New York Film Festival Running Tallies

Festivals by Number of Films/Programs/New Features:

  • 4th (1966): 31/25/22
  • 2nd (1964): 30/26/28
  • 8th (1970): 28/26/27
  • 3rd (1965): 28/25/18
  • 12th (1974): 28/21/20
  • 6th (1968): 26/25/22
  • 5th (1967): 26/23/22
  • 16th (1978): 25/21/21
  • 10th (1972): 24/22/24
  • 15th (1977): 24/21/21
  • 7th (1969): 23/23/20
  • 14th (1976): 22/19/17
  • 1st (1963): 21/21/21
  • 13th (1975): 21/20/20
  • 11th (1973): 19/18/17
  • 9th (1971): 18/18/18

Total: 394/354/338

Festivals by Primary Location:

  • Philharmonic Hall: 8
  • Alice Tully Hall: 7
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 1

Selection Committee Members:

  • Richard Roud (first program director): 16
  • Arthur Knight: 12 (2 as West Coast consultant)
  • Susan Sontag: 11
  • Andrew Sarris: 9
  • Richard Corliss: 8
  • Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant): 8
  • Amos Vogel (original festival director): 6
  • Arthur L. Mayer: 5
  • Roger Greenspun: 4
  • Charles Michener: 4
  • Molly Haskell: 1
  • Penelope Huston: 1
  • Tom Luddy (West Coast consultant): 1
  • Mary Meerson (retrospective consultant): 1
  • John Russell Taylor: 1

Directors:
Key: films in the festival up to this point excluding shorts/omnibus/retrospectives, films up to this point including, number of gala spots (when applicable), number of festivals with more than one film shown (when applicable); † indicates filmmakers with no more films

  • Jean-Luc Godard: 13/17/2/5
  • Luis Buñuel: 8/12/2/3†
  • François Truffaut: 7/7/4
  • Robert Bresson: 7/7
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 7/7
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 6/7/1/1
  • Werner Herzog: 6/7/0/1
  • Claude Chabrol: 6/6/1/1
  • Satyajit Ray: 6/6/1†
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 5/6/0/1
  • Alain Resnais: 5/5/2
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 5/5/0/2
  • Jacques Rivette: 5/5/0/1
  • Marguerite Duras: 5/5†
  • Miklós Jancsó: 5/5
  • Ermanno Olmi: 5/5
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 4/6/0/1†
  • Eric Rohmer: 4/5/2
  • Agnès Varda: 4/4/2
  • Alexander Kluge: 4/4
  • Joseph Losey: 4/4
  • Martin Scorsese: 4/4
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 4/4
  • Gianni Amico: 3/4†
  • Milos Forman: 3/3/2
  • Akira Kurosawa: 3/3/1
  • Louis Malle: 3/3/1
  • Chris Marker: 3/3/1
  • Francesco Rosi: 3/3/0/1†
  • René Allio: 3/3†
  • James Ivory: 3/3
  • Marcel Ophuls: 3/3
  • Wim Wenders: 3/3
  • Bo Widerberg: 3/3
  • Luchino Visconti: 2/3/1
  • Kon Ichikawa: 2/3/0/1
  • Nagisa Oshima: 2/3/0/1
  • Peter Whitehead: 2/3/0/1†
  • Abel Gance: 2/3†
  • Robert Altman: 2/2/1
  • Peter Bogdanovich: 2/2/0/1†
  • Marco Bellocchio: 2/2
  • Walerian Borowczyk: 2/2†
  • John Cassavetes: 2/2
  • Claude Goretta: 2/2†
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin: 2/2†
  • Kjell Grede: 2/2†
  • Masaki Kobayashi: 2/2†
  • Ken Loach: 2/2
  • Dusan Makavejev: 2/2†
  • Adolfas Mekas: 2/2†
  • Jonas Mekas: 2/2
  • Ivan Passer: 2/2†
  • Maurice Pialat: 2/2
  • Bob Rafelson: 2/2†
  • Carlos Saura: 2/2
  • Volker Schlöndorff: 2/2†
  • Ousmane Sembène: 2/2
  • Alain Tanner: 2/2
  • Hiroshi Teshigahara: 2/2†
  • Leopoldo Torre Nilsson: 2/2†
  • Peter Watkins: 2/2†
  • Orson Welles: 2/2†
  • Jan Nemec: 1/3/0/1†
  • Joris Ivens: 1/2/1
  • Jiri Menzel: 1/2/1†
  • Vera Chytilová: 1/2†
  • Jaromil Jires: 1/2†
  • Albert Maysles: 1/2
  • David Maysles: 1/2†
  • Jean-Pierre Melville: 1/2
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: 1/2†
  • Roberto Rossellini: 1/2
  • Jean Rouch: 1/2†
  • Grigori Kozintsev: 1/1/1
  • Gleb Panfilov: 1/1/1
  • Merzak Allouache: 1/1
  • Denys Arcand: 1/1
  • Ingmar Bergman: 1/1
  • Bertrand Blier: 1/1
  • Eduardo de Gregorio: 1/1
  • Jonathan Demme: 1/1
  • Carlos Diegues: 1/1
  • Philippe Garrel: 1/1
  • Barbara Kopple: 1/1
  • Claude Lanzmann: 1/1
  • Sidney Lumet: 1/1
  • Károly Makk: 1/1
  • Márta Mészáros: 1/1
  • Errol Morris: 1/1
  • Sergei Paradjanov: 1/1
  • Nelson Pereira dos Santos: 1/1
  • Aleksandar Petrovi: 1/1
  • Roman Polanski: 1/1
  • Glauber Rocha: 1/1
  • Michael Roemer: 1/1
  • István Szabó: 1/1
  • Andrei Tarkovsky: 1/1
  • Paolo & Vittorio Taviani: 1/1
  • André Téchiné: 1/1
  • Andrzej Wajda: 1/1
  • Jean Renoir: 0/4
  • Max Ophuls: 0/3
  • Fritz Lang: 0/2†
  • Erich von Stroheim: 0/2
  • Michelangelo Antonioni: 0/1
  • Cecil B. DeMille: 0/1
  • Louis Feuillade: 0/1
  • Rouben Mamoulian: 0/1

Directors with only one appearance: 104
Directors with only one appearance whose appearance was a gala: 7

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

  • France: 95/114/15
  • USA: 56/73/3
  • Italy: 35/40/3
  • West Germany: 27/29/1
  • UK: 20/22/1
  • Japan: 13/16/1
  • Czechoslovakia: 12/14/3
  • Poland: 11/11
  • Sweden: 10/10
  • Hungary: 9/9
  • USSR: 6/7/2
  • India: 6/6/1
  • Yugoslavia: 5/5
  • Canada: 5/6
  • Brazil: 4/4
  • Switzerland: 4/4
  • Mexico: 3/4/1
  • Spain: 3/3/1
  • Argentina: 3/3
  • Belgium: 2/2
  • Denmark: 2/2
  • Greece: 2/2
  • Senegal: 2/2
  • Algeria: 1/1
  • Australia: 1/1
  • Taiwan: 1/1
  • Germany: 0/3

Film Format:

  • 35mm: 313
  • 16mm: 72
  • 35mm and 16mm: 5
  • 16mm and 35mm: 2
  • 35mm and 8mm: 1
  • 70mm: 1

Aspect Ratio:

  • 1.37:1: 180
  • 1.66:1: 103
  • 1.85:1: 53
  • 2.35:1: 27
  • 1.33:1: 14
  • 1.20:1: 7
  • 2.39:1: 5
  • 1.66:1 and 1.37:1: 2
  • 2.55:1: 1
  • 2.20:1: 1
  • 1.33:1 and 4.00:1: 1

B&W/Color:

  • Color: 199
  • Black & White: 165
  • Color and Black & White: 19
  • Black & White and Color: 11

Primary Language:

  • French: 107
  • English: 103
  • Italian: 31
  • German: 30
  • Japanese: 15
  • Czech: 11
  • Swedish: 10
  • Polish: 9
  • Spanish: 9
  • Hungarian: 8
  • Bengali: 6
  • Russian: 6
  • Serbo-Croatian: 5
  • French and English: 4
  • Portuguese: 3
  • Arabic and French: 2
  • English and German and French: 2
  • French and English and German: 2
  • Greek: 2
  • Chinese Mandarin: 1
  • Danish: 1
  • Danish and Swedish: 1
  • Dutch: 1
  • English and Bengali: 1
  • English and French: 1
  • English and French and German: 1
  • English and Italian: 1
  • Finnish: 1
  • French and English and Hebrew and German and Russian: 1
  • French and German: 1
  • French and Italian and Spanish: 1
  • French and Spanish: 1
  • German and French: 1
  • Hungarian and Russian: 1
  • Italian and French: 1
  • Italian and French and German: 1
  • Italian and Sardinian and Latin: 1
  • Japanese and English: 1
  • Polish and English: 1
  • Portuguese and English and French: 1
  • Portuguese and Italian: 1
  • Serbo-Croatian and English: 1
  • Slovak: 1
  • Slovak and German: 1
  • Spanish and French and German: 1
  • Ukranian: 1
  • Wolof: 1
  • Wolof and French: 1

Sound/Silent:

  • Mono Sound: 369
  • Silent: 15
  • Stereo Sound: 4
  • 4-Track Stereo Sound: 3
  • Silent/Mono Sound: 2
  • 6-Track Stereo Sound: 1

Festivals by Total Running Time/Average Running Time per Film:

  • 3rd (1965): 2812/100:26
  • 12th (1974): 2811/100:24
  • 2nd (1964): 2759/91:58
  • 14th (1976): 2588/117:39
  • 5th (1967): 2575/99:02
  • 15th (1977): 2528/105:20
  • 8th (1970): 2522/90:05
  • 4th (1966): 2515/81:08
  • 10th (1972): 2491/103:47
  • 16th (1978): 2463/98:32
  • 6th (1968): 2450/94:14
  • 11th (1973): 2267/119:19
  • 7th (1969): 2258/98:10
  • 13th (1975): 2189/104:15
  • 9th (1971): 2126/118:07
  • 1st (1963): 2079/99:00

Total: 39433/100:06

Films Over Two-and-a-Quarter Hours

  • Les Vampires (3rd, 417)
  • Napoléon (5th, 333)
  • 1900 (15th, 317)
  • The Memory of Justice (14th, 278)
  • Bonaparte and the Revolution (9th, 275)
  • Out 1: Spectre (12th, 253)
  • L’Amour fou (10th, 252)
  • The Sorrow and the Pity (9th, 251)
  • Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (11th, 242)
  • The Mother and the Whore (11th, 217)
  • L’Argent (6th, 195)
  • Milestones (13th, 195)
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating (12th, 193)
  • Israel Why (11th, 185)
  • Red Beard (3rd, 185)
  • Andrei Rublev (11th, 183)
  • Elective Affinities (16th, 180)
  • A Touch of Zen (14th, 180)
  • Kings of the Road (14th, 175)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (12th, 155)
  • Nana (14th, 150)
  • Spione (16th, 150)
  • Woman in the Dunes (2nd, 147)
  • Cyrano and d’Artagnan (2nd, 145)
  • Le Joli Mai (1st, 145)
  • Oh! What a Lovely War (7th, 144)
  • Dersu Uzala (14th, 142)
  • Dodes’ka-den (9th, 140)
  • Hamlet (2nd, 140)
  • The Nun (6th, 140)
  • Ossessione (14th, 140)
  • Perceval le Gallois (16th, 140)
  • Lacombe Lucien (12th, 138)
  • The Merry Widow (7th, 137)
  • The Big City (2nd, 136)

Longest Streaks of Consecutive Director Appearances (Three or More Features)

  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 7 [La commare secca to 1900]
  • Robert Bresson: 7 [The Trial of Joan of Arc to The Devil, Probably]
  • Luis Buñuel: 5 [The Milky Way to That Obscure Object of Desire]
  • Jean-Luc Godard: 5 [Alphaville to 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her]
  • Alain Resnais: 5 [Muriel, or the Time of Return to Stavisky…]
  • Jacques Rivette: 5 [The Nun to Duelle {discounting Out 1: Noli me tangere}]
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 5 [Not Reconciled to Moses und Aron]
  • François Truffaut: 5 [Day for Night to The Green Room]
  • Werner Herzog: 4 [Signs of Life to Land of Silence and Darkness]
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 4 [Identification Marks: None to Le Départ]
  • René Allio: 3 [The Shameless Old Lady to Pierre and Paul]
  • Luis Buñuel: 3 [The Exterminating Angel to Simon of the Desert]
  • Claude Chabrol: 3 [Le Boucher to Just Before Nightfall]
  • Milos Forman: 3 [Black Peter to The Firemen’s Ball]
  • Akira Kurosawa: 3 [Red Beard to Dersu Uzala {discounting Song of the Horse}]
  • Ermanno Olmi: 3 [One Fine Day to In the Summertime]
  • Eric Rohmer: 3 [Love in the Afternoon to Perceval le Gallois]
  • Agnès Varda: 3 [Les Créatures to Lions Love]
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 3 [Family Life to The Illumination]

Notable Actors With Numerous Appearances (First Appearance of Film Only)

  • Jean-Pierre Léaud: 14
  • Juliet Berto: 8
  • Anna Karina: 8
  • Michael Lonsdale: 8
  • Bulle Ogier: 8
  • Stéphane Audran: 7
  • Gérard Depardieu: 7
  • Michel Piccoli: 7
  • Hark Bohm: 6
  • Ingrid Caven: 6
  • Pierre Clémenti: 6
  • Irm Hermann: 6
  • Delphine Seyrig: 6
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo: 5
  • Dirk Bogarde: 5
  • Jeanne Moreau: 5
  • Fernando Rey: 5
  • Barbet Schroeder: 5
  • Jean-François Stévenin: 5
  • Anne Wiazemsky: 5
  • Adriana Asti: 4
  • Harry Baer: 4
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel: 4
  • Peter Chatel: 4
  • Dominique Labourier: 4
  • Bernadette Lafont: 4
  • Brigitte Mira: 4
  • Muni: 4
  • Marie-France Pisier: 4
  • Kurt Raab: 4
  • Walter Sedlmayr: 4
  • Jean Yanne: 4
  • Ellen Bahl: 3
  • Nathalie Baye: 3
  • Julien Berthau: 3
  • Lou Castel: 3
  • Geraldine Chaplin: 3
  • Soumitra Chatterjee: 3
  • Robert De Niro: 3
  • François Fabian: 3
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 3
  • Bruno Ganz: 3
  • El Hedi ben Salem: 3
  • Marlène Jobert: 3
  • Peter Kern: 3
  • Françoise Lebrun: 3
  • Philippe Léotard: 3
  • Klaus Löwitsch: 3
  • Jean Martin: 3
  • Michèle Moretti: 3
  • Jack Nicholson: 3
  • Dominique Sanda: 3
  • Hanna Schygulla: 3
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant: 3
  • Bernard Verley: 3
  • Orson Welles: 3
  • Jeff Bridges: 2
  • Catherine Deneuve: 2
  • Dennis Hopper: 2
  • Isabelle Huppert: 2
  • Fabrice Luchini: 2
  • Gena Rowlands: 2
  • Edith Scob: 2
  • Monica Vitti: 2
  • Bernhard Wicki: 2
  • Angela Winkler: 2
  • Jim Broadbent: 1
  • Aurore Clément: 1
  • Andréa Ferréol: 1
  • Richard Gere: 1
  • John Hurt: 1
  • Gottfried John: 1
  • Harvey Keitel: 1
  • John Malkovich: 1
  • Nanni Moretti: 1
  • Pascale Ogier: 1
  • Volker Spengler: 1

