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Nov
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Legendary Studio Executive David Picker speaks at the 51st New York Film Festival

For four decades, David Picker was a film executive at many of the greatest studios including Paramount, Columbia, and most notably, United Artists during the height of its New Hollywood dominance. A third-generation cinephile, Picker garnered multiple producer nominations and wins from the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes.  In Must, Maybes, and Nevers: A Book About the Movies, he writes about his fascinating career, telling real stories about the decisions he made and the notorious cinema greats with whom he worked. Those stories are full of humor but don't shy away from portraying his colleagues'' less honorable traits.

Fri
25
Oct
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Nebraska at the New York Film Festival with Alexander Payne and Bruce Dern

The newest movie by celebrated filmmaker Alexander Payne, Nebraska, is an arresting film about a man developing dementia who journeys with his son to claim a lottery win hundreds of miles away. Set in the state of its namesake, Nebraska displays the grit, humor, and taciturn spirit of the people of that state through powerful black-and-white imagery and the father–son relationship that develops throughout the film. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Nebraska is a favorite for the 2014 Academy Awards, especially in the Best Actor category.

In this panel held at the 2013 New York Film Festival, Alexander Payne, the filmmaker, and three of the film's primary actors—Bruce Dern, Will Foote, and June Squibb—talk about the experience of shooting the film. The creative, nourishing atmosphere that Payne created on set receives high praise from the actors, and Payne discusses several of the stylistic choices he made for the film.

Fri
25
Oct
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The 51st New York Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" Director Steve McQueen

British filmmaker Steve McQueen has secured his place in American cinema with his third feature film, 12 Years A Slave. The film is an odds-on favorite for multiple Academy Award nominations. It is based on the autobiography of the same name by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was sold into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years before his true legal status was discovered in the mid-19th century.

Fri
25
Oct
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The 51st New York Film Festival: All is Lost

The 2013 film All is Lost is one sailor's amazing story of survival in the Indian Ocean after his boat is struck by a cargo container. Potentially more amazing is that the film was made at all with a $9 million budget, a thin script, and almost no dialogue. It is gripping, sparse, and haunting in production, relying minimally on music and almost entirely on a close watch of every move the unnamed main character makes. When J. C. Chandor envisioned the film, he had only one actor in mind: Robert Redford.

Fri
02
Nov
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Greta Gerwig and Mickey Sumner of "Frances Ha" at the 50th New York Film Festival

Greta Gerwig and Mickey Sumner of "Frances Ha" at the 50th New York Film Festival.

 

 

Frances Ha, a film written and starring Greta Gerwig, is receiving quite a buzz with it's black and white backdrop and effortless style. Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach have now collaborated on several projects together, all receiving high critical acclaim.  Greta Gerwig and co-star Mickey Sumner sit down at the New York Film Festival to answer audience questions about the making of this unique film. 

 

 

 

 

Thu
01
Nov
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Robert Zemeckis, Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman and the cast of 'Flight' at the 50th New York Film Festival

Robert Zemeckis, Denzel Washington, and the cast of 'Flight' at the 50th New York Film Festival

 

Robert Zemeckis - director of Cast Away, Forrest Gump, and so so many more - has outdone himself with his latest film Flight, released nationwide November 2nd. Not only is the film starring Denzel Washington projected to be a box office hit, but it has wowed the New York Film Festival committee so much that it was chosen as the highlight for their closing night event.  

 

Thu
01
Nov
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Robert Zemeckis at the 50th New York Film Festival

Robert Zemeckis director of "Flight" speaks at the HBO Directors Dialogues during the 50th New York Film Festival.

 

Thu
27
Sep
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50th New York Film Festival

The 2012 New York Film Festival marks the 50th anniversary of the prestigious event, and they really are throwing out all the stops.  The 16-day event starts of with a bang; boasting the world premiere of Ang Lee's highly anticipated adaptation Life of Pi.  And that's just the beginning: things really start to get fun with a Princess Bride cast reunion (thanks to the help of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!); tributes to Nicole Kidman and program director Richard Pena (who is stepping down after 25 years, but not before elevating the film society to a year round organization co-sponsoring dozens of festivals throughout the year); dialogues with HBO directors Noah Baumbach, Brian De Palma, Abbas Kiarostami, David Chase, and Robert Zemeckis; views from the avant-garde (some of the most influential experimental films over the years) including Raul Ruiz's The Blind Owl, Jeff Preiss' Stop,  and films by/about Peter Kubelka; restorations/reviva

Tue
15
May
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Blackmagic Design President Dan May the 2012 NAB Conference

 

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