Intrepid New Yorker and longtime FQ Contributor Megan Ratner assesses the 25th New York Film Festival. In the wake of new leadership for the first time in twenty-five years, the New York Film Festival seemed more about consolidation than change.
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Attending film festivals involves a kind of ideological whiplash even more intense than does being a regular cinemagoer, if only because the contradictions are more compressed in space and time. The New York Film Festival’s promotional trailer, shown before every screening, says it all.