New York Film Festival’s 56th Edition Showcases Lauded Venice Trio And Another Eclectic Global Lineup

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New York Film Festival’s 56th Edition Showcases Lauded Venice Trio And Another Eclectic Global Lineup
The New York Film Festival lifts the curtain on its 56th edition tonight, with its three tentpole slots devoted to Venice prize winners The Favourite, Roma and At Eternity’s Gate, surrounded by the usual array of eclectic, curated titles from near and far.

Since its debut in 1963, against a backdrop of wildly fluctuating festivals jockeying for supremacy, and a downtown counterpart rising in Tribeca, the Nyff has remained remarkably consistent apart from a major renovation of Lincoln Center. At times over the years, that steady trajectory has struck some regulars as something verging on complacency, but in a culture and film industry marked by upheaval, staying the course has come to be a virtue.

“The great thing about the festival is that it’s always been allowed to stick to the mission of programming,” director Kent Jones told Deadline in an interview. “There’s no pressure from anyone to
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