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Celebrate 50 years of thought-provoking international films
From Friday, September 28 to Sunday, October 14, 2012, film buffs have the opportunity to watch many types of movies from up-and-coming to renowned filmmakers from around the globe. Regardless of what genre you favor, there's something for everyone at the 50th New York Film Festival (NYFF).

The New York Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents an array of movies. There are comedic flicks, such as director Jun Robles Lana's "Bwakaw" wherein well-regarded Filipino actor, Eddie Garcia, plays a gay man (Rene) in his 70s, who finally admits his sexuality when he falls for a tricycle taxi driver. Rene lives in a rural area with a dog whose name is the same as the movie title. The movie is playing on October 7, 10 and 12 at the Frances Beale Theater and at Alice Tully Hall. Click on this link to purchase tickets.

Alice Tully Hall is on Broadway at 65th Street.

On Saturday, October 6, "Not Fade Away" will play at Alice Tully Hall at 6 p.m., and again at 9 p.m. Travel back to the 1960s, when a group of young men form a rock band of their own in suburban New Jersey. The coming-of-age debut film by David Chase, who created "The Sopranos", captures the awkwardness of youth and the confusing attitudes of those years gone by. For more information, check out this link.

Also showing at Alice Tully Hall is "The Paperboy" whose cast includes modern-day legends, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron. Set in Florida, the story revolves around McConaughey's investigation into the wrongful conviction of Cusack's character, who has been placed in death row. Don't miss its 8:30 p.m. show on Wednesday, October 3, as it'll be the only time it will play. Click here for tickets.

Playing at Walter Reade Theater and the Howard Gilman Theater (via the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center) are various films, such as "Outrage Beyond" from Japan, and "First Cousin Once Removed" from the US, which examines the director's personal experiences with his cousin's memory loss and undying spirit.

Walter Reade Theater is at 165 W 65th Street, north side between Broadway & Amsterdam, upper level.

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center is at 144 W 65th Street, south side between Broadway & Amsterdam.

Should you be passing by, don't forget to check their posters and collateral material for ongoing events.

Ongoing events

Then head to the appropriate box office, purchase some tickets, and get ready to watch films that capture a range of human emotions, experiences and ingenuity.

Box office at Alice Tully Hall.

What better way to celebrate the NYFF's golden year anniversary than to catch flicks that will touch you with their poignancy, relevance to current times, creativity and triumphs.

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Why? Enjoy an array of movies right in the Lincoln Center area.
When: From Friday, September 28 to Sunday, October 14. Check event schedule for film showings.
Where: Lincoln Center area
Cost: Varies.
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