|Ernst Karel, Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Ah humanity! (still), 2015. Film, 22 minutes. Japan/France/USA.|
New York Film Festival
Experimental cinema and artists' moving image at NYFF
Projections: October 2–4, 2015
Retrospective: September 28–October 2, 2015
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65 Street
New York, NY 10023
The New York Film Festival's Projections section presents an international selection of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today's most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
In its second edition, Projections presents 54 films, including the US premiere of two new films by Ben Rivers(A Distant Episode and THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS). Highlights also include Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's return to the festival after Leviathan with the world premiere of Ah humanity!, co-directed with Ernst Karel. The program also showcases new short-form works by artists and filmmakers returning to the festival, including Peggy Ahwesh, Victoria Fu, Lewis Klahr, Laida Lertxundi, Dani Leventhal, Sara Magenheimer, Jodie Mack, Lois Patiño, Michael Robinson, Ben Russell, and Fern Silva. Projections will also present restorations of the late Chick Strand's Soft Fiction and Curt McDowell's Confessions, both on 16mm and restored by the Academy Film Archive.
Artists making their first appearance at the NYFF this year include James Richards (Radio at Night), Simon Fujiwara (Hello), Michael Bell-Smith (Rabbit Season, Duck Season), Takeshi Murata (OM Rider), Cécile B. Evans (Hyperlinks or It Didn't Happen), Jon Rafman (Erysichthon), Hannah Black (All My Love All My Love),Basim Magdy (The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching Monkeys), Beatrice Gibson (F for Fibonacci),Nicolás Pereda (Minotaur), Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias (Santa Teresa & Other Stories), and Louis Henderson, who has two films in the festival, including the world premiere of Black Code/Code Noir.
Projections is curated by Dennis Lim, Aily Nash, and Gavin Smith. Sponsored by MUBI
This year, the NYFF Retrospective features Luminous Intimacy: The Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler. For the last six decades, Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, partners in life and in cinema, have taken their cameras out into the world and filmed gestures, moods, atmospheres, states of being, light and darkness, movement and stillness. Hiler's register is ecstatic and polyphonic, Dorsky's devotional and poetic. The duo's contemporary, experimental films will be shown in the festival with 33 of Dorsky's works, including world premieres of Intimations and Prelude, and New York premieres of Summer, December, February, and Avraham and six of Hiler's films. All work shot and screened on 16mm. Made possible by the generous support of the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Inc. Filmmakers in person!
Visit filmlinc.org/nyff for more program and ticket information.