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New York Film Festival (Revival): ‘The Color of Pomegranates’

'The Color of Pomegranates' by Sergei Parajanov, is a masterwork by a director of genius who was blacklisted and then served 5 years in a Soviet Gulag in 1973. His films ran contrary to Soviet standards. Parajanov's innovations stand today as a hallmark of vision and experimentation. A maverick ahead of his time, Parajanov's minimalism created visual poetry that was and still is unique to the craft of cinema.

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New York Film Festival: Ethan Hawke’s ‘Seymour, An Introduction’

In 'Seymour, An Introduction' Ethan Hawke shows his chops as a first time documentary filmmaker using a surprising subject in a unique and intuitive process. The film is excellent for what and how it reveals a real and human portrait of friend and mentor of Hawke, former concert pianist, teacher, and composer, the incomparable Seymour Bernstein.

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New York Film Festival: ‘La Sapienza’

How does one break through the emptiness of a life and relationship that has lost meaning? How long must one have to experience the void before there is movement and growth? Sometimes change can happen in the "twinkling of an eye" when one least expects it. It is then that "sapience," wisdom opens the doors of one's heart to receive renewal and forward movement. Such is the experience of Alexandre and Aliénor in 'La Sapienza.'

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