NYFF Live Panels Announced

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The 51st New York Film Festival is upon us, bringing some of the world’s best film’s to New York from September 27 – October 13. And with that, the lineup for its annual NYFF Live panels has just been released. These talks are FREE and open to the public.

(Full schedule and more information after the jump.)

NEW YORK, NY (September 27, 2013) — The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the details and participants for the second annual free-to-the-public NYFF LIVE series of filmmaker and film industry conversations at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater (144 W. 65th Street) and the Apple Store, SoHo (103 Prince Street).

“Our goal with NYFF LIVE is to give anyone the opportunity to engage with the acclaimed international filmmakers and talent who will be in the city for the New York Film Festival,” said Eugene Hernandez, Director of Digital Strategy for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. “Making these talks free and open to the public, as well as delivering video from the conversations via our growing digital channels on YouTube and iTunes, is part of a broader strategy aimed at connecting with a wider audience of cinephiles around the world.”

Highlights will include several panels dedicated to documentary filmmakers including Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, The Dog; Nancy Buirski, Afternoon of a Faun; How Democracy Works Now, Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson and Joaquim Pinto, What Now? Remind Me. As well as one on one conversations with agnès b., My Name is Hmmm…Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, American Promise; Claire Denis, Bastards; Bruce Dern, Nebraska; Louis Garrel, Jealousy; Isabelle Huppert, Abuse of Weakness and Hirokazu Kore-eda, Like Father, Like Son.

A special conversation will be hosted as part of NYFF Live, on October 3, about Story Creation and the Artistic Process with the 2013Filmmaker in Residence Andrea Arnold, Director of Wuthering Heights, Fish Tank, Red Road; Henry Bean, Writer The Believer, Basic Instinct 2, Internal Affairs; Naomi Foner, Writer Very Good Girls, Running on Empty; Larry Gross, Writer We Don’t Live Here Anymore, True Crime, 48 Hrs and Tamara Jenkins, Director The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills. 

An exciting addition to the lineup will feature the composers responsible for a completely original and dynamic interactive musical score, for the recently released Grand Theft Auto V, adding a level of immersion and tension never heard before in the series. This is the result of many years work and Ivan Pavlovich, Music Supervisor for Rockstar Games, will be on hand with the game’s key composers, Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, and The Alchemist & Oh No to explain the many intricacies of such a mammoth project and its impact on this iconic piece of entertainment.

In addition to the NYFF Live talks being free and open to the public on a space available basis, the talks will also be available online, at FilmLinc.com. The Film Society has drawn more than 1.7 million views on its popular YouTube channel alone (youtube.com/filmlinc) and the New York Film Festival content has proven to be very popular as many of the festival’s films make their way to theaters. This year we’ll again deliver video from the events to our digital platforms (YouTube, iTunes) and engage audiences via the Film Society’s active social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.

Free tickets for NYFF Live Talks will be available at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam) box office on a first-come, first-served basis one hour prior to the conversations and screenings. Limit one complimentary ticket per person, subject to availability. 

Guests & Schedule

Sunday, September 29 

7:00pm        Motion Portraits Director Panel
Directors Joaquim Pinto, What Now? Remind Me and Mitra Farahani, Fifi Howls from Happiness and Pacho Velez, Manakamana

7:45pm         Director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Like Father, Like Son

Monday September 30 


Tuesday October 1

7:00pm        Emerging Artists: directors Joanna Hogg, Exhibition and Fernando Eimbcke, Club Sandwich

8:00pm        Rockstar Games: The Music of Grand Theft Auto V
Panelists: Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist & Oh No (Composers, Grand Theft Auto V) and Ivan Pavlovich (Music Supervisor for Rockstar Games)

Wednesday October 2

7:00pm        Actor Louis Garrel, Jealousy

Thursday October 3

4:30pm        Story Creation and the Artistic Process
Filmmaker in Residence Panel includes director Andrea Arnold, Wuthering Heights, Fish Tank, Red Road; writer Henry Bean, The Believer, Basic Instinct 2, Internal Affairs; writer Naomi Foner, Very Good Girls, Running on Empty; writer Larry Gross, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, True Crime, 48 Hrs; director Tamara Jenkins, The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills
The Filmmaker in Residence initiative is being held in partnership with luxury brand Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Friday October 4
No NYFF Live Talks 

Saturday October 5

7:00pm        Director Claire Denis, Bastards
The Furman Gallery, adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street)  

Sunday October 6
No NYFF Live Talks 

Monday October 7

5:00pm         Director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave 

7:00pm        Actress Isabelle Huppert, Abuse of Weakness

7:45pm         Spotlight on Documentary Filmmakers Panel
Directors Allison Berg & Frank Keraudren, The Dog and Nancy Buirski Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
Presented in Collaboration with New York Women in Film and Television.

Tuesday October 8

7:00pm        The Hero Adrift: A Conversation with Jonás Cuarón (Gravity), Chris Kentis (Open Water) and David Magee (Life of Pi)
Presented in Collaboration with the Writers Guild of America, East

7:45pm         Directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, American Promise

Wednesday October 9

7:00pm        Director agnès b., My Name is Hmmm…

7:45pm         How Democracy Works Now: directors Michael Camerini & Shari Robertson

Thursday October 10

7:00pm        Actor Bruce Dern, Nebraska 

7:45pm         Panel of Short Filmmakers

Friday October 11

7:00pm        Producer David V. Picker, author of MUST, MAYBES, AND NEVERS Presented in collaboration with the Producers Guild of America East

Saturday October 12


The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Kent Jones also includes: Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Cinematheque Programming; Marian Masone, FSLC Associate Director of Programming; Gavin Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.

NYFF previously announced Paul Greengrass’s CAPTAIN PHILLIPS as its Opening Night Gala selection, Ben Stiller’s THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY as its Centerpiece Gala selection, Spike Jonze’s HER as the Closing Night Gala selection as well as the Main Slate Official Selections. The NYFF Tribute Galas honoring Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes have also been announced as well as programs spotlighting documentaries and film restorations, as well as Views From the Avant-Garde.

Tickets are currently available on Filmlinc.com/NYFF.

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of the moving image. Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year’s most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, and Rendez-Vous With French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, Film Society recognizes an artist’s unique achievement in film with the prestigious “Chaplin Award.” The Film Society’s state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year round programs and the New York City film community.

The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stonehenge Partners, Stella Artois, illy café, the Kobal Collection, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Support for the New York Film Festival is also generously provided by Hearst Corporation, HBO®, Dolby, Paramount Hotel, ADK Packworks, WABC-7, and WNET New York Public Media.

For more information, visit www.filmlinc.com and follow @filmlinc on Twitter.

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