British director Luke Fowler pays remarkable, nimble tribute to an innovative and ingenious electronic music composer in our latest film playing directly from the NYFF. Presenting a variety of materials—concerts, discussions, technology—Fowler creates a dense, vivid collage of a unique creativity.
Unserer Partnerschaft mit dem NYFF-Projections-Programm geht mit diesem imperativen Akt von Kino weiter: der wohl stichhaltigste Film über die 2016er Standing-Rock-Proteste. Dieser Film dreht sich um zwei intime Reflektionen von Demonstranten und ihren Bemühungen weiter zu machen, ohne zu vergessen.
For the third year we bring you highlights from New York Film Festival’s Projections, featuring work by some of today’s most vital filmmakers. We begin with Jodie Mack and her fluttering celluloid juxtaposition of silicon landscapes and printed flowers, organic technology and artificial nature.
We close our series bringing you films from the NYFF’s Projections with this year’s Kazuko Trust Award winner. A provocative Hollywood pitch from an independent Maine filmmaker—told over frozen images of the local landscape—turns into something else: darker, sardonic, self-reflexive and playful.
An unconventional film in a series of unconventional cinema fresh from the NYFF’s Projections section. Ismaïl Bahri’s seemingly simple film—reminiscent of Abbas Kiarostami—is a play of light and color tones and rich in diverse conversation over the meaning of filming, tourism, one’s home, and more.
Fresh from the NYFF’s Projection strand of adventurous cinema is something completely unexpected: a micro-scaled musical about the search for a lost father, shot to look like a 1970s blaxploitation, and founded in the religious and cultural practices of the French island of Réunion. Stunning.
Our next exclusive film fresh from the NYFF’s Projections program is an oblique, observationally rich documentary portrait of Syrian refugees stranded in Turkey. In this limbo a time capsule from the past is heard: President al-Assad trying to reach Reagan on the phone. The impotence of waiting.
Straight from the New York Film Festival, we exclusively bring you some of the best of its adventurous and mind-blowing Projections program. We begin with a micro-sized, giddy celluloid satire of the multiplex logos that play before movie screenings—made extra wry streamed rather than projected!
We conclude our anticipatory spotlight of the NYFF’s Projections section with director Nicolás Pereda’s beautifully dreamy and enchanting short feature of indolent bohemian languor in Mexico City. “I wanted to make a film about my social class in Mexico,” Pereda explains to us in his introduction.
We’ve long been entranced by the gorgeous, densely woven films of Michael Robinson, which is why we’re pleased to present his latest as part of our spotlight on films from the NYFF’s Projections. Here, Robinson mines TV awards broadcasts and distorts them into a hypnogogic religious ritual.
Next in our exclusive series of NYFF Projections films is a great short by prolific Ohioan independent Kevin Jerome Everson. In the guise of a documentary or ethnographic study, Everson creates a subtly fantastical portrait of the type of Americans and their work that usually goes unseen by cinema.
Continuing our partnership with the New York Film Festival, we’re showing films selected for Projections, a program that expands our notions of what the moving image can do and be. We begin with an exclusive run of UK artist Ben Rivers’ documentary/fiction hybrid neo-Western, shot on gorgeous 16 mm.
We close our highlights from the New York Film Festival’s Projections program with Lois Patiño’s truly original transfiguration of the lives of Iberian smugglers. Their tales are told, figures posed in a landscape whose colors are reversed: border lives seen as an eerie, mysterious existence.
The X-Files meets ethnographic documentary in this uncanny combination of island record and witchcraft speculation. Shot on expired film stock, baring this false trace of a found artifact, this inspired short underscores the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Projections program’s boundary crossing.
After the more essayist short films we’ve brought you directly from the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Projections program of the New York Film Festival, Katherin McInnis’s brief but arresting short is a pulsing mystery: optics and objects, seeing and the seen, photos and cinema. Stunning!
Brazilian artist and filmmaker Ana Vaz was awarded the Kazuko Trust last year by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which premiered her a short film, the sly post-colonial critique Occidente, at the New York Film Festival’s Projections program. We’re now showing the film exclusively.
We’re continuing our partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center to exclusively bring you highlights from the adventurous cinema of New York Film Festivals Projection’s program. We begin with UK artist Ben Rivers’ gorgeous transformation of documentary footage into something else entirely.
The latest film from a major figure in contemporary avant-garde, Shambhavi Kaul’s NYFF Projections entry is a subtly phantasmagorical journey through a landscape. What connects “this altered space and imaginary geography”? New meanings and new sensations are conjured through its mysterious pull.
A NYFF Projections favorite is American animator Jodie Mack, whom we love and interviewed on our Notebook. In this nearly psychedelic short, Mack photographs in 16mm and animates blanket patterns into a frenetic combination of textile documentary and avant-garde flicker film. Caffeine for the eyes!
From our NYFF Projections retrospective, a beguiling experimental short by Schedelbauer, who has been “mastering a genuinely new way of processing and manipulating images…dangling them, at the edge of cognition, then substituting them with others, in sets and series that coagulate like liquid.”
We are teaming up with the New York Film Festival to present a retrospective of their Projections section, which presents work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. We begin with Eric Baudelaire’s imaginative docu-essay. Read our interview with the filmmaker.