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Every year at the festival, we ask an invited filmmaker to select clips from work that has inspired and informed his or her own practice, as the basis for a discussion with festival director Kent Jones.
This event has been moved to the Walter Reade TheaterIn our annual master class, NYFF director Kent Jones sits down with world-renowned filmmakers for an in-depth conversation about films from other directors that have influenced and inspired them, their talk illustrated with film clips. For the 2016 edition, Jones sits down with legendary American independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who has two films featured in this year's festival.
In this annual series of intimate conversations, a selection of filmmakers from this year’s festival sit down for special Q&As to discuss their craft.
Free Event • Sponsored by HBO®For its September-October 2016 edition, Film Comment, the most important and renowned critical film magazine in the U.S. for more than 50 years, has come out of the gate with an issue devoted to the vitality of movies today, as well as an elaborate special section on films featured in the 54th New York Film Festival. For this panel a selection of the magazine’s editors, new contributors, and longtime writers will join to discuss issues raised and questions asked in its pages. Scheduled guests: Shonni Enelow, Michael Koresky, Nick Pinkerton, Nicolas Rapold, Imogen Sara Smith, Farihah Zaman.
Sponsored by HBO®This discussion will take an in-depth look at the making of the film, from Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of the story to his collaborations with indie producer Adele Romanski, and Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner from Plan B, Brad Pitt’s production company.
Sponsored by HBO®Join a group of this year’s attending filmmakers as they give insight into their latest work.
Sponsored by HBO® and Jaeger-LeCoultreAt this special conversation, Alice Rohrwacher with talk about her work and career with Film Society of Lincoln Center director of programming Dennis Lim.
Presented with Writers Guild of America, East · Sponsored by HBO®The Writers Guild of America, East brings together the creators behind some unforgettable recent movie characters to tell us how they made them intriguing and believable.
Presented with Casting Society of America · Sponsored by HBO®Join three of New York’s foremost casting directors as they shine a light on the intensely creative and collaborative art of casting.
Sponsored by HBO®Join the duo as they talk about this latest project, a drama that blends fact and fiction in telling the story of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
Presented with New York Women in Film & Television · Sponsored by HBO®Panelists will feature NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund Committee Co-chair Ann Deborah Levy, previous WFPF Chair and Producer/Post-Production Supervisor Susan Lazarus, and other experts in the preservation field.
Presented with IndieWire · Sponsored by HBO® and Kodak Motion Picture FilmTo mark this anniversary, IndieWire has assembled a panel of several influential filmmakers whose work has made an impact.
Free Event • Sponsored by HBO®In this special roundtable discussion, a selection of different directors from around the world whose films are screening in this year’s New York Film Festival talk together in a discussion moderated by Film Comment editor Nicolas Rapold. It’s the rare chance to see some of today’s most important filmmakers in dialogue with each other, talking about their experiences watching and creating movies. Scheduled guests: Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper), Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius), Alison Maclean (The Rehearsal).
Sponsored by HBO®Godlis's new book, History Is Made At Night, includes 119 of his iconic black-and-white images from nights on the Bowery at CBGB between 1974 and 1979, shot with his handheld Leica and TRI-X film.
Sponsored by HBO®Join director Kleber Mendonça Filho and actress Sônia Braga as they talk about Aquarius, screening in NYFF’s Main Slate.
Sponsored by HBO®A cross-section of this year’s Spotlight on Documentary directors will be present to discuss their films.
Sponsored by HBO®This discussion—featuring writer-director Dash Shaw, lead animator Jane Samborski, and producer Kyle Martin—will go behind the scenes to explore the making of this distinctive new movie.
Free Event • Sponsored by HBO®For the second year in a row, Film Comment contributing critics and editors gather for the festival’s last weekend and talk about the films they’ve seen, discussing—and arguing about—their favorites in the lineup, from Main Slate to beyond. Scheduled guests: Margaret Barton-Fumo, K. Austin Collins, Eric Hynes, Violet Lucca, Aliza Ma, Nicolas Rapold.