Check out the full lineup for @thenyff’s Convergence, featuring VR and immersive cinema projects, at filmlinc.org/nyff 👀 #Repost @disneyanimation "Cycles," our first-ever VR short film, will be making its U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival's Convergence! #DisneyCycles #NYFF
A message from programmer @thomasbbeard ahead of our Pixelvision series, starting Friday: "I bought a PXL 2000 on eBay years ago, back when I was in college, but unfortunately I could never get it to work. The Pixelvision camera was kind of legendary, a plastic camcorder for kids put out by Fisher-Price in the late ‘80s that recorded its ghostly, low-res images onto a regular audio cassette. As a toy, the PXL 2000 was rather a bust, yanked from the shelves after only a year—they were too expensive, they were temperamental—but the story of Pixelvision doesn’t end there. It had a look like nothing else, a dreamy visual texture, fuzzy as a faded memory, and the format had a surprise second act in the hands of experimental filmmakers, who used the device to shoot some truly remarkable movies, like Michael Almereyda’s Nadja, a wry riff on the vampire picture, or Sadie Benning’s teenage bedroom tapes, which, in my estimation, are among the most moving and imaginative records of queer adolescence ever made. Over the years there have been a number of one-off Pixelvision screenings, but nothing this comprehensive, and many of the titles aren’t currently available on DVD or Netflix, so if you’re intrigued by the curious afterlife of the PXL 2000 and the challenging, strangely beautiful films it captured, now’s the time to check them out. Think of this series as the underappreciated flipside of ‘90s independent cinema."
The Main Slate lineup for the 56th @thenyff has been unveiled, featuring new films from Olivier Assayas, Bi Gan, Richard Billingham, Joel & Ethan Coen, Paul Dano, Claire Denis, Louis Garrel, Jean-Luc Godard, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Hong Sangsoo, Christophe Honoré, Barry Jenkins, Tamara Jenkins, Jia Zhangke, Ulrich Köhler, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Lee Chang-dong, Mariano Llinás, Jafar Panahi, Paweł Pawlikowski, Alex Ross Perry, Christian Petzold, Alice Rohrwacher, Dominga Sotomayor, Frederick Wiseman, and Ying Liang. See more at filmlinc.org/nyff and secure your seats today with a Festival Pass. #NYFF
Tonight at 7pm, join Skate Kitchen director @crystalmoselle for our latest @FilmCommentMagazine Free Talk! What better way to weather the dog days of a New York summer than by celebrating a New York movie? With her new film, Moselle captures a refreshingly authentic portrait of a skateboarding teenager’s experiences with her new circle of friends and with the thrill of wheels on pavement. Moselle—a New York native who also made the fascinating documentary The Wolfpack—will discuss being faithful to her irrepressible young characters’ point of view and shooting in a dynamic urban setting with Amy Taubin. Tickets will be distributed starting at 6pm.
Our series featuring wondrous work from female cinematographers continues all weekend, featuring Holy Motors, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jeanne Dielman, Fruitvale Station & Creed, House of Tolerance and more! Seeing 3+ films? Save with a discount package at the link in bio.
Tonight at FSLC, @reedmorano presented a special sneak preview of her gorgeous, singular postapocalyptic tale I Think We’re Alone Now starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning. “I think it’s an antiquated perspective that only men can do it,” said the director-cinematographer. “I can carry a 55-pound camera and I can actually carry it longer than most of my male counterparts.” The Female Gaze, our series celebrating women cinematographers, continues through next week! 📸: @photojuice #FilmLivesHere #reedmorano #ithinkwerealonenow #peterdinklage #ellefanning #thefemalegaze
This Sunday, join us for a Ryan Coogler double feature at The Female Gaze! @rmorrison brings a gripping sense of urgency to Fruitvale Station (7pm) while Maryse Alberti dazzles with the virtuoso lensing of Creed (9pm). Coogler: "You’re absolutely missing something [in a room that’s all men]. Too often, you find yourself in a room like that. Sometimes dealing with studios, you go to a session and there are only a few women, or sometimes there are none. That’s not really healthy for the creative process. Everybody’s a prisoner of their own perspective. I can only see the world through my own eyes. The last few times I made a movie, I had a cinematographer who was a woman... When you have that balance, it’s really an asset."
