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50th New York Film Festival

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    FREE 'Ginger & Rosa' Screening and Conversation With Director Sally Potter

    I'm so happy to invite all of you to this: a free preview screening at 92nd St. Y of Ginger & Rosa, one of my favorite films this year, followed by a conversation with the amazing director Sally Potter.  (March 12th at 8:15 at 92Y.)

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    David Thomson Urges Open-Mindedness and Innovation at NYFF Critics Academy (VIDEO)

    Looking every bit the eminent British intellectual in spectacles and elbow patches, film critic and historian David Thomson joined Lincoln Center's Scott Foundas on stage Friday for the New York Film Festival Critics Academy, to discuss his new book "The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies....

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    NYFF Review: With 'Flight,' the Festival Caps a Spiritual 50th Year

    The New York Film Festival has chosen to acknowledge the landmark moment of its 50th year with paragons of the medium, none more pronounced than its closing night selection.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Banned From Filmmaking, Jafar Panahi Has Made Another Movie, Says Abbas Kiarostami

    Last year, Panahi allegedly smuggled the diary film about his experiences under house arrest, titled "This is Not a Film," into the Cannes Film Festival on a USB drive. According to fellow Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi, who is facing a six-year jail sentence, has completed another film.

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    'The Paperboy': Nicole, Zac and Alligators

    On screen in The Paperboy and on stage at the New York Film Festival press conference afterwards, Nicole Kidman seemed – and this is compliment though it may not sound like one—less plastic than she has in the recent past. She is fearless and pretty convincing in the film. If she lo...

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    Despite Shaky Screenplay, 'Life of Pi' Is Ang Lee's Best Spectacle Since 'Crouching Tiger'

    In his finer moments, Lee translates the book's wondrous prose into grand visual conceits meant for the big screen. Posited as a story that "will make you believe in God," instead it has the power to confirm one's faith in the cinematic experience.

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    From Don't-Miss to Mystifying: A Glimpse At The New York Film Festival, Week 1

    The New York Film Festival begins on Friday, with a wealth of choices from the obscure to the high-profile (like the opening night film, Ang Lee’s 3D Life of Pi, not yet press screened as I write this). We can all makes guesses about what might be worth seeing, but here’s a glimpse...

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