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23Sep/15

NYFF53: FREE FRIDAY

Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde are looking forward to a day of free screenings at the New York Film Festival

Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde are looking forward to a day of free screenings at the New York Film Festival

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
Film Society of Lincoln Center, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th St. between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.
Friday, September 25, free,
212-875-5050
www.filmlinc.org

In conjunction with the twenty-fifth anniversary of preservation specialists the Film Foundation and the Fox centennial, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is featuring free screenings of six restored classics on September 25 as part of the fifty-third New York Film Festival. It’s quite an eclectic lineup, beginning at 1:30 in the Howard Gilman Theater with John Ford’s 1939 Revolutionary War drama, Drums Along the Mohawk, his first Technicolor work, starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert. Stanley Donen’s Two for the Road, a bittersweet romance with Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn, is being shown at 3:30 in the Francesca Beale Theater. At 3:30 (HGT), Robert De Niro s stalks Jerry Lewis in one of Martin Scorsese’s true masterpieces, The King of Comedy. At 6:00 (FBT), Elia Kazan’s depression-era drama Wild River, with Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick, will get a rare screening. At 6:30 (HGT), Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde star in John M. Stahl’s 1945 melodrama, Leave Her to Heaven. And the free day wraps up at 9:00 (FBT) with All That Jazz, Bob Fosse’s semiautobiographical tale highlighted by an electrifying performance by Roy Scheider. In addition, there will be sneak previews of some of the Convergence installations that are part of the festival, which runs September 25 to October 11.

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