September 30 marks opening night for the 60th annual New York Film Festival. Netflix drama White Noise starring Raffey Cassidy, Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig will hit the silver screen first at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center for two showings at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets for the general public go on sale September 19 at 12 p.m. EST, with special passes currently available for Film at Lincoln Center members.
Founded by Richard Roud and Amos Vogel in 1963, the New York Film Festival brings some of the year’s most exciting cinematic works from around the globe. It runs from September 30 to October 16 across screens at Walter Reade Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and Alice Tully Hall. And, “As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, NYFF will also 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),” states the NYFF website.
The New York Film Festival’s “Main Slate” features 32 feature-length films this year. These selections feature several from the United States, including a new documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras called All the Beauty and the Bloodshed. It details “the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic,” states the event website.
Closing night will also feature a domestic picture, The Inspection. Elegance Bratton makes his narrative debut with a drama based on his own personal experiences as a gay man living on the streets before entering basic training in the Marine Crops.
Iranian film director Jafar Panahi, who was arrested in July before quickly being sentenced to six years in jail for criticizing the Iranian government, has his film, No Bears, premiering. On the subject of relocating to a rural border town in Turkey, “Panahi keeps pulling the narrative rug out from under the viewer as he confronts tradition and progress, city and country, spiritual belief and photographic evidence, and the human desire to escape from oppression,” writes NYFF. No Bears premieres on Sunday, October 9, at Alice Tully Hall at 12 p.m.
For an interactive schedule and to view showtimes and film pages, click here.
For tickets and passes, click here.