The New York Film Festival at Film at Lincoln Center is one of the big U.S. film festivals. It’s also the second oldest film festival in the United States.
56th New York Film Festival 2018
The 56th New York Film Festival is at Alice Tully Hall and Film Society of Lincoln Center, September 28 – October 14, 2018.
The New York Film Festival is a well-rounded festival with something for everyone.
The Favorite (2018) by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos stars Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman as the Duchess of Marlborough, her servant and Queen Anne battling for dominance in 18th century England during the War of Spanish Succession (1701 – 1714).
The film screens on Friday, September 28. The 6 pm & 9 pm screenings in Alice Tully Hall will be attended by the director and cast members.
ROMA (2018), by Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, is an autobiographically-inspired, cinematographer’s dream about a live-in nanny who holds together a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. This is the big Latin film. It’s a Netflix release.
The film screens:
- 6 pm in Alice Tully Hall (Director present)
- 6:30 pm in the Walter Reade Theater
- 9:15 pm in Alice Tully Hall (Director present)
- 9:45 pm in the Walter Reade Theater
October 6 at 12 noon in Alice Tully Hall
At Eternity’s Gate (2018) by Jewish artist Julian Schnabel, tells the story of the last days of Vincent van Gogh, starring Willem Dafoe.
The film screens on Sunday, October 12:
- 6 pm in Alice Tully Hall with Julian Schnabel and Willem Dafoe present
- 6:30 pm in the Walter Reade Theater
- 9 pm in Alice Tully Hall with Julian Schnabel and Willem Dafoe present
The Festival is screening Argentine, Chilean, Cuban, Filipino, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish films.
The Main Slate presents 30 features from around the world. In addition to opening night, the centerpiece, and closing night, the Latin films are:
A Faithful Man (2018) by French director Louis Garrel
La Flor (2018) by Argentine director Mariano Llinás
Happy as Lazzaro (2018) by Italian director Alice Rohrwacher
High Life (2018) by French director Claire Denis
The Image Book (2018) y French director Jean-Luc Godard
Non-Fiction (2018) by French director Olivier Assayas
Sorry Angel (2018) by French director Christophe Honoré
Too Late to Die Young (2018) by Chilean director Dominga Sotomayor
Spotlight on Documentary
The Spotlight on Documentary features artist portraits and human rights issues.
What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (2018) by Italian director Roberto Minervini
Projections features film and video that push the boundaries of the moving image.
Roi Soleil (2018) by Catalan Spanish director Albert Serra
Revivals presents restored classics.
Enamorada (1946) by Mexican director Emilio Fernández
I Am Cuba (1964) by Russian director Mikhail Kalatosov
Neapolitan Carousel (1954) by Italian director Ettore Giannini
There are retrospectives of work by producer Dan Talbot, Pierre Rissient, and three documentaries on cinema.
Tribute to Dan Talbot (producer)
Before the Revolution (1964) by Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci
Straub-Huillet Program presents three shorts by French directors Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.
Every Man for Himself (1980) by French director Jean-Luc Godard
My Dinner with Andrè (1981) by French director Louis Malle.
Tribute to Pierre Rissient (French director)
Manila in the Claws of Light (1975) by Filipino director Lino Brocka
Shorts are, well, short.
Talks get renowned directors to talk about their work.
This Festival includes French filmmaker Claire Denis, Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line), Jia Zhangke, and Argentine director Mariano Llinás
Convergence looks at innovative forms of interactive storytelling.
The 56th New York Film Festival poster is by Ed Lachman and French artist JR.