Along with other tributes to such artists as Mexican director Arturo Ripstein, American documentary auteur Les Blank, and British-born Nicholas Roeg (Bad Timing and Performance, with Mick Jagger, are among the six or seven of his works shown here), the Festival has also dedicated a whole section – "New Hollywood 2" – to American films that have been impacted by – and are testimonies to – the socio-cultural upheaval of the late '60s - early '70s. A selection that includes Robert Altman's McCabe & Ms Miller, Hal Ashby's Last Detail, Paul Mazursky's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice William Friedkin's French Connection, Martin Scorsese's New York, New York, and Noel Black rarely seen gem, Pretty Poison, starring – be still my heart -- Tuesday Weld! (If you are not unconditionally crazy about Miss Weld, don't call yourself a film lover). Seeing these films again feels like reuniting with old friends you haven't seen in a long while and discovering that, despite the passing of time, they have lost nothing of their sharpness, beauty and élan.
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