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The NYFF Returns In-Person for 2021

Sep 1, 2021
still shot from The Power of the Dog with two men on horseback in a field

One of the world’s premier destinations for the fall film festival circuit, the New York Film Festival will excitedly return with all in-person premieres later this month. For the 59th annual rendition of the festival, film-lovers will be able to enjoy all of this year’s titles in Film at Lincoln Center’s theaters, along with some partner arthouse theaters around the City, and four special outdoor screenings in Damrosch Park. There will be some virtual events connected to the festival as well.

The New York Film Festival will kick off on opening night, Friday, September 24, with Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, a boldly inventive visualization of The Scottish Play. The festival will then run through Sunday, October 10 and feature 32 Main Slate films along with a selection of Currents, Shorts, Revivals, and more. This year’s Main Slate showcases films produced in 31 different countries, featuring new titles from renowned auteurs, exceptional work from directors making their NYFF debuts, and celebrated films from festivals worldwide. Click here to view this year’s Main Slate titles. The festival’s Main Slate centerpiece will be Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, a psychologically rich variation on the American western set on a Montana cattle ranch in the 1920s, and Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers, a portrait of two women generations apart bound by their time in a maternity ward through history, secrets, and trauma, will close the festival. Click here to download the festival’s official program guide.

Tickets for the 59th Annual New York Film Festival screenings went on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 7. As mentioned, the festival will feature in-person screenings, as well as select outdoor and virtual events. Proof of vaccination will be required for all staff, audiences, and filmmakers at the affiliated venues. Click here for more ticket information. For the most up-to-date information on Film at Lincoln Center’s health protocols, click here.

Photo credit: The Power of the Dog / Netflix