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New York Film Festival: On the Red Carpet and Beyond in Photos

David Fincher, Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, and more on the Gone Girl red carpet
Opening Night of NYFF52. Photo by Philip May.

David Fincher's Gone Girl made a glitzy bow as the 52nd New York Film Festival opened last weekend. Adapted by writer Gillian Flynn from her own novel, the film stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in the story of ill-fated couple Nick and Amy Dunne, which played multiple screenings Friday night. The film's director and cast members, including Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, packed the first red carpet of NYFF52. The evening later moved on to the Tavern on the Green for the Opening Night party.

The Gone Girl world premiere kicked off a week of sceening, red carpets, and on-stage conversations. Martin Scorsese, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Asia Argento, Ethan Hawke, Seymour Bernstein, Mathieu Amalric, Eugène Green, Damien Chazelle, Miles Teller, Bertrand Bonello, Gaspard Ulliel, Josh and Benny Safdie, Lisandro Alonso, and Abderrahmane Sissako are some of the many personalities who joined the NYFF this week.

The first full weekend of NYFF included Convergence, a celebration of immersive storytelling. Henry Jenkins, media scholar and author of several books including Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, packed the Francesca Beale Theater Saturday afternoon for his keynote address.

And Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow also brought out audiences for the debut of her PSA Last Days about the crisis of elephant poaching. Bigelow’s three-minute film, made in collaboration with concept designer Samuel Michlap, head of layout Lorenzo Martinez, and Duncan Studio, takes viewers, in reverse chronology, through every step in the blood-curdling process behind the ivory trade.

Check out some of the images from NYFF52's first week...

Ben Affleck faces the photographers at the Gone Girl premiere. Photo by Ilya Savenok.

Reese Witherspoon posed with some fans at the Gone Girl premiere. Photo by Ilya Savenok.

Martin Scorsese and The 50 Year Argument co-director David Tedeschi. Photo by Barbara Anastacio.

Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein on the red carpet for their doc, Seymour: An Introduction. Photo by Philip May.

NYFF Director Kent Jones, Film Society Executive Director Lesli Klainberg, Ethan Hawke, and director Lisandro Alonso
at An Evening with Ethan Hawke Tuesday night. Photo by Julie Cunnah.

Whiplash made a splash at NYFF. On the red carpet: director Damien Chazelle (center), actors Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons,
with Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker (far left) and Tom Bernard (far right). Photo by 
Olga Bas.

Director David Cronenberg and star Julianne Moore took a bow before the U.S. premier of
Maps to the Stars.
Photo by 
Barbara Anastacio.

Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow introduced her PSA
Last Days. Photo by Lindsey Seide.

La Sapienza director Eugène Green with Kino Lorber head Richard Lorber in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall.
Photo by Brian Brooks.

Mathieu Amalric does red carpet duties for
The Blue Room, which he directed and stars in. The film begins its theatrical
run in the U.S. this weekend. Photo by Philip May.

Asia Argento works the press in support of her NYFF feature
Misunderstood. Photo by Barbara Anastacio.

Saint Laurent director Bertrand Bonello and star Gaspard Ulliel presented their film on the late fashion designer for the 
first time outside France. Photo by Philip May.

Abderrahmane Sissako taking questions on his Cannes-winning feature Timbuktu. Photo by Sachyn Mital.

Heaven Knows What co-director Benny Safdie takes questions at NYFF Live, moderated by NYFF programmer Amy 
Taubin (fellow co-director Josh Safdie is on her right). Photo by Maya Korn.

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