The New York Film Festival added the movie, Dune, which was partly shot in Hungary to the list alongside the French Dispatch, C’mon C’mon, and others.
The 2021 New York Film Festival has added Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated “Dune” and Wes Anderson’s star-studded latest, “The French Dispatch“, to its lineup, adding screenings of both titles as part of its Spotlight section.
In addition, the annual fall event, set to take place this year from Sept. 24-Oct. 10, has added screenings of Mike Mills’ “C’mon C’mon“, starring Joaquin Phoenix; Sean Baker’s “Red Rocket“; Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directorial debut, an adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s “The Lost Daughter“, starring Olivia Colman; and Charlotte Gainsbourg’s directorial debut, “Jane by Charlotte“, in which she profiles her mother, Jane Birkin. Other titles set to screen include Mamoru Hosoda’s “Belle” and Marco Bellocchio’s “Marx Can Wait“.
As an extension of Spotlight, Film at Lincoln Center announced plans to honor the centenary of late co-founder and film programmer Amos Vogel with special sidebar tributes at theaters across New York — including at the Museum of Modern Art, Metrograph, Film Forum, the Museum of the Moving Image, Anthology Film Archives and Light Industry — in an unprecedented collaboration.
“Our spotlight section is a new part of our reshaped New York Film Festival, a place that this year encompasses a range of cinema, new and old,” NYFF director Eugene Hernandez said in a statement. “Of the new work, we’re showcasing a selection of anticipated films (and talent) from recent festivals (Wes & company! Olivia! Timmy! Jane & Charlotte! Joaquin! and more), while also looking back at our roots, celebrating the history of NYFF and New York City’s film culture by shining a special light on Amos Vogel. We hope that our Spotlight section, in year two, will again engage, enlighten, and entertain!”
Vogel’s curatorial career included many years running the influential film society Cinema 16 as well as stints at Lincoln Center and Grove Press. His classic study, “Film as a Subversive Art“, will soon be reissued by The Film Desk.
FLC’s tribute focuses on the NYFF period, bookended by screenings devoted to his work before and after his involvement with the festival. Included are films from Glauber Rocha, John Huston, and trailblazers of the Czech New Wave; Lebert Bethune’s “Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom”, Santiago Álvarez’s dispatch from post-revolutionary Cuba, “Now“; and David Neuman and Ed Pincus’s snapshot of Civil Rights-era Mississippi, “Black Natchez”.
Also on the docket are works from the era’s burgeoning avant-garde scene, such as Tony Conrad’s “The Flicker” and a world premiere restoration of Robert Frerck’s “Nebula II“.