, 3:30pm, Francesca Beale Theater

Three of the best directors in contemporary German cinema come together for an ingenious movie trilogy that tells a single story from three completely different points of view and in radically contrasting filmmaking styles. The first of the three films, Christian Petzold's Beats Being Dead (Etwas Besseres als den Tod), plays today at 3:30pm in the Beale and the other two parts will screen tomorrow and Thursday, same time, same place. Best of all, one ticket gets you into all three films! (NYFF Spotlight)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World, 6:30pm Standby Only, Alice Tully Hall
Martin Scorsese’s expansive documentary on the Beatles’ lead guitarist—and of one of the greatest musicians of the 1960s and ’70s—traces all aspects of Harrison’s professional and personal life. (NYFF Spotlight)

The Loneliest Planet, 9:00pm, Walter Reade Theater
This staggeringly acute examination of the fissures that develop between couples from Julia Loktev proves that even the most wide-open spaces can feel suffocating during romantic discord. (NYFF Spotlight)

Writing New York, Part I: Gotham, The Quintessential Urban Landscape, 7:00pm, Amphitheater

Featuring David Koepp (Premium Rush, Ghost Town, Panic Room, Spider-Man, Carlito's Way); Brian Koppelman (The Girlfriend Experience, Solitary Man, Rounders); David Levien (The Girlfriend Experience, Rounders); Stephen Schiff (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps).

Susan Orlean: Rin Tin Tin, the Life and the Legend
, 6:00pm, Walter Reade Theater
Celebrated author Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief) looks at the triumphs and tragedies of the Rin Tin Tin dynasty, and will present Clash of the Wolves (Noel M. Smith, 1925), Rinny’s first great box-office success.

Shorts Program #1, 1:30pm, Howard Gilman Theater
Discover the next generation of NYFF filmmakers with two programs of original short films by exciting new talents on the world cinema stage.

Tahrir, 9:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
Stefano Savona gives a day-to-day account of the revolution in Egypt, capturing the anger, fear, resolve and finally the elation of those who made it happen. See a regime fall from the perspective of the people forcing the change, on the streets that they marched, and with the emotion they carried with them. (NYFF Spotlight)

Our special Masterworks series “Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial” continues with two screenings of the satirical Capricious Young Man (5:30pm and 9:30pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*) and Mud and Soldiers (7:10pm, Howard Gilman Theater, RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!*), a story of Japanese soldiers in China.

*One hour before showtime, a limited number of rush tickets to selected festival screenings will go on sale at the screening's corresponding box office. Rush tickets are $12 at Alice Tully Hall and $10 at the Walter Reade Theater & the Film Center's theaters.  More info…

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