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  1. CITY HALL (Frederick Wiseman 2020)...

    CITY HALL (Frederick Wiseman 2020)

    Opens Friday, November 13, 2020
    in the Roxie Virtual Cinema.

    This means all in the US will be able to watch it, for a fee.
  2. John Waters' poster for the 2020 (58th) NYFF ...

    John Waters' poster for the 2020 (58th) NYFF

    Neglected to show John Water's (typically) deliciously cheap and tasteless and funny NYFF 2020 poster.


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  3. NYFF 2020: BEST OF ...

    NYFF 2020: BEST OF

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    Docs rock

    This is a year unlike any other any of us have known. But New York doesn't quit. Film at Lincoln Center surmounted all...
  4. The 58th New York Film Festival Main Slate ...

    The 58th New York Film Festival Main Slate

    Links to reviews:
    Lovers Rock (Steve McQueen 2020) Opening Night
    Nomadland (Chloé Zhao 2020) Centerpiece
    French Exit (Azazel Jacobs 2020) Closing...
  5. FRENCH EXIT (Aazel Jacobs 2020)...

    FRENCH EXIT (Aazel Jacobs 2020)

    An eccentric bauble for the NYFF's Closing Night Film. A once very rich widow now out of money cashes out all her baubles in euros and goes to a friend's...
  6. UNDINE (Christian Petzold 2020)...

    UNDINE (Christian Petzold 2020)

    Turning from the wartime intensity of his great trilogy completed with the 2018 Transit to an intense romance hung on the water nymph myth. Swift storytelling and...
  7. TRAGIC JUNGLE/SELVA TRAGICA (Yulene Olaizola...

    TRAGIC JUNGLE/SELVA TRAGICA (Yulene Olaizola 2020)

    Set in the 1920's on the border between Mexico and British Honduras, men cheating each other over rubber and and updating of the myth of the...
  8. NOTTURNO (Gianfranco Rosi 2020) ...

    NOTTURNO (Gianfranco Rosi 2020)

    Turning from the refugee issue of his FIRE AT SEA (NYFF 2016) Rosi, one of the world's great documentary filmmakers, take long, haunting looks at life during and...
  9. ATARRABI & MIKELATS (Eugène Green 2020)...

    ATARRABI & MIKELATS (Eugène Green 2020)

    A Basque fable of good and evil brothers, and recreated in modern dress by eccentric expatriate Eugène Green in teh Basque language. So, strange. But...
  10. THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS (Michael Dweck, Gregory...

    THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS (Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw 2020)

    It's the white truffles of Italy, and the cranky old men of Piedmont who hunt for them with their very specially trained and beloved dogs,...
  11. You may like to watch this virtual Q&A for David...

    You may like to watch this virtual Q&A for David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) between Dennis Lim of FLC, Spike Lee and David Byrne. Lee's film based on Byrne's Broadway show growing out of his...
  12. RED, WHITE AND BLUE (STEVE MCQUEEN 2020)...

    RED, WHITE AND BLUE (STEVE MCQUEEN 2020)

    John Boyega of Star Wars is excellent as real English person Leroy Logan, who joined the London police in the eighties to combat institutional racism from...
  13. MANGROVE (Steve McQueen 2020)...

    MANGROVE (Steve McQueen 2020)

    Another stunning segment from McQueen's "Small Axe" BBC mini-series, also to be on US's Amazon Prime in November. This is about the "Mangrove Nine" trial that led to...
  14. I CARRY YOU WITH ME/TE LLEVO CONMIGO (Heidi Ewing...

    I CARRY YOU WITH ME/TE LLEVO CONMIGO (Heidi Ewing 2020)

    A gay immigration movie about a Mexican couple that makes its points forcefully. The timely themes and a radical modulation from actors to...
  15. SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE/一直游到海水变蓝(Jia...

    SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE/一直游到海水变蓝(Jia Zhangke 2020)

    A rather draggy documentary by Jia Zhang-ke about four well known Chinese contemporary writers, one dead, and one woman, all of...
  16. THE DISCIPLE (Chaitanya Tamhane 2020)...

    THE DISCIPLE (Chaitanya Tamhane 2020)

    Second film by the very talented, smart Indian director of Court is a fantastic, complex and unexpected film, full of sharp truths and ironies, about now...
  17. THE SALT OF TEARS/LE SEL DES LARMES (Philippe...

    THE SALT OF TEARS/LE SEL DES LARMES (Philippe Garrel 2020)

    The distance between Philippe Garrel and his son Louis, now also a director, seems vaster than just one generation, but both have...
  18. HOPPER/WELLES (Orson Welles 2020)...

    HOPPER/WELLES (Orson Welles 2020)

    Footage shot for Welles' last unfinished film OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND but never used, in which he questions and provokes Hopper, unseen. It's raw, jerky footage...
  19. ISABELLA (Matías Piñeiro 2020)...

    ISABELLA (Matías Piñeiro 2020)

    Another graceful, many-layered and pretty opaque riff off Shakespeare (this time Measure for Measure) by the long-haired young Argentinian wunderkind, who now lives...
  20. NOMADLAND(Chloé Zhao 2020) Centerpiece...

    NOMADLAND(Chloé Zhao 2020) Centerpiece

    Big role for Frances McDormand as a widow forced off the grid who chooses to stay there, with a lot of real characters met on the road. Have to say I still...
  21. DAYS 日子 (Tsai Ming-liang 2020)...

    DAYS 日子 (Tsai Ming-liang 2020)

    Long slow looks at a lonely, ailing rich man in Taiwan and a youth in Bangkok. Then they briefly come together for a massage in a hotel room. It's much more moving...
  22. MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard 2020)...

    MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard 2020)

    How the FBI hounded MLK (1963-1968) and let him die.
  23. CITY HALL (Frederick Wiseman 2020)...

    CITY HALL (Frederick Wiseman 2020)

    The city is Boston, one of the country's biggest and oldest. "City Hall" includes all the city government's wide reach, and it encompasses the far-ranging...
  24. NIGHT OF THE KINGS/LA NUIT DES ROIS (Philippe...

    NIGHT OF THE KINGS/LA NUIT DES ROIS (Philippe Lacôte 2020)

    A Prophet meets Sheherezade by way of City of God. An exuberant French language amalgam of elements focused on a young storyteller...
  25. FAUNA (Nicolás Pereda 2020) ...

    FAUNA (Nicolás Pereda 2020)

    From the Currents series (not Main Slate), an avant-garde Mexican filmmaker. This 70-minuter feature plays with narrative, absurdity, acting, disguise, Narcos, and...
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