NYFF54 Review: ‘PERSONAL SHOPPER’ shows Kristen Stewart is scary good.

PERSONAL SHOPPER   Olivier Assayas 2016 France French and English with English subtitles 105 minutes Kristen Stewart is the medium, in more ways than one, for this sophisticated genre exploration from director Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria, NYFF 2014). As a fashion assistant whose twin brother has died, leaving her bereft and longing for messages from the other side, Read More →

NYFF54 Review: ‘PATERSON’ is poetry in every sense of the word.

PATERSON written and directed by Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch 2016 USA 118 minutes Adam Driver is Paterson, a bus driver who writes poetry and happens to live and work in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, with his effervescent and energetic girlfriend (Golshifteh Farahani). Jim Jarmusch’s exquisite film is set to the rhythm of an individual consciousness and is made Read More →

NYFF54: ’13th’ opened the festival, but you can watch on Netflix today!

With such a broad subject matter, it’s quite astonishing how director Ava DuVernay was able to weave “talking heads” with facts, figures and history footage into the coherent and thought-provoking documentary, 13th. Starting with racism in the prison system, the film is about much more than that and covers a wide variety of issues that stem from the time of Read More →

NYFF54 Reviews: ‘SIERANEVADA’ & ‘THE REHEARSAL’

SIERANEVADASieranevada takes a peek inside a grieving family and the reality of being stuck in a small space with the people you love and hate. Days after the death of the family patriarch and the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks, we find our cast gathered together to honor their beloved father. While they wait for the priest to arrive, we discover, Read More →

Interactive Video Installation at New York Film Festival’s Convergence

View this post on Instagram Experiencing VR for the first time at this year's New York Film Festival in a Covergence press preview. I can say it's quite a trip. #NYFF54 #VR #filmliveshere @filmlinc Photo credit: @joeymagidson :) A post shared by Elizabeth Whittemore Ferry (@indiebizliz) on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:31pm PDT Featuring works by: Daniel Scheinert, Billy Chew, Read More →

Opening Night ’13th’ from Netflix opens the New York Film Festival

13TH will premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday, September 30, which is the first time a nonfiction work will open the festival. The film will launch globally on Netflix October 7, including a limited theatrical release. Tickets still available! Synopsis The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Read More →

Free Events at New York Film Festival – New Talks Announced

The 54th New York Film Festival will be chock full of free events, including HBO Directors Dialogues, NYFF Live talks, Convergence experiences and installations, and more. Tickets to following free events will be distributed at the corresponding box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the event. Please note that the line may form in advance of this time. Limit Read More →

First full-length narrative film shot in 4k, Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ will premiere at the New York Film Festival

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee’s highly anticipated Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walkastonished me, Read More →

New York Film Festival announces a wonderfully diverse lineup – Jim Jarmusch, Paul Verhoeven & Mia Hansen-Løve among directors

25 features include new films from Maren Ade, Pedro Almodóvar, Olivier Assayas, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Alain Guiraudie, Eugène Green, Mia Hansen-Løve, Hong Sangsoo, Jim Jarmusch, Barry Jenkins, Pablo Larraín, Ken Loach, Kenneth Lonergan, Alison Maclean, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Cristian Mungiu, Matías Piñeiro, Cristi Puiu, Kelly Reichardt, Gianfranco Rosi, Dash Shaw, and Paul Verhoeven The Film Society of Lincoln Center Read More →

‘The Lost City of Z’ from James Gray to close out the 54th New York Film Festival

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces The Lost City of Z, written and directed by James Gray (The Immigrant, Two Lovers), as the Closing Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival. The film, based on journalist David Grann’s nonfiction book of the same name, will make its World Premiere at the festival’s final gala screening on Saturday, Read More →

New York Film Festival announces Mike Mill’s ’20th Century Women’ as centerpiece

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the selection of 20th Century Women, written and directed by Mike Mills (Beginners), as the Centerpiece of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16). The gala screening on Saturday, October 8, will be the film’s World Premiere. Mills’s texturally and behaviorally rich new comedy keeps redefining itself as it Read More →

Netflix & New York Film Festival announce opening night film, the original documentary ‘The 13th’ from Ava DuVernay

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. The 13th is the first-ever nonfiction work to open the festival, and will debut on Netflix and open in a limited theatrical run Read More →