NYFF Revivals announced

Section to include virtual and drive-in screenings

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung is a Revival selection
Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung is a Revival selection Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Film at Lincoln Center has announced the Revivals of the 58th New York Film Festival will include Terence Dixon’s Meeting The Man: James Baldwin In Paris, shot by Jack Hazan (Rude Boy, A Bigger Splash) and Steve McQueen Selects: Jean Vigo’s Zero For Conduct (Zéro De Conduite) available for free 'limited rentals'. Other highlights in the program are Joyce Chopra’s adaptation of Joyce Carol OatesSmooth Talk, starring Laura Dern and Treat Williams; William Klein’s Muhammad Ali, The Greatest; Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Flowers Of Shanghai with Tony Leung, Michiko Hada and Vicky Wei; Béla Tarr’s collaboration with László Krasznahorkai on Damnation, and Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love, starring Maggie Cheung and Leung. Wong Kar Wai was the Artistic Director for The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition China: Through The Looking Glass, curated by Andrew Bolton.

Tony Leung stars in the Flowers of Shanghai and In The Mood For Love
Tony Leung stars in the Flowers of Shanghai and In The Mood For Love Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Revivals section is programmed by Florence Almozini and Dan Sullivan with program advising by Gina Telaroli and will be presented in a combination of virtual and drive-in screenings.

‘Since 1963, the New York Film Festival has been a centrepiece of New York’s arts scene: an annual bellwether of the state of cinema that has shaped film culture in the city and beyond. Festival organisers will keep this tradition alive while adapting as necessary to the current health crisis. The safety of audiences and staff is the first priority. The 58th edition of NYFF will focus on outdoor and virtual screenings, as directed by state and health officials.”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 11.

“Support for the New York Film Festival is generously provided by Official Partners HBO and Campari, Benefactor Partner Netflix, Supporting Partners Radeberger Pilsner and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Contributing Partners Harken Wine and Hudson New York-an SBE Hotel, and Media Partner WNET New York Public Media. American Airlines is the Official Airline of Film at Lincoln Center.

Film at Lincoln Center receives generous, year-round support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.”

The 2020 New York Film Festival runs from September 17 through October 11, 2020

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