Group 2: Best Student Films Of All Times From NYU

The International Student Film Festival is proud to present the best of films from the Steve Tisch Film School at New York University. Founded in 1965, the Tisch School in New York, back in the 1960s and 70s, was a springboard for the career of great directors the likes of Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, and others.  It is recognized as a cultural center in the film world thanks to its unique location in the heart of Manhattan, to which accordingly, its films sometimes celebrate the urban landscape of New York and sometimes take us far from New York and present us with a completely different world and new characters. This year, we are proud to present two compilations – the school’s finest pieces along with the best short and first films by the school’s greatest directors. The films are dedicated to film lovers and filmmakers who can certainly be inspired by these classic works.
The screening will be accompanied by the opening words of Dr. Ohad Landsman

USA5 minFictionNo dialogue1967

In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Script: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Peter Bernuth
Last Year in Vietnam
USA12 minExperimentalFrench1971

One of Oliver Stone’s first films, Last Year in Viet Nam presents part of his personal experiences after coming back as a war veteran from the Vietnam war, trying to cope with terrible memories from the front and the recurring sensation of isolation, anguish and alienation he felt while living in New York, still uncertain of what to do with his life.

Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Oliver Stone
USA22 minFictionEnglish1972

A photographer plans to blow up the Statue of Liberty in order to take a picture and thus get famous.

Director: Martin Brest
Script: Martin Brest
Camera: Jacques Haitkin
Editor: Martin Brest
Actors: Danny Devito, Rhea Perlman
It’s Not Just You Murray
USA15 minFictionEnglish1964

Now middle-aged, mobster Murray looks back at his humble beginnings as a bootlegger and his rise to becoming wealthy and highly influential.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Script: Martin Scorsese Mardik Martin
Camera: Richard H. Coll
Editor: Eli F. Bleich
Actors: Ira Rubin, Sam DeFazio, Andrea Martin
That Burning Question
USA27 minFictionEnglish1990

A teenage couple tries to save their romance while a man tries to set himself on fire.

Director: Alan Taylor
Script: Alan Taylor
Camera: Joe De Salvo
Editor: Alan Taylor
Actors: Andrew Lee Barrett, Kate Lanier, John Leguizamo.
Cinematheque TLV, Theatre 4
Thursday, 18:00
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