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Gotham Awards Nominees on Their Favorite New York Movies

Posted November 29, 2010 to photo album "Gotham Awards Nominees on Their Favorite New York Movies"

As part of Movie City New York, a selection of the nominees at the 2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards choose the NYC movie that means the most to them.

Slide 1: Introduction
Slide 2: Rachel Grady
Slide 3: Kevin Asch
Slide 4: Derek Cianfrance
Slide 5: Laurel Nakadate
Slide 6: Laura Poitras
Slide 4: Derek Cianfrance

Slide 4: Derek Cianfrance

Derek Cianfrance
Director, Blue Valentine
Best Feature nominee

Husbands by John Cassavetes. I love it because it doesn't try and control the energy of the city. Rather, it embraces it. the actors swim in it, amongst its faces, its sounds, its smells. My favorite scene has to be when Cassavetes, Peter Falk, and Ben Gazzara have the walking race during mid-morning Manhattan foot traffic. It is really a stolen moment in the city. We paid homage to it in Blue Valentine when Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling have a backwards race on the night time streets of Williamsburg.”