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Issue 01, Volume 02


This year’s New York Film Festival was a boon for all of us here at Double Exposure.  For some of us, NYFF was our first major festival, and it was a pleasure and a learning experience to see such a dense concentration of vital and affecting movies in one place.  Frankly, we’re a little worried we won’t have anything to see for the rest of the year.  This issue is our modest tribute to the festival’s 50th incarnation, and it includes wrap-ups, an interview with Miguel Gomes (Tabu), a vigorous conversation about Olivier Assayas’ Something in the Air, a photo-essay inspired by Leos Carax’s Holy Motors, reviews of Amour and Caesar Must Die, and an appreciation of Jerome Hiler’s New Shores program, as well as a surprise piece with a special guest contributor (coming soon).

Two Double Exposers, editor Max Nelson and contributor Blair McClendon, also participated in NYFF’s Critics Academy, and they published their writing on Indiewire, Reverse Shot, MUBI’s Notebook, and the FilmLinc blog.  Read some selections here:

Max on Night Across the Street, for Reverse Shot
Max on Life of Pi, for Criticwire
Blair on The Extravagant Shadows, for FilmLinc
Blair on Jeff Preiss and Mike Gibisser, for MUBI

In addition to spending countless hours in dark screening rooms, our writers got occasional access to some posh festival parties, where they kept their ears open to catch the VIPs off-guard.  Thankfully, they brought their notebooks:

"Quick! To the Sunglass Hut!" - Abbas Kiarostami to his limo driver, three times a day

"They're gonna put y'all back in chains!" - Daniel Day-Lewis to NYFF patrons, staying in character for his starring role in Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic Biden

"Want to get some drinks later, just you and me?" - Brian de Palma to Bella Heathcote, Lola Creton, Victoria Guerra, Greta Gerwig, Rin Takanashi, Kylie Minogue, Ana Moreira, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, and Gael García Bernal

"The Dark Knight Rises was sick. It better win Best Picture this year." - Nathaniel Dorsky to David Gatten

"No one understands me, you know? I mean, they...you know, I would be doin' this spot-on Mussolini impression and they'd be all like, ‘yeah, Bill, that's great,’ but then -- wait, where was I? Yeah, I'll have another. But...oh yeah, and then they didn't use it after all! It was just...I dunno, you get me, right? You get me? Hey, you guys are alright." - Bill Murray at the Hyde Park on Hudson after-party, arms around the befuddled Taviani brothers

"Gee, these pigs in a blanket are great!" - Michael Haneke at the Amour after-party

"..."  - Lucien Castaing-Taylor

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