Tuesday, August 18, 2015
NYFF 2015 - OVERVIEW
THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
53rd NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2015
September 25 – October 11
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.
AMONG THE MANY EVENTS TAKING PLACE ARE:
Opening Night: Robert Zemeckis: THE WALK
Centerpiece: Danny Boyle: STEVE JOBS
Closing Night: Don Cheadle: MILES AHEAD
Filmmaker in Residence: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Retrospective: Luminous Intimacy: The Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler
and much more...
The World Premiere of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 26 instead of Friday, September 25 due to Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to New York. The date change was made for logistical and security reasons.
Free NYFF programming will take place on Friday, September 25, prior to the official Opening Night screening on Saturday, September 26.
For more on the MAIN SLATE, please see:
Preview: NYFF 2015 MAIN SLATE
For more on the Opening Night Film, THE WALK, please see:
Preview: NYFF 2015 Opening Night - THE WALK
For more on CONVERGENCE Weekend, please see:
CONVERGENCE WEEKEND AT NYFF 2015
For more on Athena Rachel Tangari, please see:
AN EVENING WITH ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI,
2015 NYFF FILMMAKER IN RESIDENCE
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For even more access, VIP Passes and Subscription Packages give buyers one of the earliest opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival's biggest events including
Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Nights.
VIP passes also provide access to many exciting events including
the invitation-only Opening Night party,
“ An Evening With…” Dinner,
and VIP Lounge
.(Benefits vary based on the pass or package type purchased.)
VIP Passes and Subscription Packages are on sale now.
For information about purchasing Subscription Packages and VIP Passes, go to filmlinc.org/NYFF2015.
The selection committee is chaired by Kent Jones and includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Marian Masone, FSLC Senior Programming Advisor; Gavin Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment andSight & Sound.
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the moving image. The Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year’s most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including
· Dance on Camera,
· Film Comment Selects,
· Human Rights Watch Film Festival,
· New Directors/New Films,
· New York African Film Festival,
· New York Asian Film Festival,
· New York Jewish Film Festival,
· Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and
· Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.
In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment magazine, the Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious Chaplin Award, whose 2015 recipient is Robert Redford. The Film Society’s state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year-round programs and the New York City film community.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, HBO, The Kobal Collection, Variety, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Row NYC Hotel, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Support for the New York Film Festival is also generously provided by Jaeger-LeCoultre, FIJI Water, KIND Bars, Portage World Wide Inc., WABC-7, and WNET New York Public Media.
For more information, visit filmlinc.org, follow @filmlinc on Twitter, and download the FREE Film Society app, now available for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices.
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NYFF 2014 - DIRECTORS DIALOGS
NYFF 52 MAIN SLATE - 2014 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
CHILD OF GOD - SCOTT HAZE AND JAMES FRANCO
LIV & INGMAR
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
A GIANT WAVE OF GREAT ACTING IN CURRENT AND COMING FILMS
MAIN SLATE: NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2013
TRANSMEDIA AT NYFF 2013
SPIKE JONZE's "HER" WILL CLOSE NYFF 2013
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"ONLY WHEN YOU WIN" - FLIGHT AT NYFF 50
2012 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL -- NYFF50!
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