Sponsored by HBO®, NYFF Live features actors, directors, writers, critics, and other industry insiders participating in daily evening discussions that starte September 28 – and end October 9 in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Remaining Dates are October 3 – 12. – Gregg W. Morris
UNCUT GEMS by Josh and Benny Safdie Adam stars Adam Sandler as Howard, a diamond dealer dangling on the edge of the abyss. His relationship with his wife (Idina Menzel) is imploding; he owes a hefty chunk of money to pissed off racketeers who would find kneecapping too gentle; and he is sinking into the quicksand of an escalating scheme to make a fortune by selling a diamond to Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (playing himself and looking good). – Gregg W. Morris
Anyone, especially cinema aficionados, planning to see Ognjen Glavonić’s superb THE LOAD, originally titled TERET, shouldn’t be surprised if they experience the visceral sensations of a déjà vu moment reminding them of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s WAGES OF WAR (1952) and William Friedkin’s SORCERER (1977).
By Gregg W. Morris – This year’s Main Slate showcases films from 17 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their NYFF debuts, and captivating features that earned acclaim at international festivals.
By Gregg W. Morris – Nicola and his friends dream of a lush life of fancy clothes, expenive restaurants, lavish consumer goods and sex with beautiful nubile girls as well as trysts at brothels. And, of course, they want more expensive motor scooters. Their dreams come true – at a cost! – in Director Claudio Giovannesi’s superbly lensed cinemagraphic tale.
Lineup includes films featuring dance luminaries Carlos Acosta, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Merce Cunningham, and more, with Robert Fairchild, Bobbi Jene Smith, Sol Picò, and Charles Atlas appearing in person.
Highlights include a trio of series featuring special double features: 50th Mixtape, which presents two free films back-to-back every Thursday night, combining all-time and recent favorites of the Film at Lincoln Center programming staff.
As racism and xenophobia continue to rise within the highest echelons of power, this year’s festival presents cinematic works that expose and humanize cases of legalized and legitimized oppression of the disenfranchised that demand the world’s attention.
A costume and set designer, scriptwriter, and director, the multi-hyphenate artist shared her puckishly surreal and trenchant, radical vision with such trailblazing New Wave directors as Chytilová, Karel Kachyňa, Jaromil Jireš, and Jan Němec, who married Krumbachová and considered her a muse.