Greta Gerwig at #FrancesHa red carpet #NYFF http://instagr.am/p/QN2W0xOiNV/

50th New York Film Festival Trailer (by filmlincdotcom)


Ellen Greene and Frank Oz pose for their 20x24 Polaroid portraits before a screening of Little Shop of Horrors at the 50th NYFF; September 29th 2012


A video I took of Ellen Greene singing Somewhere That’s Green from Little Shop of Horrors with Alan Menken on piano during the New York Film Festival’s presentation of the newly restored director’s cut of the musical.

Alan and Ellen surprised the audience by singing some of the songs from the film/show, with Alan singing Suddenly Seymour, Mean Green Mother From Outer Space, Dentist, and Little Shop of Horrors, then Ellen finished with this song, and cue the standing ovation.

No one quite like Ellen Greene. She’s so one of a kind and amazing. I admit I first knew of her in Pushing Daisies and Heroes, but then I saw the rest of her work and she is just so excellent. And also looking amazing for 61!


Ang Lee at the 50th New York Film Festival for his HBO Directors Dialogues at Walter Reade Theater; September 29th 2012


Reviews + trailer.
$12 rush tickets available for today’s 6:30pm screening of the Taviani brothers’ Berlinale Golden Bear winner CAESAR MUST DIE
THE PRINCESS BRIDE Can it really be 25 years since a schoolboy sick with fever first lay in his bed and listened to his grandfather read him a magical tale of a beautiful maiden, a lovestruck farmboy, a vain Prince, a giant from Greenland, a Spanish fencing master, a six-fingered Count and a literal miracle worker? Few if any films of the 1980s have been more beloved by successive generations of moviegoers than this hilarious and enchanting storybook romance from director Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap) and legendary screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), featuring a peerless comic cast that includes Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, André the Giant and Peter Falk. Presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and New Wave, the Film Society’s young patrons group. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Suraj Sharma backstage in 3D!

What to See at the New York Film Festival


The first thing to say about the New York Film Festival, which opens tonight (with Ang Lee’s adaptation of “Life of Pi”) and runs through October 14th, is that its main-slate selections and many sidebars, laid end-to-end in time, would seemingly take a sleepless month to exhaust. Here I’ll call attention to a few treasures I’ve seen and a few others I anticipate…

Continue reading Richard Brody on the 2012 New York Film Festival: http://nyr.kr/P0cJAc

THE ROLLING STONES - CHARLIE IS MY DARLING - IRELAND ‘65In 1965 Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones svengali, asked filmmaker Peter Whitehead (The Fall, Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London) to accompany them on a quick tour of Ireland. Whitehead was astonished. Not only by the incredible power of the Stones’ performances but especially by the raw energy of the crowds of young people that rushed them everywhere. This new version of this behind-the scenes diary of the early Stones has never been seen; Mick Gochanour and Robin Klein, the team that brought The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus to the screen, have painstakingly restored over 90,000 frames of optical screen prints and negative, going back to the original sound tapes and 3-track live recordings. Included are electrifying performances of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “The Last Time,” and “Time is on My Side.” Charlie Is My Darling is an invaluable document, the unseen story of the band becoming the legend.

Ang Lee #NYFF (Taken with Instagram)

We’ve got a new banner at Lincoln Center. (Taken with Instagram at Walter Reade Theater)
THE BAY - Barry Levinson in person!