Film at Lincoln Center announces additional Talks and special events for the 60th New York Film Festival (September 30–October 16). NYFF60 Talks are presented by HBO®, complementing festival screenings with a series of free panel discussions and in-depth conversations among a wide range of guests.
In addition to the exciting lineup of previously announced free Talks, festival attendees are invited to join visionary director Park Chan-wook in an in-depth conversation about his remarkable oeuvre and the making of his latest masterwork, Decision to Leave. We are also pleased to announce special guest moderators for two Deep Focus events: actress Emily Mortimer will be in conversation with Noah Baumbach (White Noise, NYFF60 Opening Night) on October 1, and novelist and critic Elif Batuman will moderate the discussion with Annie Ernaux (The Super 8 Years, NYFF60 Spotlight) on October 11.
Festival members are also welcome to attend a conversation with Effie T. Brown, moderated by Academy Award® nominated and Emmy-winning producer and director Lisa Cortés about her work as a producer and advocate for diversity and inclusion within the film industry. A producer of the NYFF60 Closing Night film The Inspection, Brown is CEO of Gamechanger Films, which produces, develops, and finances content by and about women, POC, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.
An Evening with Tilda Swinton features the award-winning actor and artist as she takes the stage for what promises to be an engaging and candid conversation. Reuniting with Joanna Hogg, Swinton stars in the NYFF60 Main Slate selection The Eternal Daughter and, in a performance of rich, endless surprise, turns in one of the most remarkable acting feats in her astonishing career. Tickets are on sale now; talk-only tickets are $30 (General Public) / $25 (Members). A special package is also available featuring a ticket to the talk, access to a private reception with Tilda Swinton, and a ticket to the sold-out screening of The Eternal Daughter on October 10 at 9pm at Alice Tully Hall. For more information, please contact the Patron Desk at [email protected] or (212) 875-5668. Proceeds support Film at Lincoln Center in its nonprofit mission to support the art and craft of cinema.
This September, cinema lost one of its most iconoclastic and influential artists and thinkers when Jean-Luc Godard passed away at age 91. To say that Godard’s mark upon film history and aesthetics is profound would be a vast understatement: few have so radically transformed our understanding of the medium’s possibilities, of the inextricable link between cinema and politics, of the ways in which thought itself can play out within and between images and sounds. Godard wasn’t merely a fixture at the New York Film Festival: from its very beginning (his contribution to the omnibus film Ro.Go.Pa.G., “The New World”, was included in the inaugural NYFF in 1963), Godard’s work has been a guiding light for the festival, with more than 25 films selected across every decade of the festival’s 60-year-existence. (Additionally, he was the subject of an extensive retrospective at NYFF51.) It will take decades to come to grips with the extent of his intervention into film art, but for now, we pay tribute to an artist who exhilarated and challenged us year after year by presenting his final film, 2018’s sprawling, dense, testament-like The Image Book (an NYFF56 Main Slate selection), on a loop and for free in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center throughout the festival’s first week.
Talks are organized by Devika Girish and Madeline Whittle, in collaboration with Eugene Hernandez and Dennis Lim. Deep Focus: Park Chan-wook is sponsored by Vulture.
Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema and takes place September 30–October 16, 2022. 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.
Along with screenings at Lincoln Center, as part of its 60th anniversary celebration, the New York Film Festival will offer festival screenings in all five boroughs of New York City in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Staten Island), BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) (Brooklyn), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx), Maysles Documentary Center (Harlem), and the Museum of the Moving Image (Queens). Each venue will present a selection of films throughout the festival; a complete schedule can be found here. NYFF60 tickets are on sale now.
FLC invites audiences to celebrate this milestone anniversary by reflecting on their NYFF experiences with our NYFF Memories survey and by taking part in our Letterboxd Watch Challenge.
Please note: Masks are required for all staff, audiences, and filmmakers at all times in public spaces at FLC indoor spaces. Proof of full vaccination is not required for NYFF60 audiences at FLC indoor spaces, but full vaccination is strongly recommended. Visit filmlinc.org/safety for more information. For health and safety protocols at partner venues, please visit their official websites.
