If you’re serious about the art of cinema, you could, conceivably, spend 50 weeks a year avoiding movie theaters like the plague. Farewell, chatty audiences, food wrappers, text beeps, and sticky floors! But to feed your cinephilia, you would have to buy a package to the New York Film Festival (Thursday, September 28–Sunday, October 15). Bingeing isn’t for everyone, but given how raucous multiplex crowds can get, it’s understandable. Plus, the New York Film Festival is curated by film experts and critics; chances are good you’ll see great work.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center recently announced the 25-film lineup for the Main Slate, as well as programming for its other categories: Spotlight on Documentary, Special Events, a Robert Mitchum Retrospective, Projections, Revivals, Shorts, and Convergence. That’s a ton of celluloid (and live stuff) to choose from.
Here is our curated list of what we are excited about at this year’s New York Film Festival. Be sure to get in touch with our experience advisers who can reserve your seats at any of them.