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New York Film Festival announces rest of movie slate

August 16, 2012|By John Horn
  • Greta Gerwig in Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha."
Greta Gerwig in Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha." (Pine District Pictures )

The New York Film Festival announced the rest of its movie slate, adding works from directors Noah Baumbach, Brian De Palma, Roger Michell, Michael Haneke and Sally Potter.

The festival, which opens Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 14, previously revealed that it would open with premieres of Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” and close with Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight,” with David Chase’s “Not Fade Away” debuting in the middle of the festival.

The main slate of the 50th edition of the festival will include 32 features.

Among the additions announced Thursday are Haneke’s “Amour,” which won the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival; Baumbach’s “Frances Ha,” which stars Greta Gerwig, who also co-wrote the script; Potter’s “Ginger and Rosa,” with Elle Fanning; Michell’s “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” starring Bill Murray as FDR; and De Palma’s “Passion,” featuring Noomi Rapace.

“The films making up the main slate of this year's NYFF have in common a general quality of fearlessness that unites otherwise very disparate works,” Richard Peña, chair of the selection committee for festival presenter the Film Society of Lincoln Center, said in a statement. “These are films that go all the way, works willing to take the risk or chance that by doing so they may be bringing audiences to places they might rather not go.”

Among the festival’s other world premieres will be Alan Berliner’s “First Cousin.”

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