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Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival has been a centerpiece of New York film culture since 1963, introducing national audiences to the most essential new cinematic works from around the world, and this year will mark the 60th edition of this globally recognized event, which has launched hundreds of notable films in its storied history. From September 30 – October 16, 2022 32 of the most exciting new feature films from around the world will be shown.  

General Public tickets will go on sale on Monday, September 19 at noon ET.

This year NYFF60 will take place at Film at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and Alice Tully Hall. As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, NYFF will also offer festival screenings in all five boroughs of New York City in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Staten Island), BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) (Brooklyn), The Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx), Maysles Documentary Center (Harlem) and The Museum of the Moving Image (Queens).

White Noise

  • Noah Baumbach
  • 2022
  • USA
  • 136 minutes

Opening Night · North American Premiere

In one of the year’s most gratifyingly ambitious American films, Noah Baumbach adapts Don DeLillo’s epochal postmodern 1985 novel, long perceived as unfilmable, into a richly layered, entirely unexpected work of contemporary satire.
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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

  • Laura Poitras
  • 2022
  • USA
  • 113 minutes

Centerpiece Selection · Q&As with Laura Poitras on Oct. 7

In her essential, urgent, and arrestingly structured new documentary, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Laura Poitras weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty.
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The Inspection

  • Elegance Bratton
  • 2022
  • USA
  • 93 minutes

Closing Night Selection · U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Elegance Bratton

Filmmaker and photographer Elegance Bratton makes his ambitious narrative debut with The Inspection, a knockout drama based on his own experiences as a gay man in Marine Corps basic training following a decade of living on the streets.
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Armageddon Time

  • James Gray
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 114 minutes

NYFF 60th Anniversary Celebration · Q&A with James Gray on Oct. 12

The most personal film yet from James Gray (The Immigrant, The Lost City of Z) is also one of his greatest, an exquisitely detailed coming-of-age drama that follows Paul Graff (Banks Repeta), a sixth grader who dreams of becoming an artist. Also starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, Anne Hathaway, and Jaylin Webb.
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Aftersun

  • Charlotte Wells
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 98 minutes

Q&A with Charlotte Wells on Oct. 8 & intro on Oct. 9

In one of the most assured and spellbinding feature debuts in years, Scottish director Charlotte Wells has fashioned a textured memory piece inspired by her relationship with her dad, starring Paul Mescal and Francesca Corio as a divorced father and his daughter whose close bond is quietly shaken during a brooding weekend at a coastal resort in Turkey.
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Alcarràs

  • Carla Simón
  • 2022
  • Spain/Italy
  • 120 minutes
  • Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Carla Simón on Oct. 6 & 7

Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Carla Simón’s follow-up to her acclaimed childhood drama Summer 1993 is a ruminative, lived-in portrait of a rural family in present-day Catalonia whose way of life is rapidly changing.
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All That Breathes

  • Shaunak Sen
  • 2022
  • India/U.K./USA
  • 94 minutes
  • Hindi with English subtitles

Q&A with Shaunak Sen on Oct. 11

In this hypnotic, poignant, and beautifully crafted documentary, New Delhi-based filmmaker Shaunak Sen immerses himself with two brothers who for years have been taking it upon themselves to save the black kite, their city’s endangered birds of prey, which the general population largely sees as nuisances despite their essential role in the city’s ecosystem.
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Corsage

  • Marie Kreutzer
  • 2022
  • Austria
  • 113 minutes
  • German with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Marie Kreutzer on Oct. 1 & 2

In a perceptive, nuanced performance, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) quietly dominates the screen as Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who begins to see her life of royal privilege as a prison as she reaches her fortieth birthday. Marie Kreutzer boldly imagines her cloistered world with both realism and fanciful imagination.
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A Couple

  • Frederick Wiseman
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 63 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

