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NYFF 2011. Special Events Preview

Restorations, anniversary screenings and documentaries are among the special events planned for this year’s New York Film Festival.

25 special programs and screenings have been added to the lineup for this year's New York Film Festival, running September 30 through October 26. The only secrets left are the 2011 Views from the Avant Garde lineup and a few free forums in the works.

Because this round is so heavy on the documentaries, I want to first revisit the lineup for Toronto's Real to Reel program in another entry and then return here to add further notes and linkage. For now, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Eugene Hernandez has a few more details, but here's the gist of today's announcement:



Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush (1925), restored.

Hugo Santiago's Invasión (1969), restored.

Sara Driver's You Are Not I (1981), restored.



Xan Aranda's Andrew Bird: Fever Year.

Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.

Nelson Pereira dos Santos's Music According to Tom Jobim.

Grant Gee's Patience (After Sebald).

Mike Kerry and Chris Hall's The Ballad of Mott the Hoople.

Susan Ray's Don't Expect Too Much.

Stefano Savona's Tahrir.

Jeffrey Schwarz's Vito.

Alex Stapleton's Corman's World: Exploits of A Hollywood Rebel, in conjunction with a screening of Roger Corman's The Intruder (1962).

Frederick Wiseman's Crazy Horse.



Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, 10th Anniversary Screening.

Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel (1962), as part of the program 50 Years of the New York Film Festival.

James Ivory's Howard's End (1992), as part of the program 20 Years of Art Cinema: A Tribute to Sony Pictures Classics.

Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky, 25th Anniversary Screening, and Spirited Away, a 10th Anniversary Screening, both as part of the program Celebrating Animation Legend Hayao Miyazaki.



The 99 – Unbound, directed by Dave Osborne with Naif A. Al-Mutawa.

A Conversation with Susan Orlean, "Rin Tin Tin, the Life and the Legend" with a screening of Noel Smith's Clash of the Wolves (1925).

Dreileben Parts 1 – 3: Beats Being Dead, directed by Christian Petzold; Don't Follow Me Around, directed by Dominik Graf; One Minute of Darkness, directed by Christoph Hochhäusler.

From Morning till Midnight (Von morgens bis Mitternacht, 1920), directed by Karl Heinz Martin, with the Alloy Orchestra. With George Meliés's A Trip to the Moon (La voyage dans la lune, 1902).

Oliver Stone's The Untold History of the United States. Screening of the first 3 chapters of TV series with a panel discussion featuring Oliver Stone, co-writer Peter Kuznick, historian Douglas Brinkley (Rice University) and journalist Jonathan Schell (The Nation).

"Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark" with Fingers (1978), directed by James Toback. Panel discussion with David Edelstein (New York), Brian Kellow, Geoffrey O'Brien (Editor in Chief, Library of America), James Toback and Camille Paglia (University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, University of the Arts).

Sodankylä Forever Parts 1-4, directed by Peter Von Bagh.

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