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32 of the most exciting new feature films from around the world.

White Noise

  • Noah Baumbach
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 136 minutes

Opening Night · North American Premiere · On Sept. 30, Q&A with Noah Baumbach & cast at 6pm screening; intros at 6:15pm (WRT), 9:30pm (ATH), and 9:45pm (WRT) screenings

In one of the year’s most gratifyingly ambitious American films, Noah Baumbach adapts Don DeLillo’s epochal postmodern 1985 novel, long perceived as unfilmable, into a richly layered, entirely unexpected work of contemporary satire.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

  • Laura Poitras
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 113 minutes

Centerpiece Selection · Q&As with Laura Poitras on Oct. 7

In her essential, urgent, and arrestingly structured new documentary, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Laura Poitras weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty.
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The Inspection

  • Elegance Bratton
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 93 minutes

Closing Night Selection · U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Elegance Bratton, cast members Jeremy Pope & Gabrielle Union, and producers Effie Brown & Chester Algernal Gordon

Filmmaker and photographer Elegance Bratton makes his ambitious narrative debut with The Inspection, a knockout drama based on his own experiences as a gay man in Marine Corps basic training following a decade of living on the streets.
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Armageddon Time

  • James Gray
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 114 minutes

NYFF 60th Anniversary Celebration · Q&As with James Gray and Jeremy Strong on Oct. 12 (joined by Anne Hathaway, Banks Repeta, and Jaylin Webb) and Oct. 13; Intro from James Gray on Oct. 14

The most personal film yet from James Gray (The Immigrant, The Lost City of Z) is also one of his greatest, an exquisitely detailed coming-of-age drama that follows Paul Graff (Banks Repeta), a sixth grader who dreams of becoming an artist. Also starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, Anne Hathaway, and Jaylin Webb.
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Aftersun

  • Charlotte Wells
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 98 minutes

Q&As with Charlotte Wells and Paul Mescal on Oct. 8 (joined by Frankio Corio) & Oct. 9

In one of the most assured and spellbinding feature debuts in years, Scottish director Charlotte Wells has fashioned a textured memory piece inspired by her relationship with her dad, starring Paul Mescal and Francesca Corio as a divorced father and his daughter whose close bond is quietly shaken during a brooding weekend at a coastal resort in Turkey.

Alcarràs

  • Carla Simón
  • 2022
  • Spain/Italy
  • 120 minutes
  • Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Carla Simón on Oct. 6 & 7

Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Carla Simón’s follow-up to her acclaimed childhood drama Summer 1993 is a ruminative, lived-in portrait of a rural family in present-day Catalonia whose way of life is rapidly changing.
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All That Breathes

  • Shaunak Sen
  • 2022
  • India/U.K./USA
  • 94 minutes
  • Hindi with English subtitles

Q&As with Shaunak Sen on Oct. 11 & 12

In this hypnotic, poignant, and beautifully crafted documentary, New Delhi-based filmmaker Shaunak Sen immerses himself with two brothers who for years have been taking it upon themselves to save the black kite, their city’s endangered birds of prey, which the general population largely sees as nuisances despite their essential role in the city’s ecosystem.
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Corsage

  • Marie Kreutzer
  • 2022
  • Austria
  • 113 minutes
  • German with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Marie Kreutzer and Vicky Krieps on Oct. 1 & 2

In a perceptive, nuanced performance, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) quietly dominates the screen as Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who begins to see her life of royal privilege as a prison as she reaches her fortieth birthday. Marie Kreutzer boldly imagines her cloistered world with both realism and fanciful imagination.
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A Couple

  • Frederick Wiseman
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 63 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Frederick Wiseman on Oct. 1 & 2

Legendary American documentarian Frederick Wiseman has made a film based on the diaries of Sophia Tolstoy, structured as a series of monologues delivered with magnificent poise and gathering intensity by star and co-writer Nathalie Boutefeu—a captivating one-woman portrait of a remarkably contemporary rendering of a marriage.
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De Humani Corporis Fabrica

  • Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
  • 2022
  • France/Switzerland/U.S.
  • 117 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor on Oct. 2 & 3

In their thrilling new work of nonfiction exploration, Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Leviathan) burrow deeper than ever, using microscopic cameras and specially designed recording devices to survey the wondrous landscape of the human body.
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Decision to Leave

  • Park Chan-wook
  • 2022
  • South Korea
  • 138 minutes
  • Korean and Chinese with English subtitles

Q&As with Park Chan-wook and Park Hae-il on Oct. 8 & 9

A Busan detective is increasingly obsessed with a murder suspect in a puzzling new case: a middle-aged businessman has mysteriously fallen to his death and his wife might be to blame. Park Chan-wook won the Cannes Best Director award for this twisting Hitchcockian detective thriller, one of his most enveloping and accomplished films.

