August 1st officially marks the countdown of 60 days until the start of the 60th New York Film Festival! With lineup announcements around the corner, what better way to prepare for a historic anniversary year than looking back at the first six decades of one of the world’s most-renowned film festivals?

In honor of this year’s milestone anniversary, Film at Lincoln Center is launching a Letterboxd watch challenge! Within the next 60 days, how many past NYFF selections can you watch? Cinephiles are invited to keep track of their viewing on their personal Letterboxd accounts.

  1. On Letterboxd, create a list and tag your list and all of your logs/reviews with NYFF60challenge.
  2. Happy watching!
  3. On October 1 or 2, tweet us your Letterboxd list to enter.

The members who watch the most NYFF Main Slate films through September 30 will have the chance to win tickets to the 60th New York Film Festival, official NYFF60 merch, and more! Bonus prizes to those that reach 60 and above. Merch prizes will be shipped in U.S. only.

Leading up to NYFF60 Opening Night, follow along as we post lists of the Main Slate selection every day from each year of NYFF on this page and our Letterboxd page. You can also also explore all NYFF Main Slate selections in Film at Lincoln Center’s interactive timeline.

1st New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1963

Larry Rivers painting the poster for the 1st NYFF. Photo by Bob Serating.

  • Opening NightThe Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, Mexico)
  • Closing Night: Sweet and Sour (Jacques Baratier, France)
  • All the Way Home (Alex Segal, USA)
  • An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujirō Ozu, Japan)
  • Barravento (Glauber Rocha, Brazil)
  • Elektra at Epidaurus (Ted Zarpas, Greece)
  • The Fiances (Ermanno Olmi, Italy)
  • Glory Sky (Takis Kanellopoulos, Greece)
  • In the Midst of Life (Robert Enrico, France)
  • Hallelujah the Hills (Adolfas Mekas, USA)
  • Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi, Japan)
  • Knife in the Water (Roman Polanski, Poland)
  • Le Joli Mai (Chris Marker, France)
  • Love in the Suburbs (Tamás Fejér, Hungary)
  • Magnet of Doom (Jean-Pierre Melville, France)
  • Muriel, or The Time of Return (Alain Resnais, France)
  • RoGoPaG (Roberto Rossellini, Ugo Gregoretti, Jean-Luc Godard and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
  • The Sea (Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Italy)
  • The Servant (Joseph Losey, UK)
  • The Terrace (Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentina)
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Bresson, France)

Opening Night of the 1st New York Film Festival in 1963. Photo by Bob Serating.

2nd New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1964

Official poster for the 2nd New York Film Festival in 1964 by Saul Bass.

  • Opening NightHamlet (Grigori Kozintsev, USSR)
  • Closing NightThe Big City (Satyajit Ray, India)
  • Alone Across the Pacific (Kon Ichikawa, Japan)
  • Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Before the Revolution (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy)
  • The Brig (Jonas Mekas & Adolfas Mekas, USA)
  • Cyrano et d’Artagnan (Abel Gance, France)
  • Diary of a Chambermaid (Luis Buñuel, France)
  • Enjō (Kon Ichikawa, Japan)
  • Fail-Safe (Sidney Lumet, USA)
  • Hands Over the City (Francesco Rosi, Italy)
  • The Inheritance (Ricardo Alventosa, Argentina)
  • King & Country (Joseph Losey, UK)
  • Life Upside Down (Alain Jessua, France)
  • Lilith (Robert Rossen, USA)
  • Nobody Waved Good-bye (Don Owen, Canada)
  • Nothing but a Man (Michael Roemer, USA)
  • Passenger (Andrzej Munk, Poland)
  • Salvatore Giuliano (Francesco Rosi, Italy)
  • She and He (Susumu Hani, Japan)
  • Siberian Lady Macbeth (Andrzej Wajda, Poland/Yugoslavia)
  • Tales of the Taira Clan (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
  • To Love (Jörn Donner, Sweden)
  • Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan)
  • A Woman Is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard, France/Italy, 1961)

Watch the NYFF2 Opening Night film, Hamlet. 


