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    New York Film Festival Includes Seven Women Directed Films in Its Lineup

    With one fell swoop the team of men and women who program the New York Film Festival stuck a pin in the eye of the dudes at Cannes by programming seven, yes seven films directed by women at the upcoming New York Film Festival. That's almost 22%. The total amount of films being screened in 32, ...

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    'Amour,' 'Something In The Air,' 'Beyond The Hills' & More Added To New York Film Festival Slate

    The New York Film Festival continues to impress as they unveiled their main slate this afternoon, adding to the recent announcements that Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi" would open the fest, Robert Zemeckis' "Flight" would close it,  and David Chase's "Not Fade Away&...

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    New Images From David Chase's 'Not Fade Away,' The New York Film Festival Centerpiece Selection

    With the New York Film Festival already landing Robert Zemeckis' "Flight" to close out the the fest, and Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi" to kick things off, they've added another big World Premiere to their lineup as the Centerpiece Selection: David Chase's "Not Fade ...

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    Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' Will Make World Premiere & Open The 50th New York Film Festival

    With Robert Zemeckis' "Flight" starring Denzel Washington announced to close the proceedings last week, the New York Film Festival has gone ahead and unveiled what film will be kicking things off. And it's a doozy.

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    Robert Zemeckis' 'Flight' To Close 50th New York Film Festival

    Not only is it 50 years of James Bond in 2012, but it's also the golden anniversary of the New York Film Festival. And today they've announced which film will be closing off their festivities in October.

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    Paradise Lost 3 Comes to HBO

    When Paradise Lost 3 premieres on HBO on Thursday, it will be the same smart, cogent doc that was shown at the New York Film Festival last fall: the absorbing story of the West Memphis 3, who were wrongly accused of murder as teenagers and recently freed after nearly 20 years in prison. But no...

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    NYFF Review: 'Goodbye First Love' Looks At Young Romance Without Affection

    Television and movies love to indulge us in pre-adulthood nostalgia. Whether the bait is loose (young hooligans causing a ruckus) or more specific and event-oriented (prom, which we've seen less of lately because, well, prom sucks), the powers that be tug at our heartstrings and force us to look back at a time free of major responsibilities and full of fresh experiences. The glazed schmaltz can be off-putting for some, but occasionally sincerity shines through and we get something that captures the emotions extraordinarily well (for this writer's money, "The Virgin Suicides" and "The Girl" are uneven but nail certain feelings on the head). Bu...

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    Wim Wenders Discusses Painful 'Hammett' Collaboration With Coppola, Friendship With Nicholas Ray

    Filmmaker Talks 5-Hour Version Of 'End Of The World,' Sam Shepard, Unfinished Version Of 'Hammet' & More At NYFF Q&AWim Wenders' route to filmmaking was a circuitous one. At the age of 21, he landed in Paris determined to become a painter, but cinema had been in his DNA from an early age. He made super 8 movies as a child and became a local neighborhood projectionist at the age of 6 when he inherited his father’s antique film equipment; so cinema seemed like a natural path. But for years, he turned his back on movies, and it wasn't until he saw an Anthony Mann retrospective -- sidetracked from his painting aspirations in a Paris cinematheque ...

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    NYFF: With Kids On The Set Of 'The Descendants' George Clooney Couldn't Resist His Prankster Ways

    Clooney Farts With His iPhone, Plants A Kiss & Matthew Lillard Nearly Didn't Make It To The AuditionDespite a fact-filled press conference earlier this week the filmmakers and cast behind the now-Gotham-nominated “The Descendants” still had more info to share when they hit the red carpet for the pre...

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    NYFF '11 Review: 'Play' Is A Confident, Complex Look At Social Issues In Sweden

    Festivals can be a great place to discover new, brilliant cinema, but often times the unknown films get drowned out by the heavily buzzed or the latest by a longstanding director. How many of us at the New York Film Festival saw "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "The Kid with a Bike" but, for whatever reason, happened to miss out on "The Loneliest Planet"? It's highly likely that this writer isn't alone. Still, one person generally can't see everything a festival has to offer, so flicks that don't have Palme d'Or helmers behind them or a truckload of auspicious praise for their "breakout performer" tend to get shafted. Still, it's a must to atte...

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