New York Film Festival (NYFF) is one of the oldest and most important film festivals in the US. In its 52nd year, the film festival will host the world premiere of many highly anticipated projects, as well as dozens of screenings, master classes, open discussions and special events. New York Film Festival 2014 will begin on September 26 until October 12 at the Lincoln Center in Upper East Side Manhattan.
New York Film Festival offers a great opportunity to watch the movies shown in the most important international film festivals and the movie premieres of some of the most talked about films of this year months before they arrive in theatres. Here are some of the most interesting films to see in NYFF 2014.
“Inherent Vice” is the 7th feature film of Paul Thomas Anderson, who is considered one of the greatest American directors of our times. In his new movie Anderson returns to Los Angeles in the 1970s, when his first successful film “Boogie Nights” took place, and to collaborate with Joaquin Phoenix, the star of his latest feature “The Master”. “Inherent Vice” is an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon novel of the same title about a private investigator investigating the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend. Also starring Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon.
David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” is one of the most anticipated films of New York Film Festival. The movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 bestseller is a dark crime thriller about a guy named Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) whose wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears mysteriously on their second marriage anniversary, and he faces murder accusations and bloodthirsty media. Also starring Neil Patrick Harris, as the wife ex-boyfriend who arrives in town to help the police investigation and Carrie Coon as Nick’s twin sister.
Bennett Miller’s (“Capote”, “Moneyball”) third feature film tells the true story of two wrestler brothers Dave and Mark Schultz (Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum) and their intensive relationship with their paranoid schizophrenic manager and investor John Eleuthère du Pont (Steve Carell). The movie already won the Best Director Award category in Cannes Film Festival.
CITIZENFOUR – Edward Snowden Documentary
The anticipated documentary by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras is the third in the trilogy of documentaries about post-9/11 United States The film follows the recent exposures of the mass NSA surveillance in the US and worldwide, and includes interviews with Snowden, aka Citizen Four. The movie director will participate in a free HBO Directors Dialogue and discuss the film and her previous documentaries with the audience.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Retrospective
In addition to movie premieres, NYFF 2014 offers an opportunity to catch up on the classics. This year, the festival pays a tribute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who wrote, directed and produced dozens of great movies during Hollywood golden age. Mostly known for the multi-award winning “All About Eve”, Mankiewicz also directed the epic “Cleopatra” with Elizabeth Taylor, the musical “Guys and Dolls” starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, “Suddenly, Last Summer”, an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play with Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor, and many other classic movies.