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By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
This week, I stopped by New York’s famed Lincoln Center to meet with Richard Pena, who has run its New York Film Festival for the past 25 years and will be stepping down from his post after the fest’s 50 edition, which will run from Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 14.
Pena, 59, grew up in New York and first attended the Nyff at age 12. His interest in cinema had already been piqued by screenings of classic movies on television and books about film. But he recalls his trip to the fest to see Erich von Stroheim‘s The Wedding March (1928) as “a transformative experience” that immensely encouraged his pursuit of film study and sparked a lifelong love of the fest itself.
Pena eventually went to Harvard, but it was in the countries of Latin America, throughout which he traveled between his junior and senior years, »
- Melissa Buckman
As the New York Film Festival prepares to celebrate its 50th year, I am reminded of screenings I attended (of movies old and new) when I was a teenager. In 1965 I was present for a Buster Keaton tribute that included his inscrutable Samuel Beckett short Film, the charming National Film Board of Canada featurette The Railrodder, and one of his greatest silent features, Seven Chances. That same year the Festival showed Erich von Stroheim’s brilliant silent feature The Wedding March, which reduced me to tears. Five years later I had another profound experience: seeing the debut screening of Bob Rafelson’s Five Easy Pieces and hearing him speak about it at a press conference...
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- Leonard Maltin
2 items from 2012
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