Outside Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. 

UPDATE: In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Film Festival, you can become a Film Society Member for just $50! So don't wait… join now!*

The 50th edition of the New York Film Festival is getting closer! Are you following us?

As we countdown to the Opening Night of NYFF50 on Friday, September 28, we're getting ready for more announcements about the 2012 festival that we know you'll want to hear. We'll also be running some fun contests and giveaways and posting up-to-date info as we get closer to the start of the fest and all the way through Closing Night on Sunday, October 14.

We hope you'll take a moment to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get all the latest. You can also sign up for Film Society's newsletter for weekly blasts about our programming and news about NYFF50.

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The selection committee has been working all year to finalize a program of films for this year's festival and, here in the office, things are getting busier by the day. From now until Opening Night we'll be running daily posts on the NYFF blog covering the history of the festival, highlights from past editions, and spotlights on the films you'll be seeing in this year's lineup. And, of course, our year-by-year survey of NYFF continues each week with our ongoing 50 Years of the New York Film Festival series. We hope you'll follow us to the 50th and join us at Lincoln Center from September 28 – October 14 for this landmark edition of the New York Film Festival.

General Public tickets for the 50th New York Film Festival go on sale September 9. There will be a pre-sale ticketing period for Film Society Patrons and Members prior to that date. Join Film Society by August 29 to take advantage of this priority period. For more info on attending the 50th NYFF, please visit the NYFF Tickets section of the website.

*Please note: the “$50 for 50th” special offer is only for the Film Lover level, must be purchased by 5pm EST on August 29 in order to be included in the Member Priority Ticket Period for the 50th NYFF, can only be purchased online, and is not available to current or renewing Members.