Changes for the New York Film Festival

Over this past year, countless organizations, festivals, and traditions have either been shut down or had to scramble to adapt due to the pandemic.  Covid-19 has halted many plans and culturally significant events in the recent past and continues to impact longstanding traditions.  Most recently, the New York Film Festival has attempted to carry on amidst these unprecedented conditions.

The event started Thursday, September 17th and runs through Sunday, October 11th.  Much of the festival is available online, but there are also drive-in screenings available in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.  With the first drive-in screening being Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock this past Thursday, the New York Film Festival is the largest US festival to attempt an opening during this pandemic.   

This year’s slate is about 25% smaller than that of last year, and the centerpiece film is Chloé Zhao’s Venice Golden Lion winner Nomadland.  Meanwhile, the closing night film is French Exit, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. 

While not much is the same with this year’s film festival, many of these changes bring new opportunities.  The program is now available on a national stage, as the online viewings give those around the country the opportunity to purchase tickets to this year’s festival.  Even though the traditional New York atmosphere will be missed, there are many movies that are a must-watch this year that you can now view from the comfort of your own home.

Check out the schedule with showtimes here.

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Recent Articles

After We Collided Comes to the US

Fans of Anna Todd’s After series have been patiently waiting for the release of the sequel to the first movie of the series. Although it was postponed due to the pandemic, After We Collided has finally been released in the United States. Viewers are now able to see the toxic romance between bad boy Hardin Scott and Tessa Young unfold.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Released in 2018, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a rollercoaster of emotions. Based off a book series written by Jenny Han, the plot follows good girl, Lara Jean, and lacrosse jock, Peter Kavinsky. Peter and Lara find that they cross paths despite being from opposite ends of the social pyramid.

Halloween Horror Comedy: Hubie Halloween

On Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts, Hubie Dubois, self-appointed Halloween monitor, makes it his duty to ensure that the town of Salem has a safe and happy Halloween.

Croods 2 is Back in Production

On March 22nd, 2013, the animated comedy-adventure movie The Croods hit the big screen and generated 587.2 million dollars of revenue and worldwide popularity. This family-friendly film portrays a family of cavemen who are forced to venture outside their comfort zone when a disaster destroys their home.

Millie Bobby Brown Stars in Enola Holmes

The young star Millie Bobby Brown, most famously known for her role in Stranger Things, dominates the screen in new Netflix movie Enola Holmes. Beside Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin star as brothers Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes.

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a heartwarming story of how a young man with Down syndrome, Zak, breaks out of his assisted living facility to follow his dreams. Zak, played by Zack Gottsagen, meets a fisherman who is on the run, played by Shia LaBeouf, while on his journey to become a professional wrestler.