Politics, Portraits and Science Showcased in NY Film Fest’s Doc Lineup

NYFF also unveils lineup of revival screenings that includes works from Martin Scorsese, Luchino Visconti and Nicholas Ray

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 3:24 PM

Documentaries about the wives of George Balanchine and Carlos the Jackal, and the real-life inspiration for "Dog Day Afternoon," have joined the lineup of the 2013 New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center said Monday.

The documentary slate will consist of three separate sections, organized thematically – an attempt, said director of programming Kent Jones in an NYFF press release, to create a lineup of disparate but linked films that "can be compared, contrasted, and experienced in dialogue with one another."

The DogThe "Motion Portraits" section includes "The Dog" (left), which covers the real-life bank robber who inspired "Dog Day Afternoon"; "In the Dark Room," about the wife of terrorist Carlos the Jackal; "Manakamana" (photo at top), shot entirely inside a gondola on a mountain in Nepal; and "Who Is Dayani Cristal?," in which Gael Garcia Bernal travels the route taken by undocumented aliens trying to find a way into the United States.

In the "Applied Sciences" section, "Google and the World Brain" explores Google’s attempt to digitize every book every written, "Particle Fever" looks at the CERN super-collider and the search for the Higgs particle, and "Tim's Vermeer" is magician Teller's look at an attempt to duplicate a Vermeer painting using controversial theories of how the artist may have achieved his results.

The final doc section is titled "How Democracy Works Now," and consists of a series of 10 movies (with two more yet to be completed) made by Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson, chronicling the battle for immigration reform in congress and across the country over the last decade.

The festival also announced a slate of revival screenings of restored films, which include Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence" as well as films by Nicholas Ray, Luchino Visconti, Alain Resnais, Leos Carax and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

The festival begins on Sept. 27 with the world premiere of Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," and ends on Oct. 13 with Spike Jonze's "Her."

Information is available at Filmlinc.com/NYFF.

The new additions:

SPOTLIGHT ON DOCUMENTARIES

Motion Portraits
AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ,
Nancy Buirski
THE DOG, Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren
FIFI HOWLS FROM HAPPINESS (Fifi az khoshhali zooze mike shad), Mitra Farahani
Screens with
23RD AUGUST 2008, Laura Mulvey, Faysal Abdullah, and Mark Lewis
IN THE DARK ROOM, Nadav Schirman
MANAKAMANA, Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez
(Co-Presentation with Views From the Avant-Garde)
WHAT NOW? REMIND ME (E Agora? Lembra-me), Joaquim Pinto
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?, Marc Silver

Applied Science
GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN, Ben Lewis
PARTICLE FEVER, Mark Levinson
TIM’S VERMEER, Teller

How Democracy Works Now
Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson  
THE GAME IS ON
MOUNTAINS AND CLOUDS
SAM IN THE SNOW
THE KIDS ACROSS THE HILL
MARKING UP THE DREAM
AIN’T THE AFL FOR NOTHIN’
BROTHERS AND RIVALS

PROTECTING ARIZONA
THE SENATE SPEAKS  
LAST BEST CHANCE

REVIVALS
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (1993), Martin Scorsese
BOY MEETS GIRL (1984), Leos Carax
THE CHASE (1946), Arthur Ripley
THE LUSTY MEN (1952), Nicholas Ray
MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT (Maynila: Sa mga kuko ng liwanag) (1975), Lino Brocka
MAUVAIS SANG (1986), Leos Carax
MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON (Doka nai meuman) (2000), Apichatpong Weerasetakhul
PROVIDENCE (1977), Alain Resnais
SANDRA (Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa) (1965), Luchino Visconti
THEY LIVE BY NIGHT (1948), Nicholas Ray
TRY AND GET ME (1950), Cy Endfield

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