3rd New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1965

Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol at the 3rd edition of the New York Film Festival. Photo by William Jacobellis.

  • Opening Night: Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Closing Night: Red Beard (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
  • Black Peter (Miloš Forman, Czechoslovakia)
  • Caressed aka Sweet Substitute (Larry Kent, Canada)
  • Charulata (Satyajit Ray, India)
  • Film (Alan Schneider, USA)
  • Fists in the Pocket aka Between Two Worlds (Marco Bellocchio, Italy)
  • Gare du Nord (Jean Rouch, France)
  • Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)
  • Identification Marks: None (Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland)
  • Knave of Hearts aka Monsier Ripois aka Lovers, Happy Lovers! (René Clément, UK)
  • La Muette (Claude Chabrol, France)
  • Le Petit Soldat (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade, France)
  • Mickey One (Arthur Penn, USA)
  • Montparnasse et Levallois (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Of Human Bondage (John Cromwell, USA)
  • Place de l’Etoile (Eric Rohmer, France)
  • Raven’s End (Bo Widerberg, Sweden)
  • Rue Saint-Denis (Jean-Daniel Pollet, France)
  • Saint-Germain-des-Pres (Jean Douchet, France)
  • Sandra (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
  • Seven Chances (Buster Keaton, USA)
  • Shakespeare-Wallah (James Ivory, India)
  • The Koumiko Mystery (Chris Marker, France)
  • The Lady Without Camelias (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy)
  • The Railrodder (Gerald Potterton, Canada)
  • The Shop on Main Street aka The Shop on High Street (Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos, Czechoslovakia)
  • The Wedding March (Erich von Stroheim, USA)
  • Thomas the Imposter (Georges Franju, France)
  • Twilight of Empire (Kevin Billington, UK)
  • Unreconciled (Jean-Marie Straub, West Germany)
  • Walkover (Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland)

Watch NYYF3 Main Slate selection, The Shop on Main Street, by Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos.


Albert and David Maysles at the 4th edition of the New York Film Festival in 1966. Photo by William Jacobellis.

4th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1966

  • Opening Night: Loves of a Blonde (Miloš Forman, Czechoslovakia)
  • Closing Night: The War is Over (Alain Resnais, France)
  • Accatone (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
  • Almost a Man (Vittorio De Seta, Italy)
  • Au Hassard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, France)
  • The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa, Japan)
  • The Cheat (Cecil B. DeMille, USA)
  • La Chienne (Jean Renoir, France)
  • The Creatures (Agnès Varda, France)
  • Do You Keep a Lion at Home? (Pavel Hobl, Czechoslovakia)
  • The Eavesdropper (Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentina)
  • The Grim Reaper (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy)
  • The Hawks and the Sparrows (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
  • The House of Happiness (Ewald Schorm, Czechoslovakia)
  • Hunger (Henning Carlsen, Denmark/Norway/Sweden)
  • The Hunt (Carlos Saura, Spain)
  • The Imposters (Jan Němec, Czechoslovakia)
  • Intimate Lighting (Ivan Passer, Czechoslovakia)
  • The Man with the Shaven Head aka The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (André Delvaux, Belgium)
  • Masculin Feminin (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Meet Marlon Brando (The Maysles Brothers, USA)
  • Mr. Baltazar’s Death (Jiří Menzel, Czechoslovakia)
  • Notes for a Film on Jazz (Gianni Amico, Italy)
  • Pierrot le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Romance (Jaromil Jireš, Czechoslovakia)
  • The Round-Up (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary)
  • Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Parajanov, USSR)
  • The Shameless Old Lady (René Allio, France)
  • The Snackbar World (Věra Chytilová, Czechoslovakia)
  • Simon of the Desert (Luis Buñuel, Mexico)
  • Three (Aleksandar Petrovic, Yugoslavia)
  • Troublemakers (Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover, USA)
  • The War Game (Peter Watkins, UK)
  • Wholly Communion (Peter Whitehead, UK)
  • A Woman of Affairs (Clarence Brown, USA)

Watch the NYFF4 Main Slate selection, Almost a Man, by Vittorio De Seta.