Descendant

  • Margaret Brown
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 109 minutes

Q&As with Margaret Brown on Oct. 1 & 2

A southern U.S. town’s submerged history symbolizes an entire nation’s forgotten atrocities in this poignant and cathartic documentary from nonfiction film veteran Margaret Brown, which reckons with the legacy of the Clotilda, a slave ship that brought more than one hundred people to Alabama from Africa in 1860, decades after the practice was made illegal.
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Enys Men

  • Mark Jenkin
  • 2022
  • U.K.
  • 91 minutes

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Mark Jenkin and Mary Woodvine on Oct. 8 & 9

In this eerie, texturally rich experience from Cornish filmmaker Mark Jenkin, an isolated middle-aged woman spends her days in enigmatic environmental study on an uninhabited, windswept, rocky island off the coast of Cornwall in southwest England, yet she’s also increasingly haunted by her own nightmarish visitations.
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EO

  • Jerzy Skolimowski
  • 2022
  • Poland/Italy
  • 86 minutes
  • Polish, Italian, English, French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Jerzy Skolimowski on Oct. 11 & 13

At age 84, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski has directed one of his spryest, most visually inventive films yet, following the travels of a peripatetic donkey named EO who begins as a circus performer before escaping on a pastoral trek across the Polish and Italian countryside.
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The Eternal Daughter

  • Joanna Hogg
  • 2022
  • U.K./U.S.
  • 96 minutes

Q&As with Joanna Hogg and Tilda Swinton on Oct. 10 & 11

A middle-aged filmmaker and her elderly mother take an eerie, emotional trip to the past when they stay at a fog-enshrouded hotel in the English countryside. The great Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir) uses this Victorian gothic scenario for an entirely surprising, impeccably crafted excavation of a parent-child relationship starring Tilda Swinton in a performance of rich, endless surprise.
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Master Gardener

  • Paul Schrader
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 111 minutes

North American Premiere · Q&A with Paul Schrader, Sigourney Weaver, and Joel Edgerton on Oct. 1

Following First Reformed and The Card Counter, Paul Schrader continues his dramatic renaissance with an equally effective, startling tale about dormant violence and the possibility of regeneration, centering on a horticulturist (Joel Edgerton) who works for the imperious owner (Sigourney Weaver) of a wealthy estate.
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No Bears

  • Jafar Panahi
  • 2022
  • Iran
  • 107 minutes
  • Farsi, Azerbaijani, Turkish with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Intros by Mina Kavani on Oct. 9, 13 & 14

Jafar Panahi’s risk-taking output has never slowed down even amidst his internationally condemned treatment by the Iranian government. In No Bears, another virtuosic sleight of hand, the director appears as himself, relocated to a rural border town to remotely oversee the making of a new film in Turkey, the story of which comes to sharply parallel disturbing events that begin to occur around him.
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The Novelist’s Film

  • Hong Sangsoo
  • 2022
  • South Korea
  • 92 minutes
  • Korean with English subtitles

North American Premiere

For his playful and gently thought-provoking 27th feature, Hong Sangsoo takes on the perspective of a prickly middle-aged novelist, Junhee (Lee Hye-young), whose dormant creativity is stoked following a chance encounter with a famous actress (Kim Min-hee).

One Fine Morning

  • Mia Hansen-Løve
  • 2022
  • France
  • 112 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

Q&As with Mia Hansen-Løve and Léa Seydoux on Oct. 8 & 9

The intensely poignant and deeply personal latest drama from Mia Hansen-Løve (Bergman Island) stars Léa Seydoux as Sandra, a professional translator and single mother at a crossroads, torn between the romantic desire she feels for a married man (Melvil Poupaud) and her obligation towards her sick father (Pascal Greggory).
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Pacifiction

  • Albert Serra
  • 2022
  • France/Spain/Germany/Portugal
  • 162 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Albert Serra on Oct. 5 & 6

Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra reconfirms his centrality in the contemporary cinematic landscape with this mesmerizing, slow-building fever dream about a French bureaucrat (a monumental Benoît Magimel) drifting through a fateful trip to a French Polynesian island with increasing anxiety.
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R.M.N.

  • Cristian Mungiu
  • 2022
  • Romania/France
  • 125 minutes
  • Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, French, and Sinhala with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Cristian Mungiu on Oct. 9 & 10

Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days), who dramatizes the tensions of a modern Romania still beholden to dangerous traditions, returns with a gripping, mosaic-like portrait of a rural Transylvanian town riven by ethnic conflicts, economic resentment, and personal turmoil.
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Return to Seoul

  • Davy Chou
  • 2022
  • Cambodia/France/Germany/South Korea/Belgium
  • 115 minutes
  • English, French, and Korean with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Davy Chou and Park Ji-Min on Oct. 13

A young French woman finds herself spontaneously tracking down the South Korean birth parents she has never met while on vacation in Seoul. From this seemingly simple premise, Cambodian-French filmmaker Davy Chou spins an unpredictable, careering narrative that takes place over the course of nearly ten years.
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Saint Omer

  • Alice Diop
  • 2022
  • France
  • 118 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Alice Diop on Oct. 3 & 4

Successful journalist and author Rama (Kayije Kagame) attends the trial of a young Senegalese woman (Guslagie Malanda), who has allegedly murdered her own baby daughter. Rama’s plan to write about Laurence in a book inspired by the Medea myth increasingly unravels as she becomes overwhelmed by the case in Alice Diop’s arresting yet highly sensitive, superbly acted fiction feature debut.
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Scarlet

  • Pietro Marcello
  • 2022
  • France/Italy/Germany
  • 103 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Pietro Marcello on Oct. 4 & 6

