Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The 45th New York Film Festival

September 28 - October 14, 2007

Frederick P. Rose Hall
Lincoln Center
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Book-related Film Highlights:

No Country for Old Men
Saturday | October 6 @ 9 PM and
Sunday | October 7 @ 10 AM

Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men will be honored as the festival’s Centerpiece. Based on the novel No Country for Old Men by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy and adapted by the Coens, the film is a mesmerizing thriller about the violent chain reaction that follows a hunter’s discovery of several dead bodies, a major stash of heroin and $2 million in cash. Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson and Kelly MacDonald star.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Saturday | September 29 @ 9 PM

Ridley Scott’s legendary adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? gave us a startling vision of a noir-ishly dystopic future, in which the line between human and non-human has worn perilously thin. Scott’s masterpiece not only anticipated our future but designed it: Much of our world today appears, well, just so Blade Runner. To commemorate its 25th anniversary, Scott has gone back, corrected a few details and fashioned a version that he feels is closest to what he had originally intended. One of the greatest American films of the Eighties has just gotten even better.


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