The New York Film Festival has been around for 54 years, and for the first time it’s kicking off the event with a documentary. This year the lineup features 22 main slates and three world premieres. Here are six to keep an eye out for.
Named after the 13th Amendment (which bans slavery except as a punishment for a crime), this documentary is Ava DuVernay’s follow-up to Selma, taking an in-depth look at America’s prison system.
Adam Driver (of Star Wars fame) plays the lead role in a film that explores the crossroads of creativity and everyday life. Driver plays Paterson, a bus driver and amateur poet who lives in Paterson, N.J., home of William Carlos Williams, Lou Costello and Allen Ginsburg.
20th Century Women
Mark Mills will be premiering 20th Century Women at NYFF, starring Annette Bening, Billy Crudup and Elle Fanning. The comedy is an exploration of late ‘70s middle-class America, following a single mom living the bohemian life in Santa Barbara.
The country’s hottest musical was recently the subject of a PBS documentary, Hamilton’s America, which takes a behind-the-curtain look at the Broadway production. It begins with Lin-Manuel Miranda performing at the White House Evening of Poetry in 2009, rapping the first track off his Hamilton Mixtape, a song that would later become Hamilton’s opening number.
I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach brings his Palme d’Or decorated film I, Daniel Blake to New York, depicting an aging carpenter’s friendship with a young single mother, set against the backdrop of modern Britain and economic austerity.
The Lost City of Z
James Gray adapts the true tale of Percy Fawcett, who set out into the Amazon in search of the lost city of Z in 1925. Fawcett disappeared, along with his team and son, as well as 100 people who went looking for the man.
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
When booking a vacation rental through homesharing sites like Airbnb, there are rules and regulations to keep in mind depending on your host, destination and a few other factors. Here are a few top tips for using the booking site for your upcoming summer vacation.