Joachim Lafosse's Our Children

The end of the 50th New York Film Festival is fast approaching, so it goes without saying that the festival's final stretch of films, special events, and live talks are unmissable. With main slate films, two live talks, select Masterworks screenings, and a midnight yakuza thriller to top it all off, the New York Film Festival has plenty to offer today. 

Along with encore screenings of BwakawFirst Cousin Once Removed (rush tickets available), Kinshasa Kids, and Something in the Air, the festival also premieres screenings of three highly anticipated films: Pablo Larrain's NoJoão Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata's The Last Time I saw Macao, and Joachim Lafosse's Our Children (rush tickets available). Based on real-life events that made headline news, Belgium director Joachim Lafosse's fifth feature, Our Children, looks at family dynamics and the different dimensions of social intimacy in following a young, bright woman's road to tragedy in her experiences with marriage and motherhood. At 6:00pm in Alice Tully Hall, Lafosse will be in person to discuss his film, while co-directors Rodrigues and Guerra da Mata will attend the screening of The Last Time I Saw Macao at 9:00pm.

Author of “The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies”, David Thomson. 

Today also marks the second to last day of our FREE NYFF Live talks, which have previously invited filmmakers, experts, and industry professionals to engage in panel discussions and interviews. To start off, director Roger Michell will be discussing his main slate film, Hyde Park on Hudson, at 7:00pm in the SoHo Apple Store. Following this, critic and former NYFF selection committee member David Thomson will be discussing and signing his new book “The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies” for the first time in advance of their hitting the bookstores next week. Held at 8:00pm in the Film Center Ampitheater, and free and open to the public, David Thomson will speak about the history of film and the changing nature of film spectatorship. 

Intimate conversations also play a significant role in the films offered in the Masterworks series today. Andre S. Labarthe's films on Joseph Losey and Otto Preminger use interviews as a way of gaining insight into the early beginnings, challenges, and triumphs in both filmmakers' careers, while The New Wave: Remedy or Poison? presents an intriguing round-table made up of Cinématheque Française director Henri Langlois, and filmmakers Alexandre Astruc, Pierre Kast and Agnès Varda to discuss the past, present and future of the French New Wave in 1964. Rush tickets available to both screenings!

Interviews also lend an interesting perspective on the role of casting directors in Tom Donahue's Casting Bywhich traces the history and the significant contributions casting directors have made behind the scenes in creating big screen gems. With two screenings today, at 1:15pm and 6:30pm, Casting by will be the last film to screen as part of the festival's Cinema Reflected series.

Takeshi Kitano's Outrage Beyond.

To end the day's exciting program, Takeshi Kitano's Outrage Beyond will be screened as part of the festival's Midnight Movies at 11:59pm. As the sequel to 2010's yakuza hit Outrage,Outrage Beyond continues the story of the powerful and dangerous Sanno crime ring with enough hard-boiled violence, black humor, and intrigue to satisfy late night audiences. Rush tickets available!

Full Schedule:

Main Slate:
1:00pm – First Cousin Once Removed (Rush Tickets Available!)
3:30pm – Bwakaw
3:45pm – Kinshasa Kids (Standby Only)
6:00pm – Our Children (Rush Tickets Available!)
6:30pm – Something in the Air
9:00pm – No
9:00pm – The Last Time I Saw Macao

Special Events
1:15pm – Casting by 
6:30pm – Casting by (Standby Only)
11:59pm – Outrage Beyond (Midnight Movies, Rush Tickets Available!)

6:15pm – Jospeh Losey (Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Time, Rush Tickets Available!)
8:45pm – The New Wave: Remedy or Poison? (Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Time, Rush Tickets Available!)
9:00pm – Cousin Jules

NYFF Live:
7:00pm – Meet the Filmmaker – Roger Michell (SoHo Apple Store)
8:00pm – David Thomson on “The Big Screen”