Running from Sept. 28 to Oct. 14, the festival will open with Ang Lee’s 3D adaptation of “Life of Pi” (this will be the second time a Lee film began NYFF, the first was 1997s “Ice Storm”).
he Film Society of Lincoln Center said the festival will close with Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight,” which stars Denzel Washington. The centerpiece will be ”Not Fade Away,” a film directed by “The Sopranos” creator David Chase.
In total, the festival will present 32 movies, including the North American premiere of Michael Haneke’s “Amour,” which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year and the world premiere of Alan Berliner’s documentary “First Cousin Once Removed,” which follows poet Edwin Honig’s descent into Alzheimer’s.
The festival will be celebrating its 50th birthday with this fortnight of films, and tickets will be available to the public beginning Sept. 9.