Ang Lee doing 3-D (that's The Life of Pi, opening night, below).
Nicole Kidman, including her new film, The Paperboy (below).
The Princess Bride, below, after 25 years. (For local fans of this charming movie, I should think the event will be a "must.")
Assayas, Carax, Haneke, Kiarostami, Larraín (yup--we can use only his last name now!), Potter and Resnais (the last's film is shown at bottom of post) -- plus all those new names, the work of a few of which will have become buff-must-sees by the time the films are (we hope) released theatrically next year. The shot below is from Here and There, a new Mexican film by Antonio Méndez Esparza.
Views From the Avant-Garde (below), now in its 16th year, and even further expanded, naturally.
Richard Peña (below), for the past 25 years the Film Society’s Program Director and Selection Committee Chair of the New York Film Festival, who is stepping down at the end of this year. This fellow has been such a welcoming fixture at the Film Society, while bringing so many wonderful films and filmmakers to our attention, that it is difficult to imagine movie-going there without him at the helm. Little wonder this 50th New York Film Festival is devoting a gala evening to this very special gentleman.
THE 50TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL (ENTIRE)
NYFF50: MAIN SLATE
NYFF50: SPECIAL EVENTS
50 YEARS OF THE NY FILM FEWSTIVAL (ongoing)
NYFF50: CINEMA REFLECTED
NYFF50: HBO DIRECTORS DIALOGUES
NYFF50: MIDNIGHT MOVIES
NYFF50: ON THE ARTS
NYFF50: VIEWS FROM THE AVANT-GARDE
NYFF50: CINÉASTES/CINEMA OF OUR TIME
NYFF50: PIERRE RISSIENT AND THE CINEMA MAC MAHON
NYFF50: SHORTS PROGRAM