Advertisement for the 5th edition of the New York Film Festival’s slate.

5th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1967

  • Opening Night: The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria)
  • Closing Night: Far from Vietnam (Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, and Agnès Varda, France)
  • Applause (Rouben Mamoulian, 1929)
  • Barrier (Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland)
  • Benefit of the Doubt (Peter Whitehead, UK)
  • Les Carabiniers (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Le Départ (Jerzy Skolimowski, Belgium)
  • Elvira Madigan (Bo Widerberg, Sweden)
  • Father (István Szabó, Hungary)
  • The Feverish Years (Dragoslav Lazic, Yugoslavia)
  • Funnyman (John Korty, USA)
  • Hugs and Kisses (Jonas Cornell, Sweden)
  • The Lion Hunters (Jean Rouch, France)
  • Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (Dusan Makavejev, Yugoslavia)
  • Made in U.S.A. (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Memorandum (Donald Brittain & John Spotton, Canada)
  • A Mother’s Heart (Mark Donskoy, USSR)
  • Napoleon (Abel Gance, France)
  • The Other One (Rene Allio, France)
  • Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, USA)
  • Samurai Rebellion (Masaki Kobayashi, Japan)
  • Show People (King Vidor, 1929)
  • The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (Roberto Rossellini, France)
  • Tonite Lets All Make Love in London (Peter Whitehead, UK)
  • L’Une et l’Autre (René Allio, France)
  • Yesterday Girl (Alexander Kluge, West Germany)
  • Young Törless (Volker Schlöndorff, West Germany)

Watch the NYFF5 Opening Night selection, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo.


Official poster for the 6th New York Film Festival in 1968.

6th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1968

  • Opening Night: Capricious Summer (Jirí Menzel, Czechoslovakia)
  • Closing Night: The Firemen’s Ball (Miloš Forman, Czechoslovakia)
  • Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed (Alexander Kluge, West Germany)
  • Beyond the Law (Norman Mailer, USA)
  • Les Biches (Claude Chabrol, France)
  • The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Italy/West Germany)
  • Faces (John Cassavetes, USA)
  • Hugo and Josephine (Kjell Grede, Sweden)
  • The Immortal Story (Orson Welles, France)
  • Kaya, I’ll Kill You (Vatroslav Mimica, Yugoslavia)
  • Mouchette (Robert Bresson, France)
  • Naked Childhood (Maurice Pialat, France)
  • The Nun (Jacques Rivette, France)
  • Partner (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy)
  • The Red and the White (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary)
  • A Report on the Party and the Guests (Jan Nemec, Czechoslovakia)
  • Signs of Life (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
  • Tropics (Gianni Amico, Italy)
  • 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (Dominique Delouche, France)
  • Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, France)

Watch the NYFF6 Main Slate selection, Faces, by John Cassavetes.


Official poster for the 7th New York Film Festival in 1969.

7th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1969

  • Opening Night: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky, USA)
  • Closing Night: Oh! What a Lovely War (Richard Attenborough, UK)
  • Ådalen 31 (Bo Widerberg, Sweden)
  • Boy (Nagisa Oshima, Japan)
  • The Deserter and the Nomads (Juraj Jakubisko, Czechoslovakia)
  • Destroy, She Said (Marguerite Duras, France)
  • Duet For Cannibals (Susan Sontag, Sweden)
  • The Epic That Never Was (Bill Duncalf, UK)
  • Une femme douce (Robert Bresson, France)
  • Le Gai Savoir (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
  • Goto, Island of Love (Walerian Borowczyk, France)
  • The Joke (Jaromil Jireš, Czechoslovakia
  • The Lady from Constantinople (Judit Elek, Hungary)
  • Lions Love (Agnès Varda, USA)
  • The Money Order (Ousmane Sembène, Senegal)
  • My Night at Maud’s (Éric Rohmer, France)
  • One Fine Day (Ermanno Olmi, Italy)
  • Pierre & Paul (René Allio, France)
  • Porcile (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
  • The Rite (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)

Watch the trailer for the NYFF7 Main Slate selection, My Night at Maud’s, by Éric Rohmer.


