R.I.P. New Yorker Films


After 43 years, New Yorker Films announced today that the company is going out of business. Dan Talbot founded the theater at the height of his successful run at the old New Yorker Theater on Broadway and 88th. The company made its name — and, in turn, made the act of New York filmgoing — synonymous with the boundary-pushing cinema of international auteurs, including Bertolucci, Bresson, Chabrol, Fellini, Godard, Herzog, Malle, and Schlondorff. Most recently, the distributor championed the excellent filmmakers Hong Sang-Soo (Woman is the Future of Man) and Jia Zhang-Ke (Still Life), among many others. [IndieWire]