Ang Lee's latest to première at New York Film Festival

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk will feature in a special presentation.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ang Lee with Life Of Pi producer Elizabeth Gabler, star Suraj Sharma and novelist Yann Martel
Ang Lee with Life Of Pi producer Elizabeth Gabler, star Suraj Sharma and novelist Yann Martel Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli, based on Ben Fountain’s novel, starring Joe Alwyn with Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin, will have a Special World Première Presentation at the 54th New York Film Festival. In 2012, Ang Lee presented the World Première of Life Of Pi in 3D on the opening night of the 50th New York Film Festival.

Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones: "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk astonished me, and it moved me deeply—in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength. Ang Lee has always gone deep into the nuances of the emotions between his characters, and that’s exactly what drove him to push cinema technology to new levels. It’s all about the faces, the smallest emotional shifts. In every way, Billy Lynn is the work of a master."

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk from TriStar Pictures and Studio 8 in association with LStar Capital, Film4, Bona Film Group, and Fosun Media, is the first full-length narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D at the ultra high rate of 120 frames-per-second.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk will screen on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. This will be the first time ever the format will be screened publicly.

The 54th New York Film Festival will run from September 30 through October 16.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk will be released in the US on November 11 and in the UK on January 6, 2017.

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