After screening a record 75 films over 16 days in person and virtually, the 20th Edition closed out an epic run Sunday, August 22, with back-to-back screenings of three thrilling titles: Evan Jackson Leong’s Chinatown-set crime thriller Snakehead; Yoon Jae-Keun’s head-spinning Spiritwalker, winner of the NYAFF 2021 Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema; and the NYAFF Closing Film, Kim Ji-hoon’s blockbuster disaster comedy Sinkhole. – By Gregg W. Morris
Twenty-seven feature films and 10 short films from 35 countries with 13 North American Premieres and 4 U.S. Premieres. Fifteen films directed or co-directed by women, and 15 works by first-time feature filmmakers. Opening Night Feature: Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss’s BOYS STATE. Closing Night Feature: Maite Alberdi’s THE MOLE AGENT.
”Twelve days of spellbinding cinema” – Gregg W. Morris
Sponsored by HBO®, NYFF Live features actors, directors, writers, critics, and other industry insiders participating in daily evening discussions that starte September 28 – and end October 9 in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Remaining Dates are October 3 – 12. – Gregg W. Morris
UNCUT GEMS by Josh and Benny Safdie Adam stars Adam Sandler as Howard, a diamond dealer dangling on the edge of the abyss. His relationship with his wife (Idina Menzel) is imploding; he owes a hefty chunk of money to pissed off racketeers who would find kneecapping too gentle; and he is sinking into the quicksand of an escalating scheme to make a fortune by selling a diamond to Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (playing himself and looking good). – Gregg W. Morris
You are accredited to cover the upcoming 57th New York Film Festival. Screenings to begin September 16, and the P&I screening information and schedule will be sent out in early September. Your accreditation permits you to attend (solo) the advance Press & Industry screenings, as well as any scheduled press conferences.
By Gregg W. Morris – The filmmakers really want you to have nightmares!
By Gregg W. Morris – Nicola and his friends dream of a lush life of fancy clothes, expenive restaurants, lavish consumer goods and sex with beautiful nubile girls as well as trysts at brothels. And, of course, they want more expensive motor scooters. Their dreams come true – at a cost! – in Director Claudio Giovannesi’s superbly lensed cinemagraphic tale.
Capsuled descriptions of films at NYAFF 2019.
Five international premieres, 23 North American premieres, four U.S. premieres, and eight New York premieres, showcasing the most exciting action, comedy, drama, thriller, romance, horror, and art-house films from East Asia, and bringing close to 30 directors and nine actors from Asia.
Lineup includes films featuring dance luminaries Carlos Acosta, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Merce Cunningham, and more, with Robert Fairchild, Bobbi Jene Smith, Sol Picò, and Charles Atlas appearing in person.