of Tanaquil le Clerq, known as Tanny, the exquisite dancer, muse and wife to choreographer George Balanchine.
Finally, here’s Steve McQueen presenting his latest feature 12 Years A Slave, which is already garnering Oscar buzz.