New York Film Festival 2015

This year, between September 25 and October 11, New York will enjoy its 53rd Film Festival, coordinated by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, to celebrate American and international cinema, and recognize and support new filmmakers.


The prestigious event was originally established in 1963. This year’s event opened last week with the premiere of Robert Zemeckis’ much-anticipated world premiere of the movie, The Walk. The 2015 schedule has many highlights, all of which will have premieres at Lincoln Center’s stunning Alice Tully Hall on Broadway, as well as subsequent screenings at various venues, including the Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.


Film Festival highlights - Main Slate

Here is a list of the highlights of the 26 movies being shown in the Film Festival’s Main Slate category:


Wednesday September 30

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless

Political epic filmed during Portugal’s plunge into austerity


Thursday 1 October

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate

Second part of the magnum opus crated by Miguel Gomes


Friday 2 October

Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted

Final installment of the epic.


Saturday 3 October

Steve Jobs

Portrait of the brilliant man at the epicentre of the digital revolution

Starring Danny Boyle, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Seth Roger who will attend 6pm and 9pm screenings


Sunday 4 October

Bridge of Spies

Starring Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan and Mark Rylance. Directed by Steven Spielberg. All will be at 6pm and 9pm screenings in person

Complex Cold War story of the 1962 exchange of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Soviet agent Rudolph Abel. Tom Hanks acts as the negotiator.

Maggie's plan

New York rom-com starring Rebecca Miller, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore and Greta Gerwig.


Thursday 8 October


Based on Colm Toibin’s novel about an Irish silent screen heroine


Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in this romantic adaptation


Friday 9 October

The Assassin

Cannes’ Best Director winner Hou Hsiao-hsien’s movie about a Tang Dynasty assassin


Saturday 10 October

Miles Ahead

Story of artist Miles Davis

Written and directed by and starring Don Cheadle, who will attend 6pm and 9pm screenings on the New York Festival’s Closing Night


If you would like to attend any of this year’s prestigious premieres or screenings, or would like to arrange accommodation and other travel details, Baroque Travel will arrange everything for you. So call us right away,