Monday, July 29, 2019
Preview: NYFF 2019 - OPENING NIGHT: MARTIN SCORSESE’S "THE IRISHMAN"
FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER
THE 57th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
Sep 27 to Oct 13, 2019
Sep 27, 2019
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
MARTIN SCORSESE’S THE IRISHMAN
Based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses, it is a film about friendship and loyalty between men who commit unspeakable acts and turn on a dime against each other, and the possibility of redemption in a world where it seems as distant as the moon.
At the core of The Irishman are four great artists collectively hitting a new peak:
- Joe Pesci as Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino,
- Al Pacino as Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, and
- Robert De Niro as their right-hand man, Frank Sheeran,
- each working in the closest harmony imaginable with the film’s incomparable creator, Martin Scorsese.
“It’s an incredible honor that The Irishman has been selected as the Opening Night of the New York Film Festival. I greatly admire the bold and visionary selections that the festival presents to audiences year after year,” said Martin Scorsese. “The festival is critical to bringing awareness to cinema from around the world. I am grateful to have the opportunity to premiere my new picture in New York alongside my wonderful cast and crew.”
Tickets for the 57th New York Film Festival will go on sale to the general public on September 8. Festival and VIP passes are on sale now and offer one of the earliest opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival’s biggest events, including Opening Night.
Campari is the exclusive spirits partner for the 57th New York Film Festival and the presenting partner of Opening Night, extending its long-standing commitment to the world of film and art. Support for Opening Night of the New York Film Festival benefits Film at Lincoln Center in its non-profit mission to support the art and craft of cinema.