Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

In a movie year mostly lacking big, ambitious releases, Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" anthology is an unqualified main event. While many other filmmakers are on hold, the "12 Years a Slave" director has raced to finish not one but five new films.

The movies, spanning 1968 to 1985, are each...

Thursday, Sep. 10, 2020

This is normally the time of year when flashy premieres march down red carpets and proclamations of Oscar buzz circle the globe. An avalanche of new films topples onto screens. The movie houses of Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York shake with applause. The movies, more than ever, feel alive...

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

This year's New York Film Festival will be held largely virtually and in outdoor screenings, organizers said Thursday while unveiling a lineup featuring new films from Chloe Zhao, Steve McQueen and Azazel Jacobs.

The major fall film festivals, which often jockey for the chance to premiere...

Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Three original films by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen will debut at the New York Film Festival this year, organizers said Monday. The "12 Years a Slave" director will get the opening night slot for the 1980s-set music romance "Lovers Rock" in addition to two other premieres for films in his...

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

The 57th New York Film Festival has set its Main Slate lineup, which showcases work from 17 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their NYFF debuts, and captivating features that earned acclaim at international festivals. Nine...

Monday, Jul. 29, 2019

Martin Scorsese's big-budget mafia epic "The Irishman" will premiere as the opening night film at the 57th New York Film Festival, Film at Lincoln Center announced Monday.

The selection, with the premiere set for September 27, gives Scorsese a hometown launch for one of his most...

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled the 30 films for the Main Slate of the 56th New York Film Festival, September 28-October 14.

This year’s lineup showcases films from 22 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors...

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

Ninety-nine feature films will dot the sparkling lineup at the 55th New York Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night with Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying." There is no way, really, to take as a whole an 18-day festival that will include new films from Todd Haynes, Woody Allen, Agnes...

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Films by Greta Gerwig, Sean Baker and Agnes Varda are headed to the 55th New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selections of 25 films for its main slate on Tuesday, including eight directed by women.

The festival, held annually at Lincoln Center, is one...

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Mixed reviews greeted Ang Lee's long anticipated "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, casting further doubts over the promise of Hollywood's latest technological savior: high-frame rate filming.

The premiere was one of the fall movie season's...

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