The New York Film Festival is proud to present these pieces of cinematic history the way they were meant to be seen—on the big screen.  From the classic to the rare, from the familiar to the long-lost, each of these masterpieces has been meticulously and beautifully restored to their full glory.

This year's Masterworks series will also includes a tribute to Japan's Nikkatsu studio in honor of its 100th birthday: “Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial.”  Visit the Nikkatsu series page for more information on the 27 films in this diverse and exciting retrospective.