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Big Screen Summer: NYFF58 Redux

Jun 1, 2021
Stills from Lovers Rock, Monopoly of Violence, Flowers of Shanghai, Muhammad Ali, the Greatest

To celebrate New York City’s long-awaited return to the cinema, Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) is bringing highlights from the 58th New York Film Festival (NYFF) to the big screen this summer! Big Screen Summer: NYFF58 Redux will run from Friday, June 11 through Thursday, August 26.

Last fall, NYFF was forced to adapt to the circumstances of COVID-19 and screen movies virtually and at drive-in theaters. Now that in-theater screenings are again possible, FLC is bringing back much of the NYFF58 lineup to the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The series kicks off with a special theatrical premiere of Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology, Small Axe—comprising five films that each tell a story about London’s West Indian community from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s—including a run of NYFF58 Opening Night selection Lovers Rock. To coincide with the run, FLC will present a new recorded conversation between McQueen and Director of Programming for FLC and NYFF, Dennis Lim. Big Screen Summer: NYFF58 Redux also features 14 additional theatrical premiere runs, including, from the Revivals section, new restorations of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Flowers of Shanghai, Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk, and Jia Zhangke’s Xiao Wu; from Currents, Anders Edström and C.W. Winter’s eight-hour hybrid epic The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), John Gianvito’s Her Socialist Smile, and Luis López Carrasco’s The Year of the Discovery alongside his 2014 feature El futuro; and from Spotlight, David Dufresne’s The Monopoly of Violence, a powerful indictment of police brutality against France’s Yellow Vest movement, and Orson Welles’s newly unearthed Hopper/Welles.

Tickets for Big Screen Summer: NYFF58 Redux will be available for purchase on a rolling basis, with a block of June screenings going on sale on Thursday, June 3 at noon for FLC members and Friday, June 4 at noon for the general public. Members save $5 on all single tickets—and additional special summer deals will be announced soon. To access membership benefits, click here. Visit filmlinc.org for on-sale dates, pricing, and other information.

Click here to learn more and view the lineup for Big Screen Summer: NYFF58 Redux. Health and safety policies for all in-theater screenings remain in effect. The comprehensive list of FLC’s current guidelines can be found here.

Photo credit: Stills from Lovers Rock, Monopoly of Violence, Flowers of Shanghai, Muhammad Ali, the Greatest | Film at Lincoln Center