N.Y. film fest to honor Brazil's de Andrade


The 45th annual New York Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 28-Oct. 14 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, will honor Brazilian director Joaquim Pedro de Andrade with the New York Film Festival sidebar.

Andrade, who established himself in the 1950s and 60s as part of Brazil's Cinema Novo movement, first broke on to the scene with "The Priest and the Girl" in 1965 and again in 1969 with "Macunaima." The NYFF will screen the sidebar at the Walter Reade Theater.

The Film Society also announced the appointment of two new committee members, Scott Foundas and J. Hoberman who have replaced Philip Lopate and John Powers.

In addition to serving as film editor and chief film critic for L.A. Weekly, Foundas has also contributed to The Village Voice, Variety, The New York Times, Total Film (U.K.) and Cinema Scope (Canada). Foundas is also a memeber of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics.

Hoberman has been senior film critic at The Village Voice since 1988. He teaches in the Humanities Division at Cooper Union and is also a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.

The New York Film Festival features new works from international filmmakers over 17 days. The slate will be available the first Sunday after Labor Day.