NYFF to honour Dan Talbot

Five feature film tribute to New Yorker Films founder

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Wim Wenders' The American Friend, shot by Robby Müller, and starring Bruno Ganz and Dennis Hopper with cameos by Nicholas Ray, Sam Fuller, Jean Eustache, Gérard Blain, and Peter Lilienthal, will screen in the tribute to Dan Talbot
Wim Wenders' The American Friend, shot by Robby Müller, and starring Bruno Ganz and Dennis Hopper with cameos by Nicholas Ray, Sam Fuller, Jean Eustache, Gérard Blain, and Peter Lilienthal, will screen in the tribute to Dan Talbot Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that it will honour Dan Talbot, founder of New Yorker Films and director of the recently closed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, with screenings of five films and a Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet short film programme in the Retrospective section of the 56th New York Film Festival.

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed on January 28, 2018
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed on January 28, 2018 Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bernardo Bertolucci's Before The Revolution, starring Adriana Asti and Francesco Barilli; Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man For Himself with Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye, Isabelle Huppert, and the voice of Marguerite Duras; Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage Of Maria Braun, starring Hanna Schygulla; Louis Malle's My Dinner With André with Wallace Shawn and André Gregory; Nagisa Ôshima's The Ceremony (Gishiki), and The American Friend, directed by Wim Wenders, are the feature films.

The Straub-Huillet Program contains: Machorka-Muff; The Bridegroom, The Comedienne And The Pimp with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Not Reconciled.

The Retrospective section is co-programmed by New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones and Film Society of Lincoln Center Assistant Programmer Dan Sullivan.

Dan Talbot died at the age of 91 at his home in Manhattan on December 29, 2017. Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed on January 28, 2018.

Tickets for the 56th New York Film Festival will go on sale to the general public on September 9.

The 2018 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 through October 14.

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