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The 58th New York Film Festival

Sep 22, 2020
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The 58th Annual New York Film Festival, presented by Film at Lincoln Center, has begun, continuing the tradition of celebrating cinematic offerings from around the globe even without public and theater-centric events. This year’s reimagined festival features virtual screenings, as well as drive-in screenings at Brooklyn Drive-In at The Brooklyn Army Terminal, Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science, and Bronx Drive-In at the Bronx Zoo. It runs Thursday, September 17 – Sunday, October 11, beginning one week earlier than usual in order to expand access to the festival via drive-in screenings.

This year’s Main Slate showcases films from 19 different countries, and the Opening Night selection is Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock. Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland will be the Centerpiece, and, to close the festival, Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit. Other movies to look for include the World Premiere of Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks, a lighthearted comedy of New York family dynamics; John Gianvito’s Her Socialist Smile, a multimedia meditation on Helen Keller’s activism; and much more. Check out recommended picks from the New York Times

Click here to access this year’s film guide and here for information on how to purchase tickets. Also, to watch NYFF online and to enjoy other digital screenings from Film at Lincoln Center, create an account with FLC Virtual Cinema, which serves as the new home for virtual screenings for NYFF and rentals.

Photo credit: still from The Human Voice, dir. Pedro Almodóvar
Original Post: 8.31.20