Habemus Papam

Pope Francis and the New York Film Festival

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit in The Walk
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit in The Walk

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that the New York Film Festival Alice Tully Hall Opening Night Gala screening of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk in 3D, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz, has been rescheduled due to the New York City visit of Pope Francis.

The Walk will now have its world premiere on Saturday, September 26 for "logistical and security reasons." The New York Film Festival is looking to program free screenings for the opening day on Friday. Nanni Moretti's We Have A Pope (Habemus Papam) would make for an interesting choice.

Tickets for the 53rd New York Film Festival will go on sale in early September.

This year's New York Film Festival runs from September 25 through October 11.

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