Number of world premieres: 31
Number of Palme d’Or winners: 1
Number of Golden Bear winners: 3
Number of Golden Lion winners: 4
Number of Golden Leopard winners: 2
Number of Best Picture winners: 0
Number of New York Film Critics Circle Best Film winners: 2
Number of Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Film Winners: 0
Number of National Society of Film Critics Best Film winners: 3

Number of documentaries (feature or short): 51
Films directed in part or whole by women: 32
Number of directorial debuts: 61
Number of final features: 13

Films premiered the same year as their festival appearance: 251
Films premiered the year before their festival appearance: 77
Films premiered more than one year before their festival appearance (non-retrospective): 28
Number of retrospectives: 38
Galas that premiered in a different year from their festival appearance: 8
Films that showed multiple times in the Main Slate: 4

Films released the same year as their festival appearance: 105
Films released one or two years after their festival appearance: 102
Films released more than two years after their festival appearance: 57
Films never released: 106
Retrospective films released before their festival appearance: 23
Replacement film released before its festival appearance: 1

Films better known by their original titles rather than the English translation: 48
Films whose English titles differ from a direct translation of the original title: 59
Films whose primary language differs from the primary production country’s official language(s): 40

New York Film Festival Editions Ranked

  1. 12th (1974)
  2. 8th (1970)
  3. 1st (1963)
  4. 11th (1973)
  5. 14th (1976)
  6. 5th (1967)
  7. 3rd (1965)
  8. 6th (1968)
  9. 13th (1975)
  10. 4th (1966)
  11. 10th (1972)
  12. 7th (1969)
  13. 15th (1977)
  14. 9th (1971)
  15. 2nd (1964)
  16. 16th (1978)

2018 Festival Dispatch #2 Show Notes

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Description
The second 2018 festival dispatch 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 first half of the 2018 New York Film Festival, and features guests Aret Frost, David Neary, and Kyle Pletcher.

0:00-52:36 – Part One
52:37-1:41:27 – Part Two

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Guests: Aret Frost, David Neary, Kyle Pletcher
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, New York City, and Trenton on Zoom H4N and Sennheiser Microphones and MacBook GarageBand and Audacity, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Recorded October 6, 2018
  • Released October 9, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • The Hole
    • The Day He Arrives
    • Trouble Every Day

8th (1970): “The Deluge” Show Notes

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

poster

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Description
The eighth 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 eighth edition of the festival in 1970.

0:00-17:13 – Opening
17:14-1:19:40 – Part One [The Wild Child to Othon]
1:19:41-2:19:33 – Part Two [Le Boucher to Je t’aime, je t’aime]
2:19:34-2:53:46 – Part Three [The Inheritors to The Garden of Delights]
2:53:47-3:56:36 – Part Four [The Conformist to Tristana]
3:56:37-4:04:55 – 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 James Rosenquist
  • Recorded September 24, 2018
  • Released September 30, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • The Wild Child (opening night)
    • Le Boucher (another favorite)
    • Othon (favorite of the first section)
    • Je t’aime, je t’aime (favorite of the second section)
    • La Musica (favorite of the third section)
    • The Conformist (favorite of the fourth section)
    • Tristana (closing night)

General

  • Selection Committee: Richard Roud (program director), Arthur Knight, Andrew Sarris, Susan Sontag, Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant)
  • Location: Philharmonic Hall and Alice Tully Hall
  • Prices: 2.50 for terraces, 3.50 for orchestra, 4.50 for loge; ATH 2.50 and 3.50 for orchestra, 4.50 for loge; add 1.50 for opening night
  • Films seen for the podcast:
    • Ryan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Five Easy Pieces
      • Seen for the podcast: All available; Five Easy Pieces rewatched
      • Favorite films: Othon, Je t’aime, je t’aime, Zorns Lemma, Le Boucher, The Crucified Lovers, The Conformist, Days and Nights in the Forest, The Wild Child
      • Least favorite films: Harry Munter, Comrades
      • Catch-Up Corner: One Fine Day (7th)
      • Seen after the podcast: Zorns Lemma rewatched (9th), Langlois (16th)
    • Dan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The Wild Child, Five Easy Pieces, Le Boucher, The Crucified Lovers, The Conformist, Tristana
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except Une simple histoire, Even Dwarfs Started Small, The Spider’s Stratagem, The Cannibals; The Wild Child, Five Easy Pieces rewatched
      • Favorite films: Je t’aime, je t’aime, Othon, Wind From the East, Zorns Lemma, Days and Nights in the Forest
      • Least favorite films: Harry Munter, Comrades, The Scavengers
      • Seen after the podcast: Even Dwarfs Started Small (13th)
  • Discoveries of the festival: Days and Nights in the Forest, Wind From the East, Le Boucher, Zorns Lemma
  • Unavailable films: Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising; Mistreatment; Street Scenes 1970; The Inheritors; From Lumiere to Langlois: The French Silent Cinema; Langlois; Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition

Main Slate

Opening Night: The Wild Child [L’Enfant sauvage] (1970, François Truffaut)
September 10, 9:00
Released 1970
Wind From the East [Le Vent d’est] (1970, Groupe Dziga Vertov and Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin)
September 11, 6:30 {Alice Tully Hall}
Never released
Five Easy Pieces (1970, Bob Rafelson)
September 11, 9:30
Released 1970
Zorns Lemma (1970, Hollis Frampton)
And: Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising (1970, Dick Fontaine)
September 12, 4:00
Never released/Never released
Othon [Les Yeux ne veulent pas en tout temps se fermer, ou Peut-être qu’un jour Rome se permettra de choisir à son tour/Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times, or Perhaps One Day Rome Will Permit Herself to Choose in Her Turn] (1970, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
September 12, 6:30 {Alice Tully Hall}
Released 1971
Le Boucher [The Butcher] (1970, Claude Chabrol)
September 12, 9:30
Released 1971
Comrades [Camarades] (1970, Marin Karmitz)
September 13, 1:30
Never released
Retrospective: The Crucified Lovers [Chikamatsu Monogatari/A Story From Chikamatsu] (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
September 13, 4:00 {Alice Tully Hall}
Released 1971
Mistreatment [Misshandlingen/Assault] (1969, Lars Lennart Forsberg)
September 13, 6:30 {Alice Tully Hall}
Never released
Kes (1969, Ken Loach)
September 13, 9:30
Released 1970
Street Scenes 1970 (1970, Martin Scorsese)
September 14, 6:30
Never released
Je t’aime, je t’aime [I Love You, I Love You] (1968, Alain Resnais)
September 14, 9:30
Released 1972
The Inheritors [Os Herdeiros] (1970, Carlos Diegues)
September 15, 6:30
Never released
La Musica [The Music] (1967, Marguerite Duras & Paul Seban)
September 15, 9:30
Never released
Une simple histoire [A Simple Story] (1959, Marcel Hanoun)
September 16, 6:30
Never released
Even Dwarfs Started Small [Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen] (1970, Werner Herzog)
September 16, 9:30
Released 1971
The Spider’s Stratagem [Strategia del ragno] (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
September 17, 6:30
Released 1973
Harry Munter (1969, Kjell Grede)
September 17, 9:30
Never released
The Garden of Delights [El jardín de las delicias] (1970, Carlos Saura)
September 18, 6:30
Released 1971
The Conformist [Il conformista] (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
September 18, 9:30
Released 1971
From Lumiere to Langlois: The French Silent Cinema (1970, Henri Langlois)
Also: Langlois (1970, Eila Hershon & Roberto Guerra)
September 19, 2:00
Never released/Never released
Days and Nights in the Forest [Aranyēra Dinarātri/Daylight of the Forest] (1970, Satyajit Ray)
September 19, 6:30
Released 1973
The Cannibals [I cannibali] (1970, Liliana Cavani)
September 19, 9:30
Never released
Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition (1970, Maurice Hatton)
September 20, 4:00
Never released
The Scavengers [I recuperanti/The Recoverers] (1970, Ermanno Olmi)
September 20, 6:30
Never released
“Closing Night”: Tristana (1970, Luis Buñuel)
September 20, 9:30
Released 1970

Ephemera

  • “American Voices”: 12 programs of films by and about minority groups in the America of today, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • “Cinema and Color: 12 programs of films, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • 1927-1933: Medium Rare”: 10 programs of films, shown at Alice Tully Hall, all 2.25

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

  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 2/2/4/5/0/1
  • Jean-Luc Godard: 1/1/12/16/2/5
  • Luis Buñuel: 1/1/5/5/1/2
  • Alain Resnais: 1/1/4/4/2
  • Satyajit Ray: 1/1/3/3/1
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 1/1/3/3
  • Claude Chabrol: 1/1/2/2
  • Marguerite Duras: 1/1/2/2
  • Werner Herzog: 1/1/2/2
  • Ermanno Olmi: 1/1/3/3
  • Carlos Saura: 1/1/2/2
  • François Truffaut: 1/1/1/1/1
  • Carlos Diegues: 1/1/1/1
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin: 1/1/1/1
  • Kjell Grede: 1/1/2/2†(2/8/8)
  • Ken Loach: 1/1/1/1
  • Bob Rafelson: 1/1/1/1
  • Martin Scorsese: 1/1/1/1
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: 0/1/1/2†(2/0/93)

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)

  • France: 8/8/49/60/5
  • Italy: 5/5/21/25/1
  • USA: 4/4/20/31/1
  • UK: 3/3/11/13/1
  • Sweden: 2/2/10/10
  • Spain: 2/2/3/3/1
  • West Germany: 1/1/7/7
  • India: 1/1/3/3/1
  • Brazil: 1/1/2/2
  • Japan: 0/1/10/12/1

One-Time Directors

  • Liliana Cavani
  • Dick Fontaine
  • Lars Lennart Forsberg
  • Hollis Frampton
  • Groupe Dziga Vertov
  • Marcel Hanoun
  • Maurice Hatton
  • Eila Hershon & Roberto Guerra
  • Marin Karmitz
  • Henri Langlois
  • Paul Seban

Feature Debuts

  • Marguerite Duras
  • Lars Lennart Forsberg
  • Hollis Frampton
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Marcel Hanoun
  • Maurice Hatton
  • Eila Hershon & Roberto Guerra
  • Henri Langlois
  • Paul Seban

Festivals

  • NYFF World Premiere
    • Five Easy Pieces
    • Street Scenes 1970
    • Zorns Lemma
  • Cannes
    • Je t’aime, je t’aime (1968; also San Sebastian)
    • Harry Munter
    • Comrades (Critics’ Week)
    • Kes (Critics’ Week; also Karlov Vary, Crystal Globe)
    • Mistreatment (Critics’ Week)
    • The Cannibals (Directors’ Fortnight)
    • Even Dwarfs Started Small (Directors’ Fortnight)
    • The Inheritors (Directors’ Fortnight)
    • Othon (Directors’ Fortnight)
    • Wind From the East (Directors’ Fortnight)
    • Tristana (Out of Competition)
  • Berlin
    • The Conformist
    • Days and Nights in the Forest
    • The Wild Child (?)
  • Other
    • Le Boucher (San Sebastian, Best Actress)
  • N/A
    • The Crucified Lovers
    • Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising
    • From Lumiere to Langlois: The French Silent Cinema
    • The Garden of Delights
    • Langlois
    • La Musica
    • Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition
    • The Scavengers
    • Une simple histoire
    • The Spider’s Stratagem

Oscar Nominees

  • Five Easy Pieces: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay
  • The Conformist: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Tristana: Best Foreign Film

Events/Shorts

events
shorts

Discussions By Length (Approximate)

  • 16:38 The Conformist (2:54:44-3:11:22)
  • 14:59 Days and Nights in the Forest (3:14:13-3:29:12)
  • 14:17 Othon (1:05:23-1:19:40)
  • 13:35 Je t’aime, je t’aime (2:05:58-2:19:33)
  • 13:05 The Wild Child (18:11-31:16)
  • 12:16 Le Boucher (1:20:41-1:32:57)
  • 11:16 Wind From the East (31:17-42:33)
  • 11:09 Zorns Lemma (53:06-1:04:15)
  • 11:08 The Crucified Lovers (1:39:59-1:51:07)
  • 10:48 Kes (1:52:32-2:03:20)
  • 10:31 Five Easy Pieces (42:34-53:05)
  • 9:24 Tristana (3:47:12-3:56:36)
  • 9:03 The Cannibals [One Person] (3:29:13-3:38:16)
  • 7:57 La Musica (2:21:40-2:29:37)
  • 7:00 Comrades (1:32:58-1:39:58)
  • 6:52 The Scavengers (3:40:19-3:47:11)
  • 5:58 Harry Munter (2:44:22-2:50:20)
  • 5:28 Even Dwarfs Started Small [One Person] (2:33:25-2:38:53)
  • 5:27 The Spider’s Stratagem [One Person] (2:38:54-2:44:21)
  • 3:46 Une simple histoire [One Person] (2:29:38-2:33:24)
  • 3:25 The Garden of Delights (2:50:21-2:53:46)
  • 2:49 From Lumiere to Langlois: The French Silent Cinema [Unavailable] and Langlois [Unavailable] (3:11:23-3:14:12)
  • 2:36 Street Scenes 1970 [Unavailable] (2:03:21-2:05:57)
  • 2:01 Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition [Unavailable] (3:38:17-3:40:18)
  • 1:23 Mistreatment [Unavailable] (1:51:08-1:52:31)
  • 1:06 The Inheritors [Unavailable] (2:20:33-2:21:39)
  • 1:06 Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising [Unavailable] (1:04:16-1:05:22)

