NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a main slate of 32 films and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray’s coming-of-age drama in queens “The Time of Armageddon” and the documentary by Laura Poitras “All beauty and bloodshed”, about artist Nan Goldin’s battle against the Sackler family.
Film at Lincoln Center, which hosts the annual festival, announced this year’s lineup on Tuesday. The gala screenings are notably New York-focused, starting with the previously announced opening night film from longtime New Yorker and New York Film Festival regular Noah Baumbach. He will debut with his adaptation of Don DeLillo “White noise” soon after, he also opened the Venice Film Festival.
The centerpiece of the festival will be “All beauty and bloodshed”, in which the “Citizenfour” The filmmaker chronicles Goldin’s struggle to stem the opioid crisis and the pharmaceutical companies that have taken advantage of it.
Elegance Bratton, who drew on her own experiences in her documentary about queer and transgender homeless youth in New York in her documentary “The Children of the Pier” will close the festival with his semi-autobiographical fiction film “The Inspection,” featuring Jeremy Pope as a gay man in basic Marine Corps training.
Gray’s “The Time of Armageddon” will be screened as part of the festival’s 60th anniversary celebration. The film, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival, is inspired by Gray’s own childhood in 1980s Queens. It co-stars with Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong and Anne Hathaway.
Other entries include Todd Field Anticipation “TAR,” with Cate Blanchett as a world-renowned composer; by Paul Schrader “Master Gardner”, with Joel Edgerton as horticulturist; by Joanna Hogg “The Eternal Daughter”, with Tilda Swinton; master documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s “A couple,” a monologue drama based on the letters of Leo Tolstoy and his wife Countess Sophia Behrs.
Several stars from Cannes this year will play at the festival, including Charlotte Wells’ feature debut “After Sun”; Park Chan-wook “Departure Decision”; Mia Hansen-Love’s ” A nice morning “; by Kelly Reichardt “To show up”; At Cristian Mungiu’s “NMR”; and Ruben-stlund’s Palme d’Or “Triangle of Sadness.”
The New York Film Festival runs from September 30 to October 30. 16. Along with premieres at Lincoln Center, the festival will host screenings in all five New York boroughs, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Staten Island; Brooklyn Academy of Music; the Bronx Museum of Art; the Moving Image Museum in Queens; and the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem.