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New York Film Festival's Projections Lineup Promises 3 Days of Experimental Film

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has pulled back the curtain on the New York Film Festival's Projections lineup, a slate of experimental films unspooling October 3-5.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 21, 2014 2:45 PM
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New York Film Festival Unveils Auteur-Packed Doc Lineup

New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center has revealed its Spotlight on Documentary lineup for the 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26-October 12). Documentary filmmakers presenting new works include Les Blank, Debra Granik, Albert Maysles, Martin Scorsese, Frederick Wiseman, Ethan Hawke, among others.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 19, 2014 4:11 PM
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New York Film Festival Cherry Picks World Fests for Slate of 30 --What's Missing?

The New York Film Festival Main Slate official selection has landed, with 30 features including many Cannes entries and potential Oscar contenders.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 13, 2014 1:10 PM
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How Did 'Birdman,' 'Gone Girl,' 'Inherent Vice' and 'Imitation Game' Land Key Fall Festival Slots?

Everyone in Hollywood reads the industry tea leaves, the probable truth behind every announcement and its attendant spin. As the awards season takes shape, three major releases are jockeying for position: "Gone Girl," "Inherent Vice" and "Birdman." The Hollywood studios, indie distributors, Oscar campaigners and strategists were pushing the New York Film Festival (September 26 - October 12) for their awards hopefuls, wanting to land a coveted gala slot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 3:33 PM
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Will Paul Thomas Anderson World Premiere 'Inherent Vice' at the New York Film Festival, or Sneak It First?

As expected, Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Inherent Vice" will world premiere at the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 – October 12) as the Centerpiece gala on Saturday October 4. But will the maverick filmmaker sneak preview it in another venue before he arrives at Lincoln Center?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2014 4:51 PM
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SCREEN TALK: Festival Updates, Fall Hopefuls, New Openers from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, Fox vs. Time Warner

David Fincher is back for the opening night of the New York Film Festival with Ben Affleck-starrer "Gone Girl." What folks really care about, says Indiewire's Eric Kohn on our sixth Screen Talk podcast (now on iTunes!) is that the opening night party is returning to Tavern on the Green. We talk about changes at various festivals, the movies that carry expectations as the fall award season gets under way, from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, and several movies coming out this weekend. We dig into Rupert Murdoch's attempted takeover of Time Warner.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2014 11:50 AM
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Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Will Open New York Film Festival

David Fincher's thriller "Gone Girl," starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and based on the bestselling page-turner by Gillian Flynn, will open this year's 52nd annual New York Film Festival on September 26.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 16, 2014 7:52 PM
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New Restoration of Resnais' 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' Will Debut at New York Film Fest

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that Rialto Pictures' upcoming 4K restoration of Alain Resnais' seminal film debut, "Hiroshima Mon Amour," will have its US premiere during the 2014 New York Film Festival. A theatrical run at the Film Society follows on October 17.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 14, 2014 3:17 PM
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Check Out Artist Laurie Simmons' Elegant Poster for the New York Film Festival

Each year, a contemporary artist commissions a poster for the New York Film Festival, which celebrates its 52nd birthday this September. Here's the 2014 edition from artist Laurie Simmons.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 28, 2014 4:59 PM
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Noah Cowan Is Leaving Toronto's Bell Lightbox for Stateside Job (UPDATED)

With two plum film society berths in flux over the past few months, speculation has surrounded Noah Cowan, who once had Cameron Bailey's programming gig at the Toronto International Film Festival and now is the artistic director TIFF Bell Lightbox.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 22, 2014 1:48 PM
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