September 29 – October 13
Festival attendees and fans are invited to join us in person or online for NYFF LIVE, the New York Film Festival’s daily talk show! These daily Forums will feature actors, directors, film critics and industry insiders in person to talk about their films and the latest festival buzz. Partners on selects nights of NYFF LIVE will include NYWIFT, Producers Guild of America East, SAGindie, WGA East and more.
NYFF LIVE will be held throughout the festival at 7pm in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater and during special events at the Apple Store, Soho. Attending is free on a space available basis and will also be streamed live online.
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Barry Levinson will discuss his new found footage eco-horror The Bay, screening as part of NYFF's new Midnight Movies section. Note: This event takes place at Apple Store Soho.
50 Years of Film Culture with the NYFF Selection Committee: Melissa Anderson, Scott Foundas, Amy Taubin, Todd McCarthy, Wendy Keys, Philip Lopate, David Ansen. Moderated by James Schamus, CEO, Focus Features.
The former head of 20th Century Fox discusses Ang Lee's Life of Pi, the Opening Night film of the 50th New York Film Festival. Moderated by Scott Foundas, Associate Director of Programming for Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Meet the NYFF Filmmakers, Part 1: Dheeraj Akolkar (Liv and Ingmar), Alan Berliner (First Cousin Once Removed), Philippe Béziat (Becoming Traviata), Tom Donahue (Casting By), Mick Gochanour (The Rolling Stones - Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland '65), Jeff Kaufman (The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America), Antonio Mendez Esparza (Here and There).
Co-writer and star Greta Gerwig and supporting actor Mickey Sumner will discuss their collaboration with director Noah Baumbach on New York Film Festival's Main Slate selection Frances Ha.
The New York State Post Production Tax Credit: Alex Halpern (CEO and Founder, Post Factory) and Yana Collins Lehman (Managing Director, Trevanna Post). Moderated by Richard Guay.
Three award-winning playwrights discuss their journeys from (off) the Great White Way to the Silver Screen, including the opportunities and challenges inherent in adapting one's own work. Panelists include Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Eric Bogosian (Suburbia, Talk Radio), and John Patrick Shanley (Doubt). Moderated by David Rooney (The Hollywood Reporter).
Director Lee Daniels will discuss his new film The Paperboy, screening as part of our Gala Tribute to Nicole Kidman. Note: This event takes place at Apple Store, SoHo.
Hear writer-director Sally Potter discuss her latest film, New York Film Festival Main Slate seleciton Ginger and Rosa starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Annette Bening.
Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) discusses his Cannes award-winning new film Beyond the Hills, which screens as part of the 50th New York Film Festival Main Slate.
Casting & Working With Actors: A Guide for the Perplexed. Panelists: Tom Donahue, Larry Fessenden, Ry Russo-Young, Michael Sladek, Paul Scnhee, Ellen Parks, Bruce Weiss.
Director Pablo Larrain and actor Gael García Bernal will discuss 50th New York Film Festival Main Slate selection No. Note: This event takes place at Apple Store Soho.
Hear more NYFF filmmakers discuss their work. Guests to be announced.
Roger Michell will discuss his new film Hyde Park on Hudson, Main Slate selection of the 50th New York Film Festival. Note: This event takes place at Apple Store, SoHo.
A conversation and book-signing with David Thomson, author of The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies. In association with the NYFF Critics Academy and Indiewire.
Richard Peña has served as Program Director for the Film Society of Lincoln Center and head of the New York Film Festival Selection Committee for 25 years. As he prepares to step down from these posts, Peña will look back at his career and discuss changes in the Film Society and NYFF as well as the film industry at large. Moderated by Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly.