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The 53rd New York Film Festival was held September 25 – October 11, 2015.

The lineup consisted of seven sections:

  • Main Slate (26 films and four shorts programs)
  • Spotlight on Documentary (11 films and one shorts program)
  • Projections (14 programs)
  • Special Events (10 films)
  • Revivals (11 films)
  • Nathaniel Dorsky & Jerome Hiler Retrospective (12 programs)
  • Convergence (transmedia presentations and talks)

The Festival also included various talks and free screenings. The primary selection committee included Kent Jones (chair), Dennis Lim, Marian Masone, Gavin Smith, and Amy Taubin. The Shorts Programs were selected by Sarah Mankoff, Laura Kern, Matt Bolish, Florence Almozini, and Dan Sullivan. Projections was programmed by Dennis Lim, Aily Nash, and Gavin Smith. The Dorsky/Hiler retrospective was programmed by Gavin Smith, and Convergence was curated by Matt Bolish.[1][2]

Contents

SectionsEdit

Main SlateEdit

Feature-lengthEdit

Title Original Title Director Country
The Walk (Opening Night) The Walk Robert Zemeckis United States
Steve Jobs (Centerpiece) Steve Jobs Danny Boyle USA
Miles Ahead (Closing Night) Miles Ahead Don Cheadle USA
Arabian Nights As 1001 Noites Miguel Gomes Portugal
France
Germany
Switzerland
The Assassin 聶隱娘 Nie Yin Niang Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
China
Hong Kong
Bridge of Spies Bridge of Spies Steven Spielberg USA
Brooklyn Brooklyn John Crowley UK
Ireland
Canada
Carol Carol Todd Haynes USA
Cemetery of Splendour รักที่ขอนแก่น Rak Ti Khon Kaen Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
France
Germany
Malaysia
Les Cowboys Les Cowboys Thomas Bidegain France
Don't Blink – Robert Frank Don't Blink – Robert Frank Laura Israel USA
Canada
Experimenter Experimenter Michael Almereyda USA
The Forbidden Room The Forbidden Room Guy Maddin
Evan Johnson
Canada
In the Shadow of Women L'Ombre des femmes Philippe Garrel France
Journey to the Shore 岸辺の旅 Kishibe no tabi Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan
France
The Lobster The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos France
Netherlands
Greece
UK
Maggie's Plan Maggie's Plan Rebecca Miller USA
The Measure of a Man La Loi du marché Stéphane Brizé France
Mia Madre Mia Madre Nanni Moretti Italy
France
Microbe & Gasoline Microbe et Gasoil Michel Gondry France
Mountains May Depart 山河故人 Shan He Gu Ren Jia Zhangke China
France
Japan
My Golden Days Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse Arnaud Desplechin France
No Home Movie No Home Movie Chantal Akerman Belgium
France
Right Now, Wrong Then 지금은맞고그때는틀리다 Jigeumeun-matgo-geuttaeneun-tteullida Hong Sang-soo South Korea
The Treasure Comoara Corneliu Porumboiu Romania
Where to Invade Next Where to Invade Next Michael Moore USA

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ShortsEdit

Program Title Director Country
Program 1: International La novia de Frankenstein Agostina Gálvez, Francisco Lezama Argentina
Program 1: International Monaco David Easteal Australia
Program 1: International Carry On Rafael Haider Austria
Program 1: International Marea de Tierra Manuela Martelli, Amirah Tajdin Chile, France
Program 1: International The Mad Half Hour Leonardo Brzezicki Argentina, Denmark
Program 2: Genre Stories Territory (Territoire) Vincent Paronnaud France
Program 2: Genre Stories We Wanted More Stephen Dunn Canada
Program 2: Genre Stories Sânge Percival Argüero Mendoza Mexico
Program 2: Genre Stories How to Be a Villain Helen O’Hanlon UK
Program 2: Genre Stories Ramona Andrei Cretulescu Romania
Program 3: Animation The Lingerie Show Laura Harrison USA
Program 3: Animation Whole William Reynish Denmark
Program 3: Animation Sanjay’s Super Team Sanjay Patel USA
Program 3: Animation Rolling Matt Christensen USA
Program 3: Animation Hot Bod Claire van Ryzin USA
Program 3: Animation Food Siqi Song USA
Program 3: Animation Denis the Pirate Sam Messer USA
Program 3: Animation Palm Rot Ryan Gillis USA
Program 4: New York Hernia Jason Giampietro USA
Program 4: New York Riot Nathan Silver USA
Program 4: New York Sundae Sonya Goddy USA
Program 4: New York Dragstrip Pacho Velez, Daniel Claridge USA
Program 4: New York Special Features James N. Kienitz Wilkins USA
Program 4: New York Six Cents in the Pocket Ricky D’Ambrose USA
Program 4: New York Bad at Dancing Joanna Arnow USA
Program 4: New York My Last Film Zia Anger USA
Program 4: New York Review Dustin Guy Defa USA

[5][6]

Spotlight on DocumentaryEdit

Feature-lengthEdit

Title Original Title Director Country
Everything is Copy Everything is Copy Jacob Bernstein USA
Fish Tail Rabo De Peixe Joaquim Pinto
Nuno Leonel
Portugal
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) Abbas Fahdel Iraq
France
Immigration Battle: Reasons to Believe Immigration Battle/Reasons to Believe Michael Camerini
Shari Robertson
USA
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Jag är Ingrid Stig Björkman Sweden
In Jackson Heights In Jackson Heights Frederick Wiseman USA
Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang Walter Salles Brazil
France
Rebel Citizen Rebel Citizen Pamela Yates USA
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art James Crump USA
We Are Alive On est vivants Carmen Castillo France
Belgium
The Witness The Witness James Solomon USA

[7][8]

Field of Vision: New Episodic NonfictionEdit

Title Director Country
Asylum (selected episodes) Laura Poitras USA, Germany
Peace in the Valley Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher USA, Germany
Notes from the Border Iva Radivojevic USA, Germany
The Above Kirsten Johnson USA, Germany
God Is an Artist Dustin Guy Defa USA, Germany
Birdie Heloisa Passos USA, Germany

[9][10]

ProjectionsEdit

Program Title Director Country
Program 1 Neither God nor Santa María Samuel M. Delgado, Helena Girón Spain
Program 1 Something Horizontal Blake Williams USA, Canada
Program 1 Analysis of Emotions and Vexations Wojciech Bakowski Poland
Program 1 Traces/Legacy Scott Stark USA
Program 1 Entangled (Entrelazado) Riccardo Giacconi Colombia, Italy
Program 2 Prima Materia Charlotte Pryce USA
Program 2 Intersection Vincent Grenier USA
Program 2 Port Noir Laura Kraning USA
Program 2 Centre of the Cyclone Heather Trawick USA, Canada
Program 2 The Devastated Land (Le Pays Dévasté) Emmanuel Lefrant France
Program 2 Cathode Garden Janie Geiser USA
Program 2 Something Between Us Jodie Mack USA
Program 2 brouillard – passage 15 Alexandre Larose Canada
Program 3 A Distant Episode Ben Rivers UK, Morocco
Program 3 In Girum Imus Nocte Giorgio Andreotta Calò Italy
Program 3 Half Human, Half Vapor Mike Stoltz USA
Program 3 Occidente Ana Vaz France, Portugal
Program 3 YOLO Ben Russell USA, South Africa
Program 3 Ah humanity! Ernst Karel, Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor Japan, France, USA
Program 4 Hard as Opal Jared Buckhiester, Dani Leventhal USA
Program 4 Confessions [1971] Curt McDowell USA
Program 4 Non-Stop Beautiful Ladies Alee Peoples USA
Program 4 Mars Garden Lewis Klahr USA
Program 4 The Exquisite Corpus Peter Tscherkassky Austria
Program 5 Soft Fiction [1979] Chick Strand USA
Program 5 Lost Note [1969/2015] Saul Levine USA
Program 6 Minotaur Nicolas Pereda Mexico, Canada
Program 6 Live to Live (Vivir para Vivir) Laida Lertxundi USA, Spain
Program 7 Hello Simon Fujiwara Germany
Program 7 F for Fibonacci Beatrice Gibson UK
Program 7 Black Code (Code Noir) Louis Henderson France
Program 7 Lessons of War Peggy Ahwesh USA
Program 7 Scales in the Spectrum of Space Fern Silva USA
Program 7 Many Thousands Gone Ephraim Asili USA, Brazil
Program 8 88:88 Isiah Medina Canada
Program 9 Radio at Night James Richards Germany, UK
Program 9 All That Is Solid Louis Henderson France, UK, Ghana
Program 9 Mad Ladders Michael Robinson USA
Program 9 Erysichthon Jon Rafman Canada
Program 9 Slow Zoom Long Pause Sara Magenheimer USA
Program 9 Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen Cécile B. Evans UK
Program 10 Santa Teresa & Other Stories Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias Dominican Republic, Mexico, USA
Program 10 Bunte Kuh Ryan Ferko, Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour Canada
Program 10 The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching Monkeys Basim Magdy Egypt
Program 11 The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers Ben Rivers UK, Morocco
Program A Chums from Across the Void Jim Finn USA
Program A The Two Sights Katherin McInnis USA
Program A A Disaster Forever Michael Gitlin USA
Program B Terrestrial Calum Michel Walter USA
Program B Noite Sem Distância Lois Patiño Portugal, Spain
Program C Rabbit Season, Duck Season Michael Bell-Smith USA
Program C All My Love All My Love Hannah Black UK
Program C Velvet Peel 1 Victoria Fu USA
Program C OM Rider Takeshi Murata USA

