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The New York Film Festival celebrated its 55th year in 2017. The festival opened on September 28 with Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying and closed on October 15 with Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel. This year's centrepiece gala was Wonderstruck, directed by Todd Haynes.

The retrospective programme this year paid tribute to the films of Robert Mitchum, including The Night Of The Hunter. Titles are still being announced, check back for updates.

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Arthur Miller: Writer
Arthur Miller: Writer
A documentary exploring the life and work of Arthur Miller.
Documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall.
A film that reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalistic desire in human history and culture through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his unsettling relationship with his brother.
The Rape Of Recy Taylor
The Rape Of Recy Taylor
A documentary about the rape of a black Alabama woman by six white men in 1944, and its consequences.
Two families clash when Mississippi youths return from the Second World War with new perspectives on race relations.
Wonder Wheel
Wonder Wheel
On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.
Strange things happen to a religious young woman when she starts to fall in love.
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
A documentary portrait of the filmmaker's aunt.
Call Me By Your Name
Call Me By Your Name
First love blooms over a long, hot summer for a teenager in Italy.
The Florida Project
The Florida Project
The story of a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends whose carefree lives contrast with those of their struggling parents.
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New York Film Festival Features

A complicated woman
Isabelle Huppert on torturing teachers and playing Mrs Géquil and Mrs Hyde
Among the apes
Jane Goodall and Brett Morgen on documenting chimpanzees
The dreamers of dreams
Arnaud Desplechin and Mathieu Amalric on Ismael’s Ghosts: Director’s Cut
Reformed character
Paul Schrader on First Reformed and asking "What would Tarkovsky do?"
Inside The Process
Rebecca Miller talks about her father and Arthur Miller: Writer
Dressing the decades
Luca Guadagnino on Call Me By Your Name and the art of costuming
New York Film Festival encore highlights
Mrs. Hyde, Thelma, Ismael’s Ghosts and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Dimensions of character
Gay Talese on Voyeur and the difference between reading and viewing
New York Film Festival Early Bird highlights
The Rider, Arthur Miller: Writer, The Other Side Of Hope and Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
Visualising Voyeur
Gay Talese on how Josh Koury and Myles Kane's film came together
Reluctant Dustin resists the passing years
Hoffman, Stiller and Sandler at heart of Baumbach’s family saga.
Östlund’s Monkey business
The Square director goes animal crackers.
Redgrave confronts refugee crisis
Veteran actress makes directing debut in Cannes.
Long and short of Ismael's Ghosts
Desplechin on choices, Cotillard, Amalric and Gainsbourg.
Hoffman and Baumbach
The star and director go head to head.

New York Film Festival News

Extra screenings of Wonder Wheel announced for NYFF
Sunday Encore films also revealed
An Evening with Ava DuVernay and... event cancelled at NYFF
Edward Lachman and Vittorio Storaro master class on schedule
First Reformed preview added to New York slate
Festival to screen eagerly anticipated Paul Schrader film
Keeping Cultural Borders Open at the New York Film Festival
Sara Driver and Barbet Schroeder to attend Federation launch
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces NYFF Live
Daily free talk series taking place at festival.
NYFF free HBO Directors Dialogues announced
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater to host talks
NYFF special events announced
Robert Mitchum documentary added to Retrospectives
New York Film Festival to screen Ismael's Ghosts
Director's cut to feature in Main Slate
NYFF Spotlight on Documentary selections announced
Mathieu Amalric, Barbet Schroeder and Vanessa Redgrave among directors with work to screen
55th New York Film Festival Projections choices announced
Tonsler Park and Dragonfly Eyes among this year's choices
New York Film Festival announces Main Slate
The Square, BPM and The Other Side Of Hope join line-up
Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel set for New York
Kate Winslet film to close 55th edition of festival
Wonderstruck heads to NYFF
Todd Haynes' latest will be festival centrepiece
55th New York Film Festival poster revealed
Richard Serra design references the camera eye.
Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying to open 55th New York Film Festival
Festival director calls it "infectiously funny, quietly shattering."

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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