The New York Film Festival has announced its full main slate of The 59th edition which runs September 24 - October 10. Barring any Covid-related surges, this year will see a return primarily to in person screenings at Lincoln Center (last year was virtual) and attendees will have to show proof of vaccination. Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 7 at Noon. The full slate is below.
Previously announced were the big events: this year's Opening Night film, the World Premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth, which was directed by Joel Coen (and not with his brother Ethan for the first time), shot in black and white, and starring his wife Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington; festival Centerpiece The Power of the Dog, which is filmmaker Jane Campion’s first feature in 12 years and her take on the American Western, adapted from Thomas Savage’s 1967 cult novel and starring Benedict Cumberbatch alongside real life husband and wife Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons and featuring a score composed by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood; and this year's Closing Night film, the latest from Spanish master Pedro Almodovar, Parallel Mothers, starring Penelope Cruz and already generating some wickedness due to its striking poster (featuring a woman’s lactating nipple) being censored by Instagram and other social media.