Saturday, May 25, 2024

Amazon Scores Opening Night and Centerpiece Selections at NY Film Festival– Todd Haynes, Richard Linklater Films


Amazon has scored the centerpiece selection of the New York Film Festival– Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” which was a hit in Cannes.

Roy Price, Ted Hope, and Bob Berney can now add this to their opening night film at the New York Film Festival– Richard Linklkater’s “Last Flag Flying.”

I’m not sure if they can get closing night, too. But why not?

Amazon is serious about film making and film makers. They are now going to dominate one of the most important film festivals in the world.

Wait! They could get closing night with Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel.” Alexa can get that for them, I guess!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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