New York Film Festival 2019

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Cunningham Cunningham
Cunningham and Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
45 Seconds Of Laughter (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Tim Robbins; Stars: Tim Robbins, Sabra Williams, Jeremie Loncka, Tim Robbins, Sabra Williams, Jeremie Loncka)
Documentary about The Actors' Gang Prison Project.
63 Up (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Apted; Stars: Lynn Johnson, Tony Walker, Nicholas Hitchon, Charles Furneaux, Suzanne Dewey, Peter Davies, Jacqueline Bassett, Bruce Balden, John Brisby, Neil Hughes, Symon Basterfield, Susan Sullivan, Andrew Brackfield, Paul Kligerman, Lynn Johnson)
Follow-up documentary about a group of people who have talked about their lives on camera at intervals across the decades since their childhoods.
Bitter Bread (Country: Lebanon, Iraq, France; Year: 2019; Director: Abbas Fahdel)
Documentary about a community of refugees living in a tent camp in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.
The Booksellers (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: DW Young; Stars: Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, Rebecca Romney, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, Nicholas D. Lowry, Nancy Bass Wyden, Zack Hample, Syreeta Gates, Bibi Mohamed, Adina Cohen, Arthur Fournier, Adam Weinberger, Tom Lecky, Jay Walker)
A tour of New York’s book world, past and present.
Born To Be (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Tania Cypriano; Stars: Leiomy Maldonado, Jess Ting, Mahogany Phillips, Devin Benitez, Jordan Rubenstein, Cashmere, Shawn Frederick Sr., Leiomy Maldonado, Jess Ting, Mahogany Phillips, Devin Benitez, Jordan Rubenstein, Cashmere, Shawn Frederick Sr.)
Documentary, charting the emotional and physical journey of surgical transitioning, as experienced by patients at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ivy Meeropol)
Documentary about the life and death of Roy Cohn, the closeted, conservative American lawyer whose first job out of law school was prosecuting filmmaker Ivy Meeropol’s grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
College Behind Bars (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Lynn Novick)
Four-part documentary charting incarcerated students as they work for exams.
Free Time (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Manfred Kirchheimer)
Restored documentary capturing New York life in the Sixties.
My Father And Me (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Nick Broomfield)
The filmmaker charts his relationship with his humanist-pacifist father, Maurice Broomfield, a factory worker turned photographer.
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ric Burns)
Documentary about the life of the neurologist.
Santiago, Italia (Country: Italy, France, Chile; Year: 2018; Director: Nanni Moretti; Writer: Nanni Moretti)
Nanni Moretti tells the story of the efforts of the Italian Embassy to save and relocate citizens targeted by the fascist Pinochet regime in Chile.
State Funeral (Country: Netherlands, Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Sergey Loznitsa; Writer: Sergey Loznitsa)
Documentary based on footage from March 5 - 9, 1953, when the USSR mourned and buried Joseph Stalin.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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