'Jackie' Sets U.S. Premiere at New York Film Festival

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Natalie Portman in 'Jackie'

Pablo Larrain's historical drama, which stars Natalie Portman as former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, will screen Oct. 13 at Alice Tully Hall.

Jackie will make its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival, which runs Sept. 30-Oct. 16.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Tuesday that the Fox Searchlight historical drama — which stars Natalie Portman as former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, a performance for which she's gathering awards buzz — will screen Oct. 13 at Alice Tully Hall.

Directed by Pablo Larrain, Jackie takes place in the days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, focusing on Theodore H. White's Life magazine interview with the widow at Hyannis Port. It also stars Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, Max Casella, Peter Sarsgaard and John Hurt.

Noah Oppenheim wrote the original script, which won best screenplay at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Darren Aronofsky produced along with Juan de Dios Larraín, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. Pete Shilaimon, Jennifer Monroe, Jayne Hong, Wei Han, Lin Qi and Josh Stern executive produced.

Jackie is the director’s second title in this year’s NYFF; Neruda, his portrait of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, screens the week prior.

Jackie opens in select theaters Dec. 2.

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