Highlights from The 52nd New York Film Festival

2014-10-03-2014newyorkfilmfestivalannouncesmainlineup-thumbIn full swing since late September, here are some of the highlights according to The Hollywood Reporter from The New York Film Festival running at Lincoln Center through October 12th.

FOXCATCHER (October 10 & 11)  Fact based wresting drama starring Steve Carell about America’s privileged class and how certain urges can asset themselves in the most unsavory ways.

 

THE IRON MINISTRY (October 5) This thrilling new film from J.P. Sniadecki, shot over three years during a series of train journeys across China, is a great work of ethnographically grounded cinema. Screening as part of NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary.

 

 

MR. TURNER (October 3 & 4) Mike Leigh’s portrait of British artist,  J. M. W. Turner.

 

RED ARMY (October 4 & 5) Gabe Polsky’s directing debut documentary about the former Soviet Union’s national ice hockey squad scooped under military conditions as a propaganda weapon.

 

TIMBUKTU (October 1 & 2) – deals with the spread of Jihadist influence in the sub-Saharan Africa in spite of popular resistance.

 

 

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (October 5 & 6) – Chronicles the weekend-long crusade of a working class woman to reverse the decision to terminate her employment.

 

THE WONDERS (October 3 & 4) – Alice Rohrwacher’s second feature adopts the perspective of an inexperienced country girl to observe a family of beekeepers fighting to preserve their traditional rural lifestyle.

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