More screenings of major new movies and some exciting surprise guests.
Special World Premiere Presentation • Presented in RealD 3DAng Lee’s brave, heartbreaking adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel, the story of an Iraq war hero (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who comes home with his fellow members of Bravo Company for a victory tour culminating in a patriotic halftime show in Dallas, is not only a great film but a giant step forward in the art of cinema.
World Premiere · Special guests to appear in person!*Lin-Manuel Miranda takes us inside the making of his groundbreaking American musical Hamilton, which started with his discovery of Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, a poor immigrant from the Caribbean who became one of the Founding Fathers. Interviews, work sessions, and electrifying, fully staged Broadway performance clips abound.
Special U.S. Premiere Presentation • Q&A with Pablo Larraín, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and screenwriter Noah OppenheimPablo Larraín’s first English-language film is a bolt out of the blue, a fugue-like study of Jackie Kennedy, brilliantly acted by Natalie Portman, dramatizing events from just before, during, and after JFK’s assassination.
Film Comment Presents · Q&A with Terence Davies, Cynthia Nixon, and producer Sol Papadopoulos*The great British director Terence Davies turns his attention to 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson for this formally audacious triumph starring a revelatory Cynthia Nixon.
Free Event • Sponsored by HBO®For its September-October 2016 edition, Film Comment, the most important and renowned critical film magazine in the U.S. for more than 50 years, has come out of the gate with an issue devoted to the vitality of movies today, as well as an elaborate special section on films featured in the 54th New York Film Festival. For this panel a selection of the magazine’s editors, new contributors, and longtime writers will join to discuss issues raised and questions asked in its pages. Scheduled guests: Shonni Enelow, Michael Koresky, Nick Pinkerton, Nicolas Rapold, Imogen Sara Smith, Farihah Zaman.
Free Event • Sponsored by HBO®In this special roundtable discussion, a selection of different directors from around the world whose films are screening in this year’s New York Film Festival talk together in a discussion moderated by Film Comment editor Nicolas Rapold. It’s the rare chance to see some of today’s most important filmmakers in dialogue with each other, talking about their experiences watching and creating movies. Scheduled guests: Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper), Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius), Alison Maclean (The Rehearsal).
Free Event • Sponsored by HBO®For the second year in a row, Film Comment contributing critics and editors gather for the festival’s last weekend and talk about the films they’ve seen, discussing—and arguing about—their favorites in the lineup, from Main Slate to beyond. Scheduled guests: Margaret Barton-Fumo, K. Austin Collins, Eric Hynes, Violet Lucca, Aliza Ma, Nicolas Rapold.
The New York Film Festival tradition known as “An Evening with” is a limited-seating event that includes an intimate dinner and conversation between an important star of the film world and NYFF Director Kent Jones. Past honorees include Pedro Almodóvar, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, and more. We’re pleased to announce that this year we are offering two special nights featuring two of the brightest young actors working today.