New Yorker Films

New Yorker Films For over forty-five years, New Yorker Films has been America's leading source for the films on the cutting edge of world cinema. The company was founded in 1965 by Daniel Talbot as an outgrowth of his legendary movie house, the New Yorker Theater.

Unable to obtain several crucial foreign titles, Talbot was obliged to import them himself. Early acquisitions such as Bertolucci's BEFORE THE REVOLUTION, Godard's LES CARABINIERS, and Sembene's BLACK GIRL established New Yorker's still vital tradition of presenting the world's most innovative, artistically significant, and politically engaged films. Controversial and challenging works considered untouchable by other distributors have been regularly taken on by New Yorker (and often turned into surprise hits), including Jacques Rivette's self-reflexive masterpiece CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, Chantal Akerman's feminist landmark JEANNE DIELMAN...,and Claude Lanzmann's monumental Holocaust documentary SHOAH, to mention just a few. Always on the alert for fresh talent and new trends, New Yorker Films was the primary force in introducing this country to the pioneering postmodernist New German cinema, the politically embattled Latin American cinema, and the postcolonial African cinema. It discovered the early breakthrough works of such now-celebrated filmmakers as Agnieszka Holland, Juzo Itami, Errol Morris, Wayne Wang, and Zhang Yimou. More recent acquisitions have explored exciting new frontiers in the Iranian, Asian, and Eastern European cinemas. In addition to its theatrical premieres, New Yorker's strength is its ability to service the nontheatrical market, catering to the specialized needs of festivals, film society and classroom venues that fall beneath the radar of larger, more monolithic companies. The heart of New Yorker Films is a library of unsurpassed quality and depth. The library's range extends from restored classics to recent causes célèbres, from Oscar winners to offbeat gems. The New Yorker library is a major source for trailblazing works by International women filmmakers such as Claire Denis, Lucrecia Martel, Lisa Cholodenko, Agnes Jaoui, Susanne Bier, Euzhan Palcy, and Margarethe von Trotta. It also features essential titles by leading lights of the American indie renaissance. A distinctive feature of the library is its devotion to accumulating works by important individual directors -- a olicy especially suited to retrospectives and university courses. Here you will find an extensive collection of films by such seminal cinéastes as Alea, Almodóvar, Godard, Herzog, Sembene, Straub, Tanner, and Zhang Yimou. In 1989, New Yorker Films extended its tradition of quality into the video market. An average of twenty new titles per year are released on DVD/Blu-ray, representing a broad selection of the best in classic, foreign, and independent cinema. One of the more exciting recent developments at New Yorker Films is the creation of a new division called Metro Releasing, a genre division with the same discerning sensibilities of New Yorker past/present, that will also appeal to niche audiences. In a time when the term "independent" has been loosely applied to subsidiaries of giant conglomerates, New Yorker stands as one of the most durable, important, and truly independent film distributors. In its fourth decade, New Yorker Films still represents the vanguard of film distribution in the United States.

Operating as usual

Tsai Ming-liang's visionary apocalyptic musical opens today atBrattle Cinema, Boston, MAThe Film Lab, Hamtramck, MIThe P...
09/04/2020
The Hole - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Tsai Ming-liang's visionary apocalyptic musical opens today at

Brattle Cinema, Boston, MA
The Film Lab, Hamtramck, MI
The Parkway Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Facets Cinematheque, Chicago, IL
Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH
Zeitgeist Theatre, New Orleans, LA
Movies of Delray, Delray Beach, FL
Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Sie FilmCenter, Denver, CO
North Park Theatre, Buffalo, NY
Suns Cinema, Washington, DC
Apohadion Theater, Portland, ME
Coral Gables Art Cinema, Coral Gables, FL
Film Bar, Scottsdale, AZ
and continues its virtual cinema runs at
Film at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit, MI
Kimball's Peak Three Theaters, Colorado Springs, CO
The Charles, Baltimore, MD
Corazon Cinema, St. Augustine, FL
Davis Varsity Theatre, Davis, CA
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH
Salem Cinema, Salem, OR
AFI Silver, Silver Springs, MD

Support your local arthouse cinema (50% of ticket sales go to them) and catch one of the most unique films of the '90s!

https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/the-hole/

Trailer edited by Mandy Moran @mandymoran

Set just prior to the start of the 21st century, this vaguely futuristic story follows two residents of a quickly crumbling building who refuse to leave their homes in spite of a virus that has forced the evacuation of the area. As rain pours down relentlessly, a single man is stuck with an unfinish...

