BYkids Preview: Being Muslim in New York 4pm | Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
NYFF Talks Join the Film Society of Lincoln Center and BYkids for a sneak peek of the newest BYkids short film, Being Muslim in New York, made by Faiza Almontaser, a 17-year-old from Brooklyn. Faiza's family immigrated to the U.S. from Yemen when she was in middle school, and she faced vicious bullying because of her Islamic identity. Mentored by the legendary pioneer of direct cinema, Albert Maysles, Faiza shows us her courageous and inspiring journey from victim to activist. Screening to be followed by a panel. Panelists: Holly Carter, Founder and Executive Director of BYkids; Albert Maysles, Documentary Filmmaker and Film Mentor; Faiza Almontaser, Filmmaker
The Hero Adrift (WGA) 7pm | Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
NYFF Live Join the writers of Gravity, Life of Pi, and Open Water in a conversation about the heroes adrift in each of their films. Moderated by WGA East President Michael Winship.
Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson (American Promise) 7:45pm | Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
NYFF Live Directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson will discuss American Promise. They will be joined by Debbie Almontaser, the Special Education Director of the Benjamin Banneker Academy and Dr. Lisa Yvette Waller, Director of the High School at the Dalton School. Moderated by the New York Film Festival’s Director of Programming, Kent Jones.