Second Wave: More NYAFF news fit to print. This year’s festival will open with the international premiere of Ryoo Seung-wan’s tense political thriller ESCAPE FROM MOGADISH; it will include the North American premiere of Fruit Chan’s new horror masterwork COFFIN HOMES; and it will launch a new Asian American Focus selection. And there is sooooo much more, from August 6 to August 22, 2021. By Gregg W. Morris
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.
This year’s Opening Night selection is the North American premiere of Frank Beauvais’s intimate essay film, Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream. Composed of excerpts from the 400-plus films the director watched during a period of seclusion in 2016, it’s a montage that reframes otherwise incidental images into an immensely moving reflection on life, love, and loss.
A frank, intimate, reflection on an unlikely coming-of-age in the world of 90s L.A. skate culture.
An immersive four-day program for filmmakers early in their careers, and the Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring film writers and a venture of Film Comment magazine.
Despite being frequently overlooked in film history, Germaine Dulac’s bold experimentation helped legitimize cinema as an art form that would be on the same footing as painting, dance, theater, and music.
Projections features 36 short and feature films, with four world premieres, nine North American premieres, and 14 U.S. premieres.
From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while offering extreme genre pleasures.
The gala is scheduled for April 30, 2018 in Alice Tully Hall to celebrate the Academy Award–winning actress and beloved figure of stage, screen, and television who has bestowed upon the world a series of iconic performances in a career spanning more than fifty years.
An essential showcasing of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking, the 2018 lineup features a host of brilliant new works and exciting artist spotlights, including one world premiere, eight North American premieres, and seven U.S. premieres, with many of the filmmakers in person.