Specifications

  • François Truffaut, L’Enfant sauvage, 1970, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 83 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Groupe Dziga Vertov and Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin, Le Vent d’est, 1970, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 95 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Bob Rafelson, Five Easy Pieces, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 98 minutes, 1.85:1, English, USA.
  • Hollis Frampton, Zorns Lemma, 1970, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 60 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Dick Fontaine, Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising, 1970, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 58 minutes, 1.37:1, English, UK.
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Les Yeux ne veulent pas en tout temps se fermer, ou Peut-être qu’un jour Rome se permettra de choisir à son tour, 1970, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 88 minutes, 1.37:1, French, Italy.
  • Claude Chabrol, Le Boucher, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 93 minutes, 1.85:1, French, France.
  • Marin Karmitz, Camarades, 1970, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 85 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Kenji Mizoguchi, Chikamatsu Monogatari, 1954, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 102 minutes, 1.37:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Lars Lennart Forsberg, Misshandlingen, 1969, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 104 minutes, 1.37:1, Swedish, Sweden. (?)
  • Ken Loach, Kes, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 111 minutes, 1.66:1, English, UK.
  • Martin Scorsese, Street Scenes 1970, 1970, 16 mm, black-and-white and color, mono sound, 77 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Alain Resnais, Je t’aime, je t’aime, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 94 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Carlos Diegues, Os Herdeiros, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 110 minutes, 1.37:1, Portuguese, Brazil. (?)
  • Marguerite Duras & Paul Seban, La Musica, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 80 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Marcel Hanoun, Une simple histoire, 1959, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 68 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Werner Herzog, Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen, 1970, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 96 minutes, 1.37:1, German, West Germany.
  • Bernardo Bertolucci, Strategia del ragno, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 100 minutes, 1.37:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Kjell Grede, Harry Munter, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 101 minutes, 1.66:1, Swedish, Sweden.
  • Carlos Saura, El jardín de las delicias, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 95 minutes, 1.85:1, Spanish, Spain.
  • Bernardo Bertolucci, Il conformista, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 113 minutes, 1.66:1, Italian and French, Italy.
  • Henri Langlois, From Lumiere to Langlois: The French Silent Cinema, 1970, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent, 60 minutes, 1.33:1, French, France. (?)
  • Eila Hershon & Roberto Guerra, Langlois, 1970, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 52 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Satyajit Ray, Aranyēra Dinarātri, 1970, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 115 minutes, 1.37:1, Bengali, India.
  • Liliana Cavani, I cannibali, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 88 minutes, 2.35:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Maurice Hatton, Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 90 minutes, 1.66:1, English, UK. (?)
  • Ermanno Olmi, I recuperanti, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 101 minutes, 1.37:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Luis Buñuel, Tristana, 1970, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 105 minutes, 1.66:1, Spanish, Spain.

7th (1969): “New Site, Same Scene” Show Notes

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

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Description
The seventh 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 seventh edition of the festival in 1969, and features special guest Caden Mark Gardner, critic and co-publisher of Body Talk.

0:00-21:56 – Opening
21:57-1:21:11 – Part One [Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice to Boy]
1:21:12-2:27:41 – Part Two [Adalen 31 to My Night at Maud’s]
2:27:42-3:13:51 – Part Three [The Merry Widow to HE Who Gets Slapped]
3:13:52-4:00:43 – Part Four [Le Gai Savoir to Oh! What a Lovely War]
4:00:44-4:09:52 – Closing

Corrections/Clarifications

  • N/A

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Special Guest Caden Mark Gardner
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, Portland, and Schenectady on MacBook GarageBand, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Poster by Marisol Escobar
  • Recorded August 28, 2018
  • Released August 31, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (opening night)
    • La Ronde (another favorite)
    • Boy (favorite of the first section)
    • My Night at Maud’s (favorite of the second section)
    • Destroy, She Said (favorite of the third section)
    • Mandabi (favorite of the fourth section)
    • Oh! What a Lovely War (closing night)

General

  • Selection Committee: Richard Roud (program director), Penelope Huston, Arthur Knight, Andrew Sarris, Susan Sontag, Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant)
  • Location: Alice Tully Hall
  • Prices: 2.25 and 3.50 for orchestra, 4.50 for loge
  • Films seen for the podcast:
    • Ryan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Le Gai Savoir
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except The Deserter and the Nomads and One Fine Day; Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice rewatched
      • Favorite films: My Night at Maud’s, Boy, La Ronde, Une femme douce, Destroy, She Said, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
      • Least favorite films: Goto, Island of Love
      • Seen after the podcast: One Fine Day (8th)
    • Dan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Une femme douce, Boy, My Night at Maud’s
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except Oh! What a Lovely War; Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and La Ronde rewatched
      • Favorite films: Boy, My Night at Maud’s, Destroy, She Said, La Ronde, Adalen 31
      • Least favorite films: Porcile, Goto, Island of Love, The Deserter and the Nomads
    • Caden
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Une femme douce, Boy, La Ronde, My Night at Maud’s, Le Gai Savoir
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except Oh! What a Lovely War; My Night at Maud’s rewatched
      • Favorite films: Boy, Une femme douce, My Night at Maud’s, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
      • Least favorite films: The Deserter and the Nomads
  • Discoveries of the festival: Destroy, She Said, Adalen 31, Oh! What a Lovely War
  • Unavailable films: The Lady From Constantinople, Pierre and Paul

Main Slate

Opening Night: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969, Paul Mazursky)
September 16, 6:30
Released 1969
The Joke [Žert] (1969, Jaromil Jires)
September 17, 6:30
Released 1970
Une femme douce [A Gentle Woman] (1969, Robert Bresson)
September 17, 9:30
Released 1971
The Lady From Constantinople [Sziget a szárazföldön/The Island on Land] (1969, Judit Elek)
September 18, 6:30
Never released
The Rite [Riten] (1969, Ingmar Bergman)
September 18, 9:30
Never released
Boy [Shōnen] (1969, Nagisa Oshima)
September 19, 6:30
Released 1970
Adalen 31 (1969, Bo Widerberg)
September 19, 9:30
Released 1969
The Epic That Never Was (1965, Bill Duncalf)
September 20, 12:00 AM
Never released
Lions Love (1969, Agnès Varda)
September 20, 9:30
Released 1969
Pierre and Paul [Pierre et Paul] (1969, René Allio)
September 21, 1:00
Never released
Retrospective: La Ronde [The Round Dance] (1950, Max Ophuls)
September 21, 9:30
Released 1954
My Night at Maud’s [Ma nuit chez Maud] (1969, Eric Rohmer)
September 23, 9:30
Released 1970
Retrospective: The Merry Widow (1925, Erich von Stroheim)
September 24, 6:30
Released 1925
Duet for Cannibals [Duett för kannibaler] (1969, Susan Sontag)
September 24, 9:30
Released 1969
Destroy, She Said [Détruire, dit-elle] (1969, Marguerite Duras)
September 25, 9:30
Released 1970
Goto, Island of Love [Goto, l’île d’amour] (1969, Walerian Borowczyk)
September 26, 9:30
Never released
Retrospective: HE Who Gets Slapped (1924, Victor Sjöström)
September 27, 1:00
Released 1924
Le Gai Savoir [Joy of Learning] (1969, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 27, 6:30
Released 1970
The Deserter and the Nomads [Zbehovia a pútnici/The Deceased and the Pilgrims] (1968, Juraj Jakubisko)
September 27, 9:30
Never released
Porcile [Pigsty] (1969, Pier Paolo Pasolin)
September 28, 6:30
Never released
Mandabi [The Money Order] (1968, Ousmane Sembène)
September 29, 9:30
Released 1970
One Fine Day [Un certo giorno/Some Day] (1968, Ermanno Olmi)
September 30, 9:30
Never released
“Closing Night”: Oh! What a Lovely War (1969, Richard Attenborough)
October 2, 6:30
Released 1969

Ephemera

  • “The National Film Collection”: 23 programs of American films from the National Film Collection at the Library of Congress, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • “Avant-Garde West”: 9 programs of films by West Coast filmmakers, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • “Open Programs”: 15 programs of features and shorts of all categories, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • “Jean Renoir: A One-Man Show”: a virtually complete retrospective of Renoir’s films, shown in five series at the Library & Museum of the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center

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

  • Jean-Luc Godard: 1/1/11/15/2/5
  • Robert Bresson: 1/1/4/4
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 1/1/2/4/0/1
  • Agnès Varda: 1/1/3/3/1
  • René Allio: 1/1/3/3†(3/10/10)
  • Bo Widerberg: 1/1/3/3
  • Ermanno Olmi: 1/1/2/2
  • Jaromil Jires: 1/1/1/2†(1/22/22)
  • Eric Rohmer: 1/1/1/2
  • Ingmar Bergman: 1/1/1/1
  • Walerian Borowczyk: 1/1/1/1
  • Marguerite Duras: 1/1/1/1
  • Nagisa Oshima: 1/1/1/1
  • Ousmane Sembène: 1/1/1/1
  • Max Ophuls: 0/1/0/2
  • Erich von Stroheim: 0/1/0/2

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)

  • France: 6/7/41/52/4
  • Sweden: 3/3/8/8
  • USA: 2/4/16/27/1
  • Italy: 2/2/16/20/1
  • Czechoslovakia: 2/2/11/13/3
  • UK: 2/2/8/10/1
  • Japan: 1/1/10/11/1
  • Hungary: 1/1/5/5
  • Senegal: 1/1/1/1

One-Time Directors

  • Richard Attenborough (gala)
  • Bill Duncalf
  • Judit Elek
  • Juraj Jakubisko
  • Paul Mazursky (gala)
  • Victor Sjöstrom (retrospective)
  • Susan Sontag

Feature Debuts

  • Richard Attenborough
  • Judit Elek
  • Paul Mazursky
  • Susan Sontag

Festivals

  • Cannes
    • Adalen 31 (Special Jury Prize)
    • My Night at Maud’s
    • Duet for Cannibals (Directors’ Fortnight)
    • Une femme douce (Directors’ Fortnight; also San Sebastian, Silver Seashell)
    • The Lady From Constantinople (Critics’ Week)
    • The Deserter and the Nomads (Out of Competition)
    • The Joke (?)
    • The Rite (?)
  • Berlin
    • Le Gai Savoir
  • Venice
    • Boy
    • Mandabi
  • N/A
    • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
    • Destroy, She Said
    • The Epic That Never Was
    • Goto, Island of Love
    • HE Who Gets Slapped
    • Lions Love
    • The Merry Widow
    • Oh! What a Lovely War
    • One Fine Day
    • Pierre and Paul
    • Porcile
    • La Ronde

Oscar Nominees

  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography
  • My Night at Maud’s: Best Foreign Film, 1970 Best Original Screenplay
  • Adalen 31: Best Foreign Film

Events/Shorts

events
renoir events
shorts

Discussions By Length (Approximate)

  • 19:50 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (22:57-42:47)
  • 14:57 My Night at Maud’s (2:12:44-2:27:41)
  • 14:35 Lions Love (1:45:41-2:00:16)
  • 13:35 Adalen 31 (1:22:03-1:35:38)
  • 12:20 Oh! What a Lovely War [One Person] (3:48:23-4:00:43)
  • 11:23 Boy (1:09:48-1:21:11)
  • 11:23 Destroy, She Said (2:48:05-2:59:18)
  • 11:13 La Ronde (2:01:30-2:12:43)
  • 10:59 Duet for Cannibals (2:37:05-2:48:04)
  • 10:24 Une femme douce (50:55-1:01:19)
  • 10:01 The Epic That Never Was (1:35:39-1:45:40)
  • 9:34 Mandabi (3:34:59-3:44:33)
  • 9:17 HE Who Gets Slapped (3:04:34-3:13:51)
  • 8:53 Le Gai Savoir (3:14:51-3:23:44)
  • 8:20 The Merry Widow (2:28:44-2:37:04)
  • 8:06 The Joke (42:48-50:54)
  • 7:17 The Rite (1:02:30-1:09:47)
  • 7:07 Porcile (3:27:51-3:34:58)
  • 5:14 Goto, Island of Love (2:59:19-3:04:33)
  • 4:05 The Deserter and the Nomads (3:23:45-3:27:50)
  • 3:48 One Fine Day (3:44:34-3:48:22)
  • 1:12 Pierre and Paul [Unavailable] (2:00:17-2:01:29)
  • 1:09 The Lady From Constantinople [Unavailable] (1:01:20-1:02:29)

Specifications

  • Paul Mazursky, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 105 minutes, 1.85:1, English, USA.
  • Jaromil Jires, Žert, 1969, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 80 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.
  • Robert Bresson, Une femme douce, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 88 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Judit Elek, Sziget a szárazföldön, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 79 minutes, 1.37:1, Hungarian, Hungary. (?)
  • Ingmar Bergman, Riten, 1969, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 72 minutes, 1.37:1, Swedish, Sweden.
  • Nagisa Oshima, Shōnen, 1969, 35 mm, color and black-and-white, mono sound, 105 minutes, 2.35:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Bo Widerberg, Adalen 31, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 110 minutes, 2.35:1, Swedish, Sweden.
  • Bill Duncalf, The Epic That Never Was, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 74 minutes, 1.37:1, English, UK.
  • Agnès Varda, Lions Love, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 110 minutes, 1.66:1, English, USA.
  • René Allio, Pierre et Paul, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 90 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France. (?)
  • Max Ophuls, La Ronde, 1950, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 93 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Eric Rohmer, Ma nuit chez Maud, 1969, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 110 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Erich von Stroheim, The Merry Widow, 1925, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent, 137 minutes, 1.33:1, English, USA.
  • Susan Sontag, Duett för kannibaler, 1969, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 105 minutes, 1.37:1, Swedish, Sweden.
  • Marguerite Duras, Détruire, dit-elle, 1969, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 94 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Walerian Borowczyk, Goto, l’île d’amour, 1969, 16 mm, black-and-white and color, mono sound, 93 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Victor Sjöström, HE Who Gets Slapped, 1924, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent, 80 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Le Gai Savoir, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 95 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Juraj Jakubisko, Zbehovia a pútnici, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 103 minutes, 1.37:1, Slovak and German, Czechoslovakia.
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini, Porcile, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 99 minutes, 1.85:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Ousmane Sembène, Mandabi, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 90 minutes, 1.85:1, Wolof, Senegal.
  • Ermanno Olmi, Un certo giorno, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 102 minutes, 1.37:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Richard Attenborough, Oh! What a Lovely War, 1969, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 144 minutes, 2.35:1, English, UK.

