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Photos from Young Friends of Film Presents: It Might Get Loud

August 3, 2009
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Director Davis Guggenheim with Film Comment Senior Editor Chris Chang

Elisabeth Shue with director Davis Guggenheim
Elisabeth Shue with director Davis Guggenheim

All photos by Godlis

Our most recent Young Friends of Film event–It Might Get Loud–was a smash success, with a packed house, director Q&A and afterparty. Don’t miss out next time! Join YFF now and you’ll be on the A-list for a year’s worth of events designed especially for younger film-lovers.

Thanks again to our friends at KEXP for taking part in the event. New Yorkers, you don’t have to stop rocking–tune into 91.5 FM for great music, local events and much more from KEXP Radio New York.

BIKE MONTH: Bicycle flick picks from the resident cycle commuters of the Film Society

May 1, 2009
Glenn Raucher, cycle warrior. Photo by Godlis.

Glenn Raucher, Film Society employee and cycle warrior. Photo by Godlis.

Bike Month is near and dear to more than a few staffers’ hearts–the Film Society boasts a strong contingent of cycle commuters from 3 of the 5 five boroughs (including yours truly!). In honor of the kick-off of the Film Society’s celebration of Bike Month on May 5th, we asked the Film Society’s resident cyclists to weigh in on their favorite bicycling moments on film.

Glenn Raucher: “Breaking Away”:  Amazing cast (Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Dennis Christopher, Jackie Earle Haley, Paul Dooley, John Ashton, P.J. Soles…) one of the most inspirational stories in movie history, and a thrilling bike vs. 18-wheeler scene…what could be better!!

And the dialogue:

Dad: He’s never tired. He’s never miserable.
Mom: He’s young.
Dad: When I was young I was tired and miserable.

Nearly perfect.

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Joe Hsu: “The Reader,” when young Michael Berg and Hanna Schmitz went on a bike trip to the countryside, it’s like stealing time for a little bit of happiness and to get away from real life.

Marcela Goglio: My choice of film would be “Bicycle Thief” but also Ozu’s “Late Spring.” The image of waves at the end –drenched in nostalgia for a happy life that no longer exists– is made all the more powerful and sad by the memory of past happy bicycle rides it evokes.   Similarly, in Ozu’s “Tokyo Chorus” the absence of a bike helps infuse the story with both longing and sadness (the main character promises to buy his son a bike with the bonus he is expecting, but when he gets the bonus he also gets laid off and isn’t able to buy the bike).  In these films bicycles can be a source of hope, comfort, companionship, pleasure, communion with nature and also a bitter and sad symbol of a life lost.

My own favorite bicycle moments on film have to be the “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” scene from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and of course, Pee-Wee’s grand excursion to find his bike in the basement of the Alamo.

We hope cyclists will gear up to be here for our May 5th Green Screens presentation of Veer, with panel discussion and reception. We’ve even got a special discount for you: $2 off general admission, if you bring a cycle helmet.

Seen on the scene: more photos from New Directors/New Films

April 2, 2009

All photos by Godlis.

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Laurel Nakadate (Stay the Same Never Change) and MoMA's Rajendra Roy

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So Yong Kim (Treeless Mountain), the Film Society's Doug Laible and producer Bradley Rust Grey

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Alexis Dos Santos (Unmade Beds)

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Filmmaker Alexander Olch

Sebastian Silva (The Maid)

Sebastian Silva (The Maid)

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Adam Leon (Killer)

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The Walter Reade Theater's Nita McDaniel

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Photos from Rendez-Vous

March 9, 2009

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From top, director Pierre Schoeller, actress Felicite Wouassi, and director Costa-Gavras. All photos by Godlis.

Snapshots: Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Aronofsky

October 14, 2008

New York Film Festival Snapshots sponsored by:

Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Aronofsky at the closing night party for the Wrestler

Photo: Godlis

Snapshots: Martin Scorsese at the Film Society

October 14, 2008

New York Film Festival Snapshots sponsored by:

Martin Scorsese discusses Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Photo: Godlis

Snapshots: John Waters on opening night at Tavern on the Green

October 10, 2008

New York Film Festival Snapshots sponsored by:

John Waters

Photo: Godlis