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The 55th Annual New York Film Festival: A Night (or Eighteen) at the Movies

What do Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes, and Woody Allen have in common? If you said they’re all giants of the film industry, you’d be right. They’re also all anchoring the 55th annual New York Film Festival, one of the most highly anticipated yearly events in world cinema. The festival, which runs from Thursday, September 28, to Sunday, October 15, will open with Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Haynes's Wonderstruck will strike dead center, and Allen’s Wonder Wheel will roll out to conclude the proceedings. Scattered between these will be 25 jaw-dropping Main Slate features, including Agnès Varda & JR’s Faces Places, which snagged the coveted Golden Eye at Cannes, Ruben Östlund’s The Square, which won the Palme d’Or, and Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope, which was awarded the Silver Bear at Berlin. After an initial screening at Alice Tully Hall (the Lincoln Center home of the New York Philharmonic), each of the Main Slates will be re-screened at alternative Lincoln Center venues alongside other outstanding films by established and emerging talent from across the globe.

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