FLC Announces James Gray’s Armageddon Hour as NYFF60 Anniversary Event

“I am truly honored to have my film armageddon time chosen as the 60th anniversary screening at the NYFF, and to return to this great festival for the third time,” said Gray. “It’s a deeply personal film – it’s inspired by my childhood in New York – so I can’t think of a more fitting place to share it.”

“For this 60th edition of the New York Film Festival, building on our expansion into New York venues over the past two years, we are proud to partner with arts and crafts venues in the five boroughs to bring NYFF to neighborhoods around our city,” said Eugene Hernandez, Executive Director of the New York Film Festival. “There is a powerful New York streak in this year’s NYFF selection and we are thrilled that NYFF veteran James Gray will focus our anniversary efforts on sharing our festival more widely this year.”

“James Gray is unquestionably one of the great New York filmmakers of his generation. Film after film, he captured both the physical realities and the psychic life of his hometown as a city of wrestlers and immigrants,” said Dennis Lim, Artistic Director of the New York Film Festival. “We couldn’t be happier to celebrate this anniversary year with a special screening of the deeply moving armageddon timehis most personal film – and most New York.

The NYFF Main Slate selection committee, chaired by Dennis Lim, also includes Eugene Hernandez, Florence Almozini, K. Austin Collins and Rachel Rosen. The full NYFF60 Main Slate lineup will be announced next week.

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema and runs from September 30 to October 16, 2022. An annual indicator of the state of cinema that has shaped film culture since 1963, the festival continues a tradition of presenting audiences with bold and remarkable works by famous filmmakers as well as emerging talent.

Note: Masks are mandatory for all staff, audience and filmmakers at all times in public areas. Proof of full vaccination is not required for NYFF60 audiences, but full vaccination is strongly recommended. Visit filmlinc.org/safety for more information.

Festival Passes are available in limited quantities and are on sale now, with discounts until August 12. NYFF60 single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 19 at noon ET, with pre-sale access for FLC members and passholders prior to that date. Save 20% on FLC Membershipsuntil August 16 with code SUMMER22. NYFF support benefits Film at Lincoln Center in its nonprofit mission to promote the art and craft of filmmaking. NYFF60 press and industry accreditation is Open and the application deadline is August 31.

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