One of contemporary cinema’s most versatile talents, Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden) proves again he is as comfortable in the realm of folklore as he is in creative nonfiction with this enchanting period fable that delicately interweaves realist drama, ethereal romance, and musical flights of fancy.
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Showing Up

  • Kelly Reichardt
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 108 minutes

North American Premiere · Q&As with Kelly Reichardt and and Hong Chau on Oct. 5 & 6

Continuing one of the richest collaborations in modern American cinema, director Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women) reunites with star Michelle Williams for this marvelously particularized portrait of a sculptor’s daily work and frustrations in an artist’s enclave in Portland.
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Stars at Noon

  • Claire Denis
  • 2022
  • France
  • 137 minutes
  • English and Spanish with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Claire Denis and Joe Alwyn on Oct. 2 & 3; Intro from Claire Denis on Oct. 4

In Claire Denis’s surprising contemporary thriller, a dissolute young American journalist (Margaret Qualley) and an English businessman (Joe Alwyn) with ties to the oil industry meet by chance while on different, mysterious assignments in modern-day Nicaragua and tumble into a whirlwind romance.
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Stonewalling

  • Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka
  • 2022
  • Japan
  • 148 minutes
  • Hunanese with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka on Oct. 10 & Oct. 11

A young flight-attendant-in-training’s plans to finish college are thrown into doubt when she discovers she’s pregnant. Not wanting an abortion, she hopes to give the child away after carrying it to term, while staying afloat amidst a series of dead-end jobs. Beijing-based wife-and-husband team Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka’s film is an urgent critique of a modern-day social structure that has few options for women in need of care.
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TÁR

  • Todd Field
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 157 minutes

Q&A with Todd Field, Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Mark Strong, Sophie Kauer, and Hildur Guonadóttir on Oct. 3 · Intro by Todd Field, Cate Blanchett, and Nina Hoss on Oct. 4

The charisma and emotional precision of Cate Blanchett are put to astounding use in this deft showcase for the actor’s musical artistry, a stinging portrait of a world-famous orchestra conductor’s gradual unraveling that is the first film in sixteen years from director Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children).
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Trenque Lauquen

  • Laura Citarella
  • 2022
  • Argentina
  • 250 minutes
  • Spanish with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&A with Laura Citarella on Oct. 12

In her dazzling and enormously pleasurable new opus—told in 12 chapters spread across two feature films—Laura Citarella takes the viewer on a limitless, mercurial journey through stories nested within stories set in and around the Argentinean city of Trenque Lauquen (“Round Lake”) and centered on the strange disappearance of a local academic.
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Triangle of Sadness

  • Ruben Östlund
  • 2022
  • Sweden/France/UK/Turkey/Germany
  • 147 minutes

Q&As with Ruben Östlund and Dolly de Leon on Oct. 1 & 2

Ruben Östlund’s wildly ambitious Palme d’Or–winning Buñuelian satire follows two hot young models (Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean) who rub elbows with the super-rich on a luxury cruise gone haywire.
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Unrest

  • Cyril Schäublin
  • 2022
  • Switzerland
  • 93 minutes
  • Swiss German, Russian and French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Cyril Schäublin on Oct. 9 & 10

Anarchist and socialist philosopher Pyotr Kropotkin experiences a quiet revolution in Cyril Schäublin’s complexly woven timepiece set in the hushed environs of the Swiss watchmaking town of Saint-Imier in the 1870s.
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Walk Up

  • Hong Sangsoo
  • 2022
  • South Korea
  • 97 minutes
  • Korean with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere

Successful middle-aged filmmaker Byungsoo (Kwon Haehyo) drops by to visit an old friend, Mrs. Kim (Lee Hyeyoung), the owner of a charming apartment building, only to find his life taking a series of unexpected turns. Hong Sangsoo uses a delicately radical structure in his latest exploration of the complexities of relationships, growing older, and artistic pursuit.
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Spotlight

NYFF’s showcase of the season’s most anticipated and significant films.

Bones and All

  • Luca Guadagnino
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 130 minutes

Q&A with Luca Guadagnino, Taylor Russell & Chloë Sevigny on Oct. 6

Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) has crafted a work of both tender fragility and feral intensity, setting corporeal horror and runaway romance against a vividly textured Americana, featuring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet as lovers with insatiable, dangerous desires.
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A Cooler Climate

  • James Ivory and Giles Gardner
  • 2022
  • U.K.
  • 75 minutes

World Premiere · Q&A with James Ivory and Giles Gardner on Oct. 7

In this deeply personal new documentary from James Ivory, the Oscar-winning filmmaker uncovers boxes of film he shot during a life-changing trip to Afghanistan in 1960. This glorious, color footage unleashes a Proustian reverie during which Ivory recounts his life as traveler, outsider, and artist.
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Exterior Night

  • Marco Bellocchio
  • 2022
  • Italy
  • 328 minutes
  • Italian with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Intro by Fabrizio Gifuni and Fausto Russo Alesi on Oct. 5

The indefatigable Marco Bellocchio, whose last fiction feature at NYFF was his riveting mafia crime drama The Traitor, has directed a monumental six-part series about a shocking event that rocked Italy in the late seventies: the kidnapping and eventual murder of the country’s influential statesman and former prime minister Aldo Moro by the leftist Red Brigades.
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Is That Black Enough for You?!?

