60th New York Film Festival Main Slate Announced

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The Press Release:
Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) announces the 32 films that comprise the Main Slate of the 60th New York Film Festival (NYFF), taking place September 30–October 16 at Lincoln Center and in venues across the city.

Festival Passes are now on sale, with discounts through Friday, August 12. NYFF60 single tickets will go on sale to the General Public on September 19, with pre-sale access for FLC Members and Pass holders prior to this date. Save 20% on FLC Memberships through August 16.

“If there is one takeaway from this year’s Main Slate, it is cinema’s limitless capacity for renewal,” said Dennis Lim, artistic director, New York Film Festival. “Collectively, the films in the program suggest that this renewal takes many forms: breathtaking debuts, veterans pulling off new tricks, filmmakers of all stripes seeking new and surprising forms of expression and representation. We love the range and eclecticism of this group of films and are excited to share it with audiences.”

This year’s Main Slate showcases films produced in 18 different countries, featuring new titles from renowned auteurs, exceptional work from returning NYFF directors as well as those making their NYFF debuts, and celebrated films from festivals worldwide, including Cannes prizewinners: Claire Denis’s Stars at Noon; Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave; Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness; and Charlotte Wells’s debut feature film, Aftersun. Carla Simón’s Alcarràs was awarded the Golden Bear at the 72nd Berlinale Festival, and Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes took the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and the l’Oeil d’Or for best documentary at Cannes.

Appearing in the NYFF Main Slate for the first time are Margaret Brown, Davy Chou (New Directors/New Films 2017), Laura Citarella (ND/NF 2015), Alice Diop (ND/NF 2021 and Art of the Real 2022), Mark Jenkin (ND/NF 2019), Marie Kreutzer, Ryuji Otsuka and Huang Ji, and Cyril Schäublin (ND/NF 2015). Hong Sangsoo marks his 18th and 19th film festival selections with The Novelist’s Film and Walk Up; additional returning NYFF filmmakers include Todd Field, Mia Hansen-Løve, Joanna Hogg, Pietro Marcello, Cristian Mungiu, Jafar Panahi, Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Kelly Reichardt, Paul Schrader, Albert Serra, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Frederick Wiseman.

As previously announced, the Opening Night selection is Noah Baumbach’s White Noise; Laura Poitras’s documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is the Centerpiece; and, marking his first appearance in the festival, Elegance Bratton’s narrative debut The Inspection will close NYFF60. James Gray’s Armageddon Time will be the NYFF 60th anniversary screening event, celebrating the enduring spirit of New York City and the New York Film Festival. Currents, Revivals, Spotlight, and Talks sections will be announced in the coming weeks.

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 list of films and showtimes will be announced later this month.

Please note: Masks are required for all staff, audiences, and filmmakers at all times 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 & safety protocols at partner venues, please visit their official websites.

The NYFF Main Slate selection committee, chaired by Dennis Lim, also includes Eugene Hernandez, Florence Almozini, K. Austin Collins, and Rachel Rosen. Regina Riccitelli is the NYFF programming coordinator, and Violeta Bava, Michelle Carey, Leo Goldsmith, and Gina Telaroli serve as festival advisors. Matt Bolish is the producer of NYFF.

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.

Festival Passes are available in limited quantities with discounts through this Friday, August 12. NYFF60 single tickets, including those for partner venue screenings, will go on sale to the General Public on Monday, September 19 at noon ET, with pre-sale access for FLC Members and Pass holders prior to this date. Save 20% on FLC Memberships through August 16 with the code SUMMER22. Support of NYFF benefits Film at Lincoln Center in its nonprofit mission to promote the art and craft of cinema. NYFF60 press and industry accreditation is now open and the application deadline is August 31.

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.

The 60th New York Film Festival Main Slate

Opening Night: White Noise (Dir. Noah Baumbach)

Centerpiece: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Dir. Laura Poitras)

Closing Night: The Inspection (Dir. Elegance Bratton)

NYFF 60th Anniversary Celebration: Armageddon Time (Dir. James Gray)

Aftersun (Dir. Charlotte Wells)

Alcarràs (Dir. Carla Simón)

All That Breathes (Dir. Shaunak Sen)

Corsage (Dir. Marie Kreutzer)

A Couple (Dir. Frederick Wiseman)

De Humani Corporis Fabrica (Dir. Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor)

Decision to Leave (Dir. Park Chan-wook)

Descendant (Dir. Margaret Brown)

Enys Men (Dir. Mark Jenkin)

EO (Dir. Jerzy Skolimowski)

The Eternal Daughter (Dir. Joanna Hogg)

Master Gardener (Dir. Paul Schrader)

No Bears (Dir. Jafar Panahi)

The Novelist’s Film (Dir. Hong Sangsoo)

One Fine Morning (Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve)

Pacifiction (Dir. Albert Serra)

R.M.N. (Dir. Cristian Mungiu)

Return to Seoul (Dir. Davy Chou)

Saint Omer (Dir. Alice Diop)

Scarlet (Dir. Pietro Marcello)

Showing Up (Dir. Kelly Reichardt)

Stars at Noon (Dir. Claire Denis)

Stonewalling (Dir. Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka)

TÁR (Dir. Todd Field)

Trenque Lauquen (Dir. Laura Citarella)

Triangle of Sadness (Dir. Ruben Östlund)

Unrest (Dir. Cyril Schäublin)

Walk Up (Dir. Hong Sangsoo)

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: This is quite an interesting list and as you read in the larger release up above, will be taking place around the city as well. This was done by the folks at the Tribeca Festival as well and it seems to work out rather well. So while this might be something worth checking out for the masses, I will be bypassing it based on a number of things that I have scheduled to do around the same time. I do consider myself a bit of a cinefile but its got to be a film of a certain kind (anything giant monster, superhero or science fiction actually). Wrapping this one up I wonder what you readers think about the announcement. Will you be planning on attending any of the screenings at Film at Lincoln Center or elsewhere? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you the next time around.

Official: https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2022/

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