New York Film Festival 2014

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Sunshine Superman Sunshine Superman
Sunshine Superman and The Iron Ministry
The 50 Year Argument (The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument) (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi; Stars: Timothy Garton Ash, James Baldwin, Mary Beard, Michael Chabon, Noam Chomsky, Joan Didion, Rae Hederman, Norman Mailer, Robert Silvers, Susan Sontag)
A documentary on the history and influence of the New York Review of Books.
Dreams Are Colder Than Death (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Arthur Jafa; Stars: Kathleen Cleaver, Arthur Fielder Jr., Nicole Fleetwood, Saidiya Hartman, Fred Moten, Wangechi Mutu, Hortense Spillars, Kara Walker, Samuel Young)
Meditation on what it means to be black in America in the 21st century.
How To Smell A Rose: A Visit With Ricky Leacock In Normandy (How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy) (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht; Writer: Gina Leibrecht; Stars: Richard Leacock, Valérie Lalonde)
Film about a man who found harmony between his existence and his art.
Iris (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Albert Maysles)
Portrait of fashion and interior-design expert Iris Apfel.
World premiere
The Iron Ministry (Country: China, US; Year: 2014; Director: J P Sniadecki)
A portrait of China, experienced through its vast and expanding railway.
National Gallery National Gallery
National Gallery and Stray Dog
The Look Of Silence (Country: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Indonesia, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Joshua Oppenheimer)
Consideration of Indonesian genocide.
Merchants Of Doubt (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Robert Kenner)
Documentary puts spin doctors in the spotlight.
National Gallery (Country: France, USA, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
A documentary exploring the National Gallery in London.
US premiere
Non-Fiction Diary (Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Jung Yoon-suk ; Writer: Jung Yoon-suk ; Stars: Ko Byung-chun, Kim Hyung-tae, Park Sang-gu, Jo Sung-ae, Oh Hu-geun, Oh Young-rok, Jung Hyung-bok, Han Wan-sang )
What do savage serial killings have to do with the collapse of both a department store and a busy road bridge in Seoul?
US premiere
One Cut, One Life (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Ed Pincus, Lucia Small; Writer: Ed Pincus, Lucia Small, Lucia Small; Stars: Angus, Kim Dittus, Paul Giamatti, Robert Hamill, Louie, Turner Osler, David Ospina, Benjamin Pincus, Ed Pincus, Jane Pincus, Ruth Sami Pincus, Lucia Small, Robert Soiffer, David Steensma)
Consideration of the documentarian's own terminal illness.
Iris Iris
Iris and The Look Of Silence
Red Army (Country: US, Russia; Year: 2014; Director: Gabe Polsky; Writer: Gabe Polsky; Stars: Mark Deakins, Anatoli Karpov, Vyacheslav Fetisov)
The story of Russia's Red Army hockey team.
Seymour: An Introduction (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Ethan Hawke)
Study of a piano teacher.
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (Ma'a al-Fidda, Eau Argentee) (Country: Syria; Year: 2014; Director: Mohammed Ossama; Writer: Wiam Bedirxan, Mohammed Ossama)
A portrait of Syria.
US premiere
Stray Dog (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Debra Granik; Writer: Debra Granik; Stars: Ronnie Hall)
Portrait of American war vet and biker Ronnie ‘Stray Dog’ Hall.
Sunshine Superman (Country: US, Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Marah Strauch; Writer: Eric Bruggemann, Marah Strauch; Stars: Marah Strauch, Cecilie Bull, John Long, Eric Bruggemann, Ellen Houlihan, Jake Suffian, Jared Simmons, Eric Mofford, Carl Boenish, Jean Boenish, Lars Løge, Allison McCulloch, Kevin McGuinness, Christian Bruno, Selia Hansen)
Portrait of the father of Base jumping Carl Boenish.
US premiere
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