Official poster for the 8th New York Film Festival in 1970.

8th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1970

  • Opening Night: The Wild Child (François Truffaut, France)
  • Closing Night: Tristana (Luis Buñuel, Italy/France/Spain)
  • Le Boucher (Claude Chabrol, France)
  • The Cannibals (Liliana Cavani, Italy)
  • Chikamatsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
  • Comrades (Marin Karmitz, France)
  • The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy)
  • Days and Nights in the Forest (Satyajit Ray, India)
  • Even Dwarfs Started Small (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
  • Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, USA)
  • The Garden of Delights (Carlos Saura, Spain)
  • Harry Munter (Kjell Grede, Sweden)
  • The Inheritors (Carlos Diegues, Brazil)
  • Je t’aime, je t’aime (Alain Resnais, France)
  • Kes (Ken Loach, UK)
  • Mistreatment (Lars Lennart Forsberg, Sweden)
  • La Musica (Marguerite Duras, France)
  • Othon (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, West Germany)
  • Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition (Maurice Hatton, UK)
  • The Scavengers (Ermanno Olmi, Italy)
  • Une simple histoire (Marcel Hanoun, France)
  • The Spider’s Stratagem (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy)
  • Street Scenes 1970 (Martin Scorsese, USA)
  • Wind from the East (Jean-Luc Godard, Italy/France/West Germany)
  • Zorns Lemma (Hollis Frampton, USA)
  • Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising (Dick Fontaine, UK)

Watch the NYFF8 Main Slate selection, La Musica, by Marguerite Duras.


Official poster for the 9th New York Film Festival in 1971.

9th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1971

  • Opening Night: The Debut (Gleb Panfilov, USSR)
  • Closing Night: Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle, France)
  • Bonaparte and the Revolution (Abel Gance, France)
  • Born to Win (Ivan Passer, USA)
  • The Decameron (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
  • Directed by John Ford (Peter Bogdanovich, USA)
  • Dodes’ka-den (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
  • Family Life (Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland)
  • Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
  • Four Nights of a Dreamer (Robert Bresson, France)
  • In the Name of the Father (Marco Bellocchio, Italy)
  • In the Summertime (Ermanno Olmi, Italy)
  • The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, USA)
  • Pioneers in Ingolstadt (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • Punishment Park (Peter Watkins, USA)
  • A Safe Place (Henry Jaglom, USA)
  • The Sorrow and the Pity (Marcel Ophuls, France)
  • W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev, Yugoslavia)

Watch a clip from the NYFF9 Main Slate selection, Directed by John Ford, by Peter Bogdanovich.


Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Decameron.

10th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1972

  • Opening Night: Chloe in the Afternoon (Éric Rohmer, France)
  • Closing Night: Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/France)
  • The Assassination of Trotsky (Joseph Losey, Italy/France)
  • Bad Company (Robert Benton, USA)
  • Behind the Wall (Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, France)
  • Family Life (Ken Loach, UK)
  • Going Home (Adolfas Mekas, USA)
  • Heat (Paul Morrissey, USA)
  • Images (Robert Altman, Ireland)
  • The Inner Scar (Philippe Garrel, France)
  • The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson, USA)
  • L’amour fou (Jacques Rivette, France)
  • Love (Károly Makk, Hungary)
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • Nathalie Granger (Marguerite Duras, France)
  • Red Psalm (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary)
  • Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (Jonas Mekas, USA)
  • A Sense of Loss (Marcel Ophüls, Switzerland)
  • Summer Soldiers (Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan)
  • Tout va bien (Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin, France)
  • Two English Girls (François Truffaut, France)
  • We Won’t Grow Old Together (Maurice Pialat, France/Italy)

Watch a clip from the NYFF10 Main Slate selection, The Decameron, by Pier Paolo Pasolini.


