The Killer to screen at NYFF

Fincher film joins the Spotlight programme

by Anne-Katrin Titze

David Fincher’s The Killer is now in the 61st New York Film Festival Spotlight program
David Fincher’s The Killer is now in the 61st New York Film Festival Spotlight program Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Film at Lincoln Center has announced that David Fincher’s The Killer (screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker, based on Alexis 'Matz' Nolent and Luc Jacamon graphic novel), starring Michael Fassbender with Arliss Howard, Charles Parnell, Kerry O’Malley, Sala Baker, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton has been added to the Spotlight programme of the 61st New York Film Festival.

“With corrosive wit and rigorously precise technique, this mesmerizing new film from director David Fincher (The Social Network, NYFF48; Gone Girl, NYFF52) pares the payback thriller down to its spare but deeply pleasurable essentials.” - Film at Lincoln Center.

Michael Fassbender stars in David Fincher’s The Killer
Michael Fassbender stars in David Fincher’s The Killer

Other highlights include Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, starring Cooper as Leonard Bernstein and Carey Mulligan as his wife; Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy And The Heron; Steve McQueen’s Occupied City; Errol Morris’s The Pigeon Tunnel (on John le Carré); Neo Sora’s Ryuichi Sakamoto

Opus; Yorgos Lanthimos’s Bleat (starring Emma Stone); Richard Linklater’s Hit Man (Glen Powell, Adria Arjona);Sean Price Williams’s The Sweet East (with Talia Ryder, Simon Rex, Ayo Edebiri, Jeremy O. Harris), and Pedro Almodóvar’s Strange Way Of Life (starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal).

The New York Film Festival screenings of The Killer will take place on Friday, October 14 at 7:00pm - Paris Theater; Saturday, October 15 at 8:45pm - Walter Reade Theater

The Killer will open in cinemas in the US on October 27 and be available on Netflix in the UK and the US on November 10.

The North American premiere of Netflix’s Maestro will screen on Monday, October 2.

The New York Film Festival Spotlight selection committee, chaired by Dennis Lim, also includes Florence Almozini, Justin Chang, K. Austin Collins, and Rachel Rosen.

The 61st New York Film Festival runs through Sunday, October 15.

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