Festival Section: Galas

Is-the-the-Man-who-is-Tall-Happy-Key-Image

CLOSING NIGHT: IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY? AN ANIMATED CONVERSATION WITH NOAM CHOMSKY

Director: MICHEL GONDRY
Section of Festival:

WORLD PREMIERE Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky. At the heart of these talks is Chomsky’s … Continue reading

Finding-Vivian-Maier-Key-Image

CENTERPIECE: FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

Director: JOHN MALOOF & CHARLIE SISKEL
Section of Festival:

US PREMIERE A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through … Continue reading

The Unknown Known Key Image

OPENING NIGHT: THE UNKNOWN KNOWN

Director: ERROL MORRIS
Section of Festival:

NYC PREMIERE In The Unknown Known, Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris (The Fog of War) offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, the former Secretary of Defense whose career will cast a long shadow over the 21st century. Over multiple … Continue reading

Marvin-Hamlisch-Key-Image---Courtesy-of-Bettmann-Corbis

MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE

Director: DORI BERINSTEIN
Section of Festival:

NYC PREMIERE Before his untimely death last year, composer Marvin Hamlisch was a triple-threat in the worlds of music, film and theatre. A Juilliard prodigy, he developed into a hit-maker, creating instant classics like “The Way We Were” and the … Continue reading