New York Film Festival Gold

Fifty years of cinematic history are captured throughout the pages of this collector’s item.

A look at the past fifty years of movies, New York Film Festival Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is a 340 page coffee table book that includes an introduction by Pedro Almodóvar; a behind the scenes history of NYFF by Philip Lopate; Foreword by Rose Kuo; many personal essays and anecdotes from NYFF selection committee members, esteemed critics and scholars; a visually stunning collection of over 200 photographs and behind-the-scenes shots with over 130 filmmakers; hundreds of rare stills from NYFF films and a reproduction of all 50 NYFF posters!

Introduction by Pedro Almodóvar

Foreword by Rose Kuo

History of the NYFF by Phillip Lopate

Personal Essays replete with anecdotes about their experiences on the NYFF Selection Committee by:

Roger Greenspun
Richard Corliss
Molly Haskell
J. Hoberman
David Thomson
David Ansen
Stuart Klawans
John Powers
Kent Jones
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Scott Foundas

Essays by long-term Film Society staff members:

The Avant-Garde in the NYFF by Gavin Smith
Sidebars, Symposia and other Special Events by Wendy Keys
Coping with Censorship by Joanne Koch
The Film Selection Process by Richard Peña

Over 200 photographs taken at the NYFF which include behind the scene shots of more than 130 of the filmmakers who participated

Over 300 stills from films shown in the NYFF

Film Stills from The Kobal Collection

Reproductions of all 50 NYFF Posters

A complete listing, with directing and writing credits plus leading cast members of all films shown in the Festival’s main slate including this year's 50th edition, together with pertinent anecdotes.  These year- by-year lists also include short films as well as detailed information on all special programming associated with the NYFF since it began in 1963.

Books may be purchased in person at the Film Shop located within the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center or online by clicking below.