9th (1971): “This Year, Who Knows?” Show Notes

Table of Contents: Description, Corrections/Clarifications, Housekeeping, General, Main Slate, Ephemera, Recurring Directors, Recurring Countries, One-Time Directors, Debuts/Final Features, Festivals/Oscar Nominees, Shorts/Panels, Discussions By Length, Specifications

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Description
The ninth episode of the Catalyst and Witness podcast, devoted to exploring the films and format of the New York Film Festival, hosted by Ryan Swen and Dan Molloy. This covers the ninth edition of the festival in 1971.

0:00-28:52 – Opening
28:53-1:27:08 – Part One [The Debut to Dodes’ka-den]
1:27:09-2:10:52 – Part Two [Directed by John Ford to The Sorrow and the Pity]
2:10:53-3:19:36 – Part Three [Punishment Park to Murmur of the Heart]
3:19:37-3:25:01 – Closing

Corrections/Clarifications

  • N/A

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Recorded in Los Angeles on Zoom H4N and Sennheiser Microphones, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Poster by Frank Stella
  • Recorded October 29, 2018
  • Released October 31, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • The Debut (opening night)
    • The Sorrow and the Pity (another favorite)
    • The Last Picture Show (favorite of the first section)
    • Four Nights of a Dreamer (favorite of the second section)
    • Punishment Park (favorite of the third section)
    • Murmur of the Heart (closing night)

General

  • Selection Committee: Richard Roud (program director), Richard Corliss, Arthur Knight, Arthur L. Mayer, Andrew Sarris, Susan Sontag, Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant)
  • Location: Vivian Beaumont Theater
  • Prices: 1-4 for zones 1-4; 2 for zone 1, 3 for zone 2, 7.50 for zone 3, 10 for zone 4 for opening night
  • Films seen for the podcast:
    • Ryan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The Last Picture Show
      • Seen for the podcast: All available; none rewatched
      • Favorite films: Punishment Park, Four Nights of a Dreamer, The Sorrow and the Pity, The Last Picture Show, Pioneers in Ingolstadt
      • Least favorite films: Born to Win
      • Rewatch Round-Up: Zorns Lemma (8th)
    • Dan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The Last Picture Show, Directed by John Ford, Four Nights of a Dreamer, Murmur of the Heart
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except The Sorrow and the Pity; none rewatched
      • Favorite films: The Last Picture Show, Punishment Park, Pioneers in Ingolstadt, The Decameron
      • Least favorite films: Born to Win, W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism, Fata Morgana
  • Discoveries of the festival: Punishment Park, A Safe Place
  • Unavailable films: In the Summertime, Bonaparte and the Revolution

Main Slate

Opening Night: The Debut [Nachalo] (1970, Gleb Panfilov)
October 1, 8:30
Released 1971
Family Life [Życie rodzinne] (1971, Krzysztof Zanussi)
October 2, 6:30
Never released
The Last Picture Show (1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
October 2, 9:30
Released 1971
In the Summertime [Durante l’estate] (1971, Ermanno Olmi)
October 3, 7:30
Never released
The Decameron [Il Decameron] (1971, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
October 4, 7:30
Released 1971
Dodes’ka-den [Dodesukaden] (1970, Akira Kurosawa)
October 5, 7:30
Released 1974
Directed by John Ford (1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
October 6, 8:30
Never released
Fata Morgana (1971, Werner Herzog)
October 7, 7:30
Never released
Four Nights of a Dreamer [Quatre nuits d’un rêveur] (1971, Robert Bresson)
October 8, 7:30
Released 1972
Pioneers in Ingolstadt [Pioniere in Ingolstadt] (1971, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
October 9, 6:30
Never released
Born to Win (1971, Ivan Passer)
October 9, 9:30
Released 1971
The Sorrow and the Pity [Le Chagrin et la Pitié] (1969, Marcel Ophuls)
October 10, 6:00
Released 1972
Punishment Park (1971, Peter Watkins)
October 11, 7:30
Released 1971
In the Name of the Father [Nel nome del padre] (1971, Marco Bellocchio)
October 12, 7:30
Released 1974
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism [W.R. – Misterije organizma] (1971, Dusan Makavejev)
October 13, 7:30
Released 1971
Bonaparte and the Revolution [Bonaparte et la Révolution] (1971, Abel Gance)
October 14, 6:00
Never released
A Safe Place (1971, Henry Jaglom)
October 15, 7:30
Released 1971
“Closing Night:” Murmur of the Heart [Le souffle au cœur] (1971, Louis Malle)
October 16, 9:30
Released 1971

Ephemera

  • Panel discussions to widen the scope of the festival by going beyond the individual films to broader issues after In the Summertime, Dodes’ka-den, Fata Morgana, Four Nights of a Dreamer, Punishment Park, W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism, A Safe Place

Recurring Directors
Key: films in this iteration excluding shorts/omnibus/retrospectives, films in this iteration including, films in the festival up to this point excluding, films up to this point including, number of gala spots (when applicable), number of festivals with more than one film shown (when applicable); † indicates their last appearance, fraction in parentheses indicates number of features shown from oeuvre, features released in the eligible timeframe, features in oeuvre

  • Peter Bogdanovich: 2/2/2/2/0/1†(2/20/20)
  • Robert Bresson: 1/1/5/5
  • Ermanno Olmi: 1/1/4/4
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 1/1/3/5/0/1
  • Werner Herzog: 1/1/3/3
  • Abel Gance: 1/1/2/3†(2/2/40)
  • Akira Kurosawa: 1/1/2/2/1
  • Marco Bellocchio: 1/1/2/2
  • Dusan Makavejev: 1/1/2/2†(2/11/11)
  • Ivan Passer: 1/1/2/2†(2/11/11)
  • Peter Watkins: 1/1/2/2†(2/12/12)
  • Louis Malle: 1/1/1/1/1
  • Gleb Panfilov: 1/1/1/1/1
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 1/1/1/1
  • Marcel Ophuls: 1/1/1/1
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 1/1/1/1

