Starting tomorrow, it’s happening once again with the arrival of the 54th New York Film Festival.
Through October 16th, you’ve got the chance to attend industry-insider events and screen some of the best on-screen work from around the world right in Lincoln Center.
Without further adieu, here’s just a couple of movies and gatherings* that we have our eye on for this year’s festival:
20th Century Women
In this comedy, Annette Bening, in one of her very best performances, is Dorothea, a single mother raising her teenage son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), in a sprawling bohemian house, which is shared by an itinerant carpenter (Billy Crudup) and a punk artist with a Bowie haircut (Greta Gerwig) and frequented by Jamie’s rebellious friend Julie (Elle Fanning).
I, Daniel Blake
A Palme d’Or winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this film tells the story of Daniel (Dave Johns) who is unable to work after suffering a heart attack and must apply to the government for benefits. But with the seemingly endless documentation he has to provide, his lack of familiarity with computers, and the condescending attitudes of the functionaries to whom he must repeat the same information in one soul-killing encounter after another, he is all but defeated from the beginning, as is his new comrade in misery, Katie (Hayley Squires). This will strike a chord with anyone who has ever tried to negotiate their way through the labyrinth of bureaucracy.
Adam Driver is Paterson, a bus driver who writes poetry and happens to live and work in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, with his effervescent and energetic girlfriend (Golshifteh Farahani). Jim Jarmusch’s exquisite film is set to the rhythm of an individual consciousness and is made under the sign of the great American poet and New Jersey resident William Carlos Williams.
Lin-Manuel Miranda takes a live audience inside the making of his groundbreaking American musical Hamilton, which started with his discovery of Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, a poor immigrant from the Caribbean who became one of the Founding Fathers. Interviews, work sessions, and electrifying, fully staged Broadway performance clips abound.
And that’s only the beginning… So don’t delay and get tickets now. And remember to spread the word on The Phillips Club’s Facebook page if you see something that’s especially great!
*Descriptions taken from NYFF website.