  • Elvis Mitchell
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 135 minutes

World Premiere · Q&A with Elvis Mitchell on Oct. 9

American film critic Elvis Mitchell’s kaleidoscopic documentary creates a definitive narrative of the Black revolution in 1970s cinema, from genre films to social realism—a work of painstaking scholarship that’s also thoroughly entertaining, an essential archival document and testament to a period of American film history unlikely to be repeated.
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The Kingdom Exodus

  • Lars von Trier
  • 2022
  • Denmark
  • 291 minutes
  • Danish, English, Swedish with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere

Lars von Trier has directed a third season of his incomparable television series The Kingdom, and the show’s legions of fans will be delighted by his dark-comic return to the misfit world of Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, once again ruled equally by sinister supernatural visions and at times hilarious administrative incompetence.
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Personality Crisis: One Night Only

  • Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 120 minutes

World Premiere · Q&As with David Tedeschi on Oct. 12 (joined by Martin Scorsese) & Oct. 14

Martin Scorsese turns his camera on another beloved New York institution, luminously capturing a Cafe Carlyle set by entertainer David Johansen, equally celebrated as the lead singer-songwriter of the androgynous ’70s glam punk groundbreakers The New York Dolls and for his complete reinvention as hepcat lounge lizard Buster Poindexter in the ’80s.
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She Said

  • Maria Schrader
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 135 minutes

World Premiere · Q&A with Maria Schrader, Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey on Oct. 13

In this thrilling new drama detailing the New York Times' investigation that uncovered decades of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan play journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, whose efforts would ultimately help ignite the #MeToo movement.
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Solaris — 50th Anniversary Screening with Live Musical Accompaniment

  • Andrei Tarkovsky
  • 1972
  • Soviet Union
  • 166 minutes
  • Russian with English subtitles

World Premiere of New Live Score

Often described as a Soviet response to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris is an enigmatic work of startling beauty and depth. This 50th anniversary screening features a live newly created score by Matthew Nolan and Stephen Shannon.
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“Sr.”

  • Chris Smith
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 89 minutes

Q&As with Chris Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and Kevin Ford on Oct. 10 & 11

This tender yet fittingly irreverent portrait of the life and career of Robert Downey Sr., the fearless, visionary American director who set the standard for counterculture comedy in the sixties and seventies, is an inspired collaboration between celebrated documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie); the subject’s son, Robert Downey Jr.; and the man himself, who passed away in July 2021.
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The Super 8 Years

  • Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot
  • 2022
  • France
  • 60 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot on Oct. 10 & 11

The French writer Annie Ernaux, whose novels and memoirs have gained her a devoted following, opens a treasure trove with this delicate journey into her family’s memory, compiled from gorgeously textured home movie images taken from 1972 to 1981.
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Till

  • Chinonye Chukwu
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 130 minutes

World Premiere · Q&As with Chinonye Chukwu and Danielle Deadwyler on Oct. 1 (joined by Whoopi Goldberg) & on Oct. 2 (joined by Jalyn Hall, John Douglas Thompson, Jayme Lawson, Tosin Cole, Keith Beauchamp, and Deborah Watts)

After her searing modern-day death-row drama Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu has traveled back to the 1950s to tell the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, the Chicago woman whose son, Emmett Till, was lynched while visiting cousins in Mississippi and whose body became an indelible image of the horrors of American racism.
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Women Talking

  • Sarah Polley
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 104 minutes

Q&A with Sarah Polley, Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, Judith Ivey, and Sheila McCarthy on Oct. 10

Sarah Polley brings ferocious honesty and restrained urgency to her screen adaptation of Miriam Toews’s acclaimed novel about of a group of women from a remote religious community dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault perpetrated by the colony’s men.
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JLG/NYFF: The Image Book

  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • 2018
  • Switzerland
  • 90 minutes

Free and open to the public! | Oct. 1-7

We pay tribute to Jean-Luc Godard, who exhilarated and challenged us year after year by presenting his final film, 2018's sprawling, dense, testament-like The Image Book (an NYFF56 Main Slate selection), on a loop and for free in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center throughout the festival's first week (October 1-7).
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An Evening with Tilda Swinton

  • 60 minutes
Take part in a special evening celebrating award-winning actor and artist Tilda Swinton as she takes the stage for a candid conversation.
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Currents

This section complements the Main Slate, tracing a more complete picture of contemporary cinema with an emphasis on new and innovative forms and voices.

NYFF60 Currents features are sponsored by:


Will-o’-the-Wisp

  • João Pedro Rodrigues
  • 2022
  • Portugal
  • 67 minutes
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

Currents Opening Night · U.S. Premiere · Q&As with João Pedro Rodrigues on Oct. 1 & 2

In transgressive queer auteur João Pedro Rodrigues’s deliriously outré “musical fantasia,” a young prince shocks his riotously wealthy royal family by becoming a volunteer fireman—both to battle climate change and, it seems, to douse his own dormant desires amidst a bevy of beefcake firefighters.
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The Adventures of Gigi the Law

  • Alessandro Comodin
  • 2022
  • Italy/France/Belgium
  • 102 minutes
  • Italian and Friulian with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Alessandro Comodin on Oct. 12 & 13