Recurring Countries
Key: films in this iteration excluding shorts/retrospectives, films in this iteration including, films in the festival up to this point excluding, films up to this point including, number of gala spots (when applicable)

  • USA: 5/5/24/35/1
  • France: 4/4/54/65/6
  • Italy: 3/3/24/28/1
  • West Germany: 2/2/9/9
  • Japan: 1/1/11/13/1
  • Poland: 1/1/7/7
  • Yugoslavia: 1/1/5/5
  • USSR: 1/1/4/4/2

One-Time Directors

  • Henry Jaglom

Feature Debuts

  • Henry Jaglom

Final Features

  • Abel Gance

Festivals

  • NYFF World Premiere
    • The Last Picture Show
    • Born to Win
    • In the Name of the Father
    • A Safe Place
  • Cannes
    • Family Life
    • Fata Morgana (Directors’ Fortnight)
    • Murmur of the Heart
    • W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (Directors’ Fortnight)
    • Pioneers in Ingolstadt (?)
  • Berlin
    • The Decameron (Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize)
    • Four Nights of a Dreamer
  • Venice
    • Directed by John Ford
    • In the Summertime
  • Other
    • Punishment Park (Atlanta and Edinburgh)
    • The Sorrow and the Pity (Dinard, Grand Prize)
  • N/A
    • Bonaparte and the Revolution
    • The Debut
    • Dodes’ka-den

Oscar Nominees

  • The Last Picture Show: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (winner and second nominee), Best Supporting Actress (winner and second nominee), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography
  • The Sorrow and the Pity: Best Documentary
  • Dodes’ka-den: Best Foreign Film
  • Murmur of the Heart: 1972 Best Original Screenplay

Shorts/Panels

shorts

Discussions By Length (Approximate)

  • 16:49 The Last Picture Show (46:28-1:03:17)
  • 15:24 Punishment Park (2:23:36-2:39:00)
  • 11:56 Dodes’ka-den (1:15:12-1:27:08)
  • 11:48 Directed by John Ford (1:28:08-1:39:56)
  • 11:45 The Sorrow and the Pity [One Person] (2:11:50-2:23:35)
  • 10:28 The Decameron (1:04:43-1:15:11)
  • 9:51 W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (2:46:30-2:56:21)
  • 8:59 Family Life (37:28-46:27)
  • 8:49 Four Nights of a Dreamer (1:47:52-1:56:41)
  • 8:46 Murmur of the Heart (3:10:50-3:19:36)
  • 7:54 Fata Morgana (1:39:57-1:47:51)
  • 7:37 The Debut (29:50-37:27)
  • 7:31 A Safe Place (3:03:18-3:10:49)
  • 7:28 In the Name of the Father (2:39:01-2:46:29)
  • 7:10 Born to Win (2:03:42-2:10:52)
  • 6:59 Pioneers in Ingolstadt (1:56:42-2:03:41)
  • 6:55 Bonaparte and the Revolution [Unavailable] (2:56:22-3:03:17)
  • 1:24 In the Summertime [Unavailable] (1:03:18-1:04:42)

Specifications

  • Gleb Panfilov, Nachalo, 1970, 35 mm, black-and-white, sound, 91 minutes, 2.35:1, USSR.
  • Krzysztof Zanussi, Życie rodzinne, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 88 minutes, 1.66:1, Poland.
  • Peter Bogdanovich, The Last Picture Show, 1971, 35 mm, black-and-white, sound, 126 minutes, 1.85:1, USA.
  • Ermanno Olmi, Durante l’estate, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 105 minutes, 1.37:1, Italy.
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini, Il Decameron, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 111 minutes, 1.85:1, Italy.
  • Akira Kurosawa, Dodesukaden, 1970, 35 mm, color, sound, 140 minutes, 1.37:1, Japan.
  • Peter Bogdanovich, Directed by John Ford, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 99 minutes, 1.37:1, USA.
  • Werner Herzog, Fata Morgana, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 79 minutes, 1.37:1, West Germany.
  • Robert Bresson, Quatre nuits d’un rêveur, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 87 minutes, 1.66:1, France.
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pioniere in Ingolstadt, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 84 minutes, 1.37:1, West Germany.
  • Ivan Passer, Born to Win, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 88 minutes, 1.85:1, USA.
  • Marcel Ophuls, Le Chagrin et la Pitié, 1969, 16 mm, black-and-white, sound, 251 minutes, 1.66:1, France.
  • Peter Watkins, Punishment Park, 1971, 16 mm, color, sound, 91 minutes, 1.33:1, USA.
  • Marco Bellocchio, Nel nome del padre, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 115 minutes, 1.85:1, Italy.
  • Dusan Makavejev, W.R. – Misterije organizma, 1971, 16 mm and 35 mm, color and black-and-white, sound, 84 minutes, 1.37:1, Yugoslavia.
  • Abel Gance, Bonaparte et la Révolution, 1971, 35 mm, black-and-white, sound, 275 minutes, 1.37:1, France.
  • Henry Jaglom, A Safe Place, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 94 minutes, 1.85:1, USA.
  • Louis Malle, Le souffle au cœur, 1971, 35 mm, color, sound, 118 minutes, 1.66:1, France.

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