The 56th New York Film Festival kicked off this weekend with Yorgos Lanthimos’s rollicking period piece The Favourite, featuring sold-out screenings across all of our theaters on Friday night, followed by a night to remember at our after-party. Saturday was a historic day, as we presented Orson Welles’s long-anticipated The Other Side of the Wind in 35mm, followed by a special panel featuring Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, and more. Later that day, Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss returned to the festival with their gripping punk drama Her Smell. And on Sunday, we welcomed Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Carey Mulligan, and Jake Gyllenhaal with their carefully wrought drama Wildlife, which will open at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on October 19.
The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. Since 1963, NYFF has brought new and important cinematic works from around the world to Lincoln Center. In addition to the Main Slate official selections, the festival includes newly restored classics, special events, filmmaker talks, panel discussions, the avant-garde showcase Projections, and much more.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.
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