Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, plans for NYFF have yet to be fully confirmed. The current plan is to hold a hybrid event from September 17 to October 11. Organisers have said the 58th edition of the festival - which will open with Steve McQueen's Lovers Rock and have Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland as its centrepiece gala - will focus on outdoor and virtual screenings.

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The Human Voice
The Human Voice
Drama about a woman traumatised by the end of a relationship.
Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
Portrait of the boxer.
The true story of the Mangrove Nine, the group of black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and their highly publicised trial that followed.
There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways Of Showing A Man Getting On A Horse
There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways Of Showing A Man Getting On A Horse
A tribute to Raoul Walsh and an essayistic consideration of cinema.
The Calming
The Calming
A young film director makes her way around Japan, China, and Hong Kong after a relationship breakup.
Guests at the mansion of man of the world Nikolai discuss death, the Antichrist, history and rule, progress and morality.
Lovers Rock
Lovers Rock
A story set in London's West Indian community in the early 1980s.
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
Smooth Talk
Smooth Talk
A free-spirited teenager has an encounter with a dangerous man.
The Disciple
The Disciple
Chaitanya Tamhane's masterfully composed second feature examines a lifetime journey devoted to the art of Indian classical music.
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New York Film Festival Features

Sniffing out secrets
Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw chat about their documentary The Truffle Hunters
Scoring Nomadland
Chloé Zhao on singer/songwriter Cat Clifford and the music of Ludovico Einaudi
On the threshold
Laura Dern, Joyce Chopra and Joyce Carol Oates on Smooth Talk
Guessing game
Guy Maddin on Mr. Memory, Daniil Kharms and Stump The Guesser
Dressing the part
Steve McQueen, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn and Micheal Ward on the costumes in Lovers Rock

New York Film Festival News

Christian Petzold and Heinz Emigholz to give free NYFF talk
Directors to discuss Undine and The Lobby
New York Film Festival Free Talks line-up revealed
Steve McQueen and Joyce Carol Oates among speakers
Movies go to the zoo
New NYFF venue announced
New York Film Festival poster designed by John Waters
Director to present Art Movie Hell at the Drive-In
NYFF Spotlight selections announced
New Sofia Coppola and Pedro Almodóvar films among choices
NYFF Revivals announced
Section to include virtual and drive-in screenings
58th New York Film Festival to start eight days early
Festival will open on 17 September
NYFF Main Slate selections announced
Christian Petzold and Gianfranco Rosi among filmmakers with work selected
NYFF to close with French Exit
"Jacobs is one of the most distinctive voices in American cinema"
NYFF to go hybrid
Festival will hold outdoor and virtual screenings
Lovers Rock to open NYFF
Steve McQueen film challenges systemic racism
Nomadland to be NYFF centrepiece
Chloé Zhao film stars Frances McDormand

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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