Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Transitions, or: Why You Should Be Excited for the Future of this Blog

by Eliza Rosenberry

In reawakening from this sleepy summer, we here at Bostonian on Film would like to thank our readers for their patience. Like many of you, we've spent the past few months in a transitory state; between our collective internships, jobs, travels, and sheer exhaustion due to humidity, regular updates to the site have become fewer and farther between. We apologize for this temporary lull with a promise to assume our usual enthusiasm within the next few weeks.
On a personal note, I am leaving Boston in the fall to pursue career opportunities in New York City. However, after discussions with the rest of the staff here, I'm going to remain the Editor-in-Chief of Bostonian on Film. More excitingly, I'll have access to a whole new world of movies! Many films premiere in New York weeks before they reach other cities, if they even reach there at all, and there are often promotional events, screenings, and talks that I wouldn't have access to in Boston.
That means more exciting blog posts, potential interviews, and information for all of you to enjoy. Read about the New York Film Festival after the jump.

The next upcoming film event in NYC is the New York Film Festival, which is in its 49th year. The line-up this year is phenomenal, and we're particularly excited that Sean Durkin's Martha Mary May Marlene has been chosen (read my post on his short film, Mary Last Seen, which was made as a predecessor for the feature film). There is an abundance of acclaimed international films as well as domestic productions, and a great balance of high-profile names and virtual unknowns.
My highlights are below, but I encourage you all to check out the NYFF website for more information.
- Roman Polanski's Carnage
- David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method
- Alexander Payne's Descendants
- Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World
- The Dardennes' The Kid with a Bike
- Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet
- Sean Durkin's Martha Mary May Marlene
- Lars von Trier's Melancholia
- Simon Curtis's My Week with Marilyn
- Steve McQueen's Shame
- Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In

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