Opens this Friday in Lincoln Center's Virtual Cinema!
08/24/2020

Opens this Friday in Lincoln Center's Virtual Cinema!

It's official! Big World Pictures has acquired US rights to Tsai's apocalyptic musical, THE HOLE (1998).

The film opens in Film at Lincoln Center's Virtual Cinema on Aug. 28

Check out the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/446676268

Trailer edited by Mandy Moran

07/12/2020
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As many of you know, Radu Jude's feature film "I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS"--which ranked on "Best of 2019" lists in both the NY Times and the LA Times--came out on DVD this past Tuesday. It's almost certainly the one film on these lists that has been seen by the least viewers in the US, due to limited theatrical distribution opportunities.

For those of you who usually find our new VOD releases on iTunes, this one will be a bit different: We're opting for a direct rental or download-to-own from Vimeo On Demand instead.

Please see the newly minted web page here, and please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or issues with the stream.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/barbarians

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07/12/2020
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If you have an extra 90 min., check out ÁGA, one of last year's best (and overlooked) films on iTunes (streaming/digital download) or DVD (via Amazon or Target.com).

Here's Artsforum's review, as well as their take on our "Best of 2019" film, "I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS."

https://artsforum.ca/film/on-dvd/on-dvd-4-0

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06/24/2020
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Video Librarian calls ÁGA "slow-paced but majestic, it ends with a timely indictment of “civilization” and the wounds it has inflicted on the Earth. Highly recommended. Editor’s Choice." 4/4 stars!

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06/24/2020

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03/31/2020
Watch A GERMAN YOUTH (Une jeunesse allemande), dir. by Jean-Gabriel Périot Online | Vimeo On Demand

In spite of the fever dreams of Fox News anchors, virtually all political terrorism in the Western world these days is fomented by rightwing extremists.

But in the '70s, the opposite was true.

Check out A GERMAN YOUTH, Jean-Gabriel Périot's clear-eyed chronology of the radicalization of the postwar generation in Germany. If you missed it during its one-week run in Brooklyn, you can catch it now at your convenience, via Vimeo On Demand

In the 1960s, the young democracy of West Germany was embarrassed by its Nazi past, and ingrown in its role as imperialist and capitalist outpost faced by its communist…

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03/26/2020
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One of the "Best of 2019"--Now on DVD! Pick it up at Amazon, Target, etc.

On the subject of Academy Awards and end-of-year lists...
01/03/2020
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On the subject of Academy Awards and end-of-year lists...

Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang posts his wish list for the Oscars--and Radu Jude's latest masterpiece, "I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History As Barbarians," gets a nod for Best Screenplay!

DVD and VOD set for March 31--preorder now via Amazon

Opens tomorrow, Fri. 12/6, at Brooklyn's Spectacle Theater for a ONE WEEK RUN!Don't miss it!
12/05/2019
A German Youth - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Opens tomorrow, Fri. 12/6, at Brooklyn's Spectacle Theater for a ONE WEEK RUN!

Don't miss it!

A GERMAN YOUTH chronicles the political radicalization of some German youth in the late 1960s that gave birth to the Red Army Faction (RAF), a German revolutionary terrorist group founded notably by Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, as well as the images generated by this story. The film is entirel...

