One of the great cultural capitals of the world, New York City has long been at the forefront of artistic innovation, whether in music, literature, dance, or the visual arts. This month, the Big Apple will host one of 2108’s biggest arts events as thousands of cinephiles gather for the 56th annual New York Film Festival. From September 28 through October 14, hundreds of films representing both established and emerging talent will be screened at Lincoln Center. The anchors of this year’s festival are the following: for the Opening Night Selection, The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s funny and foreboding tale of a politically- and sexually-fraught rivalry between an English Duchess and her servant amid the War of Spanish Succession; for the Centerpiece Selection, Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s intimate exploration of middle-class family life and glorious paean to 1970s Mexico City; and for the Closing Night Selection, At Eternity’s Gate, Julian Schnabel’s visually-captivating tribute to Vincent Van Gogh during the ill-fated artist’s final days. To learn more about the many films, lectures, panel discussions, and other events scheduled for the New York Film Festival, see the festival’s official website here.
September 10 2018