53rd annual NY Film Festival

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center is sponsoring the 53rd annual New York Film Festival. The Festival began on Sept. 25, 2015, and will end on Oct. 11, 2015. The New York Film Festival features established, celebrated film makers, in addition to newer artists. The 17-day long Festival has a tremendous line up, including revivals and new films.

Films such as Robert Zemeckis’ 2015 “The Walk,” Thomas Bidegain’s 2015 “Les Cowboys,” Todd Haynes’ 2015 “Carol,” Danny Boyle’s 2015 “Steve Jobs” and Don Cheadle’s 2015 “Miles Ahead” have and will be shown throughout the duration of the festivalon the main slate.

The organization claims on its website claims that the Festival, with its wide range of genres and styles “offers 26 individual answers to the question ‘What is cinema?’.”

Steven Spielberg’s film “Bridge of Spies” was screened on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The film had its world premiere and recieved a standing ovation, according to “Variety.”

The revivals include Brian De Palma’s 1981 “Blow Out,” King Hu’s 1971/75 “A Touch of Zen,” Akira Kurosawa’s 1985 “Ran” and Manoel de Oliveira’s 1982 “Visit, or Memories and Confessions.”

In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Film Foundation, they have restored 700 older films. Martin Scorsese spear-headed this effort by working with film archives and studios. Seven of these films are jave been or will be shown during the New York Film Festival.

These films include Ousmane Sembene’s 1965 “Black Girl,” Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 1983 “The Boys from Fengkuei,” “Ernst Lubitsch’s 1943 “Heaven Can Wait,” Lino Brocka’s 1976 “Insiang,” John Ford’s 1940 “The Long Voyage Home,” Marcel Ophul’s 1976 “The Memory of Justice” and Luchino Visconti’s 1960 “Rocco and His Brothers.”

The organizations and individuals responsible for planning the festival have put together a lineup with a film for everyone.

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