Marriage Story to be New York Film Festival Centerpiece

"I couldn't be more thrilled," says Noah Baumbach

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, is the Centerpiece selection of the 57th New York Film Festival
Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, is the Centerpiece selection of the 57th New York Film Festival Photo: Wilson Webb / Netflix

Film at Lincoln Center announced this afternoon that Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver with Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda, Julie Hagerty, and Merritt Wever is the Centerpiece selection of the 57th New York Film Festival.

Noah Baumbach: "I couldn't be more thrilled and proud that Marriage Story has been selected as Centerpiece of the NYFF."
Noah Baumbach: "I couldn't be more thrilled and proud that Marriage Story has been selected as Centerpiece of the NYFF." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

“What amazed me about Marriage Story is the way that Noah keeps the many conflicting emotions between his characters flowing into and around and under and over each other, so beautifully that the film achieves the condition of music,” said New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones. “In fact, it actually flowers into song in two of the film’s loveliest and most surprising moments. Marriage Story is a heartbreaker, it’s very funny, and it has an emotional complexity that’s worthy of Bergman.”

“I grew up coming to the New York Film Festival with my parents. And it's where my first film Kicking and Screaming premiered 24 years ago,” said Baumbach. “I couldn't be more thrilled and proud that Marriage Story has been selected as Centerpiece of the NYFF. The 14-year-old me’s mind is blown; the 49-year-old me’s mind is also blown.”

Marriage Story will be screened at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 4.

Marriage Story will be released in select theaters and on Netflix later this year.

The 2019 New York Film Festival runs from September 27 through October 13.

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