Alessandro Comodin follows his breakthrough shape-shifter Happy Times Will Come Soon with a slippery, often funny, occasionally surreal slice-of-life portrait of a good-natured, contemplative policeman in a small village in northern Italy whose boring days barely conceal a growing melancholy in the town—a world whose contours are just barely discernible.
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Coma

  • Bertrand Bonello
  • 2022
  • France
  • 81 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

North American Premiere

The latest from director Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama) is a sui generis work of pandemic-era interiority, tracking the anxiety and estrangement of a teenage girl (Louise Labeque, from Bonello’s Zombi Child) who appears to live alone during COVID lockdown and gradually begins to experience the dissolution of boundaries between her real and imagined zones.
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The Dam

  • Ali Cherri
  • 2022
  • France/Lebanon/Sudan/Germany/Serbia/Qatar
  • 80 minutes
  • Arabic with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Ali Cherri on Oct. 1 & 2

In his debut feature, Lebanese visual artist Ali Cherri has constructed a riveting film about a bricklayer in northern Sudan that straddles the line between nonfiction naturalism and supernatural mysticism, merging ancient and contemporary worlds.
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Dry Ground Burning

  • Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós
  • 2022
  • Brazil
  • 154 minutes
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Joana Pimenta & Adirley Queirós on Oct. 9 & 10

A lightning rod dispatch from contemporary—and maybe future—Brazil, this astonishing mix of documentary and speculative fiction takes place in the nearly postapocalyptic environs of the Sol Nascente favela in Brasilia, where fearsome outlaw Chitara (Joana Darc Furtado) leads an all-female gang that siphons and steals precious oil from the authoritarian government.
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Human Flowers of Flesh

  • Helena Wittmann
  • 2022
  • Germany/France
  • 106 minutes
  • English, French, Portuguese, Tamazight, and Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Helena Wittmann on Oct. 10 & 11

Fascinated by the male rituals and camaraderie of a crew of French Foreign Legionnaires, Ida (Angeliki Papoulia) follows them on a journey across the Mediterranean, which director and cinematographer Helena Wittmann depicts as an enigmatic reconfiguration of space and time, connecting the past and present, body and spirit, earth and water.
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Mutzenbacher

  • Ruth Beckermann
  • 2022
  • Austria
  • 101 minutes
  • German with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Ruth Beckermann on Oct. 2 & 4

In this playful yet charged project from Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann (The Waldheim Waltz), a vast group of men, from teenage to nonagenarian, have volunteered to appear on camera, perched on a floral pink couch in a cavernous abandoned factory, discussing, and in some cases reading aloud from, a work of infamous erotica—a catalyst for a surprising, humorous, and nonjudgmental treatise on contemporary male sexual attitudes towards women.
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Queens of the Qing Dynasty

  • Ashley McKenzie
  • 2022
  • Canada
  • 122 minutes
  • English, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Ashley McKenzie on Oct. 1 & 2

Ashley McKenzie’s follow-up to her breakthrough addiction drama Werewolf charts the budding friendship of a suicidal teen and a volunteer immigrant hospital worker and creates an aesthetically audacious two-hander constructed of complex sonic landscapes and visual textures.
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Remote

  • Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 92 minutes
  • English, Korean, Persian, Spanish, Croatian, Hindi with English subtitles

Q&As with Mika Rottenberg & Mahyad Tousi on Oct. 12 & 13

Finding new cinematic language to express the desire for physical contact in our increasingly isolated, mediated, and highly consumer-driven environments, Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi’s Remote follows the daily routines of a quarantined woman (Okwui Okpokwasili) in her sealed-off, ultra-modern apartment, where she falls down a rabbit hole playing an inexplicable interactive game with a community of women from around the world. Screening with Bi Gan’s A Short Story.
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Rewind & Play

  • Alain Gomis
  • 2022
  • France/Germany
  • 66 minutes
  • English and French with English subtitles

Q&As with Elisabeth Subrin and Alain Gomis on Oct. 8 & 10

Using newly discovered footage from the recording of a 1969 French television interview of the legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, French-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis has constructed a gripping behind-the-scenes documentary; a subtle yet searing exposé of casual racism; and a chance to see one of the monumental geniuses of twentieth-century music at work. Screening with Elisabeth Subrin’s Maria Schneider, 1983.
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Slaughterhouses of Modernity

  • Heinz Emigholz
  • 2022
  • Germany
  • 80 minutes
  • German with English subtitles

World Premiere · Q&As with Heinz Emigholz on Oct. 8 & 9

Contemporary cinema’s preeminent chronicler of architectural spaces and their intersection with the ever-present crisis of 20th-century modernity, Heinz Emigholz returns with a film of quiet observation and historical excavation, focusing on creation and destruction in cities and provinces in Argentina, Germany, and Bolivia.
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Tales of the Purple House

  • Abbas Fahdel
  • 2022
  • Lebanon/Iraq/France
  • 184 minutes
  • Arabic with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&A with Abbas Fahdel on Oct. 11

Filmed over two years, Tales of the Purple House is an extraordinary, expansive cinematic vision combining images of mundane observation with social and political upheaval, focusing on the experiences of Nour Balllouk, a Lebanese artist living in the house she shares with director Fahdel (her husband, who stays off-screen) in the dramatic mountainous countryside outside of Beirut.
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Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter

