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
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.
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
Cannes’ Best Director winner Hou Hsiao-hsien’s movie about a Tang Dynasty assassin
Saturday 10 October
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
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