The 54th New York Film Festival, running from September 30 – October 16, is shaping up to be a can’t-miss event. Today, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the lineup for the Special Events section and “An Evening With…” honorees.
This year, the annual “An Evening With” celebration will feature two of the brightest young actors working today: Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver. Stewart stars in three NYFF titles, Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women,” Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper” and Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” which was previously announced as a special world premiere presentation in the Special Events section. Driver can be seen in the drama “Paterson,” directed by Jim Jarmusch.
The event, which recognizes individuals who have made significant artistic contributions to film culture, will include dinner and an intimate conversation between the award-winning actors and NYFF Director Kent Jones.
Aside from Lee’s upcoming drama, the Special Events section will also feature the world premiere of Lonny Price’s “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened,” a nonfiction account of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince’s 1981 musical-flop- turned-cult- favorite “Merrily We Roll Along.” Alex Horwitz’s “Hamilton’s America” will also make its world premiere at NYFF with the director and special guests present. Jim Jarmusch’s “Gimme Danger,” a documentary chronicling the history of legendary proto-punk band The Stooges will have it’s U.S. premiere during the section and will have Jarmusch and Stooges front man Iggy Pop appearing in person for the screening.
And lastly, Terence Davies’s “A Quiet Passion,” starring Cynthia Nixon as the iconic American poet Emily Dickinson, is the fourth annual “Film Comment” Presents’ selection. Both director and actress will make an appearance at the screening. Aside from presenting the film, the magazine will also have two special panels, a Living Cinema roundtable discussion and a Filmmakers Chat.
For more information on the Special Events section, “Film Comment” Presents and “An Evening With…” celebrations, click here.