North American Premiere

Legendary American documentarian Frederick Wiseman has made a film based on the diaries of Sophia Tolstoy, structured as a series of monologues delivered with magnificent poise and gathering intensity by star and co-writer Nathalie Boutefeu—a captivating one-woman portrait of a remarkably contemporary rendering of a marriage.
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De Humani Corporis Fabrica

  • Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
  • 2022
  • France/Switzerland/U.S.
  • 117 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor on Oct. 2 & 3

In their thrilling new work of nonfiction exploration, Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Leviathan) burrow deeper than ever, using microscopic cameras and specially designed recording devices to survey the wondrous landscape of the human body.
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Decision to Leave

  • Park Chan-wook
  • 2022
  • South Korea
  • 138 minutes
  • Korean and Chinese with English subtitles

Q&As with Park Chan-wook on Oct. 8 & 9

A Busan detective is increasingly obsessed with a murder suspect in a puzzling new case: a middle-aged businessman has mysteriously fallen to his death and his wife might be to blame. Park Chan-wook won the Cannes Best Director award for this twisting Hitchcockian detective thriller, one of his most enveloping and accomplished films.
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Descendant

  • Margaret Brown
  • 2022
  • USA
  • 109 minutes

Q&As with Margaret Brown on Oct. 1 & 2

A southern U.S. town’s submerged history symbolizes an entire nation’s forgotten atrocities in this poignant and cathartic documentary from nonfiction film veteran Margaret Brown, which reckons with the legacy of the Clotilda, a slave ship that brought more than one hundred people to Alabama from Africa in 1860, decades after the practice was made illegal.
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Enys Men

  • Mark Jenkin
  • 2022
  • U.K.
  • 91 minutes

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Mark Jenkin on Oct. 8 & 9

In this eerie, texturally rich experience from Cornish filmmaker Mark Jenkin, an isolated middle-aged woman spends her days in enigmatic environmental study on an uninhabited, windswept, rocky island off the coast of Cornwall in southwest England, yet she’s also increasingly haunted by her own nightmarish visitations.
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EO

  • Jerzy Skolimowski
  • 2022
  • Poland/Italy
  • 86 minutes
  • Polish, Italian, English, French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Jerzy Skolimowski on Oct. 11 & 13

At age 84, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski has directed one of his spryest, most visually inventive films yet, following the travels of a peripatetic donkey named EO who begins as a circus performer before escaping on a pastoral trek across the Polish and Italian countryside.
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The Eternal Daughter

  • Joanna Hogg
  • 2022
  • U.K./U.S.
  • 96 minutes

Q&As with Joanna Hogg on Oct. 10 (joined by Tilda Swinton) and Oct. 11

A middle-aged filmmaker and her elderly mother take an eerie, emotional trip to the past when they stay at a fog-enshrouded hotel in the English countryside. The great Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir) uses this Victorian gothic scenario for an entirely surprising, impeccably crafted excavation of a parent-child relationship starring Tilda Swinton in a performance of rich, endless surprise.
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Master Gardener

  • Paul Schrader
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 107 minutes

North American Premiere

Following First Reformed and The Card Counter, Paul Schrader continues his dramatic renaissance with an equally effective, startling tale about dormant violence and the possibility of regeneration, centering on a horticulturist (Joel Edgerton) who works for the imperious owner (Sigourney Weaver) of a wealthy estate.
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No Bears

  • Jafar Panahi
  • 2022
  • Iran
  • 107 minutes
  • Farsi, Azerbaijani, Turkish with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere

Jafar Panahi’s risk-taking output has never slowed down even amidst his internationally condemned treatment by the Iranian government. In No Bears, another virtuosic sleight of hand, the director appears as himself, relocated to a rural border town to remotely oversee the making of a new film in Turkey, the story of which comes to sharply parallel disturbing events that begin to occur around him.
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The Novelist’s Film

  • Hong Sangsoo
  • 2022
  • South Korea
  • 92 minutes
  • Korean with English subtitles