2018 Festival Dispatch #1 Show Notes

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The first 2018 festival dispatch 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 announcement of the 2018 main slate.

0:00-1:03:40 – Part One [The Favourite to Hotel by the River]
1:03:41-2:08:35 – Part Two [Roma to At Eternity’s Gate]

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Recorded in Los Angeles and Portland on MacBook GarageBand, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Recorded August 10, 2018
  • Released August 11, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • Breathless
    • Still Life
    • Phoenix

6th (1968): “High Drama in Low Key” 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, Events/Shorts, Discussions By Length, Specifications

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Description
The sixth 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 sixth edition of the festival in 1968, and features special guest Etan Weisfogel, cinephile and Twitter personality.

0:00-15:06 – Opening
15:07-1:18:27 – Part One [Capricious Summer to The Red and the White]
1:18:28-2:39:26 – Part Two [Mouchette to Kaya]
2:39:27-3:33:45 – Part Three [24 Hours in the Life of a Woman to Les Biches]
3:33:46-4:47:58 – Part Four [L’Enfance nue to The Firemen’s Ball]
4:47:59-4:59:07 – Closing

Corrections/Clarifications

  • The editing methodology for this episode shifted during The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach.

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Special Guest Etan Weisfogel
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Recorded in Seattle, Portland, and Newark on MacBook GarageBand, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Poster by Henry Pearson
  • Recorded July 19, 2018
  • Released July 31, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • Capricious Summer (opening night)
    • The Immortal Story (another favorite)
    • The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (favorite of the first section)
    • Lola Montés (favorite of the second section)
    • Les Biches (favorite of the third section)
    • Weekend (favorite of the fourth section)
    • The Firemen’s Ball (closing night)

General

  • Selection Committee: Richard Roud (program director), Amos Vogel (festival director), Arthur Knight, Andrew Sarris, Susan Sontag
  • Location: Philharmonic Hall
  • Prices: 2 for terrace, 3 for orchestra, 4 for loge, with 1 added to all seats for opening night
  • Films seen for the podcast:
    • Ryan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
      • Seen for the podcast: All available and One Plus One* except Beyond the Law; none rewatched
      • Favorite films: Weekend, Lola Montés, The Immortal Story, The Red and the White, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Mouchette, The Nun
      • Least favorite films: A Report on the Party and the Guests, Oratorio for Prague
    • Dan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Mouchette, The Nun, Lola Montès, Faces, L’enfance nue, The Firemen’s Ball
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except L’Argent and 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman; Faces, L’enfance nue rewatched
      • Favorite films: Weekend, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena, Bach, Lola Montès, The Immortal Story, Mouchette, The Nun, Toni
      • Least favorite films: Partner., A Report on the Party and the Guests, Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed, Beyond the Law
    • Etan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Lola Montès, Faces, L’Enfance nue, Weekend
      • Seen for the podcast: Toni, The Immortal Story, A Report on the Party and the Guests, Mouchette, 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Les Biches, The Firemen’s Ball; none rewatched
      • Favorite films: Lola Montès, L’Enfance nue, Les Biches, Faces, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Toni
      • Least favorite films: A Report on the Party and the Guests
  • Discoveries of the festival: 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, One Plus One*, Les Biches
  • Unavailable films: Tropics, Kaya

Main Slate

Opening Night: Capricious Summer [Rozmarné léto] (1968, Jiri Menzel)
September 17, 9:00
Released 1968
Retrospective: Toni (1935, Jean Renoir)
September 18, 6:30
Released 1936
The Immortal Story [Une histoire immortelle] (1968, Orson Welles)
September 18, 9:30
Released 1969
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach [Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach] (1968, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
September 18, 6:30
Released 1969
A Report on the Party and the Guests [O slavnosti a hostech/The Party and the Guests] (1966, Jan Nemec)
September 19, 9:30
Released 1968
The Red and the White [Csillagosok, katonák/Stars, Soldiers] (1967, Miklós Jancsó)
September 20, 6:30
Released 1969
Mouchette (1967, Robert Bresson)
September 20, 9:30
Released 1970
Retrospective: L’Argent [Money] (1928, Marcel L’Herbier)
September 21, 5:30
Never released
The Nun [Suzanne Simonin, la Religieuse de Denis Diderot/Suzanne Simonin, The Nun of Denis Diderot] (1966, Jacques Rivette)
September 21, 9:30
Released 1971
Retrospective: Lola Montès (1955, Max Ophuls)
September 22, 6:30
Released 1969
Faces (1968, John Cassavetes)
September 22, 9:30
Released 1968
Tropics [Tropici] (1968, Gianni Amico)
September 23, 6:30
Released 1969
Partner. (1968, Bernardo Bertolucci)
September 23, 9:30
Released 1974
Kaya [Kaja, ubit ću te!/Kaya, I’ll Kill You!] (1967, Vatroslav Mimica)
September 24, 6:30
Released 1969
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman [Vingt-Quatre Heures de la vie d’une femme] (1968, Dominique Delouche)
September 24, 9:30
Never released
Signs of Life [Lebenszeichen] (1968, Werner Herzog)
September 25, 6:30
Never released
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her [2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle] (1967, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 25, 9:30
Released 1970
Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed [Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos] (1968, Alexander Kluge)
September 26, 6:30
Never released
Les Biches [The Does] (1968, Claude Chabrol)
September 26, 9:30
Released 1968
L’Enfance nue [Naked Childhood] (1968, Maurice Pialat)
September 27, 6:30
Released 1970
Weekend (1967, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 27, 9:30
Released 1968
Canceled: One Plus One (1968, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 28, 12:00 AM
Released 1970
Hugo and Josephine [Hugo och Josefin] (1967, Kjell Grede)
September 28, 3:00
Never released
Beyond the Law (1968, Norman Mailer)
September 28, 6:30
Released 1968
Unannounced: Oratorio for Prague [Oratorium pro Prahu] (1968, Jan Nemec)
“Closing Night”: The Firemen’s Ball [Hoří, má panenko/He’s Burning, He’s Got a Doll] (1967, Milos Forman)
September 28, 9:30
Released 1968/Released 1968

Ephemera

  • Special Retrospective Matinee: The Boy With the Green Hair (Joseph Losey) and They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray); September 22, 3:00 at Philharmonic Hall
  • “Personal Cinema”: 8 programs of films made by underground/outsider/minority filmmakers, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • “The Western”: 19 programs of silent and sound Westerns, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • “Filmmakers on New Lifestyles”: 6 programs of films dealing with the new generation’s ways of life, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free

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

  • Jean-Luc Godard: 3/3/10/14/2/5
  • Milos Forman: 1/1/3/3/2
  • Jan Nemec: 1/2/1/3/0/1†(1/14/14)
  • Robert Bresson: 1/1/3/3
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 1/1/2/3
  • Miklós Jancsó: 1/1/2/2
  • Alexander Kluge: 1/1/2/2
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 1/1/2/2
  • Jiri Menzel: 1/1/1/2/1†(1/16/16)
  • Gianni Amico: 1/1/1/2
  • John Cassavetes: 1/1/1/1
  • Claude Chabrol: 1/1/1/1
  • Kjell Grede: 1/1/1/1
  • Werner Herzog: 1/1/1/1
  • Maurice Pialat: 1/1/1/1
  • Jacques Rivette: 1/1/1/1
  • Orson Welles: 1/1/1/1
  • Jean Renoir: 0/2/0/2
  • Max Ophuls: 0/1/0/1

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)

  • France: 8/11/35/45/4
  • Czechoslovakia: 3/4/9/11/3
  • West Germany: 3/3/6/6
  • USA: 2/2/14/23
  • Italy: 2/2/14/18/1
  • UK: 1/1/6/8
  • Sweden: 1/1/5/5
  • Hungary: 1/1/4/4
  • Yugoslavia: 1/1/4/4

One-Time Directors

  • Dominique Delouche
  • Marcel L’Herbier (retrospective)
  • Norman Mailer
  • Vatroslav Mimica

Feature Debuts

  • Gianni Amico
  • Dominique Delouche
  • Kjell Grede
  • Werner Herzog
  • Maurice Pialat

Final Features

  • Max Ophuls (retrospective)

Festivals

  • NYFF World Premiere
    • Beyond the Law (?)
    • Oratorio for Prague
  • Cannes
    • The Nun (1966)
    • Mouchette (1967, OCIC)
    • Capricious Summer (also Karlovy Vary, Crystal Globe)
    • The Firemen’s Ball
    • The Red and the White
    • A Report on the Party and the Guests
    • 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (also San Sebastian)
  • Berlin
    • Les Biches (Silver Bear for Best Actress)
    • The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
    • The Immortal Story
    • Signs of Life (Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize)
    • Weekend
  • Venice
    • Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed (Golden Lion)
    • L’Enfance nue
    • Faces (Volpi Cup for Best Actor, Pasinetti Award)
    • Partner. (also 1969 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight)
  • Other
    • Kaya (Pula)
    • Tropics (Pesaro)
  • N/A
    • L’Argent
    • Hugo and Josephine
    • Lola Montès
    • One Plus One
    • Toni
    • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

Oscar Nominees

  • Faces: Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
  • The Firemen’s Ball: Best Foreign Film

Events/Shorts

events
shorts

Discussions By Length (Approximate)

  • 23:36 Weekend (3:52:44-4:16:20)
  • 18:06 L’Enfance nue (3:34:37-3:52:43)
  • 16:25 Lola Montés (1:56:35-2:13:00)
  • 15:38 Faces (2:13:01-2:28:39)
  • 14:49 The Nun (1:41:45-1:56:34)
  • 13:42 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2:40:23-2:54:05)
  • 13:05 Mouchette (1:19:32-1:32:37)
  • 12:42 The Immortal Story (33:05-45:47)
  • 12:32 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (3:00:58-3:13:30)
  • 12:02 Les Biches (3:21:43-3:33:45)
  • 11:14 A Report on the Party and the Guests (56:39-1:07:53)
  • 11:11 Toni (21:53-33:04)
  • 10:50 The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (45:48-56:38)
  • 10:33 The Red and the White (1:07:54-1:18:27)
  • 9:29 One Plus One* [One Person] (4:16:21-4:25:50)
  • 9:06 L’Argent [One Person] (1:32:38-1:41:44)
  • 8:11 Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed (3:13:31-3:21:42)
  • 7:06 Partner. (2:30:50-2:37:56)
  • 6:51 Signs of Life (2:54:06-3:00:57)
  • 6:34 The Firemen’s Ball (4:41:24-4:47:58)
  • 5:46 Capricious Summer (16:06-21:52)
  • 5:32 Hugo and Josephine (4:25:51-4:31:23)
  • 5:28 Beyond the Law [One Person] (4:31:24-4:36:52)
  • 4:30 Oratorio for Prague (4:36:53-4:41:23)
  • 2:09 Tropics [Unavailable] (2:28:40-2:30:49)
  • 1:29 Kaya [Unavailable] (2:37:57-2:39:26)

Specifications

  • Jiri Menzel, Rozmarné léto, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 74 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.
  • Jean Renoir, Toni, 1935, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 81 minutes, 1.37:1, French and Italian and Spanish, France.
  • Orson Welles, Une histoire immortelle, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 58 minutes, 1.66:1, English, France.
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach, 1968, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 94 minutes, 1.37:1, German, West Germany.
  • Jan Nemec, O slavnosti a hostech, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 71 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.
  • Miklós Jancsó, Csillagosok, katonák, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 90 minutes, 2.35:1, Hungarian and Russian, Hungary.
  • Robert Bresson, Mouchette, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 81 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Marcel L’Herbier, L’Argent, 1928, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent, 195 minutes, 1.33:1, French, France.
  • Jacques Rivette, Suzanne Simonin, la Religieuse de Denis Diderot, 1966, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 140 minutes, 1.85:1, French, France.
  • Max Ophuls, Lola Montès, 1955, 35 mm, color, 4-track stereo sound, 116 minutes, 2.55:1, French and English and German, France.
  • John Cassavetes, Faces, 1968, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 130 minutes, 1.66:1, English, USA.
  • Gianni Amico, Tropici, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 87 minutes, 1.85:1, Portuguese and Italian, Italy. (?)
  • Bernardo Bertolucci, Partner., 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 105 minutes, 2.35:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Vatroslav Mimica, Kaja, ubit ću te!, 1967, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 87 minutes, 1.66:1, Serbo-Croatian, Yugoslavia. (?)
  • Dominique Delouche, Vingt-Quatre Heures de la vie d’une femme, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 84 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Werner Herzog, Lebenszeichen, 1968, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 87 minutes, 1.37:1, German, West Germany.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle, 1967, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 87 minutes, 2.35:1, French, France.
  • Alexander Kluge, Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos, 1968, 35 mm, black-and-white and color, mono sound, 104 minutes, 1.37:1, German, West Germany.
  • Claude Chabrol, Les Biches, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 100 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Maurice Pialat, L’Enfance nue, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 83 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Weekend, 1967, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 105 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, One Plus One, 1968, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 100 minutes, 1.66:1, English, UK.
  • Kjell Grede, Hugo och Josefin, 1967, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 82 minutes, 1.37:1, Swedish, Sweden.
  • Norman Mailer, Beyond the Law, 1968, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 110 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Jan Nemec, Oratorium pro Prahu, 1968, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 26 minutes, 1.37:1, English, Czechoslovakia.
  • Milos Forman, Hoří, má panenko, 1967, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 73 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.

5th (1967): “To See and Be Seen” Show Notes

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

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Description
The fifth 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 fifth edition of the festival in 1967.

0:00-12:42 – Opening
12:43-1:00:37 – Part One [The Battle of Algiers to Napoléon]
1:00:38-1:34:58 – Part Two [Funnyman to The Taking of Power by Louis XIV]
1:34:59-2:03:23 – Part Three [Barrier to The Other One]
2:03:24-2:38:47 – Part Four [Portrait of Jason to Far From Vietnam]
2:38:48-2:45:04 – Closing

Corrections/Clarifications

  • Elvira Madigan was Danish, while Sixten Sparre was Swedish.

