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Film at Lincoln Center has announced the 2020 main slate of the 58th edition of the New York Film Festival. The 25 films that join the previously announced Opening selection, Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland as the Centerpiece, and Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit as the Closing selection. Two other films from McQueen’s Small Axe anthology – Mangrove and Red, White and Blue – will also screen in the Main Slate.

In addition, the 25-film main slate includes films from 19 different countries from established filmmakers that are familiar to the fest and some making their NYFF debuts. This includes Gianfranco Rosi’s Notturno, Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall, Garrett Bradley’s Time, Jia Zhangke’s Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue and Sam Pollard’s MLK/FBI. This year, Hong Sangsoo makes his 15th festival appearance with The Woman Who Ran.

This edition of the festival has a focus on international features which will provide viewers with a chance to broaden their horizons and get a good glimpse into some of the best filmmaking around the globe.

Find the full festival main slate available below. Tickets will go on sale on September 11, with early access opportunities for FLC members prior to this date. (Details about ticket prices and passes to follow).

The 58th New York Film Festival Main Slate

Opening Night
Lovers Rock
Dir. Steve McQueen

Centerpiece
Nomadland
Dir. Chloé Zhao

Closing Night
French Exit
Dir. Azazel Jacobs

Atarrabi and Mikelats
Dir. Eugène Green

Beginning
Dir. Dea Kulumbegashvili

The Calming
Dir. Song Fang

City Hall
Dir. Frederick Wiseman

Days
Dir. Tsai Ming-liang

The Disciple
Dir. Chaitanya Tamhane

Gunda
Dir. Victor Kossakovsky

I Carry You with Me (Te Llevo Conmigo)
Dir. Heidi Ewing

Isabella
Dir. Matías Piñeiro

Malmkrog
Dir. Cristi Puiu

Mangrove
Dir. Steve McQueen

MLK/FBI
Dir. Sam Pollard

Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois)
Dir. Philippe Lacôte

Notturno
Dir. Gianfranco Rosi

Red, White and Blue
Dir. Steve McQueen

The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes)
Dir. Philippe Garrel

Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue
Dir. Jia Zhangke

Time
Dir. Garrett Bradley

Tragic Jungle (Selva Trágica)
Dir. Yulene Olaizola

The Truffle Hunters
Dir. Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw

Undine
Dir. Christian Petzold

The Woman Who Ran
Dir. Hong Sangsoo


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