September 22, 2022

New York Film Festival 2022

 

It's the 60th year for this celebration of film presented by Film at Lincoln Center. The festival runs from September 30 to October 16 in various venues, mostly in theaters within Lincoln Center. (Other venues this year include BAM in Brooklyn and Alamo Drafhouse in Staten Island.)

Here are a few offerings we'd like to see:

Personality Crisis: One Night Only is a performance film of the one-and-only David Johansen. (You may remember Johansen as an icon of glam and punk when he performed with the New York Dolls in the early 70s.) Johansen performs as his alter-ego, a llounge lizard by the name of Buster Poindexter. Johansen delves into standards and blues, and if you haven't seen him perform, this is your chance. The icing on the cake? Martin Scorsese directs.

White Noise is a film adaptation of Don DeLillo's epochal postmodern 1985 classic by the always-interesting Noah Baumbauch. If you enjoy dark comedy, this film is your go-to. 

Academy Award-winning Laura Poitras of Citizenfour fame brings us All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, a chronicle of the notorious Sackler family, founders of the pharmaceutical companies that jump-started the opioid epidemic. The life and career of artist Nan Goldin, who fought against the companies, is also explored.

Michelle Williams stars as Lizzy Carr, a sculptor on the verge of an artistic breakthrough amid personal trials in Showing Up. Kelly Reichardt directs.

The #MeToo movement and the women who ignited it are explored in She Said. Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan star as New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the story five years ago. The film is based on a book written by the journalists, and takes a look at the decades of sexual harassment and assault that have permeated Hollywood. 

These are just a handful of the offerings; there are plenty more to explore. Head here to check them out and purchase tickets. 

 

 

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