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Recorded in Seattle and Portland on MacBook GarageBand, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Poster by Roy Lichtenstein
  • Recorded June 21, 2018
  • Released June 29, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • The Battle of Algiers (opening night)
    • Le Départ (favorite soundtrack)
    • Napoléon (favorite of the first section)
    • The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (favorite of the second section)
    • Made in U.S.A (favorite of the third section)
    • Applause (favorite of the fourth section)
    • Far From Vietnam (closing night)

General

  • Selection Committee: Richard Roud (program director), Amos Vogel (festival director), Arthur Knight, Andrew Sarris, Susan Sontag
  • Location: Philharmonic Hall
  • Prices: 2 for terrace, 2.50 or 3 for orchestra, 3.50 or 4 for loge, with 1 added to all seats for opening night
  • Films seen for the podcast:
    • Ryan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The Battle of Algiers
      • Seen for the podcast: All available; all rewatched
      • Favorite films: Napoléon, The Battle of Algiers, The Taking of Power by Louis XIV, Applause, Portrait of Jason
      • Least favorite films: Memorandum, Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London
      • Catch-Up Corner: Raven’s End (3rd)
    • Dan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The Battle of Algiers, Samurai Rebellion
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except Memorandum; none rewatched
      • Favorite films: Napoléon, Portrait of Jason, The Battle of Algiers, The Taking of Power by Louis XIV
      • Least favorite films: Young Törless, Le Départ, Barrier, Let’s All Make Love in London
      • Catch-Up Corner: The Wedding March (3rd)
  • Discoveries of the festival: Far From Vietnam, Applause, Yesterday Girl
  • Unavailable films: Hot Years, Funnyman, Puss & Kram, The Benefit of the Doubt, The Other One, A Mother’s Heart

Main Slate

Opening Night: The Battle of Algiers [La battaglia di Algeri] (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)
September 20, 9:00
Released 1967
Hot Years [Tople godine] (1966, Dragoslav Lazic)
September 21, 6:30
Never released
Yesterday Girl [Abschied von gestern/Farewell to Yesterday] (1966, Alexander Kluge)
September 21, 9:30
Never released
Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator [Ljubavni slučaj ili tragedija službenice P.T.T./Love Affair, or the Tragedy of a P.T.T.] (1967, Dusan Makavejev)
September 22, 6:30
Released 1968
Le Départ [The Departure] (1967, Jerzy Skolimowski)
September 22, 9:30
Released 1968
Retrospective: Napoléon [Napoléon vu par Abel Gance] (1927, Abel Gance)
September 23, 1:30
Released 1929
Funnyman (1967, John Korty)
September 23, 6:30
Released 1971
Hugs and Kisses [Puss och Kram] (1967, Jonas Cornell)
September 23, 9:30
Released 1968
Young Törless [Der junge Törless] (1966, Volker Schlöndorff)
September 24, 6:30
Released 1968
Samurai Rebellion [Jōi-uchi: Hairyō tsuma shimatsu/Rebellion: Receive the Wife] (1967, Masaki Kobayashi)
September 24, 9:30
Released 1968
The Lion Hunters [La chasse au lion à l’arc/The Lion Hunting at the Bow] (1965, Jean Rouch)
Also: Memorandum (1965, Donald Brittain & John Spotton)
September 25, 6:30
Never released/Never released
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV [La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV] (1966, Roberto Rossellini)
September 25, 9:30
Released 1970
Barrier [Bariera] (1966, Jerzy Skolimowski)
September 26, 6:30
Never released
“The London Scene”
Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London (1967, Peter Whitehead)
The Benefit of the Doubt (1967, Peter Whitehead)
September 26, 9:30
Never released/Never released
Retrospective: Les Carabiniers [The Riflemen] (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 27, 6:30
Released 1968
Made in U.S.A (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 27, 9:30
Released 1981
Father [Apa] (1966, István Szabó)
September 28, 6:30
Released 1967
The Other One [L’une et l’autre/The One and the Other] (1967, René Allio)
September 28, 9:30
Released 1967
Portrait of Jason (1967, Shirley Clarke)
September 29, 6:30
Released 1967
Elvira Madigan (1967, Bo Widerberg)
September 29, 9:30
Released 1967
Retrospective: Applause (1929, Rouben Mamoulian)
Also: Show People (1928, King Vidor)
September 30, 3:00
Released 1929/Released 1928
A Mother’s Heart [Serdtse materi] (1966, Mark Donskoy)
September 30, 6:30
Released 1967
“Closing Night”: Far From Vietnam [Loin du Vietnam] (1967, Jean-Luc Godard & Joris Ivens & William Klein & Claude Lelouch & Chris Marker & Alain Resnais & Agnès Varda)
September 30, 9:30
Released 1968

Ephemera

  • “A Tribute to Abel Gance”: 8 films presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque Française, shown at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • “The Social Cinema in America”: 21 events investigating current trends in American documentary cinema, held at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free

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

  • Jean-Luc Godard: 2/3/7/11/2/4
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 2/2/4/4/0/2
  • Peter Whitehead: 2/2/2/3/0/1†(2/8/8)
  • Alain Resnais: 1/1/3/3/2
  • Chris Marker: 1/1/3/3/1
  • René Allio: 1/1/2/2
  • Masaki Kobayashi: 1/1/2/2†(2/10/22)
  • Agnès Varda: 1/1/2/2/1
  • Bo Widerberg: 1/1/2/2
  • Joris Ivens: 1/1/1/2/1
  • Roberto Rossellini: 1/1/1/2
  • Jean Rouch: 1/1/1/2†(1/32/38)
  • Alexander Kluge: 1/1/1/1
  • Dusan Makavejev: 1/1/1/1
  • Volker Schlöndorff: 1/1/1/1
  • István Szabó: 1/1/1/1
  • Abel Gance: 0/1/1/2
  • Rouben Mamoulian: 0/1/0/1

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)

  • France: 5/7/27/34/4
  • USA: 2/4/12/21
  • UK: 2/2/5/7
  • Sweden: 2/2/4/4
  • West Germany: 2/2/3/3
  • Yugoslavia: 2/2/3/3
  • Italy: 1/1/12/16/1
  • Japan: 1/1/9/10/1
  • Poland: 1/1/6/6
  • Canada: 1/1/3/4
  • USSR: 1/1/3/3/1
  • Hungary: 1/1/3/3
  • Belgium: 1/1/2/2

One-Time Directors

  • Donald Brittain & John Spotton
  • Shirley Clarke
  • Jonas Cornell
  • Mark Donskoy
  • William Klein (gala)
  • John Korty
  • Dragoslav Lazic
  • Claude Lelouch (gala)
  • Gillo Pontecorvo (gala)
  • King Vidor (retrospective)

Feature Debuts

  • Jonas Cornell
  • Alexander Kluge
  • Dragoslav Lazic
  • Rouben Mamoulian (retrospective)
  • Volker Schlöndorff

Festivals

  • Cannes
    • Young Törless (1966, FIPRESCI)
    • Elvira Madigan (Best Actress)
    • Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (Critics’ Week)
  • Berlin
    • Le Départ (Golden Bear)
  • Venice
    • The Battle of Algiers (1966, Golden Lion, FIPRESCI)
    • Yesterday Girl (1966, Special Jury Prize)
    • Samurai Rebellion (FIPRESCI)
    • The Lion Hunters (?)
    • The Other One (?)
    • The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (?)
  • Other
    • A Mother’s Heart (San Sebastian)
    • Barrier (Bergamo, Grand Prize)
    • Far From Vietnam (Montreal)
    • Father (Moscow, Grand Prize)
    • Hot Years (Mannheim; Pesaro)
    • Hugs and Kisses (Pesaro)
    • Made in U.S.A (London)
    • Memorandum (San Francisco)
  • N/A
    • Applause
    • The Benefit of the Doubt
    • Les Carabiniers
    • Funnyman
    • Napoléon
    • Portrait of Jason
    • Show People
    • Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London

Oscar Nominees

  • The Battle of Algiers: 1966 Best Foreign Film, 1968 Best Director, 1968 Best Screenplay

Events/Shorts

events
shorts

Discussions By Length (Approximate)

  • 21:34 Napoléon (39:03-1:00:37)
  • 10:05 Far From Vietnam (2:28:42-2:38:47)
  • 9:14 The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1:25:44-1:34:58)
  • 8:09 Portrait of Jason (2:04:21-2:12:30)
  • 7:54 The Battle of Algiers (13:41-21:35)
  • 6:50 “The London Scene” (1:40:02-1:46:52)
  • 6:30 The Lion Hunters (1:14:24-1:20:54)
  • 6:28 Made in U.S.A (1:52:03-1:58:31)
  • 5:51 Yesterday Girl (22:35-28:26)
  • 5:35 Le Départ (33:27-39:02)
  • 5:33 Applause (2:17:18-2:22:51)
  • 5:09 Les Carabiniers (1:46:53-1:52:02)
  • 4:59 Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (28:27-33:26)
  • 4:55 Young Törless (1:04:41-1:09:36)
  • 4:48 Memorandum [One Person] (1:20:55-1:25:43)
  • 4:46 Samurai Rebellion (1:09:37-1:14:23)
  • 4:46 Elvira Madigan (2:12:31-2:17:17)
  • 4:18 Show People (2:22:52-2:27:10)
  • 4:06 Barrier (1:35:55-1:40:01)
  • 3:32 Father (1:58:32-2:02:04)
  • 1:47 Funnyman [Unavailable] (1:01:42-1:03:29)
  • 1:30 A Mother’s Heart [Unavailable] (2:27:11-2:28:41)
  • 1:18 The Other One [Unavailable] (2:02:05-2:03:23)
  • 1:00 Hugs and Kisses [Unavailable] (1:03:30-1:04:40)
  • 0:58 Hot Years [Unavailable] (21:36-22:34)

Specifications

  • Gillo Pontecorvo, La battaglia di Algeri, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 121 minutes, 1.85:1, Arabic and French, Italy.
  • Dragoslav Lazic, Tople godine, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 85 minutes, 1.66:1, Serbo-Croatian, Yugoslavia. (?)
  • Alexander Kluge, Abschied von gestern, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 88 minutes, 1.37:1, German, West Germany.
  • Dusan Makavejev, Ljubavni slučaj ili tragedija službenice P.T.T., 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 79 minutes, 1.66:1, Serbo-Croatian, Yugoslavia.
  • Jerzy Skolimowski, Le Départ, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 93 minutes, 1.66:1, French, Belgium.
  • Abel Gance, Napoléon, 1927, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent, 333 minutes, 1.33:1 and 4.00:1, French, France.
  • John Korty, Funnyman, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white and color, mono sound, 102 minutes, 1.85:1, English, USA.
  • Jonas Cornell, Puss och Kram, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 94 minutes, 1.66:1, Swedish, Sweden.
  • Volker Schlöndorff, Der junge Törless, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 87 minutes, 1.37:1, German, West Germany.
  • Masaki Kobayashi, Jōi-uchi: Hairyō tsuma shimatsu, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 128 minutes, 2.35:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Jean Rouch, La chasse au lion à l’arc, 1965, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 81 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Donald Brittain & John Spotton, Memorandum, 1965, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 58 minutes, 1.37:1, English, Canada.
  • Roberto Rossellini, La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV, 1966, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 100 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Jerzy Skolimowski, Bariera, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 77 minutes, 1.66:1, Polish, Poland.
  • Peter Whitehead, Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London, 1967, 16 mm, color and black-and-white, mono sound, 57 minutes, 1.37:1, English, UK.
  • Peter Whitehead, The Benefit of the Doubt, 1967, 16 mm, black-and-white and color, mono sound, 70 minutes, 1.37:1, English, UK.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Les Carabiniers, 1963, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 80 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Made in U.S.A, 1966, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 90 minutes, 2.35:1, French, France.
  • István Szabó, Apa, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 88 minutes, 1.37:1, Hungarian, Hungary.
  • René Allio, L’une et l’autre, 1967, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 90 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France. (?)
  • Shirley Clarke, Portrait of Jason, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 105 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Bo Widerberg, Elvira Madigan, 1967, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 91 minutes, 1.66:1, Danish and Swedish, Sweden.
  • Rouben Mamoulian, Applause, 1929, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 80 minutes, 1.20:1, English, USA.
  • King Vidor, Show People, 1928, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent/mono sound, 83 minutes, 1.20:1, English, USA.
  • Mark Donskoy, Serdtse materi, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 100 minutes, 2.35:1, Russian, USSR.
  • Jean-Luc Godard & Joris Ivens & William Klein & Claude Lelouch & Chris Marker & Alain Resnais & Agnès Varda, Loin du Vietnam, 1967, 16 mm, color and black-and-white, mono sound, 115 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.

4th (1966): “An Exceptionally Personalized Point of View” Show Notes

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

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Description
The fourth 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 fourth edition of the festival in 1966, and features special guest Evan Morgan, critic and co-host of the Snakes & Funerals podcast.

