“The Class,” the stealth late entry that managed to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes, is about a year in an inner city high school, and is one of the few competition films I didn’t get to catch, so I’m pleased as rum punch to see that it’ll be at the festival. From the release:
Additionally, two showcases at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater will round out the festival’s main line-up with historical and alternative perspectives. The first, In the Realm of Oshima, runs throughout the festival to celebrate the work and pivotal influence of Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima. The annual Views from the Avant-Garde, presented during the festival’s second weekend, will feature a 30th anniversary presentation of Guy Debord’s In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.
[Photo: “The Class,” Sony Pictures Classics, 2008]