New York Film Festival by John Waters: Each year, the New York Film Festival invites an artist to begin the visual representation of the event with an exclusive poster. This year, it’s up to cult filmmaker John Waters to do the honors. After his films were banned forever at the New York Film Festival, Waters made his NYFF debut with a poster starring Pedro Almodóvar, Martin Scorsese, Barry Jenkins, and Agnès Varda, and Jean-Luc Godard. The poster serves as a parody of the critics who have come to life at the festival over the years. Look down.
“Since none of my films were selected to participate in the New York Film Festival, I was delighted that I was invited to design this year’s poster. I always knew that I was going to stick my ass in one way or another! Waters said. “What a better way to show my respect and disrespect for this prestigious event than Globe Poster, the famous Baltimore press promoting America’s best rock and roll shows for decades? Vulgar? Classic? Maybe in 2020, it is the same if you have to reinvent cinema yourself “.
You can queue for a copy of the poster by requesting it in advance on the New York Film Festival website. The proud lineup makes the most of the New York Film Festival space in a weakened festival season schedule. “No rewards! No world premieres! Fewer movies than Toronto! “This year’s NYFF lineup is a clean, thin selection of new work, most of which will make their Berlinale debut in February.
This year’s NYFF will function differently from previous years, combining a new virtual presence with carefully designed outdoor demonstrations and two drive-ins. The press screenings usually held on the film at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater will be virtual. The festival will take place from September 17 to October 11.
In its 58th year, the festival kicks off with “Lovers Rock” from writer/director Steve McQueen. The festival also welcomes two of the other feature films, including McQueen’s ambitious new “Small Ax” series onto the NYFF Masters Roster. Meanwhile, Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’, also selected for this year’s TIFF, which takes place in Venice and cancels the Telluride film festivals, will be featured centerpiece of the festival. NYFF will conclude its celebrations with Azazel Jacobs’ “French Exit” starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges and will celebrate its world premiere in New York.
Waters will also host a double show of “Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom” and “Climax” for the NYFF revival section.