  • Gustavo Vinagre
  • 2022
  • Brazil
  • 84 minutes
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

Q&As with Gustavo Vinagre on Oct. 13 & 14

A warm, bittersweet queer utopia bursts from the sidelines of Bolsonaro’s Brazil in Gustavo Vinagre’s loose-limbed comic marvel, set during a vibrant São Paulo one sunny afternoon amidst a peculiar pandemic that affects people’s short-term memory.
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The Unstable Object II

  • Daniel Eisenberg
  • 2022
  • U.S./Germany/France/Turkey
  • 204 minutes

U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Daniel Eisenberg on Oct. 1

Continuing a project he began in 2011, filmmaker Daniel Eisenberg presents a dynamic triptych that patiently observes people working at three factories around the world, showing the rigorous labor as well as the intricate design and craft that go into every detail and level of production.
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You Have to Come and See It

  • Jonás Trueba
  • 2022
  • Spain
  • 64 minutes
  • Spanish with English subtitles

North American Premiere

Jonás Trueba paints an alternately rapturous and neurotic impression of contemporary western living in his small-scale yet endlessly rich new feature in which two couples reunite after they have been kept apart from each other for months by the pandemic and major life changes. Screening with Pedro Neves Marques’s Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.
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Currents Program 1: Field Trips

  • 78 minutes

Q&As with Nicolás Pereda, Natalia Escobar, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, and Simon Velez on Oct. 7 & 8

Featuring Nicolás Pereda's Flora, Simón Vélez's Underground Rivers, Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel's Watch the Fire or Burn Inside It, and Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau and Natalia Escobar's Aribada.
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Currents Program 2: Fault Lines

  • 78 minutes

Q&As with Ellie Ga on Oct. 7 & 8

Featuring Ellie Ga's Quarries, Lawrence Abu Hamdan's 45th Parallel, and Sophia Al-Maria's Tiger Strike Red.
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Currents Program 3: Action Figures

  • 68 minutes

Q&As with Sara Cwynar, Diane Severin Nguyen, Fox Maxy, and Riccardo Giacconi on Oct. 7 & 10

Featuring Riccardo Giacconi's Fingerpicking, Sara Cwynar's Glass Life, Fox Maxy's F1ghting Looks Different 2 Me Now, and Diane Severin Nguyen's IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS.
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Currents Program 4: Vital Signs

  • 71 minutes

Q&As with Mary Helena Clark, Joshua Solondz, and Jordan Strafer on Oct. 7 & 9

Featuring Mary Helena Clark's Exhibition, Edward Owens's Remembrance: A Portrait Study, Jordan Strafer's PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER, Joshua Gen Solondz's NE Corridor, and James Richards's Qualities Of Life: Living in the Radiant Cold.
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Currents Program 5: After Utopia

  • 75 minutes

Q&As with Meriem Bennani and Josh Kline on Oct. 7; Q&A with Josh Kline on Oct. 9

Featuring Josh Kline's Adaptation, Arne Hector, Luciana Mazeto, Minze Tummescheit, and Vinícius Lopes's urban solutions, and Meriem Bennani's Life on the CAPS.
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Currents Program 6: Inside Voices

  • 77 minutes

Q&As with Kim Salac, Mackie Mallison, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, Courtney Stephens, Sheilah ReStack, and Angelo Madsen Minax on Oct. 8 & 9

Featuring Angelo Madsen Minax's Bigger on the Inside, Dani and Sheilah ReStack's The Sky’s In There, Courtney Stephens's Lesser Choices, Kim Salac's Diana, Diana, Mackie Mallison's It Smells Like Springtime, and Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi's Into The Violet Belly.
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Currents Program 7: Ordinary Devotion

  • 73 minutes

Q&As with Simon Liu, Alexandra Cuesta, and Pablo Mazzolo on Oct. 8 & 9

Featuring Eva Giolo's The Demands of Ordinary Devotion, Ute Aurand's Renate, Alexandra Cuesta's Lungta, Pablo Mazzolo's The Newest Olds, and Simon Liu's Devil’s Peak.
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Currents Program 8: Time Out of Mind

  • 76 minutes

Q&A with Tiffany Sia on Oct. 8

Featuring Ben Russell's Against Time, Sylvia Schedelbauer's In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun, Tiffany Sia's What Rules The Invisible, and Lois Patiño's The Sower of Stars.
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Currents Program 9: New York Shorts

  • 87 minutes

Q&As with Jamil McGinnis, Sarah Friedland, Charlotte Ercoli, Alex Ashe, and Lloyd Lee Choi on Oct. 10 & 12

Featuring Lloyd Lee Choi's Same Old, Sarah Friedland's Trust Exercises, Mark Jenkin's 29 Hour Long Birthday, Alex Ashe's Magic Ring, Charlotte Ercoli's Little Jerry, and Jamil McGinnis's as time passes.
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Revivals

This section showcases important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners.