Badlands. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

11th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1973

  • Opening Night: Day for Night (François Truffaut, France)
  • Closing Night: Badlands (Terrence Malick, USA)
  • Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR)
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • Distant Thunder (Satyajit Ray, India)
  • A Doll’s House (Joseph Losey, UK)
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (Fritz Lang, Germany)
  • History Lessons (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, West Germany/Italy
  • The Illumination (Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland)
  • Israel, Why? (Claude Lanzmann, France)
  • Just Before Nightfall (Claude Chabrol, France)
  • Kid Blue (James Frawley, USA)
  • Land of Silence and Darkness (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
  • Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, USA)
  • The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache, France)
  • Réjeanne Padovani (Denys Arcand, Canada)
  • Return (Gianni Amico, Italy)

Watch a clip of cinematographer Michael Ballhaus discussing his work on NYFF11 Main Slate selection, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.


Celine and Julie Go Boating.

12th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1974

  • Opening Night: Don’t Cry With Your Mouth Full (Pascal Thomas, France)
  • Closing Night: The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel, France)
  • Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders, West Germany)
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • A Bigger Splash (Jack Hazan, UK)
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, France)
  • The Circumstance (Ermanno Olmi, Italy)
  • Italianamerican (Martin Scorsese, USA)
  • La Paloma (Daniel Schmid, Switzerland)
  • Lacombe, Lucien (Louis Malle, France)
  • Lancelot of the Lake (Robert Bresson, France)
  • The Middle of the World (Alain Tanner, Switzerland)
  • The Night of the Scarecrow (Sérgio Ricardo, Brazil)
  • Old-Fashioned Woman (Martha Coolidge, USA)
  • Out 1: Spectre (Jacques Rivette, France)
  • Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave (Alexander Kluge, West Germany)
  • Rome Wants Another Caesar (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary)
  • Stavisky (Alain Resnais, France)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, USA)
  • Yudie (Mirra Bank, USA)

Watch the NYFF12 Main Slate selection, Italianamerican, by Martin Scorsese.


Grey Gardens.

13th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1975

  • Opening Night: Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
  • Closing Night: The Story of Adele H. (François Truffaut, France)
  • Autobiography of a Princess (James Ivory, UK)
  • Black Moon (Louis Malle, France)
  • Compañero: Victor Jara of Chile (Stanley Forman & Martin Smith, Chile)
  • Electra, My Love (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary)
  • The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
  • Exhibition (Jean-François Davy, France)
  • F for Fake (Orson Welles, France)
  • Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • French Provincial (André Téchiné, France)
  • Grey Gardens (Albert Maysles & David Mayles & Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, USA)
  • Hearts of the West (Howard Zieff, USA)
  • India Song (Marguerite Duras, France)
  • The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (Volker Schlöndorff & Margarethe von Trotta, West Germany)
  • Milestones (Robert Kramer & John Douglas, USA)
  • Moses and Aaron (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, West Germany/France/Italy)
  • Smile (Michael Ritchie, USA)
  • The Wonderful Crook (Claude Goretta, Switzerland)
  • Xala (Ousmane Sembène, Senegal)

Watch the NYFF13 Main Slate selection, Grey Gardens, by Albert and David Maysles.


Dersu Uzala.

14th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1976

  • Opening Night: Small Change (François Truffaut, France)
  • Closing Night: The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer, West Germany/France)
  • Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Joan Micklin Silver, USA)
  • Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, USSR/Japan)
  • Duelle (Jacques Rivette, France)
  • Fear of Fear (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • Harlan County, USA (Barbara Kopple, USA)
  • Illustrious Corpses (Francesco Rosi, Italy)
  • In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Ōshima)
  • In the Region of Ice (Peter Werner,USA)
  • Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (Alain Tanner, Switzerland)
  • Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders, West Germany)
  • The Memory of Justice (Marcel Ophuls, USA)
  • The Middleman (Satyajit Ray, India)
  • Sérail (Eduardo de Gregorio, France)
  • The Story of Sin (Walerian Borowczyk, Poland)
  • Strongman Ferdinand (Alexander Kluge, West Germany)
  • Sunday Funnies (Ray Karp, USA)
  • A Touch of Zen (King Hu, Hong Kong)

Watch the NYFF14 Main Slate selection, Dersu Uzala, by Akira Kurosawa.