An Evening with Tilda Swinton
Take part in a special evening celebrating award-winning actor and artist Tilda Swinton as she takes the stage for a candid conversation. Reuniting with Joanna Hogg, Swinton stars in the NYFF60 Main Slate selection The Eternal Daughter and, in a performance of rich, endless surprise, turns in one of the most remarkable acting feats in her astonishing career. In the conversation, Swinton will reflect on her illustrious acting career, which began with Caravaggio (1985), the first of seven films she made with the director Derek Jarman. She earned wider international acclaim in Orlando (1992), Sally Potter’s film based on the novel by Virginia Woolf. In addition to Hogg, the extensive list of distinguished directors with whom Swinton has worked with includes Pedro Almodóvar, Joel and Ethan Coen, Luca Guadagnino, Bong Joon Ho, Jim Jarmusch, Lynne Ramsay, Béla Tarr, Wes Anderson, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. She received the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for Tony Gilroy’s Michael Clayton and in 2020 was the recipient of a BFI Fellowship and a Leon d’Oro at the Venice Film Festival for her lifetime’s work. New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis said of Swinton, “The woman of a thousand otherworldly faces, Tilda Swinton has created enough personas — with untold wigs, costumes and accents — to have become a roster of one. She’s a star, a character actor, a performance artist, an extraterrestrial, a trickster.“ Tickets on sale now.
Monday, October 10, 6:00pm, Walter Reade Theater
Three decades into his feature filmmaking career, cult-favorite Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook—recipient of the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival—makes his NYFF debut with Decision to Leave, an intricate Hitchcockian epic that both draws on familiar genres like the crime thriller and the melodrama and takes them in entirely new formal and psychological directions. We are excited to welcome Park for a deep-dive conversation delving into his long and acclaimed career, his affinity for genre filmmaking, his artistic influences and inspirations, and the making of his latest feature.
Sunday, October 9, 1:00pm, Amphitheater
A Conversation with Effie T. Brown
Join Effie T. Brown for a conversation with Lisa Cortés about her work as a producer and advocate for diversity and inclusion within the film industry. A producer of the NYFF60 Closing Night film The Inspection, Brown is CEO of Gamechanger Films, which produces, develops, and finances content by and about women, POC, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. Prior to joining Gamechanger, Brown produced Real Women Have Curves, Dear White People, HBO’s Project Greenlight, and executive produced Lee Daniels’ Star on FOX and Disney Channel’s Zombies. Most recently, Effie’s Gamechanger Films co-financed Netflix’s Passing, directed by Rebecca Hall, an NYFF59 selection. Currently, Effie is showrunning A Fashion Tale, a four-part Disney+/VICE docu series to be hosted by Gwen Stefani. As an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Brown serves as the Chair of the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee and is also a Board Member for the Museum.
Moderator Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award® nominated and Emmy-winning producer and director, renowned for creating challenging, visionary stories and empowering diverse voices. Her upcoming film credits include Little Richard: I Am Everything and The Empire of Ebony; she is co-director of All In: The Fight For Democracy (Amazon Studios) and producer of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary The Apollo. She was executive producer of the Academy Award-winning film Precious, and her film productions have received over 70 international awards and nominations. Lisa launched her early career as a music executive at the iconic Def Jam label and Rush Artist Management; she also was VP of A&R at Mercury Records, and founded the Loose Cannon label. She is on the Board of Directors of Film at Lincoln Center.
Wednesday, October 12, 5:00pm, Amphitheater
The Image Book
Jean-Luc Godard, 2018, Switzerland, 90m
Jean-Luc Godard’s “late period” probably began with 2001’s In Praise of Love, and since then he had formulated and enacted a path toward an ending: the ending of individual films, the ending of engagement with cinema, and, at age 87 upon the completion of his last film, the possible ending of his own existence. With The Image Book all barriers between the artist, his art, and his audience dissolved. The film is structured in chapters and predominantly comprises pre-existing images, many of which will be familiar from Godard’s previous work. The relationship between image and sound is, as always, intensely physical and sometimes jaw-dropping. An NYFF56 selection. Special thanks to Kino Lorber.
Saturday, October 1, 2:00pm-5pm, Amphitheater (2 plays)
Sunday, October 2, 4:00 – 5:30pm, Amphitheater
Monday, October 3, 12:00 – 3:00pm, Amphitheater (2 plays)
Tuesday, October 4, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Amphitheater (2 plays)
Wednesday, October 5, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Amphitheater (2 plays)
Thursday, October 6, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Amphitheater (2 plays)
Friday, October 7, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Amphitheater (2 plays)