0:00-12:09 – Opening
12:10-51:17 – Part One [Loves of a Blonde to Au hasard Balthazar]
51:18-1:33:20 – Part Two [Les Créatures to The Cheat]
1:33:21-2:16:45 – Part Three [The Shameless Old Lady to Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors]
2:16:46-3:08:35 – Part Four [Pearls of the Deep to The War Is Over]
3:08:36-3:15:54 – Closing

Corrections/Clarifications

  • N/A

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Special Guest Evan Morgan (Snakes & Funerals)
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Recorded in Seattle and Portland on MacBook GarageBand, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Poster by Roy Lichtenstein
  • Recorded May 6, 2018
  • Released May 20, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • Loves of a Blonde (opening night)
    • Simon of the Desert (another favorite)
    • Au hasard Balthazar (favorite of the first section)
    • The Burmese Harp (favorite of the second section)
    • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (favorite of the third section)
    • Pierrot le fou (favorite of the fourth section)
    • The War Is Over (closing night)

General

  • Selection Committee: Richard Roud (program director), Amos Vogel (festival director), Arthur Knight, Andrew Sarris
  • Location: Philharmonic Hall
  • Prices: 2 for terrace, 2.50 or 3 for orchestra, 3.50 or 4 for loge, with 1 added to all seats for opening night; subtract 0.50 for Do You Keep a Lion at Home? (children’s matinee screening)
  • Films seen for the podcast:
    • Ryan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: The War Game, Au hasard Balthazar, Meet Marlon Brando, The Cheat, Masculin féminin, Pierrot le fou
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except La Chienne*; all rewatched except The War Game
      • Favorite films: Pierrot le fou, The War Game, Simon of the Desert, Au hasard Balthazar, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, The War Is Over
      • Least favorite films: Almost a Man, Pearls of the Deep
    • Dan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Loves of a Blonde, Au hasard Balthazar, Masculin féminin, La Chienne*
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except The Shameless Old Lady; none rewatched
      • Favorite films: Pierrot le fou, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Au hasard Balthazar, Masculin féminin, The War Is Over
      • Least favorite films: Almost a Man, La commare secca, The Hunt, Pearls of the Deep
      • Catch-Up Corner: Les Vampires (3rd)
    • Evan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Au hasard Balthazar, The Burmese Harp, Masculin féminin, Simon of the Desert, La Chienne*, Pierrot le fou
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except Hunger, Accattone, La commare secca, Pearls of the Deep; none rewatched
      • Favorite films: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Masculin féminin, The War Is Over
      • Least favorite films: Almost a Man, Intimate Lighting
  • Discoveries of the festival: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, The War Is Over, The Shameless Old Lady, Troublemakers, The Round-Up, Hunger
  • Unavailable films: The Eavesdropper, Do You Keep a Lion at Home?, Notes for a Film on Jazz, A Woman of Affairs

Main Slate

Opening Night: Loves of a Blonde [Lásky jedné plavovlásky] (1965, Milos Forman)
September 12, 9:00
Released 1966
The War Game (1965, Peter Watkins)
Also: Wholly Communion (1965, Peter Whitehead)
September 13, 6:30
Released 1967/Released 1967
Hunger [Sult] (1966, Henning Carlsen)
September 13, 9:30
Released 1968
Retrospective: La commare secca [The Skinny Gossip] (1962, Bernardo Bertolucci)
September 14, 6:30
Released 1982
The Eavesdropper [El ojo de la cerradura/The Keyhole] (1966, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson)
September 14, 9:30
Never released
Au hasard Balthazar [Balthazar, by Chance] (1966, Robert Bresson)
September 15, 6:30
Released 1970
Les Créatures [The Creatures] (1966, Agnès Varda)
September 15, 9:30
Released 1969
The Hawks and the Sparrows [Uccellacci e uccellini/Birds of Prey and Little Birds] (1966, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
September 16, 6:30
Released 1967
Retrospective: Accattone (1961, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
September 16, 9:30
Released 1968
Children’s Show: Do You Keep a Lion at Home? [Máte doma lva?] (1963, Pavel Hobl)
September 17, 11:00
Released 1966
“The Scene”
Meet Marlon Brando (1966, Albert & David Maysles)
Notes for a Film on Jazz [Appunti per un film sul jazz] (1965, Gianni Amico)
Troublemakers (1966, Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover)
September 17, 1:30
Never released/Never released/Never released
Retrospective: The Burmese Harp [Biruma no tategoto] (1956, Kon Ichikawa)
September 17, 4:00
Released 1967
Retrospective: A Woman of Affairs (1928, Clarence Brown)
Also: The Cheat (1915, Cecil B. DeMille)
September 17, 6:30
Released 1928/Released 1915
The Shameless Old Lady [La Vieille dame indigne/The Unworthy Old Lady] (1965, René Allio)
September 17, 9:30
Released 1966
Intimate Lighting [Intimní osvětlení] (1965, Ivan Passer)
Also: Three [Tri] (1965, Aleksandar Petrovic)
September 18, 2:00
Released 1969/Released 1967
The Round-Up [Szegénylegények/Outlaws] (1966, Miklós Jancsó)
September 18, 6:30
Released 1969
Masculin féminin [Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis/Masculine Feminine: 15 Specific Events] (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 18, 9:30
Released 1966
The Hunt [La caza] (1966, Carlos Saura)
September 19, 6:30
Released 1967
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors [Tini zabutykh predkiv] (1965, Sergei Parajanov)
September 19, 9:30
Never released
Pearls of the Deep [Perličky na dně] (1966, Omnibus: Jiri Menzel, Jan Nemec, Evald Schorm, Vera Chytilová, Jaromil Jires)
September 20, 6:30
Never released
Simon of the Desert [Simón del desierto] (1965, Luis Buñuel)
Also: The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short [De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen] (1966, André Delvaux)
September 20, 9:30
Released 1969/Released 1974
Canceled: Retrospective: La Chienne [The Bitch] (1931, Jean Renoir)
September 21, 6:30
Released 1976
Pierrot le fou [Pierrot the Madman] (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 21, 9:30
Released 1969
Almost a Man [Un uomo a metà/Half a Man] (1966, Vittorio De Seta)
September 22, 6:30
Never released
“Closing Night”: The War Is Over [La Guerre est Finie] (1966, Alain Resnais)
September 22, 8:40
Released 1967

Ephemera

  • “The Independent Cinema”: 27 lectures, interviews, discussions with filmmakers and critics, screenings, covering various aspects of independent filmmaking in US coordinated by John Brockman at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free

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

  • Jean-Luc Godard: 2/2/5/8/1/3
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 1/2/1/3/0/1
  • Luis Buñuel: 1/1/4/4/1/1
  • Milos Forman: 1/1/2/2/1
  • Alain Resnais: 1/1/2/2/1
  • Robert Bresson: 1/1/2/2
  • Leopoldo Torre Nilsson: 1/1/2/2†(2/13/28)
  • René Allio: 1/1/1/1
  • Miklós Jancsó: 1/1/1/1
  • Sergei Paradjanov: 1/1/1/1
  • Ivan Passer: 1/1/1/1
  • Aleksandar Petrovic: 1/1/1/1
  • Carlos Saura: 1/1/1/1
  • Agnès Varda: 1/1/1/1
  • Peter Watkins: 1/1/1/1
  • Kon Ichikawa: 0/1/2/3/0/1
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 0/1/1/2
  • Gianni Amico: 0/1/0/1
  • Vera Chytilová: 0/1/0/1
  • Cecil B. DeMille: 0/1/0/1
  • Jaromil Jires: 0/1/0/1
  • Albert Maysles: 0/1/0/1
  • David Maysles: 0/1/0/1
  • Jirí Menzel: 0/1/0/1
  • Jan Nemec: 0/1/0/1
  • Jean Renoir: 0/1/0/1
  • Peter Whitehead: 0/1/0/1

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)

  • France: 6/7/22/27/3
  • Czechoslovakia: 4/4/6/7/1
  • Italy: 2/5/11/15
  • USA: 1/4/10/17
  • UK: 1/2/3/5
  • Argentina: 1/1/3/3
  • Mexico: 1/1/2/2/1
  • USSR: 1/1/2/2/1
  • Denmark: 1/1/2/2
  • Hungary: 1/1/2/2
  • Belgium: 1/1/1/1
  • Spain: 1/1/1/1
  • Yugoslavia: 1/1/1/1
  • Japan: 0/1/8/9/1

One-Time Directors

  • Clarence Brown (retrospective)
  • Henning Carlsen
  • Vittorio De Seta
  • André Delvaux
  • Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover
  • Pavel Hobl
  • Evald Schorm (omnibus)

Feature Debuts

  • René Allio
  • Bernardo Bertolucci (retrospective)
  • André Delvaux (?)
  • Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover
  • Pavel Hobl
  • Ivan Passer
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini (retrospective)

Festivals

  • Cannes
    • Hunger (Best Actor)
    • The Hawks and the Sparrows (Special Mention for Totò)
    • The Round-Up
  • Berlin
    • The Hunt (Silver Bear for Best Director)
    • Masculin féminin (Silver Bear for Best Actor, Youth Film Award, Interfilm Honorable Mention)
  • Venice
    • The Burmese Harp (1956, Special Mention)
    • Simon of the Desert (1965, Special Jury Prize)
    • Loves of a Blonde (1965)
    • Pierrot le fou (1965)
    • Au hasard Balthazar (OCIC)
    • Almost a Man (Volpi Cup for Best Actor)
    • The War Game (Special Prize, San Giorgio, OCIC Honorable Mention)
    • The Shameless Old Lady (Best First Film Prize) (?)
    • Les Créatures
  • Other
    • The Eavesdropper (Mar del Plata)
    • Intimate Lighting (San Sebastian)
    • Three (Karlovy Vary)
    • Pearls of the Deep (Locarno)
    • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Mar del Plata, Grand Prix)
    • The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (Pesaro)
  • N/A
    • Wholly Communion
    • La commare secca
    • Accattone
    • Do You Keep a Lion at Home?
    • Meet Marlon Brando
    • Notes for a Film on Jazz
    • Troublemakers
    • A Woman of Affairs
    • The Cheat
    • La Chienne
    • The War Is Over

Oscar Nominees

  • The Burmese Harp: 1956 Best Foreign Film
  • The War Game: Best Documentary (won)
  • Loves of a Blonde: Best Foreign Film
  • Three: Best Foreign Film
  • The War Is Over: 1967 Best Original Screenplay

Events/Shorts

events
shorts

Discussions By Length (Approximate)

  • 11:59 The War Is Over (2:56:36-3:08:35)
  • 10:35 Pearls of the Deep [Omnibus] (2:17:42-2:28:17)
  • 9:55 “The Scene” (1:12:23-1:22:18)
  • 8:51 Pierrot le fou (2:41:45-2:50:36)
  • 8:32 Les Créatures (52:07-1:00:39)
  • 8:09 The War Game (20:23-28:32)
  • 7:17 Loves of a Blonde (13:05-20:22)
  • 7:10 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (2:09:35-2:16:45)
  • 7:05 Masculin féminin (1:57:52-2:04:57)
  • 6:51 Au hasard Balthazar (44:26-51:17)
  • 6:50 The Round-Up (1:51:01-1:57:51)
  • 6:32 The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (2:34:36-2:41:08)
  • 6:17 Simon of the Desert (2:28:18-2:34:35)
  • 6:15 The Shameless Old Lady [Two People] (1:34:17-1:40:32)
  • 5:58 Almost a Man (2:50:37-2:56:35)
  • 5:54 Hunger [Two People] (33:23-39:17)
  • 5:39 The Hawks and the Sparrows (1:00:40-1:06:19)
  • 5:32 The Cheat (1:27:48-1:33:20)
  • 5:31 Three (1:45:29-1:51:00)
  • 4:55 Intimate Lighting (1:40:33-1:45:28)
  • 4:52 Accattone [Two People] (1:06:20-1:11:12)
  • 4:50 The Burmese Harp(1:22:19-1:27:09)
  • 4:49 Wholly Communion (28:33-33:22)
  • 4:36 The Hunt (2:04:58-2:09:34)
  • 3:46 La commare secca [Two People] (39:18-43:04)
  • 1:20 The Eavesdropper [Unavailable] (43:05-44:25)
  • 1:09 Do You Keep a Lion at Home? [Unavailable] (1:11:13-1:12:22)
  • 0:37 A Woman of Affairs [Unavailable] (1:27:10-1:27:47)
  • 0:35 La Chienne [Canceled] (2:41:09-2:41:44)

Specifications

  • Milos Forman, Lásky jedné plavovlásky, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 88 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.
  • Peter Watkins, The War Game, 1965, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 48 minutes, 1.37:1, English, UK.
  • Peter Whitehead, Wholly Communion, 1965, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 33 minutes, 1.37:1, English, UK.
  • Henning Carlsen, Sult, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 112 minutes, 1.66:1, Swedish, Denmark.
  • Bernardo Bertolucci, La commare secca, 1962, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 93 minutes, 1.66:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, El ojo de la cerradura, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 102 minutes, 1.37:1, Spanish, Argentina. (?)
  • Robert Bresson, Au hasard Balthazar, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 95 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Agnès Varda, Les Créatures, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 92 minutes, 2.35:1, French, France.
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini, Uccellacci e uccellini, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 89 minutes, 1.85:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini, Accattone, 1961, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 117 minutes, 1.37:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Pavel Hobl, Máte doma lva?, 1964, 35 mm, color and black-and-white, mono sound, 81 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia. (?)
  • Albert & David Maysles, Meet Marlon Brando, 1966, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 28 minutes, 1.37:1, English and French and German, USA.
  • Gianni Amico, Appunti per un film sul jazz, 1965, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 35 minutes, 1.37:1, English, Italy.
  • Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover, Troublemakers, 1966, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 54 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Kon Ichikawa, Biruma no tategoto, 1956, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 116 minutes, 1.37:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Clarence Brown, A Woman of Affairs, 1928, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent/mono sound, 92 minutes, 1.33:1, English, USA.
  • Cecil B. DeMille, The Cheat, 1915, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent, 59 minutes, 1.33:1, English, USA.
  • René Allio, La Vieille dame indigne, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 94 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.
  • Ivan Passer, Intimní osvětlení, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 71 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.
  • Aleksandar Petrovic, Tri, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 80 minutes, 1.37:1, Serbo-Croatian, Yugoslavia.
  • Miklós Jancsó, Szegénylegények, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 95 minutes, 2.35:1, Hungarian, Hungary.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 103 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Carlos Saura, La caza, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 91 minutes, 1.66:1, Spanish, Spain.
  • Sergei Parajanov, Tini zabutykh predkiv, 1965, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 97 minutes, 1.37:1, Ukranian, USSR.
  • Jiri Menzel/Jan Nemec/Evald Schorm/Vera Chytilová/Jaromil Jires, Perličky na dně, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white and color, mono sound, 105 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.
  • Luis Buñuel, Simón del desierto, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 45 minutes, 1.37:1, Spanish, Mexico.
  • André Delvaux, De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 94 minutes, 1.66:1, Dutch, Belgium.
  • Jean Renoir, La Chienne, 1931, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 91 minutes, 1.20:1, French, France.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Pierrot le fou, 1965, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 110 minutes, 2.35:1, French, France.
  • Vittorio De Seta, Un uomo a metà, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 93 minutes, 1.85:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Alain Resnais, La Guerre est Finie, 1966, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 121 minutes, 1.66:1, French, France.

3rd (1965): “Films: Fashion of the Fashionable” 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, Events/Shorts, Discussions By Length, Specifications

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Description
The third 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 third edition of the festival in 1965.
0:00-9:08 – Opening
9:09-54:11 – Part One [Alphaville to Charulata]
54:12-1:31:16 – Part Two [The Wedding March to Shakespeare Wallah]
1:31:17-2:18:36 – Part Three [Les Vampires to Le Petit Soldat]
2:18:37-3:10:38 – Part Four [Gertrud to Red Beard]
3:10:39-3:17:39 – Closing

Corrections/Clarifications

  • “Les Jeux Des Anges” was directed by Walerian Borowczyk.

