As the second oldest festival of cinema in North America, The New York Film Film Festival celebrates it's fiftieth year with an impressive slate of film premieres, special events and appearances. The festival will be held on September 28th thru October 14th.
"Life of Pi", based on the best-selling novel, will kick-off this year's NYFF with the film being screened in 3D (a first for the festival) and directed by Ang Lee:
The centerpiece is "Not Fade Away", the feature film debut of David Chase, the acclaimed creator of the Emmy award winning television program, "The Sopranos":
The closing night film will be "Flight", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman and Melissa Leo:
Some of the exciting events include a tribute to Oscar-winner, Nicole Kidman which will include a coversation with the actress as well as a screening of her latest film, "The Paperboy", directed by Lee Daniels;
A presentation of the digital restoration of David Lean's 1962 Academy-Award winner for Best Picture, "Lawrence of Arabia", The 25th anniversary screening of "The Princess Bride" which will include a cast reunion with director, Rob Reiner and a salute to Richard Pena, the program director of the NYFF for the past twenty-five years who is leaving his position at the end of the year.
I'm actually going to be in New York during the festival this time, so I am certainly going to try to see as much as I can.
For a complete listing of films and events, please go to: NYFF 2012