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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French Exit
French Exit
A Manhattan socialite whose inheritance is running out moves to a borrowed apartment in Paris with her son and cat.
Beginning
Beginning
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles.
Undine
Undine
Undine is a city historian on urban development in a Berlin museum, the 'place by the swamp'. When her boyfriend leaves her, she vows to kill the faithless man but soon meets another.
Nomadland
Nomadland
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything following the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, lives as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Red, White And Blue
Red, White And Blue
A drama set in London's West Indian community.
Notturno
Notturno
Documentary about the everyday life in the Middle East that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and interference, up to the murderous apocalypse of ISIS.
On The Rocks
On The Rocks
When a woman suspects her husband of an affair, her dad encourages her to join him on a mission to uncover the truth.
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.
Mangrove
Mangrove
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.
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New York Film Festival Features

Holding onto the moment
Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges on a scene in Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit
Two different eyes
Christian Petzold and Heinz Emigholz on German fairy tales
An act of love
Gianfranco Rosi on editing Notturno
A woman in the moment
Dea Kulumbegashvili on the international collaboration behind Beginning
Having a mission
Steve McQueen and Shabier Kirchner on working together in Mangrove
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

NYFF extended through today
Muhammad Ali, the Greatest and Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris screening tonight
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
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