Before I review movies from this year's New York Film Festival (which runs from September 27th through October 15th) for The Film Experience I actually have to see them, and that's what I'm doing now - we're reporting each day with a quick log of what we're watching at early press screenings. Here is Day #1 and here is Day #2 and Day #3 is here. And today's lucky movies (yes plural, it's our first double-feature today) are...
The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker)
Like most sane people I adored Tangerine, and so I was looking forward to whatever Sean Baker came up with next - then I saw the film co-stars the great Willem Dafoe and I became even more so. And then it screened in Toronto and everybody seemed to adore it, so it looks like my enthusiasm is not for naught, thank goodness. Read more about the movie and buy your tickets at NYFF's site.
(dir. Arnaud Desplechin)
Desplechin isn't actually a filmmaker I've cottoned to... although I suppose that's not quite the correct phrase because looking at his IMDb page just now it appears I have maybe never seen any of his movies! Unless I saw A Christmas Tale and immediately forgot the entire thing, which is possible. (Never underestimate my brain's ability to un-do itself.) Anyway I'm seeing this because it stars Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel, and Alba Rohrwacher, all Great Actors. Plus this makes for an Antichrist Double-feature what with Dafoe Movie and then a Gainsbourg movie right in a row. Head over here to get tickets!