North American Premiere

For his playful and gently thought-provoking 27th feature, Hong Sangsoo takes on the perspective of a prickly middle-aged novelist, Junhee (Lee Hye-young), whose dormant creativity is stoked following a chance encounter with a famous actress (Kim Min-hee).
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One Fine Morning

  • Mia Hansen-Løve
  • 2022
  • France
  • 112 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

Q&As with Mia Hansen-Løve on Oct. 8 (joined by Léa Seydoux) and Oct. 9

The intensely poignant and deeply personal latest drama from Mia Hansen-Løve (Bergman Island) stars Léa Seydoux as Sandra, a professional translator and single mother at a crossroads, torn between the romantic desire she feels for a married man (Melvil Poupaud) and her obligation towards her sick father (Pascal Greggory).
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Pacifiction

  • Albert Serra
  • 2022
  • France/Spain/Germany/Portugal
  • 162 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Albert Serra on Oct. 5 & 6

Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra reconfirms his centrality in the contemporary cinematic landscape with this mesmerizing, slow-building fever dream about a French bureaucrat (a monumental Benoît Magimel) drifting through a fateful trip to a French Polynesian island with increasing anxiety.
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R.M.N.

  • Cristian Mungiu
  • 2022
  • Romania/France
  • 125 minutes
  • Romanian with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Cristian Mungiu on Oct. 9 & 10

Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days), who dramatizes the tensions of a modern Romania still beholden to dangerous traditions, returns with a gripping, mosaic-like portrait of a rural Transylvanian town riven by ethnic conflicts, economic resentment, and personal turmoil.
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Return to Seoul

  • Davy Chou
  • 2022
  • Cambodia/France/Germany/South Korea/Belgium
  • 115 minutes
  • English, French, and Korean with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Davy Chou

A young French woman finds herself spontaneously tracking down the South Korean birth parents she has never met while on vacation in Seoul. From this seemingly simple premise, Cambodian-French filmmaker Davy Chou spins an unpredictable, careering narrative that takes place over the course of nearly ten years.
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Saint Omer

  • Alice Diop
  • 2022
  • France
  • 118 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Alice Diop on Oct. 3

Successful journalist and author Rama (Kayije Kagame) attends the trial of a young Senegalese woman (Guslagie Malanga), who has allegedly murdered her own baby daughter. Rama’s plan to write about Laurence in a book inspired by the Medea myth increasingly unravels as she becomes overwhelmed by the case in Alice Diop’s arresting yet highly sensitive, superbly acted fiction feature debut.
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Scarlet

  • Pietro Marcello
  • 2022
  • France/Italy/Germany
  • 103 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Pietro Marcello on Oct. 4 & 6

One of contemporary cinema’s most versatile talents, Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden) proves again he is as comfortable in the realm of folklore as he is in creative nonfiction with this enchanting period fable that delicately interweaves realist drama, ethereal romance, and musical flights of fancy.
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Showing Up

  • Kelly Reichardt
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 108 minutes

North American Premiere · Q&As with Kelly Reichardt on Oct. 5 & 6

Continuing one of the richest collaborations in modern American cinema, director Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women) reunites with star Michelle Williams for this marvelously particularized portrait of a sculptor’s daily work and frustrations in an artist’s enclave in Portland.
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Stars at Noon

  • Claire Denis
  • 2022
  • France
  • 137 minutes
  • English and Spanish with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&A with Claire Denis on Oct. 2 & intro on Oct. 3

In Claire Denis’s surprising contemporary thriller, a dissolute young American journalist (Margaret Qualley) and an English businessman (Joe Alwyn) with ties to the oil industry meet by chance while on different, mysterious assignments in modern-day Nicaragua and tumble into a whirlwind romance.
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Stonewalling

  • Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka
  • 2022
  • Japan
  • 148 minutes
  • Hunanese with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka on Oct. 10

A young flight-attendant-in-training’s plans to finish college are thrown into doubt when she discovers she’s pregnant. Not wanting an abortion, she hopes to give the child away after carrying it to term, while staying afloat amidst a series of dead-end jobs. Beijing-based wife-and-husband team Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka’s film is an urgent critique of a modern-day social structure that has few options for women in need of care.
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TÁR