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Recorded in Seattle and Portland on MacBook GarageBand, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Poster by Bruce Conner
  • Recorded April 6, 2018
  • Released April 18, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • Alphaville (opening night)
    • The Koumiko Mystery (another favorite)
    • Charulata (favorite of the first section)
    • Walkover (favorite of the second section)
    • Les Vampires (favorite of the third section)
    • Gertrud (favorite of the fourth section)
    • Red Beard (closing night)

General

  • Selection Committee: Richard Roud (program director), Amos Vogel (festival director)
  • Location: Philharmonic Hall
  • Prices: 2 for terrace, 2.50 or 3 for orchestra, 3.50 or 4 for loge; add 0.50 for Les Vampires; 12.50 and 17.50 for opening (ACLU benefit with champagne reception; rush tickets one dollar more than regular)
  • Films seen for the podcast:
    • Ryan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Alphaville
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except Raven’s End, The Shop on Main Street, Thomas the Impostor, Of Human Bondage; Alphaville rewatched
      • Favorite films: Gertrud, Les Vampires, Seven Chances, Charulata, Red Beard, The Koumiko Mystery, Alphaville
      • Least favorite films: Black Peter
      • Seen after the podcast: Raven’s End (5th)
      • Catch-Up Corner: The Big City (2nd), Pasazerka (2nd), Before the Revolution (2nd)
    • Dan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Alphaville, Seven Chances, Gertrud, Red Beard
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except Knave of Hearts, The Lady Without Camelias, Les Vampires, The Wedding March; none rewatched
      • Favorite films: Seven Chances, Gertrud, Charulata, Alphaville, Red Beard
      • Least favorite films: Black Peter, Sandra
      • Seen after the podcast: Les Vampires (4th), The Wedding March (5th)
  • Discoveries of the festival: Not Reconciled, The Koumiko Mystery, Raven’s End, Walkover, The Lady Without Camelias
  • Unavailable films: Sweet Substitute, Twilight of Empire

Main Slate
Opening Night: Alphaville [Alphaville: une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution/Alphaville: A Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution] (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 7, 9:00
Released 1965
Retrospective: Knave of Hearts [Monsieur Ripois/Mr. Ripois] (1954, René Clément)
September 8, 6:30
Released 1954
Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn)
September 8, 9:30
Released 1965
Raven’s End [Kvarteret Korpen/Quarter Neighborhood] (1963, Bo Widerberg)
September 9, 6:30
Released 1970
The Shop on Main Street [Obchod na korze] (1965, Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos)
September 9, 9:30
Released 1966
Retrospective: The Lady Without Camelias [La signora senza camelie] (1953, Michelangelo Antonioni)
September 10, 6:30
Released 1981
Charulata [Cārulatā] (1965, Satyajit Ray)
September 10, 9:30
Released 1974
Retrospective: The Wedding March (1928, Erich von Stroheim)
September 11, 3:00
Released 1928
Black Peter [Černý Petr] (1964, Milos Forman)
September 11, 6:30
Released 1971
Thomas the Impostor [Thomas l’imposteur] (1964, Georges Franju)
September 11, 9:30
Never released
Identification Marks: None [Rysopis/Identification] (1964, Jerzy Skolimowski)
September 12, 3:00
Released 1968
Walkover [Walkower] (1965, Jerzy Skolimowski)
September 12, 6:30
Released 1969
Shakespeare Wallah (1965, James Ivory)
September 12, 9:30
Released 1966
Retrospective: Les Vampires [The Vampires] (1915, Louis Feuillade)
September 13, 5:00
Released 1916
Retrospective: Buster and Beckett
The Railrodder (1965, Gerald Potterton)
Film (1965, Alan Schneider)
Seven Chances (1925, Buster Keaton)
September 14, 6:30
Never released/Released 1968/Released 1925
Retrospective: Tribute to Bette Davis
Of Human Bondage (1934, John Cromwell)
September 14, 9:30
Released 1934
Sweet Substitute (1964, Laurence L. Kent)
September 15, 6:30
Never released
Six in Paris [Paris vu par…/Paris Seen by…] (1965, Omnibus: Jean Douchet, Jean Rouch, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol)
September 15, 9:30
Released 1969
Retrospective: Le Petit Soldat [The Little Soldier] (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 16, 6:30
Released 1967
Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
September 16, 9:30
Released 1966
Fists in the Pocket [I pugni in tasca] (1965, Marco Bellocchio)
September 17, 6:30
Released 1968
Sandra [Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa/Glimmering Stars of the Great Bear] (1965, Luchino Visconti)
September 17, 9:30
Released 1966
The Koumiko Mystery [Le Mystère Koumiko] (1965, Chris Marker)
And: Twilight of Empire (1964, Kevin Billington)
September 18, 3:00
Released 1967/Never released
Not Reconciled [Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht/Not Reconciled, or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules] (1965, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
September 18, 6:30
Released 1969
“Closing Night”: Red Beard [Akahige] (1965, Akira Kurosawa)
September 18, 8:40
Released 1968

Ephemera

  • “Film ’65”: Thirteen panel discussions coordinated by Arthur Knight at the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, all free
  • Excerpts from Dark Victory, All About Eve, and Jezebel shown after Of Human Bondage

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

  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 2/2/2/2/0/1
  • Jean-Luc Godard: 1/3/3/6/1/2
  • Satyajit Ray: 1/1/2/2/1
  • Chris Marker: 1/1/2/2
  • Akira Kurosawa: 1/1/1/1/1
  • Marco Bellocchio: 1/1/1/1
  • Milos Forman: 1/1/1/1
  • James Ivory: 1/1/1/1
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 1/1/1/1
  • Luchino Visconti: 1/1/1/1
  • Bo Widerberg: 1/1/1/1
  • Michelangelo Antonioni: 0/1/0/1
  • Claude Chabrol: 0/1/0/1
  • Louis Feuillade: 0/1/0/1
  • Eric Rohmer: 0/1/0/1
  • Jean Rouch: 0/1/0/1
  • Erich von Stroheim: 0/1/0/1

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)

  • France: 4/7/16/20/2
  • USA: 2/6/9/13
  • Italy: 2/3/9/10
  • Poland: 2/2/5/5
  • Czechoslovakia: 2/2/2/3
  • Canada: 1/2/2/3
  • Japan: 1/1/8/8/1
  • India: 1/1/2/2/1
  • Sweden: 1/1/2/2
  • Denmark: 1/1/1/1
  • West Germany: 1/1/1/1
  • UK: 0/1/2/3

One-Time Directors

  • Kevin Billington (short)
  • René Clément (retrospective)
  • John Cromwell (retrospective)
  • Jean Douchet (omnibus)
  • Carl Theodor Dreyer
  • Georges Franju
  • Buster Keaton (retrospective)
  • Laurence L. Kent
  • Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos
  • Arthur Penn
  • Jean-Daniel Pollet (omnibus)
  • Gerald Potterton (short)
  • Alan Schneider (short)

Feature Debuts

  • Marco Bellocchio
  • Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet

Final Features

  • Carl Theodor Dreyer

Festivals

  • Cannes
    • Knave of Hearts (1954, Special Jury Prize)
    • Raven’s End (1964)
    • The Shop on Main Street (Special mention for actors)
    • Walkover (International Critics’ Week)
  • Berlin
    • Alphaville (Golden Bear)
    • Charulata (Silver Bear for Best Director, OCIC)
    • Shakespeare Wallah (Silver Bear for Best Actress)
    • Thomas the Impostor
    • Six in Paris (?)
    • Not Reconciled (?)
    • The Railrodder (Short Silver Bear)
  • Venice
    • Sandra (Golden Lion)
    • Red Beard (Volpi Cup for Best Actor, OCIC; also Moscow)
    • Mickey One
    • Gertrud (non-competition, FIPRESCI)
    • Film (short)
  • Other
    • Black Peter (Locarno, Golden Leopard)
    • Fists in the Pocket (Locarno, Prize for Best Direction)
    • The Koumiko Mystery (Locarno)
    • Identification Marks: None (London)
    • Sweet Substitute (Montreal, Special Jury Prize)
  • N/A
    • The Lady Without Camelias
    • The Wedding March
    • Les Vampires
    • Of Human Bondage
    • Le Petit Soldat
    • Twilight of Empire

Oscar Nominees

  • Of Human Bondage: 1934 Best Actress (unofficial)
  • Raven’s End: 1964 Best Foreign Film
  • The Shop on Main Street: Best Foreign Film (won), 1966 Best Actress

Events/Shorts

events

shorts

Discussions By Length (Approximate)

  • 12:32 “Buster and Beckett” (1:40:20-1:52:52)
  • 11:01 Red Beard (2:59:37-3:10:38)
  • 11:01 Six in Paris [Omnibus] (2:00:05-2:11:06)
  • 10:23 Charulata (43:48-54:11)
  • 10:19 Gertrud (2:19:24-2:29:43)
  • 10:10 Not Reconciled (2:49:26-2:59:36)
  • 9:26 Identification Marks: None/Walkover (1:12:44-1:22:10)
  • 9:10 Alphaville (9:47-18:57)
  • 9:05 Shakespeare Wallah (1:22:11-1:31:16)
  • 8:17 Les Vampires [One Person] (1:32:02-1:40:19)
  • 7:29 Le Petit Soldat (2:11:07-2:18:36)
  • 7:20 The Koumiko Mystery (2:40:59-2:48:19)
  • 6:54 Black Peter (1:01:54-1:08:48)
  • 6:51 The Wedding March [One Person] (55:02-1:01:53)
  • 6:44 Mickey One (22:15-28:59)
  • 6:15 Of Human Bondage [One Person] (1:52:53-1:59:08)
  • 5:51 The Shop on Main Street [One Person] (32:41-38:32)
  • 5:42 Sandra (2:35:16-2:40:58)
  • 5:31 Fists in the Pocket (2:29:44-2:35:15)
  • 5:14 The Lady Without Camelias [One Person] (38:33-43:47)
  • 3:54 Thomas the Impostor [One Person] (1:08:49-1:12:43)
  • 3:40 Raven’s End [One Person] (29:00-32:40)
  • 3:16 Knave of Hearts [One Person] (18:58-22:14)
  • 1:05 Twilight of Empire [Unavailable] (2:48:20-2:49:25)
  • 0:55 Sweet Substitute [Unavailable] (1:59:09-2:00:04)

Specifications

  • Jean-Luc Godard, Alphaville: une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 99 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • René Clément, Monsieur Ripois, 1954, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 100 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Arthur Penn, Mickey One, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 93 minutes, 1.85:1, English, USA.
  • Bo Widerberg, Kvarteret Korpen, 1963, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 101 minutes, 1.37:1, Swedish, Sweden.
  • Ján Kadár & Elmar Kos, Obchod na korze, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 128 minutes, 1.37:1, Slovak, Czechoslovakia.
  • Michelangelo Antonioni, La signora senza camelie, 1953, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 101 minutes, 1.37:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Satyajit Ray, Cārulatā, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 117 minutes, 1.37:1, Bengali, India.
  • Erich von Stroheim, The Wedding March, 1928, 35 mm, black-and-white and color, silent, 113 minutes, 1.33:1, English, USA.
  • Milos Forman, Černý Petr, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 85 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.
  • Georges Franju, Thomas l’imposteur, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 94 minutes, 1.85:1, French, France.
  • Jerzy Skolimowski, Rysopis, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 73 minutes, 1.66:1, Polish, Poland.
  • Jerzy Skolimowski, Walkower, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 77 minutes, 1.66:1, Polish, Poland.
  • James Ivory, Shakespeare Wallah, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 120 minutes, 1.85:1, English and Bengali, USA.
  • Louis Feullade, Les Vampires, 1915, 35 mm, black-and-white, silent, 417 minutes, 1.33:1, French, France.
  • Gerald Potterton, The Railrodder, 1965, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 24 minutes, 1.37:1, English, Canada.
  • Alan Schneider, Film, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 20 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Buster Keaton, Seven Chances, 1925, 35 mm, black-and-white and color, silent, 56 minutes, 1.33:1, English, USA.
  • John Cromwell, Of Human Bondage, 1934, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 83 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Laurence L. Kent, Sweet Substitute, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 90 minutes, 1.37:1, English, Canada. (?)
  • Jean Douchet/Jean Rouch/Jean-Daniel Pollet/Eric Rohmer/Jean-Luc Godard/Claude Chabrol, Paris vu par…, 1965, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 95 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Le Petit Soldat, 1960, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 88 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Carl Theodor Dreyer, Gertrud, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 116 minutes, 1.66:1, Danish, Denmark.
  • Marco Bellocchio, I pugni in tasca, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 105 minutes, 1.85:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Luchino Visconti, Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 105 minutes, 1.66:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Chris Marker, Le Mystère Koumiko, 1965, 16 mm, color, mono sound, 54 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Kevin Billington, Twilight of Empire, 1964, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 21 minutes, 1.37:1, English, UK. (?)
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 52 minutes, 1.37:1, German, West Germany.
  • Akira Kurosawa, Akahige, 1965, 35 mm, black-and-white, 4-track stereo sound, 185 minutes, 2.35:1, Japanese, Japan.

2nd (1964): “All Over the World” 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, Discussions By Length, Specifications

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Description
The second 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 second edition of the festival in 1964.

0:00-9:58 – Opening
9:59-1:21:50 – Part One [Hamlet to Salvatore Giuliano]
1:21:51-2:21:44 – Part Two [A Woman Is a Woman to The Last Clean Shirt]
2:21:45-3:04:05 – Part Three [Pasazerka to Alone on the Pacific]
3:04:06-3:44:17 – Part Four [King & Country to The Big City]
3:44:18-3:50:37 – Closing

Corrections/Clarifications

  • The decision to withdraw the Museum of Modern Art from the New York Film Festival was made by the board of trustees, not the board of donors.
  • Though various New York Times articles claim that shorts were attached to the films at the 1st New York Film Festival, I was unable to find the titles of the shorts (aside from the Robert Drew short documentaries).
  • The song that plays in the scene from A Woman Is a Woman is sung by Charles Aznavour, not Maurice Chevalier.

