Film-lovers are already patiently awaiting the arrival of the 2011 New York Film Festival – the time to celebrate the most compelling new cinema from around the globe! This annual NYC festival has been celebrating the art of film-making since 1963 – putting favorite filmmakers on a pedestal, while introducing newbies into the film scene. Pedro Almodovar, Alain Resnais and Martin Scorsese are a few familiar names in past attendance that may ring a bell.
The 49th annual Film Festival will stretch 17 days long from September 30th - October 16th in Lincoln Center NYC. A wide range of films will be premiered, and others headlined, starting with Carnage by Roman Polanski and Michelle Williams will star in another early premier of My Week With Marilyn. Check the official Film Festival schedule for all show times. Aside from seeing showcases of independent, short, feature and foreign films and celebrity sightings, attendees will learn a lot about experimental film and have the opportunity to see presentations from a spectrum of directors.
It’s definitely recommended to book your New York hotel near Lincoln Center ASAP, since this is one of the most popular events in NYC. Two more tips: purchase tickets to screenings ahead of time to ensure your spot, and bring your schmoozing A-game – it’s not every day you have a chance to mix, mingle and network with the best filmmakers in the world!