  • Todd Field
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 157 minutes

Q&A with Todd Field on Oct. 3

The charisma and emotional precision of Cate Blanchett are put to astounding use in this deft showcase for the actor’s musical artistry, a stinging portrait of a world-famous orchestra conductor’s gradual unraveling that is the first film in sixteen years from director Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children).
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Trenque Lauquen

  • Laura Citarella
  • 2022
  • Argentina
  • 250 minutes
  • Spanish with English subtitles

North American Premiere

In her dazzling and enormously pleasurable new opus—told in 12 chapters spread across two feature films—Laura Citarella takes the viewer on a limitless, mercurial journey through stories nested within stories set in and around the Argentinean city of Trenque Lauquen (“Round Lake”) and centered on the strange disappearance of a local academic.
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Triangle of Sadness

  • Ruben Östlund
  • 2022
  • Sweden/France/UK/Turkey/Germany
  • 147 minutes

Q&As with Ruben Östlund on Oct. 1 & 2

Ruben Östlund’s wildly ambitious Palme d’Or–winning Buñuelian satire follows two hot young models (Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean) who rub elbows with the super-rich on a luxury cruise gone haywire.
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Unrest

  • Cyril Schäublin
  • 2022
  • Switzerland
  • 93 minutes
  • Swiss German, Russian and French with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Cyril Schäublin on Oct. 9 & 10

Anarchist and socialist philosopher Pyotr Kropotkin experiences a quiet revolution in Cyril Schäublin’s complexly woven timepiece set in the hushed environs of the Swiss watchmaking town of Saint-Imier in the 1870s.
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Walk Up

  • Hong Sangsoo
  • 2022
  • South Korea
  • 97 minutes
  • Korean with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere

Successful middle-aged filmmaker Byungsoo (Kwon Haehyo) drops by to visit an old friend, Mrs. Kim (Lee Hyeyoung), the owner of a charming apartment building, only to find his life taking a series of unexpected turns. Hong Sangsoo uses a delicately radical structure in his latest exploration of the complexities of relationships, growing older, and artistic pursuit.
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Spotlight

NYFF’s showcase of the season’s most anticipated and significant films.

Bones and All

  • Luca Guadagnino
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 130 minutes

Q&A with Luca Guadagnino on Oct. 6

Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) has crafted a work of both tender fragility and feral intensity, setting corporeal horror and runaway romance against a vividly textured Americana, featuring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet as lovers with insatiable, dangerous desires.
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A Cooler Climate

  • James Ivory and Giles Gardner
  • 2022
  • U.K.
  • 75 minutes

World Premiere · Q&A with James Ivory & Giles Gardner on Oct. 7

In this deeply personal new documentary from James Ivory, the Oscar-winning filmmaker uncovers boxes of film he shot during a life-changing trip to Afghanistan in 1960. This glorious, color footage unleashes a Proustian reverie during which Ivory recounts his life as traveler, outsider, and artist.
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Exterior Night

  • Marco Bellocchio
  • 2022
  • Italy
  • 328 minutes
  • Italian with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere

The indefatigable Marco Bellocchio, whose last fiction feature at NYFF was his riveting mafia crime drama The Traitor, has directed a monumental six-part series about a shocking event that rocked Italy in the late seventies: the kidnapping and eventual murder of the country’s influential statesman and former prime minister Aldo Moro by the leftist Red Brigades.
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Is That Black Enough for You?!?