That Obscure Object of Desire

15th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1977

  • Opening Night: One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (Agnès Varda, France)
  • Closing Night: That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel, France/Spain)
  • The American Friend (Wim Wenders, West Germany)
  • The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson, France)
  • 1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy)
  • Le Camion (Marguerite Duras, France)
  • Children of Labor (Noel Buckner & Mary Dore & Richard Boardman & Al Gedicks, USA)
  • Citizens Band (Jonathan Demme, USA)
  • Heart of Glass (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
  • Hot Tomorrows (Martin Brest, USA)
  • The Lacemaker (Claude Goretta, France)
  • The Man Who Loved Women (François Truffaut, France)
  • Men of Bronze (Bill Miles, USA)
  • Omar Gatlato (Merzak Allouache, Algeria)
  • Padre Padrone (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy)
  • Pafnucio Santo (Rafael Corkidi, Mexico)
  • Roseland (James Ivory, USA)
  • Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
  • Short Eyes (Robert M. Young, USA)
  • Tent of Miracles (Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazil)
  • Women (Márta Mészáros, Hungary)

Watch the NYFF15 Main Slate selection, Short Eyes, by Robert M. Young.


Gates of Heaven

16th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1978

  • Opening Night: A Wedding (Robert Altman, USA)
  • Closing Night: Violette (Claude Chabrol, France)
  • American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince (Martin Scorsese, USA)
  • The Apple Game (Vera Chytilová, Czechoslovakia)
  • Bloodbrothers (Robert Mulligan, USA)
  • Camouflage (Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland)
  • The CIA Case Officer (Saul Landau, USA)
  • Despair (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • Dossier 51 (Michel Deville, France)
  • Elective Affinities (Gianni Amico, Italy)
  • Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris, USA)
  • Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Bertrand Blier, France)
  • The Green Room (François Truffaut, France)
  • The Left-Handed Woman (Peter Handke, West Germany)
  • Like a Turtle on Its Back (Luc Béraud, France)
  • Manimals (Robin Lehman, USA)
  • Newsfront (Phillip Noyce, Australia)
  • Perceval le Gallois (Eric Rohmer, France)
  • The Shout (Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland)
  • Skip Tracer (Zale Dalen, Canada)
  • They Are Their Own Gifts (Lucille Rhodes & Margaret Murphy, USA)
  • With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women’s Emergency Brigade (Lorraine Gray, USA)

Watch the NYFF16 Main Slate selection, Gates of Heaven, by Errol Morris.

In a Year of Thirteen Moons

17th New York Film Festival | Main Slate Selections | 1979

  • Opening Night: Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/USA)
  • Closing Night: The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • Alexandria… Why? (Youssef Chahine, Egypt/Algeria)
  • Angi Vera (Pál Gábor, Hungary)
  • Best Boy (Ira Wohl, USA)
  • Black Jack (Ken Loach, UK)
  • The Black Stallion (Carroll Ballard, USA)
  • The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (Chuck Jones, USA)
  • The Europeans (James Ivory, UK)
  • In a Year of Thirteen Moons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
  • The Maids of Wilko (Andrzej Wajda, Poland)
  • Molière (Ariane Mnouchkine, France)
  • My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong, Australia)
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
  • Other People’s Money (Christian de Chalonge, France)
  • A Scream from Silence (Anne Claire Poirier, Canada)
  • Short Memory (Eduardo de Gregorio, France)
  • Wise Blood (John Huston, USA)
  • Without Anesthesia (Andrzej Wajda, Poland)
  • The Wobblies (Stewart Bird & Deborah Shaffer, USA)

Watch the NYFF17 Main Slate selection, Nosferatu the Vampyre, by Werner Herzog.