"A small gem of focused filmmaking...stunningly photographed...knows how to make an impression, and it does." - Kenneth ...
09/26/2019

"A small gem of focused filmmaking...stunningly photographed...knows how to make an impression, and it does." - Kenneth Turan, LA Times - https://mailchi.mp/…/festival-faves-from-berlinale-karlovy-…

"A small gem of focused filmmaking...stunningly photographed...knows how to make an impression, and it does." - Kenneth Turan, LA Times - https://mailchi.mp/f7c653575a81/festival-faves-from-berlinale-karlovy-vary-go-to-big-world-pictures-radu-judes-crystal-globe-winner-and-milko-lazarovs-ga-come-to-us-2484161

Best International Feature Film * 2020 Academy Awards® * Official Selection of BulgariaNOW PLAYING THROUGH 9/17 AT NYC'S...
09/11/2019
Ága - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Best International Feature Film * 2020 Academy Awards® * Official Selection of Bulgaria

NOW PLAYING THROUGH 9/17 AT NYC'S FILM FORUM!

OPENS FRI., 9/13 AT CHICAGO'S GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER!

OPENS FRI., 9/27 AT L.A.'S LAEMMLE ROYAL!

In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth. Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life starts changing – slowly, but inevitably. Hunting becomes more and more...

Best International Feature Film (formerly Best Foreign Language Film) * 2020 Academy Awards® * Official Selection of Bul...
09/10/2019

Best International Feature Film (formerly Best Foreign Language Film) * 2020 Academy Awards® * Official Selection of Bulgaria - NOW PLAYING A NYC'S FILM FORUM--MUST END TUES., SEPT. 17!!!

Radu Jude's "I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians" returns for ONE SHOW ONLY - at 3pm on Sun., Sept. 1 -...
09/01/2019

Radu Jude's "I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians" returns for ONE SHOW ONLY - at 3pm on Sun., Sept. 1 - at NYC's New Plaza Cinema - http://eepurl.com/gB6TgL

Meanwhile, downtown at Film Forum...
08/31/2019
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Meanwhile, downtown at Film Forum...

"A winning combination of the cozily intimate and the sublimely epic." - The Hollywood Reporter

AGA opens Wed., Sept. 4, for a 2-week exclusive run at NYC's Film Forum!

Other upcoming dates:

9/13-19/19 Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Date TBD Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY
9/25-28/19 Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, CO
Opens 9/27/19 Laemmle's Royal, West Los Angeles, CA
10/2-4/19 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
10/4/19 Orinda Theater, Orinda, CA
10/4, 6/19 Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
Opens 10/4/19 Rose Theatre, Port Townsend, WA
10/4-10/19 Ashland Independent Film Festival, Ashland, OR
10/11-17/19 Liberty Theatre, Camas, WA
10/12/19 Jarvis Conservatory, Napa, CA
10/18-27/19 Vermont Intl. Film Festival, Burlington, VT
10/19-20/19 El Campanil, Antioch, CA
10/23-27/19 Lake Placid Film Festival, Lake Placid, NY
10/31-11/10/19 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach, DE
11/22-24/19 Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit, MI

See the trailer here!

https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/aga/?fbclid=IwAR0wR1SD52Nrv20kvfnyNLdpDA5y7URq8KetqCSSknrtm39_A8agBlifVz8

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07/19/2019
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NY Times critic A.O. Scott weighs in on "...BARBARIANS"

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07/19/2019
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"FILM OF THE WEEK" in FILM COMMENT!

Opens tomorrow (Fri.) at NYC's IFC Center, for ONE WEEK ONLY!

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07/09/2019
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And now, at last: On iTunes!

US trailer for Radu Jude's "I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians" - opening Fri., 7/19 at NYC's IFC Center for ONE WEEK ONLY!!!

On the other coast? See it starting 7/26 at Laemmle's Monica in Santa Monica!

Trailer adapted from the French version by Mandy Moran

06/29/2019
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It ain't up on iTunes--yet--but here's the trailer for our impressive upcoming release: Radu Jude's Crystal Globe winner, "I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians"--for your viewing pleasure!

Film opens July 19 at NYC's IFC Center, and July 26 at Laemmle's Monica (Santa Monica). Watch here for more release dates!

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06/20/2019

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NY (7/19) & LA (7/26) dates set for Radu Jude's ‘...Barbarians’! Critically-acclaimed AFERIM! and SCARRED HEARTS director once again in US cinemas! - http://eepurl.com/gu6-tH

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