The New York Film Festival Main Slate Includes Barry Jenkins' IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA and More

The New York Film Festival Main Slate Includes Barry Jenkins' IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA and More

The New York Film Festival Main Slate Includes Barry Jenkins' IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA and More

The Film Society of Lincoln Center l has announced its Main Slate of films for The 56th New York Film Festival, which occurs on September 28 - October 14.

Kent Jones, NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair, said, "Francis Ford Coppola said that the cinema would become a real art form only when the tools of moviemaking became as inexpensive as paints, brushes, and canvases. That has come to pass, but at the same time it's become increasingly tough to do serious work that is beholden to nothing but the filmmaker's need to express these emotions in this form in moving images and sound. So if I were pressed to choose one word to describe the films in this year's Main Slate, it would be: bravery. These films were made all over the globe, by young filmmakers like Dominga Sotomayor and masters like Fred Wiseman, by artists of vastly different sensibilities from Claire Denis to the Coen Brothers, Jafar Panahi to Jean-Luc Godard. And the unifying thread is their bravery, the bravery needed to fight past the urge to commercialized smoothness and mediocrity that is always assuming new forms. That's what makes every single title in this year's Main Slate so precious, and so vital."

The 56th year of the festival showcases films from 22 different countries. including five films that were honored at Cannes, including Hirokazu Kore-eda's Palme d'Or-winner Shoplifters; Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book, awarded a Special Palme d'Or; Cold War, which took home the Best Director prize for Pawe? Pawlikowski; and Alice Rohrwacher's Happy as Lazzaro and Jafar Panahi's 3 Faces, which shared the Best Screenplay award.

Opening Night will feature Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite, Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA is Centerpiece, and Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate will close the festival.

The 56th New York Film Festival Main Slate:

Opening Night
The Favourite
Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

Centerpiece
ROMA
Dir. Alfonso Cuarón

Closing Night
At Eternity's Gate
Dir. Julian Schnabel

3 Faces
Dir. Jafar Panahi

Asako I & II
Dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Ash Is Purest White
Dir. Jia Zhangke

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Dir. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Burning
Dir. Lee Chang-dong

Cold War
Dir. Pawe? Pawlikowski

A Faithful Man/L'Homme fide?le
Dir. Louis Garrel

A Family Tour
Dir. Ying Liang

La Flor
Dir. Mariano Llinás

Grass
Dir. Hong Sangsoo

Happy as Lazzaro/Lazzaro felice
Dir. Alice Rohrwacher

Her Smell
Dir. Alex Ross Perry

High Life
Dir. Claire Denis

Hotel by the River
Dir. Hong Sangsoo

If Beale Street Could Talk
Dir. BARRY Jenkins

The Image Book/Le Livre d'image
Dir. Jean-Luc Godard

In My Room
Dir. Ulrich Köhler

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Dir. Bi Gan

Monrovia, Indiana
Dir. Frederick Wiseman

Non-Fiction
Dir. Olivier Assayas

Private Life
Dir. Tamara Jenkins

RAY & LIZ
Dir. Richard Billingham

Shoplifters
Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda

Sorry Angel
Dir. Christophe Honoré

Too Late to Die Young
Dir. Dominga Sotomayor

Transit
Dir. Christian Petzold

Wildlife
Dir. Paul Dano

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. Tickets for the festival will go on sale to the general public on September 9. 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 and Closing Night.

Find out more at https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2018/daily/56th-new-york-film-festival-main-slate-announced/

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