The fall festival circuit has taken cinephiles from Italy (for the Venice International Film Festival) back to America (for the Telluride Film Festival) and then to the Great White North (for TIFF), and now it returns Stateside for the New York Film Festival.
This year's 61st edition of the NYFF includes new works from Oscar-nominated filmmakers Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Agnieszka Holland, Yorgos Lanthimos, Alice Rohrwacher, and Wim Wenders, alongside the likes of Jonathan Glazer, Andrew Haigh, Aki Kaurismäki, Justine Triet, and more. "The unsettled state of the industry is an unavoidable talking point these days," said festival artistic director Dennis Lim, "but my hope is that our festival, as it has done through its 61-year history, will serve as a reminder that the art of cinema is in robust health."
This year's NYFF opens with a screening of Todd Haynes' May December, starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, and closes with Michael Mann's Adam Driver and Penélope Cruz-starrer, Ferrari. Oscar winner Sofia Coppola's Priscilla will serve as the festival's Centerpiece screening.
Below, find everything you need to know about this year's New York Film Festival.
When and where is this year's festival?
The 61st New York Film Festival will take place from September 29 through October 15, with screenings at Lincoln Center and in venues in all five boroughs of New York City.
Which films are screening at NYFF?
NYFF's Main Slate comprises a number of holdovers from Cannes — including this year's Palme d'Or winner Anatomy of a Fall and Grand Prix winner The Zone of Interest — and Berlin (the Silver Bear-winning Music). Coming on the heels of the Venice Film Festival, NYFF will also host North American premieres of Sofia Coppola's Priscilla, Michael Mann's Ferrari, and more.
This year's Main Slate includes 32 films from 18 different countries, as well as a newly-restored short film directed by the late Agnès Varda and starring filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. Pier Paolo Pasolini – Agnès Varda – New York – 1967 was shot during the 4th New York Film Festival and, more than 50 years later, makes its North American debut.
Here is this year's NYFF lineup:
May December, directed by Todd Haynes
Priscilla, directed by Sofia Coppola
Ferrari, directed by Michael Mann
About Dry Grasses, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
All Salt Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, directed by Raven Jackson
All of Us Strangers, directed by Andrew Haigh
Anatomy of a Fall, directed by Justine Triet
The Beast, directed by Bertrand Bonello
La Chimera, directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Close Your Eyes, directed by Víctor Erice
The Delinquents, directed by Rodrigo Moreno
Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World, directed by Radu Jude
Eureka, directed by Lisandro Alonso
Evil Does Not Exist, directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Fallen Leaves, directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Green Border, directed by Agnieszka Holland
Here, directed by Bas Devos
In Our Day, directed by Hong Sangsoo
In Water, directed by Hong Sangsoo
Janet Planet, directed by Annie Baker
Kidnapped, directed by Marco Bellocchio
Last Summer, directed by Catherine Breillat
Music, directed by Angela Schanelec
Orlando, My Political Biography, directed by Paul B. Preciado
Perfect Days, directed by Wim Wenders
Pictures of Ghosts, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Poor Things, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
La Práctica, directed by Martín Rejtman
The Settlers, directed by Felipe Gálvez
The Shadowless Tower, directed by Zhang Lu
Youth (Spring), directed by Wang Bing
The Zone of Interest, directed by Jonathan Glazer
Pier Paolo Pasolini – Agnès Varda – New York – 1967, directed by Agnès Varda
Maestro (Spotlight Gala), directed by Bradley Cooper
AGGRO DR1FT, directed by Harmony Korine
Bleat, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
The Boy and the Heron, directed by Hayao Miyazaki
The Curse, directed by Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie
Foe, directed by Garth Davis
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project, directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
Hit Man, directed by Richard Linklater
The Killer, directed by David Fincher
Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros, directed by Frederick Wiseman
Occupied City, directed by Steve McQueen
The Pigeon Tunnel, directed by Errol Morris
Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus, directed by Neo Sora
Strange Way of Life, directed by Pedro Almodóvar
The Sweet East, directed by Sean Price Williams
The Taste of Things, directed by Trân Anh Hùng
The Human Surge 3 (Currents Opening Night), directed by Eduardo Williams
ALLENSWORTH, directed by James Benning
The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed, directed by Joanna Arnow
Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell, directed by Thien An Pham
Last Things, directed by Deborah Stratman
Mambar Pierrette, directed by Rosine Mbakam
The Night Visitors, directed by Michael Gitlin
Nowhere Near, directed by Miko Revereza
A Prince, directed by Pierre Creton
Jean-Luc Godard + Wang Bing + Pedro Costa
Mangosteen + We Don’t Talk Like We Used To
Abraham’s Valley, directed by Manoel de Oliveira
The Dupes, directed by Tewfik Saleh
Household Saints, directed by Nancy Savoca
Pressure, directed by Horace Ové
Return to Reason: Short Films by Man Ray
Un rêve plus long que la nuit, directed by Niki de Saint Phalle
La Roue, directed by Abel Gance
The Stranger and the Fog, directed by Bahram Beyzaie
The Strangler, directed by Paul Vecchiali
Tell Me a Riddle, directed by Lee Grant
The Woman on the Beach, directed by Jean Renoir
What else is going on?
Each year, NYFF offers a series of Talks featuring in-depth conversations with filmmakers, curators, and more. The festival's annual Amos Vogel lecture will be presented by writer, philosopher and first-time filmmaker Paul B. Preciado. This year's Talks slate also includes Deep Focus discussions with Todd Haynes, Nikki Giovanni, Sandra Hüller, and Catherine Breillat, as well as Crosscuts conversations with filmmakers Wang Bing and Eduardo Williams, Joanna Arnow and Nancy Savoca, Annie Baker and Raven Jackson, and editors Sandra Adair and Jonathan Alberts.
Free tickets for Talks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
How can I get tickets?
NYFF offers a selection of festival passes, ranging from the 6-Film Pass starting at $200 to the Premier Pass, starting at $1,200. Single tickets for Main Slate and Spotlight screenings cost $25 for members and students and $30 for the general public. Find out more here. Single tickets go on sale on Sept. 19 at noon ET.