What to Look Out for at 53rd New York Film Festival


“Lincoln Center, the host for the 53rd New York Film Festival. (PHOTO BY YUNJIA LI / THE OBSERVER)


This month an event to keep in mind is the 53rd New York Film Festival (NYFF) held at Lincoln Center which will run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 11. It will highlight some of the most anticipated films this year and certainly ones that have already moved audiences at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of those films include Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” a story of two women in the 1950s who fall in love and risk it all to be together. Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” is a biography commemorating Jobs’ work at the heart of this digital revolution. And finally, a holocaust drama, that is said to have been the best film at the Cannes Film Festival this year, “Son of Saul” by newcomer Laslo Nemes.

In addition, the NYFF will also feature special events that one may not want to miss. The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host a tribute for documentarian Albert Maysles at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10:00 am. For those who are interested in film making, diversity and the overall direction of Hollywood, the New York Film Festival will be having a special panel called “New Hollywood?” This panel will discuss issues such as gender roles, diversity and where the overall future of where movies are headed. The panel will be led by producer Effie T. Brown and writer Mark Harris this Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m.

In the case you have missed some of the already featured films, there will be an encore screening held on Oct. 11 for most of the films featured this year at the film festival. Tickets can be bought via the web or at the Alice Tully Hall box office at Lincoln Center. Prices do vary depending on the film, event and location– however, students can get a discount for all events. In addition, you can stay on top of all the events and screenings happening at the NYFF by downloading the Film Society app available for iPhones and Android phones.