Sunday, September 14, 2014
NYFF 2014 - OVERVIEW
THE 52ND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL - 2014
SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 11, 2014
The core of the NYFF is the Main Slate of 30 films - among the most interesting and important new features from all over the world. But the festival is much more than that!
There are old and avant-garde features, shorts, personal talks and Q&A appearances by actors and directors, a whole weekend of "convergence" (transmedia) and still more!
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
Feature films are included in several different sections, in addition to the Main Slate. The Spotlight on Documentary includes 15 films by Ethan Hawke, Martin Scorcese, Frederick Wiseman and others. Revivals and Retrospectives include films by Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Flaherty and a large collection of films by Joseph L Mankiewicz. Alain Renais' early Hiroshima Mon Amour is paired with his last film, Liife Of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) in the Main Slate. Projections (formerly "Avant-Garde") are more experimental films. Opening Acts are early features by Festival Directors.
There's a large program of short films, including a stand-alone program of shorts, and shorts before some features.
The Convergence weekend -- the third (annual) time this event has been held -- is one of the central transmedia events in the New York area. The event includes a Keynote by Henry Jenkins, and films, interactive experiences, and panels. Convergence is "the intersection of storytelling and technology". More broadly, transmedia is -- loosely -- the combination of several different media elements, plus (usually) some ways of involving the audience directly. It is, perhaps, the most important new trend in media. (Do note, however, that religion is as old as humanity and religion is a rich example of transmedia: using, for example, theater, music, art, and personal live interactions -- eg in prayer meetings, and ritual transitions like weddings, birth and death.)
Live appearances include Evenings With Ethan Hawke and Richard Gere, HBO Dialogs with Directors, including Mathieu Amalric, the On Cinema conversation with Paul Thomas Anderson, and Q&A's with directors and actors during Main Slate screenings. Also, Convergence includes many live events.
The NYFF even begins before NYFF begins(!) with Opening Acts, "a sampling of past triumphs by its Main Slate directors. From David Fincher to Olivier Assayas to the late Alain Resnais, NYFF Opening Acts takes you deep into the back catalogs of today’s foremost talents." Opening Acts starts on the 15th.
NYFF also designates a Director in Residence and holds a "Critics Academy".
Here's an outline of some of NYFF's sections:
- Main Slate
- Spotlight on Documentary
- Projections (Avant-Garde)
- Opening Acts
- Special Events
- On Cinema
- HBO Director Dialogs
- Evenings With
- Director In Residence
- Critics Academy
MORE ABOUT THE NYFF
The selection committee, chaired by Kent Jones, includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Marian Masone, FSLC Senior Programming Advisor; Gavin Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.
Tickets for the upcoming New York Film Festival range in price from $15 & $25 for most screenings to $50 & $100 for Gala evenings. Film Society members receive a discount on tickets as well as the benefit of a pre-sale opportunity. Please note: All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are subject to availability. Programs and prices are subject to change. Please note that the line for tickets may form in advance of the time of distribution.
Visit filmlinc.com/NYFF for more information.
The updated NYFF App is available for download on iOS and Android.
For NYFF Free events: Starting one hour before the scheduled time of the event, complimentary tickets will be distributed from the box office corresponding to the event's venue. Limit one ticket per person, on a space-available basis.
Please note that the line for tickets may form in advance of the time of distribution.
Please note: All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are subject to availability. Programs and prices are subject to change.
"The Film Society Of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema. The Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the moving image. The Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year’s most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including:
- Dance on Camera,
- Film Comment Selects,
- Human Rights Watch Film Festival,
- New Directors/New Films,
- New York African Film Festival,
- New York Asian Film Festival,
- New York Jewish Film Festival,
- Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, and
- Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.
In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment magazine, The Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious Chaplin Award.
The Film Society’s state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year-round programs and the New York City film community."
The list of supporters is not just "boilerplate". The expansive program of FSLC would not be possible without them!
"The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre, American Airlines, The New York Times, HBO®, Stella Artois, The Kobal Collection, Variety, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Row NYC Hotel, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Support for the New York Film Festival is also generously provided by KIND Bars, Portage World Wide Inc., WABC-7, and WNET New York Public Media."
(And lets not forget all the film journalists that help promote the films to the general public!)
THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
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