  • Elvis Mitchell
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 135 minutes

World Premiere · Q&A with Elvis Mitchell on Oct. 9

American film critic Elvis Mitchell’s kaleidoscopic documentary creates a definitive narrative of the Black revolution in 1970s cinema, from genre films to social realism—a work of painstaking scholarship that’s also thoroughly entertaining, an essential archival document and testament to a period of American film history unlikely to be repeated.
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The Kingdom Exodus

  • Lars von Trier
  • 2022
  • Denmark
  • 291 minutes
  • Danish, English, Swedish with English subtitles

U.S. Premiere

Lars von Trier has directed a third season of his incomparable television series The Kingdom, and the show’s legions of fans will be delighted by his dark-comic return to the misfit world of Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, once again ruled equally by sinister supernatural visions and at times hilarious administrative incompetence.
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Personality Crisis: One Night Only

  • Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 120 minutes

World Premiere · Q&A with Martin Scorsese on Oct. 12

Martin Scorsese turns his camera on another beloved New York institution, luminously capturing a Cafe Carlyle set by entertainer David Johansen, equally celebrated as the lead singer-songwriter of the androgynous ’70s glam punk groundbreakers The New York Dolls and for his complete reinvention as hepcat lounge lizard Buster Poindexter in the ’80s.
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She Said

  • Maria Schrader
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 135 minutes

World Premiere · Q&A with Maria Schrader on Oct. 13

In this thrilling new drama detailing the New York Times‘ investigation that uncovered decades of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan play journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, whose efforts would ultimately help ignite the #MeToo movement.
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Solaris — 50th Anniversary Screening with Live Musical Accompaniment

  • Andrei Tarkovsky
  • 1972
  • Soviet Union
  • 166 minutes
  • Russian with English subtitles

World Premiere of New Live Score

Often described as a Soviet response to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris is an enigmatic work of startling beauty and depth. This 50th anniversary screening features a live newly created score by Matthew Nolan and Stephen Shannon.
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“Sr.”

  • Chris Smith
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 89 minutes

Q&A with Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Chris Smith & Kevin Ford on Oct. 10; Q&A with Chris Smith on Oct. 11

This tender yet fittingly irreverent portrait of the life and career of Robert Downey Sr., the fearless, visionary American director who set the standard for counterculture comedy in the sixties and seventies, is an inspired collaboration between celebrated documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie); the subject’s son, Robert Downey Jr.; and the man himself, who passed away in July 2021.
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The Super 8 Years

  • Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot
  • 2022
  • France
  • 60 minutes
  • French with English subtitles

North American Premiere · Q&As with Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot on Oct. 10 & 11

The French writer Annie Ernaux, whose novels and memoirs have gained her a devoted following, opens a treasure trove with this delicate journey into her family’s memory, compiled from gorgeously textured home movie images taken from 1972 to 1981.
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Till

  • Chinonye Chukwu
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 130 minutes

World Premiere · Q&As with Chinonye Chukwu on Oct. 1 & 2

After her searing modern-day death-row drama Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu has traveled back to the 1950s to tell the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, the Chicago woman whose son, Emmett Till, was lynched while visiting cousins in Mississippi and whose body became an indelible image of the horrors of American racism.
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Women Talking

  • Sarah Polley
  • 2022
  • U.S.
  • 104 minutes

Q&A with Sarah Polley on Oct. 10

Sarah Polley brings ferocious honesty and restrained urgency to her screen adaptation of Miriam Toews’s acclaimed novel about of a group of women from a remote religious community dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault perpetrated by the colony’s men.
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Margarita Howard Highlights HX5’s Strategic Partnerships and Growth in NASA and Defense Projects

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Margarita Howard, the sole owner and CEO/president of HX5 has skillfully navigated the complex landscape of government contracting to position her company as a leading player in NASA and Department of Defense projects. With a deep commitment to quality and a keen understanding of the intricacies of government procurement, Howard has propelled the company to remarkable growth through strategic partnerships and a steadfast dedication to excellence.

Margarita Howard’s journey began with significant personal and professional challenges. Facing the dual burden of studying and working, Howard turned to the Air Force, where she gained invaluable experience and benefits that supported her education.

After completing her bachelor’s degree, Howard learned the nuances of government contracts from the ground up, particularly in the implementation of Tricare, the military’s managed health care system. This experience provided her with a solid foundation in government procurement processes and regulations. “I really saw that process of bidding, contract award, implementation, and then the transition,” Howard says.

