NYFF menu: Hong Kong, Brazil, bizarre


The 45th annual New York Film Festival will feature three main sidebars this year. "Tropical Analysis: The Films of Joaquim Pedro de Andrade" will screen all 13 features and shorts from the director pivotal in Brazil's Cinema Novo movement. The 11th annual "Views from the Avant-Garde" includes programs from helmers Robert Beavers, Ernie Gehr, Peter Hutton and Ken Jacobs. "Chinese Modern: A Tribute to Cathay Studios" focuses on films from the influential Hong Kong stodios in the 1950s. The NYFF runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 14 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in Manhattan.