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Special EventsEdit

Title Original Title Director Country
Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton Guy Maddin
Evan Johnson
Galen Johnson
Canada
Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman Chantal Akerman France
Chevalier Chevalier Athina Rachel Tsangari Greece
De Palma De Palma Noah Baumbach
Jake Paltrow
USA
Heart of a Dog Heart of a Dog Laurie Anderson USA
France
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Chantal Akerman Belgium
France
Junun Junun Paul Thomas Anderson USA
The Martian The Martian Ridley Scott USA
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (15th Anniversary Screening) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
USA
Son of Saul (Film Comment Presents) Saul fia László Nemes Hungary

[13][14]

RevivalsEdit

Title Original Title Director Country
Blow Out Blow Out Brian De Palma USA
Ran Akira Kurosawa Japan
A Touch of Zen 俠女 Xiá nǚ King Hu Taiwan
Visit, or Memories and Confessions Visita ou Memórias e Confissões Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
Black Girl La Noire de… Ousmane Sembène France
Senegal
The Boys from Fengkuei 風櫃來的人 Fēngguì lái de rén Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
Heaven Can Wait Heaven Can Wait Ernst Lubitsch USA
Insiang Insiang Lino Brocka Philippines
The Long Voyage Home The Long Voyage Home John Ford USA
The Memory of Justice The Memory of Justice Marcel Ophüls UK
USA
France
Germany
Rocco and His Brothers Rocco e i suoi fratelli Luchino Visconti Italy
France

[15][14]

RetrospectiveEdit

Nathaniel DorskyEdit

Program Title Director Year
Early Sounds/Middle Silence Ingreen Nathaniel Dorsky 1964
Early Sounds/Middle Silence A Fall Trip Home Nathaniel Dorsky 1964
Early Sounds/Middle Silence Summerwind Nathaniel Dorsky 1965
Early Sounds/Middle Silence Kodachrome Dailies from the Time of Song and Solitude (Reel 1) Nathaniel Dorsky 2005-2006
Hours and More for Jerome Two Personal Gifts aka Fool’s Spring Jerome Hiler, Nathaniel Dorsky 1966-1967
Hours and More for Jerome Hours for Jerome Part 1 Nathaniel Dorsky 1966-1982
Hours and More for Jerome Hours for Jerome Part 2 Nathaniel Dorsky 1966-1982
Excavations Pneuma Nathaniel Dorsky 1977-1983
Excavations 17 Reasons Why Nathaniel Dorsky 1985-1987
Excavations Alaya Nathaniel Dorsky 1976-1987
Three Cinematic Songs Triste Nathaniel Dorsky 1974-1996
Three Cinematic Songs Variations Nathaniel Dorsky 1992-1998
Three Cinematic Songs Arbor Vitae Nathaniel Dorsky 1999-2000
Three Devotional Songs Song and Solitude Nathaniel Dorsky 2005-2006
Three Devotional Songs Threnody Nathaniel Dorsky 2004
Three Devotional Songs The Visitation Nathaniel Dorsky 2002
The Quartet Sarabande Nathaniel Dorsky 2008
The Quartet Compline Nathaniel Dorsky 2009
The Quartet Aubade Nathaniel Dorsky 2010
The Quartet Winter Nathaniel Dorsky 2007
New Beginnings The Return Nathaniel Dorsky 2011
New Beginnings Pastourelle Nathaniel Dorsky 2010
New Beginnings August and After Nathaniel Dorsky 2012
Worlds Emerging April Nathaniel Dorsky 2012
Worlds Emerging Song Nathaniel Dorsky 2013
Worlds Emerging Spring Nathaniel Dorsky 2013
The Late Quartet Summer Nathaniel Dorsky 2013
The Late Quartet February Nathaniel Dorsky 2014
The Late Quartet Avraham Nathaniel Dorsky 2014
The Late Quartet December Nathaniel Dorsky 2014
Contemplations Love’s Refrain Nathaniel Dorsky 2000-2001
Contemplations Intimations Nathaniel Dorsky 2015
Contemplations Prelude Nathaniel Dorsky 2015

Jerome HilerEdit

Program Title Director Year
Passing Glances In the Stone House Jerome Hiler 1967-1970/2012
Passing Glances New Shores Jerome Hiler 1970-1990/2012
Inhabited Places Words of Mercury Jerome Hiler 2011
Inhabited Places Gladly Given Jerome Hiler 1997
Inhabited Places Marginalia Jerome Hiler 2015

[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

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