Beirut the Encounter

  • Borhane Alaouié
  • 1981
  • Lebanon
  • 97 minutes
  • Arabic with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere of New Restoration

Set in 1977 during the Lebanese Civil War, Borhane Alaouié’s melancholic, meditative docu-fiction study of longing and life is a too-little-seen masterwork of Lebanese cinema, an entrancingly personal and atmospheric film poem about human connection in troubled times.
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Black God, White Devil

  • Glauber Rocha
  • 1964
  • Brazil
  • 120 minutes
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

New 4K Restoration · Intro by Luiz Oliveira on Oct. 1

A landmark work of militant cinema and a key film of the Cinema Novo movement, Black God, White Devil interweaves documentary elements and iconoclastic formal experimentation to yield one of world cinema’s all-time great shots across the bow.
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Canyon Passage

  • Jacques Tourneur
  • 1946
  • U.S.
  • 92 minutes

New Restoration

Ablaze in breathtaking Technicolor, the first of Jacques Tourneur’s remarkable Westerns is a complex, morally ambiguous portrait of an Oregon mining community which Martin Scorsese has called “one of the most mysterious and exquisite examples of the Western genre ever made.”
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A Confucian Confusion

  • Edward Yang
  • 1994
  • Taiwan
  • 129 minutes
  • Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles

New Restoration

Edward Yang observes the self-absorption of a gaggle of 20-something urbanites and once again searches for the soul of a country he no longer quite recognizes in this panoramic satire set in the material world of 1990s Taipei.
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Le Damier

  • Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda
  • 1996
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 40 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

New Restoration · Q&A with Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda

Set in a fictitious African country, Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda’s meticulously composed medium-length comedy recounts the tale of the country’s president—the founder and “first citizen” of his nation—settling in for an all-night game of checkers. Presented with Radu Jude's The Potemkinists.
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The Day of Despair

  • Manoel de Oliveira
  • 1992
  • Portugal/France
  • 76 minutes
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

New Restoration

One of Portugal’s greatest filmmakers portrays one of its greatest writers in this biographical gem, following the final days in the life of the 19th-century writer Camilo Castelo Branco, tormented by his own internal tensions as his health takes a dive and the possibility of continuing to write grows ever more remote.
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Drylongso

  • Cauleen Smith
  • 1998
  • U.S.
  • 86 minutes

World Premiere of New 4K Restoration · Q&A with Cauleen Smith on Oct. 2

Cauleen Smith’s enduringly rich 1998 feature debut, a landmark in American independent cinema, follows a woman in a photography class in Oakland as she begins photographing the young black men of her neighborhood, having witnessed so many of them fall victim to senseless murder and fearing the possibility of their becoming extinct altogether.
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Eight Deadly Shots

  • Mikko Niskanen
  • 1972
  • Finland
  • 316 minutes
  • Finnish with English subtitles

New Restoration

Inspired by the events surrounding a 1969 mass shooting in Pihtipudas, Finland, Mikko Niskanen’s riveting four-part mini-series, which chronicles the plight of a farmer, has been hailed as the crowning achievement of Finnish filmmaking by no less an authority than Aki Kaurismaki.
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Four Films by Edward Owens

  • Edward Owens
  • 1966-1970
  • U.S.
  • 16mm
  • 81 minutes

New Restorations

This program collects four newly restored short and medium-length films by the pioneering queer Black experimental filmmaker Edward Owens: Autre Fois J’ai Aimé Une Femme (1966); Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts (1967); Tomorrow’s Promise (1967); and Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1968-70).
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The Long Farewell

  • Kira Muratova
  • 1971
  • USSR
  • 97 minutes
  • Russian with English subtitles

North American Premiere of New 4K Restoration

Completed in 1971 but not released until perestroika in 1987, Kira Muratova’s fourth feature is a majestic psychodrama centering on the relationship between a mother and a son and rendered with a borderline avant-garde sense of aesthetic freedom and formal experimentation.
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The Mother and the Whore

  • Jean Eustache
  • 1973
  • France
  • 219 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

North American Premiere of New 4K Restoration · Q&A with Françoise Lebrun and restoration producer Charles Gillibert on Oct. 5 & Intro by Françoise Lebrun on Oct. 6

At long last presented in a striking new restoration worthy of the film's reputation, Jean Eustache’s hard-to-see masterpiece uses an obsessive, talkative ménage à trois as the jumping-off point for an intense exploration of sexual politics among liberated yet alienated moderns.
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No Fear No Die

  • Claire Denis
  • 1990
  • France
  • 90 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

World Premiere of New 4K Restoration · Intro by Claire Denis and Isaach De Bankole

Claire Denis’s rarely screened second feature is a radically physical cinematic journey into the shadowy (under)world of illegal cockfighting, starring Isaach De Bankole and Alex Descas as immigrants living on the outskirts of Paris who dream of a life outside the brutal environment of feathered pugilism in which they earn money.
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O Sangue

  • Pedro Costa
  • 1989
  • Portugal
  • 99 minutes
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere of New Restoration

Pedro Costa’s surprising, lushly atmospheric first feature is a beguiling fairytale about the trials undergone by two brothers in the wake of their father’s violent death. “O Sangue,” Costa said in a 2006 interview, “was also the beginning of my love [...] for domestic cinema. A kind of cinema that shows how people live.”
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The Passion of Remembrance

  • Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien
  • 1986
  • UK
  • 82 minutes

New 4K Restoration

A landmark work in British avant-garde film and video, the Sankofa collective’s greatly influential first film, The Passion of Remembrance, ambitiously explores themes of racism, homophobia, sexism, and generational tensions as embodied in the reality known by a Black British family over the years.
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Talks

Free tickets for NYFF60 Talks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to each event at the corresponding box office. Tickets are limited to one per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend, video from these events will be available online on Film at Lincoln Center's YouTube channel at a later date.

