55th New York Film Festival Projections choices announced

Tonsler Park and Dragonfly Eyes among this year's choices

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Leviathan directors Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's latest, Caniba, will screen in the 55th New York Film Festival Projections program
Leviathan directors Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's latest, Caniba, will screen in the 55th New York Film Festival Projections program Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the 55th New York Film Festival Projections selections, which run from October 6 to October 9. The programme will screen eight feature films, including Kevin Jerome Everson's Tonsler Park, Neïl Beloufa's Occidental, Narimane Mari's Le Fort Des Fous, Rosalind Nashashibi's Vivian’s Garden, Xu Bing's Dragonfly Eyes, Luke Fowler's Electro-Pythagoras (A Portrait Of Martin Bartlett), Ben Russell's Good Luck, and Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor's Caniba. Zhou Tao's 48-minute The Worldly Cave will be shown on loop at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Amphitheater over the four days of Projections. There will also be eight programs of shorts and the newly restored work of Barbara Hammer and Mike Henderson preserved by the Academy Film Archive.

Ben Russell's French/German co-production Good Luck
Ben Russell's French/German co-production Good Luck

Projections is curated by Dennis Lim (Film Society of Lincoln Center Director of Programming) and Aily Nash (independent curator). Shelby Shaw is Program Coordinator. Thomas Beard (FSLC Programmer at Large) and Rachael Rakes (FSLC Programmer at Large) serve as Program Advisors.

Lim said: "Projections is the New York Film Festival’s home for adventurous work, and our 2017 line-up attests to the sheer number and variety of ways in which our most vital artists are exploring the possibilities of cinematic language.

"We’ve extended the programme by a day this year, as well as expanded the range of work on offer. My sense is that this slate includes what will be remembered as some of the year’s very best and most enduring films, along with some of its boldest provocations and most startling revelations, and we’re excited to present these discoveries alongside two programs of newly restored work by a pair of singular figures: Barbara Hammer and Mike Henderson."

The 2017 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 to October 15. Tickets will go on sale on September 10.

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