NYFF to Screen New Orson Welles Film, Host Apollo Theater Premiere of Barry Jenkins' Latest (Exclusive)
The festival will also screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' with a new score performed live by a five-piece orchestra.
The New York Film Festival will screen Orson Welles' recently completed final film, The Other Side of the Wind, which was finished by his collaborators this year and is set to stream on Netflix, as part of its special events lineup.
The pic, which follows the last night in the life of a Hollywood filmmaker as he completes his final movie, will screen alongside They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, Morgan Neville's Netflix documentary about the making of Other Side of the Wind.
The fest, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will also unspool the U.S. premiere of If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the James Baldwin novel, at the Apollo Theater, a first for NYFF. The film, part of the festival's main slate, will also screen at Lincoln Center during the 56th annual event, which is set to run Sept. 28-Oct. 14. Local students and Harlem residents will be among the first audiences to see Beale Street — which was largely shot in New York City and with characters residing in Harlem — on the big screen.
"It's been an honor working with the estate to bring this piece of James Baldwin's legacy to the screen," said writer-director Jenkins. "From the birthplace of Baldwin to the streets and homes within which we made this film, the honor is doubly felt in the NYFF’s generous offer to widen its borders for our U.S. premiere: up on 125th Street, in the community Jimmy forever knew as home.”
The NYFF will also screen the 1921 World War I epic The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on a 35mm print from Martin Scorsese's collection with the North American premiere of a new live score performed by a five-piece orchestra led by Matthew Nolan.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has also set the following as its sixth annual Film Comment Presents selections for the festival: Ali Abbasi’s Border and Nuri Bilge Ceylan's The Wild Pear Tree.