Howard’s ambition to start her own business was fueled by her extensive experience and a desire to leverage her knowledge in a more entrepreneurial way. Naming the company HX5, which stands for Howard times five, in honor of her family, she embarked on a journey to build a company that would stand out in the highly competitive government contracting arena.

Strategic Partnerships as a Cornerstone of Success

HX5’s success has been significantly bolstered by its ability to forge and maintain strategic affiliations. It’s important to build relationships with both government agencies and other contractors. “Building strong relationships with government agencies is an invaluable asset for successful government contractors as it can serve to provide the contractor with positive performance appraisals and sometimes even lead to new or additional business,” says Margarita Howard.

One key strategy the firm has employed is extensively networking within the government contracting community. Howard and her team regularly attend industry events and government-sponsored outreach programs to establish connections and stay informed about upcoming opportunities. This proactive approach has enabled HX5 to position itself favorably for prime contract awards.

“When pursuing work as a subcontractor, you tend to focus on specific specialization areas, you network regularly with multiple prime contractors, and try to demonstrate the value you bring as a partner to the prime’s team by offering the specialized skills and competitive pricing you can bring,” says Howard. “On the other hand, when pursuing work as a prime contractor, the company has to invest in comprehensive proposal development, form teaming arrangements, which can sometimes be very complicated, manage client relationships, and prioritize the various competitive risks that may affect any of a number of potential outcomes. Ultimately, as a subcontractor, you aim to complement prime contractors’ capabilities, but as a prime contractor, you bear all the responsibility for project execution, client satisfaction, and overall contract management.”

Howard’s commitment to strategic partnerships extends to working with larger contractors as both a subcontractor and a prime contractor. This dual role has allowed the company to build a robust portfolio of past performance, enhancing its credibility and competitiveness in the eyes of government agencies. “We have won some, for our size company, very large prime contracts. And we have large businesses as our subcontractors. And then we’re a very good subcontractor as well,” Howard says.

Margarita Howard’s HX5 Navigates NASA and Defense Projects

One of HX5’s significant achievements is its extensive work with NASA and the DoD. Howard’s background and the company’s strategic location in a defense community have played crucial roles in this success. “The motivation for focusing with NASA was generated through our past performance work. We were attractive to a large business, and they approached us about teaming with them on a NASA contract,” Margarita Howard says.

HX5’s work with NASA involves supporting various scientific and engineering initiatives, including projects that are pivotal to the agency’s mission. “Once we started our first NASA contract, it just built on more NASA work,” says Howard.

In the defense sector, the firm has secured and executed projects critical to national security. The company’s ability to navigate the stringent regulatory environment and adapt to changing mission priorities has been key to its success. It has an internal facility security team responsible for coordinating with government defense systems to ensure that personnel are properly cleared, trained, and monitored. This process is a crucial part of HX5‘s recruitment strategy and is managed entirely in-house.

The company’s growth trajectory in the NASA and defense sectors is marked by several notable achievements. The company has been awarded large prime contracts, a testament to its capabilities and reputation in the industry.

“Those [contracts] were highly competitive, a lot of competition. So we’re very proud of those,” says Margarita Howard.

HX5 has been involved in key projects that advance NASA’s mission to explore space and develop new technologies. The company’s role includes providing professional mission support services, all of which are critical to NASA’s success.

For the DoD, HX5’s contributions span a range of areas, including logistics, engineering, and support services for various defense programs. Howard emphasizes the importance of maintaining a high level of readiness and adaptability to meet the ever-changing demands of defense contracts. The company is adept at identifying which programs to contact and which individuals to prepare in anticipation of potential budget issues.

The company ensures that all contingency plans are in place well in advance, ready to be implemented at a moment’s notice. Even when situations come down to the wire, they are prepared to manage the transition smoothly. Similar to government operations, it continues to operate efficiently, knowing that once the budget is approved, all financial matters will be settled accordingly.

