New York Film Festival announces 2016 lineup

Ava DuVernay, Mike Mills, and James Gray highlight this year's offerings

    We’ve seen this year’s lineups for both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. Now, it’s time to see what the New York Film Festival has to offer for its 54th installment.

    So far, it’s a healthy mix of festival favorites like Kenneth Lonergan’s exceptional Manchester By the Sea and Kelly Reichardt’s meditative Certain Women alongside highly sought after titles like Ava DuVernay‘s documentary The 13th  and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z.

    Take a look at the roster below and start making plans to hit up the Big Apple between September 30th to October 16th. There are just way too many solid films to miss, making for quite the palette cleanser after what’s amounted to be the most miserable summer for film since 2001. Yikes.


    New York Film Festival 2016 Lineup:
    Opening Night: The 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay
    Centerpiece: 20th Century Women, directed by Mike Mills
    Closing Night: The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray

    Aquarius, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
    Certain Women, directed by Kelly Reichardt
    Elle, directed by Paul Verhoeven
    Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi
    Graduation (Bacalaureat), directed by Cristian Mungiu
    Hermia and Helena, directed by Matías Piñeiro
    I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach
    Julieta, directed by Pedro Almodóvar
    Manchester by the Sea, directed by Kenneth Lonergan
    Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins
    My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea, directed by Dash Shaw
    Neruda, directed by Pablo Larraín
    Paterson, directed by Jim Jarmusch
    Personal Shopper, directed by Olivier Assayas
    The Rehearsal, directed by Alison Maclean
    Sieranevada, directed by Cristi Puiu
    Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph), directed by Eugène Green
    Staying Vertical (Rester vertical), directed by Alain Guiraudie
    Things to Come (L’Avenir), directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
    Toni Erdmann, directed by Maren Ade
    The Unknown Girl, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
    Yourself and Yours, directed by Hong Sangsoo