Housekeeping

  • Hosted by Dan Molloy & Ryan Swen
  • Conceived and Edited by Ryan Swen
  • Recorded in Seattle and Portland on MacBook GarageBand, Edited in Audacity
  • Podcast photograph from Yi Yi, Logo designed by Dan Molloy
  • Poster by Saul Bass
  • Recorded March 5, 2018
  • Released March 12, 2018
  • Music (in order of appearance):
    • Hamlet (opening night)
    • A Woman Is a Woman (another favorite)
    • Woman in the Dunes (favorite of the first section)
    • Nothing But a Man (favorite of the second section)
    • Pasazerka (favorite of the third section)
    • King & Country (favorite of the fourth section)
    • The Big City (closing night)

General

  • Selection Committee: Richard Roud (program director), Amos Vogel (festival director)
  • Location: Philharmonic Hall
  • Prices: 2 for terrace, 2.50 or 3 for orchestra, 3.50 or 4 for loge, with 1 added to all seats for opening night
  • Pass for all programs: 42.50 vs. 50 for terrace, 55.00 vs. 62.50 and 67.50 vs. 75.00 for orchestra
  • Films seen for the podcast:
    • Ryan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: A Woman Is a Woman
      • Seen for the podcast: All available except Pasazerka, Before the Revolution, The Big City; A Woman Is a Woman rewatched
      • Favorite films: Woman in the Dunes, The Brig, Nothing But a Man
      • Least favorite films: Salvatore Giuliano, Siberian Lady Macbeth, The Last Clean Shirt, Fail-Safe
      • Seen after the podcast: The Big City (3rd), Pasazerka (3rd), Before the Revolution (3rd), Band of Outsiders rewatched (16th)
    • Dan
      • Seen before podcast watching period: Salvatore Giuliano, A Woman Is a Woman, Band of Outsiders, Nothing But a Man
      • Seen for the podcast: All available; A Woman Is a Woman rewatched
      • Favorite films: Nothing But a Man, Woman in the Dunes, Band of Outsiders
      • Least favorite films: Siberian Lady Macbeth, Alone Across the Pacific, Fail-Safe
  • Discoveries of the festival: Hamlet, The Brig, Pasazerka, Life Upside Down
  • Unavailable films: The Inheritance, To Love, Cyrano and d’Artagnan, Ça ira*

Main Slate

Opening Night: Hamlet [Gamlet] (1964, Grigori Kozintsev)
September 14, 9:00
Released 1966
The Inheritance [La Herencia] (1964, Ricardo Alventosa)
Also: Joseph Kilian [Postava k podpírání/A Character in Need of Support] (1963, Pavel Juracek & Jan Schmidt)
September 15, 6:30
Never released/Released 1966
Fail-Safe (1964, Sidney Lumet)
September 15, 9:15
Released 1964
Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964, Don Owen)
September 16, 6:30
Released 1965
Woman in the Dunes [Suna no Onna/Sand Woman] (1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara)
September 16, 9:15
Released 1964
Hands Over the City [Le mani sulla città] (1963, Francesco Rosi)
September 17, 6:30
Never released
Salvatore Giuliano (1962, Francesco Rosi)
September 17, 9:15
Released 1964
A Woman Is a Woman [Une femme est une femme] (1961, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 18, 6:30
Released 1964
Band of Outsiders [Bande à part] (1964, Jean-Luc Godard)
September 18, 9:15
Released 1966
Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer)
September 19, 6:30
Released 1964
Lilith (1964, Robert Rossen)
September 19, 9:15
Released 1964
Shin Heike Monogatari [Taira Clan Saga] (1955, Kenji Mizoguchi)
September 20, 3:00
Never released
The Brig (1964, Jonas Mekas)
Also: The Last Clean Shirt (1964, Alfred Leslie)
September 20, 6:30
Released 1966/Never released
Pasazerka [Passenger] (1963, Andrzej Munk)
Also: …A Valparaiso [To Valparaiso] (1963, Joris Ivens)
September 20, 9:15
Released 1970/Released 1965
L’Age d’Or [The Golden Age] (1930, Luis Buñuel)
September 21, 6:30
Released 1980
Diary of a Chambermaid [Le journal d’une femme de chambre] (1964, Luis Buñuel)
September 21, 9:15
Released 1965
Enjo [Conflagration] (1958, Kon Ichikawa)
September 22, 6:30
Never released
To Love [Att älska] (1964, Jörn Donner)
September 22, 9:15
Released 1964
Alone Across the Pacific [Taiheiyo hitori-botchi] (1963, Kon Ichikawa)
September 23, 6:30
Released 1964
King & Country (1964, Joseph Losey)
September 23, 9:15
Released 1966
Life Upside Down [La vie à l’envers] (1964, Alain Jessua)
September 24, 6:30
Released 1965
Before the Revolution [Prima della rivoluzione] (1964, Bernardo Bertolucci)
September 24, 9:15
Released 1965
She and He [Kanojo to kare] (1963, Susumu Hani)
September 25, 6:30
Released 1967
Cyrano and d’Artagnan [Cyrano et d’Artagnan] (1964, Abel Gance)
September 25, 9:15
Never released
Ça ira – Il fiume della rivolta (1964, Tinto Brass)
Replaced With: Siberian Lady Macbeth [Sibirska Ledi Magbet] (1962, Andrzej Wajda)
September 26, 6:30
Released 1971/Never released
“Closing Night”: The Big City [Mahanagar] (1963, Satyajit Ray)
September 26, 9:15
Released 1967

Ephemera

  • Excerpts from quartet of Andy Warhol films shown on the Grand Promenade at Philharmonic Hall: Eat, Kiss, Haircut, Sleep

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

  • Luis Buñuel: 2/2/3/3/1/1
  • Jean-Luc Godard: 2/2/2/3/0/1
  • Kon Ichikawa: 2/2/2/2/0/1
  • Francesco Rosi: 2/2/2/2/0/1
  • Joseph Losey: 1/1/2/2
  • Grigori Kozintsev: 1/1/1/1/1
  • Satyajit Ray: 1/1/1/1/1
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 1/1/1/1
  • Abel Gance: 1/1/1/1
  • Sidney Lumet: 1/1/1/1
  • Jonas Mekas: 1/1/1/1
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: 1/1/1/1
  • Michael Roemer: 1/1/1/1
  • Hiroshi Teshigahara: 1/1/1/1
  • Andrzej Wajda: 1/1/1/1
  • Joris Ivens: 0/1/0/1

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)

  • France: 6/7/12/13/1
  • Japan: 5/5/7/7
  • USA: 5/5/7/7
  • Italy: 4/4/7/7
  • Poland: 2/2/3/3
  • Argentina: 1/1/2/2
  • UK: 1/1/2/2
  • India: 1/1/1/1/1
  • USSR: 1/1/1/1/1
  • Canada: 1/1/1/1
  • Sweden: 1/1/1/1
  • Czechoslovakia: 0/1/0/1

One-Time Directors

  • Richardo Alventosa
  • Tinto Brass (replaced)
  • Jörn Donner
  • Susumu Hani
  • Alain Jessua
  • Pavel Juracek & Jan Schmidt (short)
  • Alfred Leslie (short)
  • Andrzej Munk
  • Don Owen
  • Robert Rossen

Feature Debuts

  • Ricardo Alventosa
  • Luis Buñuel (retrospective)
  • Alain Jessua
  • Don Owen
  • Michael Roemer

Final Features

  • Andrzej Munk
  • Robert Rossen

Festivals

  • NYFF World Premiere
    • Fail-Safe
  • Cannes
    • Woman in the Dunes (Special Jury Prize; also Montreal)
    • Pasazerka (Special Mention, FIPRESCI)
    • Alone Across the Pacific (also San Francisco)
    • Before the Revolution (International Critics’ Week, Young Critics Prize)
    • The Inheritance (International Critics’ Week)
    • Joseph Kilian (International Critics’ Week)
  • Berlin
    • A Woman Is a Woman (1961, Silver Bear for Best Actress and Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize)
    • Salvatore Giuliano (1962, Silver Bear for Best Director; also 1963 Montreal)
    • The Big City (Silver Bear for Best Director)
    • She and He (Silver Bear for Best Actress, OCIC, Best Feature Film Suitable for Young People)
  • Venice
    • Hands Over the City (1963, Golden Lion)
    • Hamlet (Special Jury Prize)
    • To Love (Volpi Cup for Best Actress)
    • King & Country (Volpi Cup for Best Actor)
    • Life Upside Down (Best First Work; also Cannes International Critics’ Week)
    • Nothing But a Man (San Giorgio Prize)
    • The Brig (Documentary Festival, Grand Prize)
    • Ça ira (?)
    • Lilith (withdrawn)
  • Other
    • Nobody Waved Good-bye (Montreal)
    • Diary of a Chambermaid (Karlovy Vary, Best Actress; also Venice?)
  • N/A
    • Band of Outsiders (Berlin and Locarno?)
    • Shin Heike Monogatari
    • The Last Clean Shirt
    • …A Valparaiso
    • L’Age d’Or
    • Enjo
    • Cyrano and d’Artagnan
    • Siberian Lady Macbeth

Oscar Nominees

  • Woman in the Dunes: Best Foreign Film, 1965 Best Director

Shorts

shorts

Discussions By Length (Approximate)

  • 15:35 Fail-Safe (30:55-46:30)
  • 14:24 The Brig (2:03:29-2:17:53)
  • 11:56 Hamlet (11:03-22:59)
  • 11:47 Woman in the Dunes (57:43-1:09:30)
  • 11:11 Nobody Waved Good-bye (46:31-57:42)
  • 10:44 Nothing But a Man (1:37:32-1:48:16)
  • 10:37 The Big City (3:33:40-3:44:17)
  • 8:44 Pasazerka (2:23:19-2:32:03)
  • 8:14 A Woman Is a Woman (1:23:02-1:31:16)
  • 7:47 Lilith (1:48:17-1:56:04)
  • 7:36 Diary of a Chambermaid (2:42:31-2:50:07)
  • 7:23 Shin Heike Monogatari (1:56:05-2:03:28)
  • 7:06 Joseph Kilian [Short] (23:48-30:54)
  • 7:03 Salvatore Giuliano (1:14:47-1:21:50)
  • 6:40 Alone Across the Pacific (2:57:25-3:04:05)
  • 6:26 King & Country (3:04:57-3:11:23)
  • 6:14 Band of Outsiders (1:31:17-1:37:31)
  • 5:42 Enjo (2:50:08-2:55:50)
  • 5:32 Life Upside Down (3:11:24-3:16:56)
  • 5:31 Before the Revolution [One Person] (3:16:57-3:22:28)
  • 5:29 L’Age d’Or (2:37:01-2:42:30)
  • 5:15 Hands Over the City (1:09:31-1:14:46)
  • 5:00 She and He (3:22:29-3:27:29)
  • 4:56 …A Valparaiso [Short] (2:32:04-2:37:00)
  • 4:17 Ça ira/Siberian Lady Macbeth (3:29:22-3:33:39)
  • 3:50 The Last Clean Shirt [Short] (2:17:54-2:21:44)
  • 1:51 Cyrano and d’Artagnan [Unavailable] (3:27:30-3:29:21)
  • 1:33 To Love [Unavailable] (2:55:51-2:57:24)
  • 0:47 The Inheritance [Unavailable] (23:00-23:47)

Specifications

  • Grigori Kozintsev, Gamlet, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, 4-track stereo sound, 140 minutes, 2.35:1, Russian, USSR.
  • Ricardo Alventosa, La Herencia, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 78 minutes, 1.37:1, Spanish, Argentina.
  • Pavel Juracek & Jan Schmidt, Postava k podpírání, 1963, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 38 minutes, 1.37:1, Czech, Czechoslovakia.
  • Sidney Lumet, Fail-Safe, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 112 minutes, 1.85:1, English, USA.
  • Don Owen, Nobody Waved Good-bye, 1964, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 80 minutes, 1.66:1, English, Canada.
  • Hiroshi Teshigahara, Suna no Onna, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 147 minutes, 1.37:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Francesco Rosi, Le mani sulla città, 1963, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 101 minutes, 1.85:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Francesco Rosi, Salvatore Giuliano, 1962, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 123 minutes, 1.85:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Une femme est une femme, 1961, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 85 minutes, 2.35:1, French, France.
  • Jean-Luc Godard, Bande à part, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 97 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Michael Roemer, Nothing But a Man, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 95 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Robert Rossen, Lilith, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 114 minutes, 1.85:1, English, USA.
  • Kenji Mizoguchi, Shin Heike Monogatari, 1955, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 108 minutes, 1.37:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Jonas Mekas, The Brig, 1964, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 68 minutes, 1.37:1, English, USA.
  • Alfred Leslie, The Last Clean Shirt, 1964, 16 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 40 minutes, 1.37:1, Finnish, USA.
  • Andrzej Munk, Pasazerka, 1963, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 62 minutes, 1.85:1, Polish, Poland.
  • Joris Ivens, …A Valparaiso, 1963, 16 mm, black-and-white and color, mono sound, 34 minutes, 1.37:1, French, France.
  • Luis Buñuel, L’Age d’Or, 1930, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 63 minutes, 1.20:1, French, France.
  • Luis Buñuel, Le journal d’une femme de chambre, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 97 minutes, 2.35:1, French, France.
  • Kon Ichikawa, Enjo, 1958, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 99 minutes, 2.35:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Jörn Donner, Att älska, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 90 minutes, 1.66:1, Swedish, Sweden.
  • Kon Ichikawa, Taiheiyo hitori-botchi, 1963, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 104 minutes, 2.35:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Joseph Losey, King & Country, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 88 minutes, 1.66:1, English, UK.
  • Alain Jessua, La vie à l’envers, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 92 minutes, 1.85:1, French, France.
  • Bernardo Bertolucci, Prima della rivoluzione, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 115 minutes, 1.85:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Susumu Hani, Kanojo to kare, 1963, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 110 minutes, 1.37:1, Japanese, Japan.
  • Abel Gance, Cyrano et d’Artagnan, 1964, 35 mm, color, mono sound, 145 minutes, 2.35:1, French, France.
  • Tinto Brass, Ça ira – Il fiume della rivolta, 1964, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 89 minutes, 1.37:1, Italian, Italy.
  • Andrzej Wajda, Sibirska Ledi Magbet, 1962, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 93 minutes, 2.35:1, Serbo-Croatian, Poland.
  • Satyajit Ray, Mahanagar, 1963, 35 mm, black-and-white, mono sound, 136 minutes, 1.37:1, Bengali, India.