September 19 – 25

With the 52nd annual New York Film Festival on the horizon (September 26 – October 12), with its rich lineup comprising many of the brightest lights in world cinema, the Film Society invites you to whet your appetite with a sampling of past triumph from these luminaries. Before you see Paul Thomas Anderson tackle Pynchon with Inherent Vice, watch him take on vice of a different nature in Boogie Nights. Before David Fincher debuts his enigmatic new thriller Gone Girl, catch his true-crime tour de force, Zodiac. And before Alain Resnais takes his final bow with Life of Riley, see him grapple with questions of mortality in Love Unto Death. Whether you’re an auteurist, a completist, or simply an enthusiast, NYFF Opening Acts takes you deep into the back catalogs of today’s foremost talents.