Encore screenings at @thenyff are on sale now! 🎟 Reserve your seats to some of the festival’s most anticipated films, including Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Irishman, Marriage Story, The Booksellers, A Girl Missing, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, Saturday Fiction, and more. Tickets at the link in bio. #NYFF
The 57th edition of @thenyff begins in one week with the world premiere of @martinscorsese_’s The Irishman! 🎥 Starting this Saturday at 10am, additional tickets will be available to some of the most popular screenings & encore screenings will go on sale, including The Irishman, Marriage Story, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Saturday Fiction, To the Ends of the Earth, and more. See the full list at filmlinc.org/nyff 🎟 #nyff #theirishman #martinscorsese
Kent Jones, Director of the @thenyff and Chair of the NYFF Selection Committee, will step down following this year’s 57th edition—his seventh in the role. Film at Lincoln Center wishes him the best in the next phase of his career and we look forward to celebrating his legacy at the 57th #NYFF! See the full announcement and join us in reflecting on his history at filmlinc.org/kentjones (photo by @seandiserio)
Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival and Chair of the NYFF Selection Committee, will step down following this year’s 57th edition—his seventh in the role. Jones has been associated with @filmlinc for more than two decades, as a year-round programmer, NYFF selection committee member, and @filmcommentmagazine contributor. In his time as Director of NYFF, he has expanded the festival with a series of sidebars and new sections that showcase the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center space while maintaining the artistic integrity of the festival with a tightly curated program. His tenure saw the advent of the Spotlight on Documentary and Convergence sections; the first-ever selection of a documentary to open the festival with @ava’s 13TH; and, in 2018, the best-attended NYFF to date. “At some point when I was pretty young and already deep into movies, the New York Film Festival became a beacon for me,” said Jones. “Throughout its history, it has been a true home for the art of cinema—that was how it began with Richard Roud and Amos Vogel, that was how it remained with my predecessor Richard Peña, and that was how I’ve done my best to maintain it. I thank my colleagues, I thank the board for sticking to the original mission, I thank our audiences, I thank our colleagues in the industry, but most of all I thank the filmmakers. It’s been a joy and an honor to present their work.” Join us in reflecting on Kent Jones's history with #NYFF and beyond! We’ve shared a selection of Q&As and photos throughout the years at filmlinc.org/kentjones
With the 57th edition of @thenyff right around the corner, get an extensive preview of the rich and diverse lineup on this week’s Film at Lincoln Center Podcast, featuring programmers Kent Jones and @brighter_later with #NYFF Editorial Director Michael Koresky. They discuss this year’s Main Slate, from Martin Scorsese’s Opening selection The Irishman to Noah Baumbach’s Centerpiece selection Marriage Story, as well as Liberté, Synonyms, Vitalina Varela, To the Ends of the Earth, Atlantics, First Cow, Pain and Glory, Varda by Agnès, and more. Listen now on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, and more. 🎧
To mark the long-awaited return of George and Ira Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess to the @metopera, Film at Lincoln Center is proud to present a panel discussion and special screening of Otto Preminger’s rarely-seen 1959 film adaptation, which stars Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge in the iconic title roles of Porgy, a disabled beggar, and Bess, the troubled woman he loves. Set in a vividly stylized rendering of early twentieth-century Charleston, the film boasts a supporting cast that includes Brock Peters as Bess’s hot-tempered lover, and Sammy Davis Jr. as her opportunistic dope dealer. Playing on September 19 at 7pm, it will be preceded by a panel discussion with Preminger biographer Foster Hirsch, Maurice Wheeler, co-curator of the Met’s Black Voices at the Met exhibition, and tenor Frederick Ballentine who performs the role of Sportin’ Life in the Met’s new production. #porgyandbess #ottopreminger #sidneypoitier #dorothydandridge #metopera #filmlinc #gershwin
Tickets for the 57th @thenyff are now on sale! Secure yours at filmlinc.org/nyff 🎟 Reminder: once in the #NYFF queue, don’t refresh or your spot will reset. Sold out? Subscribe to our newsletter for added tickets & screenings updates! 📸: Pietro Marcello’s Main Slate selection and Venice winner Martin Eden.
“The music conquers doubt and unhappiness, and when it ends, you feel healed,” says @nymag. The stunning new restoration of Say Amen, Somebody opens today! A cappella gospel performance by Songs of Solomon Choral Union/Pneumatica at the start of the 6:45pm shows tonight and tomorrow. These screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director George T. Nierenberg and choir director Bishop Chantel Wright. Cinematographers Ed Lachman and Don Lenzer will join the Q&A tonight. 🎶
Ognjen Glavonić's gripping thriller, an #NDNF selection, is now playing exclusively at Film at Lincoln Center. Introductions by producer Stefan Ivancic and cinematographer Tatjana Krstevski at the 7:15pm screening tonight and Ivancic at the 5pm screening tomorrow.
This Friday at 8pm, join Film at Lincoln Center and @metopera for a FREE outdoor screening of Funny Face at Josie Robertson Plaza. Directed by the legendary Stanley Donen, who died this year at age 94, Funny Face is one of the most delightful movies of the 1950s, a Paris-set musical featuring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire at their most charming. With gowns by Hubert de Givenchy and a selection of beloved songs by George and Ira Gershwin, the Oscar-nominated musical follows the transformation of Hepburn’s demure bookstore girl into a fashion icon, with the help of Astaire’s photographer (a character inspired by Richard Avedon). #funnyface #audreyhepburn #fredastaire #stanleydonen #filmlinc #freeatlincolncenter #metopera
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.