Roberto Minervini's passionately urgent, lyrical NYFF selection is now playing and the intimate documentary on Toni Morrison returns to Film at Lincoln Center in remembrance of the late, legendary artist.
Featuring new films from Pedro Almodóvar, Olivier Assayas, Noah Baumbach, Bong Joon-ho, Mati Diop, Nadav Lapid, Edward Norton, Kelly Reichardt, Angela Schanelec, Céline Sciamma, Martin Scorsese, Agnès Varda, and more.
Our holiday series is a career-spanning retrospective of Agnès Varda, the most comprehensive survey to date of the late filmmaker’s vast canon with more than 30 films from her 60-plus-year career. Starts December 20, presented with @janus_films!The director’s final work, Varda by Agnès, is a 57th @thenyff Main Slate selection and will open at FLC on November 22 to coincide with the retrospective. We’ve also announced the 57th New York Film Festival will be dedicated to Varda’s memory. When Varda died earlier this year at age 90, the world lost one of its most inspirational cinematic radicals. From her 1954 feature debut La Pointe Courte, a groundbreaking fiction-documentary hybrid, to her New Wave treasures Cléo from 5 to 7 and Le Bonheur to her inquiries into those on society’s outskirts like Vagabond (NYFF23), The Gleaners and I (NYFF38), and the 2017 Oscar nominee Faces Places (NYFF55), she made enduring films that were both forthrightly political and gratifyingly mercurial. Her cinema, which included a wide variety of forms—from lyrical nonfiction portraits to fanciful fictions to a political, feminist musical—and which were made with all kinds of equipment and budgets, were an inspiration to filmmakers all over the world for decades. Film at Lincoln Center is proud to present a retrospective of Varda’s work, which features more than 30 films from her 60-plus-year career, and kicks off a nationwide tour. See more details at filmlinc.org/varda [Photo by Julie Cunnah]
The lineup for Projections, our annual showcase of innovative and experimental works, at the 57th #NYFF has been unveiled! Presented with support from @mubi, Projections features 40 short and feature films, representing 21 countries with six world premieres, six North American premieres, and 19 U.S. premieres. Among the highlights are the North American premiere of Minh Quý Trương’s striking feature The Tree House; Thomas Heise’s monumental essay film Heimat Is a Space in Time, utilizing both new material and archival footage to reflect on the fraught evolution of Germany’s national identity; a new 35mm restoration of avant-garde film pioneer Pat O’Neill’s 1974 film Saugus Series, a dazzling showcase for his groundbreaking work with the optical printer; Longa noite, the long-awaited sophomore feature from Arraianos filmmaker Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro; and a special free program dedicated to the memory of the late filmmaker and Projections alum Jonathan Schwartz, featuring seven of his 16mm films. The lineup also features new work from several Film at Lincoln Center alumni: @mikorevereza (Distancing), whose No Data Plan screened in Art of the Real 2019; @akosuadoma (Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us), a Projections alum whose short films have also screened in the NY @africanfilmfest and New Directors/New Films; Luise Donschen (Entire Days Together), an alum of Art of the Real; and Burak Çevik (A Topography of Memory) and James N. Kienitz Williams (This Action Lies), both alums of #NDNF 2019. See the full announcement at the link in bio.
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The Main Slate at the 57th @thenyff showcases films from 17 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their NYFF debuts, and captivating features that earned acclaim at international festivals! ✨ Explore the full lineup, including the official #NYFF poster designed by Pedro Almodóvar, at filmlinc.org/nyff Limited Festival Passes available! 🎞 Become a member by Thursday (Contributor or above) to receive pre-sale access. Single tickets go on sale September 8 at noon.
Scary Movies is “NYC’s hottest horror festival,” says @fangoria. The 12th edition kicks off August 16, featuring the darkly funny Opening Night selection Villains starring Maika Monroe and Bill Skarsgård, the adrenaline-fueled Closing Night selection Ready or Not, and more terrifying premieres and rediscoveries! 😱 Save with a 3+ film discount package for select screenings, available at the link in bio or at our box office.
Just announced: @thenyff Closing Night film is Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn, making its New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 11, 2019. “NYFF has been my hometown festival for nearly 30 years, and it’s consistently one of the best curated festivals in the world,” said @edwardnortonofficial. “Every year I look forward to meeting up with old friends and colleagues to go watch the year’s best films in their program. NYFF always perfectly straddles everything I love about the movies. They balance serious audiences and thoughtful conversations about film with just the right level of glamour and celebratory fun. To have this particular film—which grew out of my love affair with New York—selected for Closing Night is just a huge thrill . . . a dream come true, actually.” See the full announcement and secure your NYFF57 Festival Pass at the link in bio–limited quantities available! #motherlessbrooklyn #edwardnorton #jonathanlemem #alecbaldwin #brucewillis #willemdafoe #gugumbatharaw #bobbycannavale #lesliemann #cherryjones #thomyorke #wyntonmarsalis #nyff
Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn is the Closing Night selection of the 57th #NYFF, making its New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 11, 2019! In an unusually bold adaptation, writer-director @edwardnortonofficial has transplanted the main character of Jonathan Lethem’s best-selling novel Motherless Brooklyn from modern Brooklyn into an entirely new, richly woven neo-noir narrative, re-set in 1950s New York. Emotionally shattered by a botched job, Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective with Tourette syndrome, finds himself drawn into a multilayered conspiracy that expands to encompass the city’s ever-growing racial divide and the devious personal and political machinations of a Robert Moses–like master builder, played by Alec Baldwin. Featuring a rigorously controlled star turn by Norton and outstanding additional supporting performances by Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, @gugumbatharaw, @bobby_cannavale, @lesliemann, and Cherry Jones, plus a haunting soundtrack (featuring a score by Daniel Pemberton, with orchestration by Wynton Marsalis, and an original song by @thomyorke), Motherless Brooklyn is is the kind of production Hollywood almost never makes anymore, and a complexly conceived, robust evocation of a bygone era of New York that speaks to our present moment. See the full announcement and secure your NYFF57 Festival Pass at the link in bio–limited quantities available! #motherlessbrooklyn #edwardnorton #jonathanlemem #alecbaldwin #brucewillis #willemdafoe #gugumbatharaw #bobbycannavale #lesliemann #cherryjones #thomyorke #wyntonmarsalis
Happy birthday, @schwarzenegger! See a trio of his '80s classics–Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, and The Running Man–during our J. Hoberman-curated series Make My Day: American Movies in the Age of Reagan, August 23-September 2. Tickets on sale this Thursday, featuring 2-for-1 double features.
Just announced: @thenyff Centerpiece selection is Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson! Secure your seats with an #NYFF Festival Pass—limited quantities available. “What amazed me about Marriage Story is the way that Noah keeps the many conflicting emotions between his characters flowing into and around and under and over each other, so beautifully that the film achieves the condition of music,” said New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones. “In fact, it actually flowers into song in two of the film’s loveliest and most surprising moments. Marriage Story is a heartbreaker, it’s very funny, and it has an emotional complexity that’s worthy of Bergman.” #noahbaumbach #marriagestory #adamdriver #scarlettjohansson
This Thursday, join us for a FREE outdoor screening of @leeunkrich's extraordinary, emotional Oscar-winning animation Coco & a special performance by the effervescent Latin fusion band @lasantacecilia! The #LCOutofDoors event kicks off at 7pm at @LincolnCenter’s Damrosch Park. Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance. 🎸🇲🇽 See more details at filmlinc.org/coco #FreeAtLincolnCenter #coco #pixar #lasantacecilia #filmlinc #lincolncenter #freenyc
Benjamín Naishtat's Rojo, opening today at Film at Lincoln Center, is "superbly sinister and stylish," says @Variety. "A witheringly provocative examination of temporary moral eclipse becoming permanent moral apocalypse." In mid-’70s Argentina, at the height of that country’s infamous Dirty War, Claudio (Darío Grandinetti) is a well-heeled, cool-headed lawyer living with his wife and teenage daughter in a comfortable provincial suburb. When an innocuous dinner date ends in a startling altercation with a stranger, Claudio’s apparently placid lifestyle is disrupted, and fault lines begin to appear in the frictionless surface of his professional and domestic existence. What follows is a brooding, warm-hued fugue, where political calculations, economic stratagems, and tenuous social mores are played out with slow-burning ferocity against a harmonic bassline of barely repressed indignation and simmering paranoia. #benjaminnaishtat #rojo #rojofilm #filmlinc
Celebrate #PrideMonth this Thursday at @filmcommentmagazine’s free talk on the changing landscape of LGBTQ cinema and criticism, featuring special guests Melissa Anderson (4Columns), Wesley Morris (The New York Times), Mark Harris (author, Pictures at a Revolution, Five Came Back), and Farihah Zaman, joining Film Comment’s Michael Koresky—writer of its biweekly column Queer & Now & Then. 🌈 Talk begins at 6:30pm at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater with free tickets distributed starting an hour prior. Register early at filmlinc.org! Can’t make it? Subscribe to the Film Comment Podcast. 🎧 #lgbt #queer #filmlinc #filmcomment #freetalk #lgbtq #pride #callmebyyourname #carol #moonlight #pariah #happytogether