Friday, July 12, 2024

New York Film Festival Main Slate Includes Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” and Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea”


The New York Film Festival main slate is out. We already knew about the opening, closing and centerpiece films. Among the others featured are Jim Jarmsuch’s “Paterson” and Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea.”

The list is good, but some of these films will have played at Cannes, Venice, Telluride and Toronto. There’s a scarcity of good festival films this year, that’s for sure. It doesn’t help that Warren Beatty isn’t showing “Rules Don’t Apply.”

BUT: There’s good money riding on Martin Scorsese showing “Silence” as the surprise screening. He did it a few years ago with “Hugo.” He told me he’s scoring in October, but Scorsese could use temp music if the picture is ready. That would be exciting.

The 54th New York Film Festival Main Slate

Opening Night
The 13th
Directed by Ava DuVernay

20th Century Women
Directed by Mike Mills

Closing Night
The Lost City of Z
Directed by James Gray

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Certain Women
Directed by Kelly Reichardt

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Fire at Sea / Fuocoammare
Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Graduation / Bacalaureat
Directed by Cristian Mungiu

Hermia and Helena
Directed by Matías Piñeiro

I, Daniel Blake
Directed by Ken Loach

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Manchester by the Sea
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

Directed by Barry Jenkins

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw

Directed by Pablo Larraín

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Personal Shopper
Directed by Olivier Assayas

The Rehearsal
Directed by Alison Maclean

Directed by Cristi Puiu

Son of Joseph / Le fils de Joseph
Directed by Eugène Green

Staying Vertical / Rester vertical
Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Things to Come / L’Avenir
Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve

Toni Erdmann
Directed by Maren Ade

The Unknown Girl
Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Yourself and Yours
Directed by Hong Sangsoo

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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