Prospective visitors of New York City, one of the greatest social gatherings and heavily stacked displays of artistic achievement in the world is coming to the big apple soon. The fifty-second New York Film Festival will be held at the Lincoln Center this September 26- October 12.
The festival historically has been a showcase of some of the year’s favorite and most celebrated films before they’ve blown up in the mainstream. This edition looks to accomplish a similar feat.
The New York Film Festival will open this year with acclaimed director, David Fincher’s new psychological thriller and mystery, Gone Girl. Attendees will watch Ben Affleck masterfully portray a troubled man searching for his lost wife while being accused of murdering her.
Exciting films will continue to show including the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s heavily awaited Inherent Vice. This incredibly heady writer and director is known for the dense and masterfully composed plots of timeless movies such as: There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, The Master and Magnolia. With Joaquin Pheonix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and more, the mere star power of this picture is enough to draw uneducated viewers to the theatre, especially since many of them will be at the NYFF for the premiere.
Attendees and movie lovers are also excited for Birdman, a picture about a has been superhero actor producing and starring in his own play. Michael Keaton builds on his recently revitalized career— The Other Guys, Clear History— as he stars in the film alongside Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Zach Galifianakis.
If the Lincoln Center simply put a list of all the actors and filmmakers involved with this year’s festival on their front door, the tickets would still sell out. With a slew of other amazing films showing, anybody who can get themselves into the New York Film Festival would be foolish not to.