Special Events

MINDHUNTER

  • David Fincher
  • 111 minutes
In this long-awaited adaptation of John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s 1996 chronicle of Douglas’s career in the FBI’s Investigative Support Unit, developed and produced for Netflix by David Fincher and writer Joe Penhall, Jonathan Groff is Holden Ford, an instructor at Quantico in the late '70s who plunges headfirst into the still-emerging field of criminal psychology and profiling.

A Conversation with Kate Winslet

  • 60 minutes
For more than twenty years one of the most expressive actors in movies, Winslet will participate in a special live onstage event in which she talks about her career and her extraordinary latest performance in the closing night film, Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel.

Pandora’s Box

  • G.W. Pabst
  • 1929
  • Germany
  • 134 minutes
G.W. Pabst’s immortal silent film version of the Frank Wedekind play gave us one of the most enduring presences in cinema: helmet-haired Louise Brooks as Lulu. A new restoration, featuring the world premiere of an orchestral score composed and conducted by Jonathan Ragonese. A Janus Films release.

Master Class: Vittorio Storaro and Ed Lachman

  • 90 minutes
The cinematographers behind two of this year's true visual wonders—Wonderstruck and Wonder Wheel—sit down with NYFF Director Kent Jones for a conversation about the craft of cinematography and their own astonishing careers.

First Reformed

  • Paul Schrader
  • 2017
  • 108 minutes

Q&A with Paul Schrader

Paul Schrader’s newest film, about a middle-aged pastor named Toller (Ethan Hawke, in a truly extraordinary performance) who is shocked out of his self-inflicted torment when he is called to minister to a troubled young environmental activist and his wife (Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried), is as deeply personal as it is politically and spiritually urgent.

The Opera House

  • Susan Froemke
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 108 minutes
Renowned documentarian Susan Froemke takes viewers through the history of the Metropolitan Opera via priceless archival stills, footage, and interviews (with, among many others, the great soprano Leontyne Price).

Spielberg

  • Susan Lacy
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 147 minutes

World Premiere · Q&A with Susan Lacy on 10/5. Introduction by Jessica Levin and Emma Pildes on 10/6.

Featuring an amazing cast of interviewees, this new film traces the private, public, and artistic development of one of cinema’s true giants. An HBO Documentary Film.

Trouble No More

  • Jennifer Lebeau
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 59 minutes

World Premiere

This very special film consists of truly electrifying video footage from Bob Dylan’s “born again” period, shot on the last leg of his ’79-’80 tour, much of it thought to have been lost for years and all newly restored.

Without a Net

  • Rory Kennedy
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 56 minutes

Free Screening · Q&A with Rory Kennedy

In a shockingly large number of schools, access to technology, connectivity, and teacher-training is nonexistent; this new film from Rory Kennedy and co-produced by Verizon, lays out the steps we must take a to bring our public education system into the 21st century. Free screening.

Claude Lanzmann’s Four Sisters

Since 1999, Claude Lanzmann has made several films that could be considered satellites of Shoah, comprised of interviews conducted in the 1970s that didn’t make it into the final, monumental work. He has just completed a series of four new films, built around four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies, each finding herself unexpectedly and improbably alive after war’s end.

A Four Sisters package is available to purchase here.

Claude Lanzmann’s Four Sisters: The Hippocratic Oath

  • Claude Lanzmann
  • 2017
  • France
  • 89 minutes

World Premiere · Introduction by Claude Lanzmann

Claude Lanzmann, director of the monumental Shoah, presents four new films based on interviews conducted with Holocaust survivors in the seventies, built around four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies.

Claude Lanzmann’s Four Sisters: Baluty

  • Claude Lanzmann
  • 2017
  • France
  • 64 minutes

World Premiere

Claude Lanzmann, director of the monumental Shoah, presents four new films based on interviews conducted with Holocaust survivors in the seventies, built around four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies.

Claude Lanzmann’s Four Sisters: The Merry Flea and Noah’s Ark

  • Claude Lanzmann
  • 2017
  • France
  • 120 minutes

World Premiere

Claude Lanzmann, director of the monumental Shoah, presents four new films based on interviews conducted with Holocaust survivors in the seventies, built around four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies.

Film Comment at NYFF Events

Film Comment Presents: A Gentle Creature

  • Sergei Loznitsa
  • 2017
  • France/Germany/Lithuania/The Netherlands
  • 143 minutes

North American Premiere

Inspired by a Dostoevsky short story, this tragicomic pageant brings a roiling energy and a lunatic sense of desperation to a larger-than-life vision of today’s Russia.

Film Comment Live: The Cinema of Experience

  • 60 minutes
At this year’s NYFF, filmmakers are rising to the challenge of representing race and immigration at a pivotal time in our nation’s history. Our guests will discuss how cinematic technique is used to reflect such experiences and what is different about the latest generation of storytelling.

Film Comment Live: Filmmakers Chat

  • 60 minutes
For the second year, Film Comment gives you the rare chance to see some of today’s most important filmmakers in dialogue with each other, featuring Claire Denis (Let the Sun Shine In), Kevin Jerome Everson (Tonsler Park), and Joachim Trier (Thelma).

Film Comment Live: Festival Wrap

  • 60 minutes
In what is becoming an annual tradition, Film Comment contributing critics and editors gather for the festival’s last weekend and talk about the films they’ve seen, discussing—or arguing about—the selections in the lineup, from Main Slate and beyond.