The Path Forward: Continued Growth and Excellence

Howard’s leadership and vision have set a strong foundation for HX5’s future success. She envisions continued growth for HX5, driven by the company’s commitment to excellence and its strategic approach to government contracting. The focus remains on maintaining strong relationships, delivering high-quality services, and expanding HX5’s footprint in both the NASA and defense sectors.

“Success is never guaranteed, and regardless of the fact that HX5 is a women-owned company, we must always prove our ability to meet and exceed contract requirements and deliver value to the customer, just like any other government contractor regardless of size or ownership,” says Margarita Howard.

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Tribeca Festival Premieres ‘Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes’

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Tribeca Festival hosted the North American premiere “Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes” on June 11 in New York City.

The film which makes the audience understand Taylor’s moxie in a whole new way is captivating and a thrill to watch. It is hard to turn your eyes away from the screen that shines a spotlight on one of the most famous legends in Hollywood history. The tapes tell her version of an icons larger than life script.

As the iconic actress says in a recording as highlighted in the HBO Documentary film, “To thine own self be true. That’s all I have to do.”

In attendance at the screening at the SVA theater were Aude Temel (Co-Producer), Barbara Berkowitz (EP & Elizabeth Taylor Estate), Bill Gerber (Producer), John Paul Horstman (Co-Producer), Nancy Abraham (Executive Vice President, Documentary and Family Programming, HBO),Nanette Burstein (Director/Writer), Glen Zipper (Producer), Quinn Tivey (EP, Elizabeth Taylor Estate and Elizabeth Taylor’s grandson), Rachel Rusch Rich (Producer), Sean Stuart (Producer), Tal Ben David (Editor/Writer), and Tim Mendelson (EP & Elizabeth Taylor Estate).

Oscar-nominated director Burstein’s documentary showcases a mesmerizing journey via audio tapes discovered in the archive of journalist Richard Meryman. Through her lens we are guided by Taylor’s voice as she walks the audience from the first step of her career through her time with Burton in the 1970s.  As described, “she reveals intimacies about her relationships, romantic and otherwise, she peels back the layers of a beloved public figure to reveal a vulnerable, funny, and tenacious woman who persevered despite a life led almost entirely under the scrutiny of public opinion.”

Speaking on the red carpet about Taylor’s accomplishments on the screen to her celebrated advocacy work Burstein mused over the icon and said, “She realized that she could change the game and she did.”

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Composer Randy Edelman Will Be Honored And Closes The Evening At The Metropolitan Club for Career Bridges

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On Tuesday May 7, 2024, The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, David Schuyler Bender and Barbara Bender will be celebrating their Twentieth Annual Concert and Dinner at the historic and illustrious Metropolitan Club located @ 1 East 60th Street, NYC. There will be a cocktail reception & silent auction beginning at 6:30 and the dinner and concert will begin at 7:30. Black tie is preferred, tickets are still available at careerbridges.org.

David Schuyler Bender and Barbara Meister Bender

The mission of Career Bridges is to help young opera singers launch their careers by awarding them grants in voice coaching, diction, language, repertory and stage presence. Many of the grant recipients will be performing at this year’s Gala hosted by renowned Metropolitan Opera Star Denyce Graves and Theodore S. Chaplin, former President of Rogers and Hammerstein Organization.

As one of the prestigious honorees, eminent Symphonist Randy Edelman will be granted “The Lifetime Achievement Award” for his endless contributions to the cultural mosaic of music in film, television, recording, and nearly every aspect of the music industry.

The music of composer Randy Edelman isn’t just a tune, but rather a touch, a supernatural force that makes galaxies collide and creates a million tiny universes. His music is an emotion unfurled and perfectly orchestrated, a melody that becomes a story making song and singer, a single force engulfed by the notes. The crowd caresses the echoes of his lyrics replaying past memories that awaken forgotten worlds. His music is stronger than time.

