NYFF Spotlight on Documentary selections announced

Mathieu Amalric, Barbet Schroeder and Vanessa Redgrave among directors with work to screen

by Anne-Katrin Titze

The Voyeur's Motel author Gay Talese is observed in Myles Kane and Josh Koury's Voyeur, which will screen at the New York Film Festival
The Voyeur's Motel author Gay Talese is observed in Myles Kane and Josh Koury's Voyeur, which will screen at the New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the 55th New York Film Festival Spotlight on Documentary selections this afternoon. The program includes Three Music Films (C’est Presque Au Bout Du Monde, Zorn (2010-2017) and Music Is Music) by Mathieu Amalric, Barbet Schroeder's The Venerable W, Denis Côté's A Skin So Soft, Vanessa Redgrave's Sea Sorrow, Abel Ferrara's Piazza Vittorio, Alex Gibney's No Stone Unturned, Griffin Dunne's Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Brett Morgen's Jane, Rebecca Miller's Arthur Miller: Writer, Sara Driver's BOOM FOR REAL The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Myles Kane and Josh Koury's Voyeur.

Amnesia director Barbet Schroeder to show The Venerable W
Amnesia director Barbet Schroeder to show The Venerable W Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

There are 18 documentaries in all chosen by Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones, Dennis Lim, Film Society of Lincoln Center Director of Programming, Florence Almozini, Film Society of Lincoln Center Associate Director of Programming, and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.

As previously announced, the Opening Night is Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck is Centerpiece, Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel is Closing Night, and the Retrospective honours Robert Mitchum’s centenary.

The 2017 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 through October 15.

Tickets for the 55th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 10.

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