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THE 43RD NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

September 23 - October 9, 2005

Sponsored by HSBC Private Bank, a division of HSBC USA, N.A., The New York Times and Audi.

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"Good Night, and Good Luck.," above, will be the Opening Night Film.
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Below is the lineup of this year's films:

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. (Opening Night) George Clooney, USA, 90m. 2005. Warner Independent Pictures. A longtime dream project for Clooney, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. is a suspenseful war of nerves set in the high-stakes environment of the 1950s news room, at a time when the social, cultural, and commercial influence of television was rapidly growing, together with a Cold War atmosphere of fear and paranoia stoked by the infamous investigations of Senator Joseph McCarthy. One of the few public figures to take a stand against the Junior Senator from Wisconsin was veteran CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn). With the help of a devoted and committed news team led by Fred Friendly (Clooney), Murrow works to undermine McCarthy in a nationally broadcast news program, while standing firm against pressures from within his own parent corporation. The outstanding cast includes Robert Downey, Jr. and Patricia Clarkson as Joe and Shirley Wershba, Frank Langella as Bill Paley, Ray Wise as Don Hollenbeck, Grant Heslov as Don Hewitt, and Jeff Daniels as Ted Church.

BREAKFAST ON PLUTO, (Centerpiece) Neil Jordan, USA, 135m. 2005. Sony Pictures Classics.

CACHE (HIDDEN), (Closing Night) Michael Haneke, France, 117m. 2005. Sony Pictures Classics. Avery Fisher Hall.

AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES, Avi Mograbi, Israel/France, 104m. 2005.

BUBBLE, Steven Soderbergh, USA, 72m. 2005. Magnolia Pictures.

CAPOTE, Bennett Miller, USA, 114m. 2005. Sony Pictures Classics.

THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, Cristi Puiu, Romania, 154m. 2005. Tartan Films.

L’ENFANT (THE CHILD), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France, 95m. 2005. Sony Pictures Classics.

GABRIELLE, Patrice Chereau, France, 86m. 2005.

I AM, Dorota Kedzierzawska, Poland, 100m 2005.

MANDERLAY, Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France, 139m. 2005. IFC Films.

METHADONIA, Michel Negroponte, USA, 88m. 2005. HBO Documentary Films.

PARADISE NOW, Hany Abu-Assad, Netherlands/German/France, 90m. 2005. Warner Independent Pictures.

THE PRESIDENT’S LAST BANG, Im Sang-soo, South Korea, 104m. 2005. Kino International.

REGULAR LOVERS, Philippe Garrel, France, 175m. 2005.

SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS, Bohdan Slama, Czech Republic, 102m. 2005.

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, Noah Baumbach, USA, 88m. 2005. Samuel Goldwyn Films / Sony Pictures Entertainment.

THE SUN, Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia/Italy/France/Switzerland, 2005. 110m.

SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE, Park Chan-wook, South Korea, 112m. 2005. Tartan Films.

A TALE OF CINEMA, Hong Sang-soo, South Korea/France, 90m. 2005.

THREE TIMES,Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan, 120m. 2005.

THROUGH THE FOREST, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, France, 65m. 2005.

TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY, Michael Winterbottom, UK, 91m. 2005. Picturehouse Films.

WHO’S CAMUS ANYWAY?, Mitsuo Yanagimachi, Japan, 115m. 2005.

Special Screenings

THE BEAUTY OF THE EVERYDAY: JAPAN’S SHOCHIKU COMPANY AT 110
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A 44-film retrospective spanning the seminal Japanese studio’s storied history. Walter Reade Theater (WRT).

BEYOND THE ROCKS, Sam Wood, USA, 95m. 1922. Milestone Films. WRT.

GREENELAND. Illustrated lecture, with clips, by Adrian Wootton on cinematic work of Graham Greene. WRT.

HAZE, Shinya Tsukamoto, Japan, 49m. 2005. Midnite screening. WRT.

NEZUMI KOZO, Noda Hideki, Japan, 110m. 2005. DLP Cinema Hi-Def presentation, with performer Nakamura Kankuko in attendance. A Shochiku retrospective special event. WRT

THE PASSENGER, Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy/USA/France, 119m.1975. New print of Antonioni’s preferred cut. Sony Pictures Classics. Alice Tully Hall.

VIEWS FROM THE AVANT-GARDE. Experimental works by various filmmakers. (Details in separate release.) WRT.

Live Discussions

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: MEDIA, POLITICS, AND GOVERNMENT.
Confirmed panelists to date: Brian Lehrer, Don Hewitt, Helen Thomas. WRT

HBO FILMS DIRECTORS’ DIALOGUES: NEIL JORDAN + others tba. Kaplan Penthouse.

FILM COMMENT FOCUS : STEVE COOGAN. Kaplan Penthouse.
Short Films

A selection of short films will be paired with Festival features.