Film at Lincoln Center announces an expanded footprint for the 59th New York Film Festival (September 24 – October 10), partnering with local arthouse theaters to bring NYFF59 films to new audiences.

NYFF has partnered with Anthology Film Archives (East Village), BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) (Fort Greene, Brooklyn), Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, Westchester), and Maysles Documentary Center (Harlem) to screen a selection of films from the 59th edition throughout the festival—complete list of films and showtimes below. These screenings allow filmmakers to share their work with passionate filmgoers across New York, and provide flexibility for movie lovers citywide and beyond. 

The festival will also present four outdoor screenings at Damrosch Park on the Lincoln Center campus, offering audiences another way to experience the festival. Programming is subject to change at all venues as well as Damrosch Park.

Director of NYFF Eugene Hernandez said, “Last year, we brought NYFF to drive-in screenings in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, ensuring that New Yorkers could attend the 2020 festival safely. But taking the Festival to neighborhoods beyond the Upper West Side remains our goal and this year as we celebrate cinema in a communal setting and on the big screen, we’re pleased to partner with four nonprofit cinemas. Thank you to our friends at Anthology, BAM, Maysles, and the Burns Film Center for working with us to connect the festival to new places and people! And of course, we’re also delighted to present outdoor screenings in our own backyard at Lincoln Center’s iconic Damrosch Park.”

Tickets for screenings at Anthology Film Archives, BAM, Jacob Burns Film Center, and Maysles Documentary Center will go on sale on Tuesday, September 7 at noon ET. Learn more here. Support of the New York Film Festival benefits Film at Lincoln Center in its nonprofit mission to promote the art and craft of cinema.

A limited number of tickets for the Damrosch Park screenings will be made free to the public. Information to register or claim free tickets is forthcoming. Damrosch Park tickets are also available for purchase beginning September 7 at noon ET. Learn more here



Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10003

Outside Noise
Dir. Ted Fendt
Friday, October 1, 8:00pm 

Social Hygiene
Dir. Denis Côté
Thursday, September 30, 8:00pm

30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Thursday, October 7, 6:00pm

The Lost Daughter
Dir. Maggie Gyllenhaal
Tuesday, October 5, 7:00pm

Dir. Rebecca Hall
Wednesday, October 6, 7:00pm

Dir. Sarah Maldoror
Thursday, October 7, 8:30pm

Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570

Marx Can Wait
Dir. Marco Bellocchio
Wednesday, September 29, 5:00pm

The Souvenir Part II
Dir. Joanna Hogg
Tuesday, September 28, 7:00pm

The Tsugua Diaries
Dir. Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes
Wednesday, September 29, 7:30pm 

The Worst Person in the World
Dir. Joachim Trier
Monday, September 27, 7:00pm

Maysles Documentary Center
343 Malcolm X Blvd. New York, NY 10027

Chameleon Street
Dir. Wendell B. Harris Jr.
Screening with:
James Baldwin: From Another Place (An NYFF58 Selection)
Dir. Sedat Pakay
Monday, October 4, 8:00pm

Dir. Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher
Wednesday, October 6, 8:00pm

Damrosch Park
Amsterdam Avenue and W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023 

Assault on Precinct 13
Dir. John Carpenter
Sunday, October 3, 7:00pm

Mississippi Masala
Dir. Mira Nair
Saturday, September 25, 7:30pm
The NYFF59 Revivals presentation of Mississippi Masala is sponsored by Turner Classic Movies.

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
Dir. Melvin Van Peebles
Sunday, September 26, 7:30pm

The Velvet Underground
Dir. Todd Haynes
Screening with:
Songs for Drella
Dir. Ed Lachman
Saturday, October 2, 7:00pm

NYFF59 will feature in-person screenings, as well as select outdoor and virtual events. In response to distributor and filmmaker partners and in light of festivals returning and theaters reopening across the country, NYFF will not offer virtual screenings for this year’s edition. 

Proof of vaccination will be required for all staff, audiences, and filmmakers at NYFF59 venues. FLC requires all guests to maintain face coverings consistent with the current CDC guidelines inside their spaces regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, NYFF59 will adhere to a comprehensive series of health and safety policies in coordination with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and state and city medical experts, while adapting as necessary to the current health crisis. Visit for more information. 

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema and takes place September 24 – October 10, 2021. An annual bellwether of the state of cinema that has shaped film culture since 1963, the festival continues an enduring tradition of introducing audiences to bold and remarkable works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.