NYFF Talks are presented by:

Free Talk: The 2022 Amos Vogel Lecture – Cauleen Smith

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Known for the political rigor and intrepid formal experimentation of her film and multimedia practice, Cauleen Smith (director of the NYFF60 selection, Drylongso) delivers this year's Amos Vogel Lecture.
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Deep Focus

In-depth dialogues with festival filmmakers & their creative collaborators.

Free Talk: Noah Baumbach

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public! | Moderated by actress Emily Mortimer

White Noise writer-director Noah Baumbach joins us for an in-depth conversation about the process of bringing Don DeLillo’s text—long considered unfilmable—to the screen and the challenges and revelations of adaptation.
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Free Talk: Paul Schrader

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

The legendary American director and screenwriter participates in an extended conversation on Master Gardener, the latest entry in his masterful, decades-spanning oeuvre.
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Free Talk: Nan Goldin

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Join us for an intimate, career-spanning conversation with Nan Goldin about the personal and political roots of her creative practice, the radical humanism of her photography, and the defiant intertwinings of her art and activism. 
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Free Talk: Park Chan-wook

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Park Chan-wook participates in an extended conversation on NYFF60 Main Slate selection, Decision to Leave, the film for which he won the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
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Free Talk: Annie Ernaux

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public! | Moderated by novelist Elif Batuman

French writer Annie Ernaux discusses her singular writing career, her venture into the moving image, and the literary and cinematic influences that underpin her intensely personal lyricism.
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Crosscuts

Conversations between filmmakers across festival sections, genres, and styles.

Free Talk: Alice Diop & Frederick Wiseman

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Join Alice Diop and Frederick Wiseman for a conversation about the turn to narrative cinema, the cultural and generational distinctions of filmmaking in France and the United States, their respective approaches to cinema as a mode of systemic critique, and more.
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Free Talk: Mia Hansen-Løve & Charlotte Wells

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Join Mia Hansen-Løve (One Fine Morning) and Charlotte Wells (Aftersun) for an extended conversation about the process of making art out of one’s life, giving filmic shape to the workings of memory and time, reimagining the contours of “women’s cinema,” and more. 
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Free Talk: Joanna Hogg & Kelly Reichardt

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Joanna Hogg (The Eternal Daughter) and Kelly Reichardt (Showing Up) discuss their singular career trajectories, their distinctive approaches to writing and directing, and the process of translating personal experience into universally resonant stories of women on the verge of creative transcendence. 
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Roundtables

Panel discussions that connect the festival to the themes of the moment.

Free Talk: Politics of Desire

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Joao Pedro Rodrigues (Will-o'-the-Wisp), Ruth Beckermann (Mutzenbacher), Elisabeth Subrin, and Isabel Sandoval (Maria Schneider, 1983) to discuss the ways in which their work gives subversive and radical form to sex, eroticism, and embodiment.
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Free Talk: Missing Movies

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Missing Movies board members and advisors Amy Heller, Dennis Doros, Nancy Savoca, Rich Guay, Ira Deutchman, and Maya Cade present a special presentation and workshop aimed at empowering the filmmaking community with the tools to liberate lost films and to ensure that the cinema of the present avoids the same fate.
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Film Comment Live: On the Critical Attitude

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Film Comment Co-Deputy Editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute host Laura Poitras (All the Beauty and the Bloodshed), Elvis Mitchell (Is That Black Enough for You?!?), Tiffany Sia (What Rules the Invisible), and Alain Gomis (Rewind & Play), whose films are as stunning as works of art as they are incisive as critiques—whether of history, society, or art itself.
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Film Comment Live: Festival Report

Free and open to the public!

As the festival draws to a close, a group of critics will gather together for a spirited wrap-up discussion with Film Comment Co-Deputy editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute about the movies they’ve seen in the NYFF60 lineup. Panelists include critics Kelli Weston, Phoebe Chen, Molly Haskell, and more.
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Special Events

Interactive events, industry collaborations, and one-of-a-kind experiences.

IndieWire Presents: Screen Talk Live

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Join Screen Talk host Eric Kohn and special surprise guests for this live podcast recording in what promises to be an unforgettable conversation.
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A Conversation with Effie T. Brown

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

A discussion with Effie T. Brown (a producer of NYFF60 Closing Night film The Inspection), the CEO of Gamechanger Films, which produces, develops, and finances content by and about women, POC, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.
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Cinephile Game Night: NYFF60 Edition

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Celebrate 60 years of New York Film Festival with special editions of Cinephile Game Night during the festival at the EBM Amphitheater! The event will feature multiple trivia rounds including NYFF history and beyond, with chances to win tickets to this year’s edition and more prizes.
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Free Talk: Inclusive Visions

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Taking audio description practices and the experiences of blind and low-vision consumers as a case study, this panel will bring together advocates, cinephiles, and post-production technicians to examine the tools and structures that can allow for a more democratic and inclusive film culture. Followed by a one-of-a-kind blind wine-tasting presentation by Dr. Hoby Wedler. Hosted by Michele Spitz.
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