Tomorrow at 6:30pm, @ReedMorano will join us for a Q&A following a sneak preview of her Sundance winner I Think We're Alone Now, starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning as the last people on Earth. Pulling double duty as director and cinematographer, Morano finds the melancholic beauty in the end of the world with this gorgeous and strange drama. Limited tickets available at the link in bio for his special event, playing as part of our female cinematographer series The Female Gaze.
Via @thenyff: Julian Schnabel's luminous drama At Eternity's Gate, featuring a shattering performance by Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh, will make its North American premiere as the Closing Night selection of the 56th #NYFF! Dafoe stars alongside Oscar Isaac as Gauguin, Rupert Friend as Theo, Mathieu Amalric as Dr. Gachet, Emmanuelle Seigner as Madame Ginoux, and Mads Mikkelsen as The Priest. "At Eternity’s Gate is such a surprising film, for all kinds of reasons. Julian Schnabel makes use of the most up-to-date information about Vincent van Gogh, altering our accepted ideas of how he lived and died; he grounds the film in the very action of painting, the intense contact between an artist and the world of forms and textures colored by light; and he gives us Willem Dafoe’s performance as Vincent—acting this pure is endlessly surprising," said New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones. Secure your seat with a Festival Pass before they sell out! See more details and purchase at filmlinc.org/nyff
Via @thenyff: Yorgos Lanthimos’s wildly intricate and very darkly funny The Favourite, starring Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Olivia Colman, is the Opening Night selection of the 56th #NYFF! “The Favourite is a lot of things at once, each of them perfectly meshed: a historical epic; a visual feast; a wild, wild ride; a formidable display of the art of acting from Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Olivia Colman, abetted by a brilliant cast; a tour de force from Yorgos Lanthimos. And… it’s a blast. We’re very excited to have it as our opening night film," said New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones. Secure your seat with a Festival Pass before they sell out! See more details and purchase at filmlinc.org/nyff
Now available on The Film Comment Podcast. 🎧 📸: @photojuice
Are you an aspiring critic? Apply today to the NYFF56 Critics Academy! Presented by @filmlinc and @filmcommentmagazine, the Critics Academy was designed in collaboration with @indiewire to nurture promising writers and provide a valuable platform to launch their careers. For the 2018 edition, ten selected critics will have the opportunity to attend NYFF press screenings and cover the festival in a variety of ways, from quick-turnaround film reviews to more in-depth articles and interviews for potential publication in Indiewire and beyond. Participants will partake in candid roundtable discussions with working critics and other members of the industry to put their work in context, and have the opportunity to workshop their writing in one-on-one sessions with editors from Film Comment. Apply today at filmlinc.org/critics 📸: @seandiserio
#Repost @thenyff: Just announced! Academy Award winning-director @alfonsocuaron's vibrant, epic drama ROMA is the Centerpiece selection of the 56th #NYFF, making its New York Premiere on October 5, 2018. “I was absolutely stunned by ROMA from beginning to end—by the craftsmanship and the artistry of everyone involved, by the physical power and gravitational force of the images, by the realization that I was seeing something magical: a story of ongoing life grounded within the immensity and mystery of just being here on this planet. Alfonso Cuarón’s film is a wonder," said New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones. Secure your seat with a Festival Pass before they sell out! See more details and purchase at filmlinc.org/nyff
Just announced! Academy Award winning-director @alfonsocuaron's vibrant, epic drama ROMA is the Centerpiece selection of the 56th #NYFF, making its New York Premiere on October 5, 2018. “I was absolutely stunned by ROMA from beginning to end—by the craftsmanship and the artistry of everyone involved, by the physical power and gravitational force of the images, by the realization that I was seeing something magical: a story of ongoing life grounded within the immensity and mystery of just being here on this planet. Alfonso Cuarón’s film is a wonder," said New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones. Secure your seat with a Festival Pass before they sell out! See more details and purchase at filmlinc.org/nyff
Don't miss the world premiere of the new documentary Spike Jonze is a Dancer this Saturday at Dance on Camera Festival 2018! Through next Tuesday, the 46th edition of the festival is a treat for dance lovers of all stripes, offering everything from tap to classical ballet to mime. See the full schedule + reserve tickets at the link in bio. #danceoncamera #DOCF #danceoncamerafestival #spikejonze #dance #fkatwigs
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, a @nytimes Critic’s Pick, opens today! Stephen Schible’s intimate documentary is a deep portrait of both the artist and his creative process. Limited tickets available for tonight’s 9:30pm and tomorrow’s 7:30pm screenings, both featuring introductions by Sakamoto and Schible.