Others to be honored alongside the multi-award winning composer include: Jason Kwintner, Director of Special Events for the Metropolitan Club, Dr. Joan Taub Ades, who will receive the Humanitarian Award for her musical philanthropic work, and Tony Award winning producer Jane Bergère.

Special thanks to Lorraine Silvetz (Executive Director Of Global Stress Initiative), Yvette Wenger and Jane Thorngren.

The official website for tickets may be found at the Career Bridges Website here:
https://careerbridges.org

T2C will be interviewing Randy Edelman this Wednesday at The Hotel Edison.

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Tony Bennett Auction Exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco

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Tony Bennett: A Life Well Lived,” exclusive exhibition opening at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, celebrating the legendary life and career of the iconic pop jazz vocalist before its two-day auction event by Julien’s Auctions taking place April 18th and Friday, April 19th, 2024 at Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in Jazz at Lincoln Center. The free public exhibition opens April 8th and runs through April 10th (10am-6pm daily).The Fairmont San Francisco and Mr. Bennett have enjoyed a special relationship for decades. Mr. Bennett first performed his hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in the Venetian Room at the hotel in 1961. The Fairmont San Francisco has had the honor and pleasure of welcoming Mr. Bennett and his family to the hotel for decades. The hotel also touts a special Tony Bennett suite that pays homage to his career and features several pieces of his artwork.Highlights of the exhibition include artifacts pertaining to the American songbook master’s life and career with his special link to San Francisco such as a San Francisco cable car bell award presented to Bennett for his instrumental role in saving the city’s iconic cable car system in the 1980s; a San Francisco Giants jacket worn by Bennett as the Texas Rangers faced the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series in San Francisco, California, October 27, 2010 and his white personalized “Bennett” San Francisco Giants jersey; his original “Landscape San Francisco” watercolor painting; as well as record awards, a Grammy nomination plaque for his iconic hit, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and more.

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Jameson Set to Take Over Times Square for Epic Event and More with Colin Jost and Michael Che

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To make St. Patrick’s Eve as epic as possible, Jameson is taking over Times Square on Saturday, March 16. Starting today, fans can visit JamesonSPE.com to enter for a chance to score a spot on the guest list for Jameson’s St. Patrick’s Eve celebration in New York City, co-hosted by Jost and Che, featuring a  surprise DJ performance and a can’t-miss, first-of-its-kind ‘rock drop’ – a Jameson version of the famous Times Square ball drop – at 8 p.m. ET (aka midnight in Ireland) to mark the occasion. Jameson Irish Whiskey is one of the first brands to ever drop the Times Square Ball to launch a celebration for a new holiday. To further spread the St. Patrick’s Eve spirit from coast-to-coast, Jameson will also light up the Sphere in Las Vegas in Jameson green, wrap the ferries and water taxis in the dyed- green Chicago River and have a complete digital takeover at L.A. Live – all marking the new holiday.

Anyone 21+ can tune into the rock drop live streamed on JamesonSPE.com and for those in NYC, Jameson will have a kick-off to St. Patrick’s Eve in Times Square Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets with a live DJ, giveaways and more from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

Because a special holiday deserves an equally stylish look, Jameson is releasing limited-edition, vintage-inspired jackets at JamesonSPE.com. The design includes a hidden pocket inside the jacket to perfectly

hold a Jameson hip flask that comes with the order, as well as luxe patches signature to the iconic Irish Whiskey brand. The Jameson St. Patrick’s Eve jacket will retail for $150 plus tax with free shipping in the continental U.S., and 50-jacket drops will take place weekly hrough March 12.

All proceeds will benefit the Restaurant Workers’ Community Fund (RWCF), a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for food and beverage service industry workers, continuing the brand’s long-standing partnership with the organization to support its bartending community.

For more details about Jameson St. Patrick’s Eve festivities or for St. Patrick’s Eve cocktail ideas, visit JamesonSPE.com and follow @Jameson_US.

 

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