American film culture without Janus Films is unthinkable. We're celebrating their 50th birthday with a selection of titles from their extraordinary collection, all in brand-new or pristine 35mm prints. A special sidebar of the 44th New York Film Festival.
The world's premiere showcase for the latest in experimental film and video includes the debut screening of Guy Maddin's silent feature Brand Upon the Brain! A NYFF special presentation curated by Mark McElhatten and Gavin Smith.
Hear him talk about his formative experiences, and his ever-changing perspectives on cinema and life.
The expressive and provocative Paul Schrader began writing a book about cinema that he chose not to complete. In what promises to be a lively discussion, he will examinine his choices and the reasons behind them, illustrated with film clips. Photo: Taxi Driver, directed by Marin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader.