NYFF Live Talks

Come see Film Comment editors and contributors at free events during the New York Film Festival. All talks will take place at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Sunday, Oct 1, 7:00pm: The Cinema of Experience 
At this year’s NYFF, filmmakers are rising to the challenge of representing race and immigration at a pivotal time in our nation’s history. Our guests will discuss how cinematic technique is used to reflect such experiences and what is different about the latest generation of storytelling. Moderated by Film Comment Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold, and featuring critic Teo Bugbee (The New York Times contributor), writer-programmer Ashley Clark (BAMcinématek), and writer-filmmaker Farihah Zaman (Field of Vision)..

Saturday, Oct 7, 7:00pm: Filmmakers Chat
For the second year, Film Comment gives you the rare chance to see some of today’s most important filmmakers in dialogue with each other. A selection of NYFF directors past and present will talk together about their influences and inspirations in a discussion moderated by the magazine’s editor-in-chief Nicolas Rapold, with filmmakers Claire Denis (Let the Sun Shine In), Kevin Jerome Everson (Tonsler Park), and Joachim Trier (Thelma).

Friday, Oct 13, 7:00pm: Festival Wrap
In what is becoming an annual tradition, Film Comment contributing critics and editors gather for the festival’s last weekend and talk about the films they’ve seen, discussing—or arguing about—the selections in the lineup, from Main Slate and beyond.

Past Programs

2015

The 15th edition of Film Comment magazine’s essential, eclectic festival brings you a lineup of the coming soon and the never-coming-back, the rare and the rediscovered, the unclassifiable and the underrated.

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2014

The 14th edition of Film Comment magazine’s essential and eclectic feast of cinephilia presents 22 discoveries and rediscoveries, 17 of them New York premieres, and nine without U.S. distribution, handpicked by the magazine’s editors after scouring the international festival circuit in 2013.

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2013

The 13th edition of Film Comment magazine’s essential, eclectic festival brings you a lineup of the coming soon and the never-coming-back, the rare and the rediscovered, the unclassifiable and the underrated.

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2012

The 12th edition of Film Comment magazine’s essential, eclectic festival brings you a handpicked lineup of the coming soon and the never-coming-back, the rare and the rediscovered, the unclassifiable and the underrated, the sacred and the profane, the cute and the creepy, the tough and the tender, the naked and the dead—you get the idea.

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2011

Program highlights include three works by Isild Le Besco including her latest Bas-Fonds; Viva Radio events with Warhol’s Velvet Underground films and Alex Cox’s Straight to Hell remix; three works by Shoah director Claude Lanzmann, and the extraordinary Wundkanal/Our Nazi diptych from the late Thomas Harlan and Robert Kramer.

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