As noted, first-time-anywhere showings of Paul Greengrass‘s Captain Phillips, Spike Jonze’s Her and Ben Stiller‘s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will highlight the 51st New York Film Festival (9.27 to 10.13). But otherwise the fest will screen a slew of Cannes repeats — Joel and Ethan Coen‘s Inside Llewyn Davis, J.C. Chandor‘s All is Lost, Abdellatif Kechiche‘s Blue is the Warmest Color, Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska, Jim Jarmusch‘s Only Lovers Left Alive and James Gray‘s The Immigrant.
Other Cannes pop-outs screening in Manhattan: Claude Lanzmann‘s The Last of the Unjust, Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture (winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Prize) and Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar (winner of a Certain Regard prize).
Two non-Cannes selections are Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson’s American Promise, winner of a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award at last January’s Sundance Film Festival, and Sebastian Lelio’s Gloria, which played Berlin last February, Star Pauline Garcia nabbed the festival’s Silver Bear award for Best Actress.
I’ll be returning to NYC from Toronto on 9.13, and then bunking in Connecticut for 8 or 9 days before moving back to Manhattan on or about 9.22 or 9.23.