The Dam Credit: Courtesy photo

It’s time for the 60th New York Festival (NYFF). A film festival that was created to celebrate diversity in film. One of the most interesting things about this festival is the substantial corporate partners that help to make NYFF possible. 

FLC President Lesli Klainberg said, “We are honored by the outpouring of support from the corporate community for our historic 60th edition of the New York Film Festival. That so many disparate industries have come together to herald our festival is not only gratifying to our organization and our filmmakers, but it reaffirms our partners’ commitment to supporting film culture and the ongoing mission of Film at Lincoln Center.”

Many of NYFF’s corporate partners are presenting the curated programs that define the festival:

●    HBO is sponsoring NYFF60 documentary features and the presenting partner of NYFF Talks.

●    Campari, the Official Spirits Partner, is presenting the Opening Night selection, Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise”; the Campari Red Carpet – NYFF60th Edition specialty cocktail was artfully crafted by Jessamine McLellan of the Campari Academy in celebration of NYFF’s 60th anniversary.

●    Citi will serve as the presenting sponsor of Maria Schrader’s “She Said” as well as the Explore Pass, a surprise bundle of ten films curated by the NYFF60 programming team.

●    Topic Studios is sponsoring the NYFF60 Industry Program, including exclusive industry events.

●    Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is sponsoring the Revivals presentation of Cauleen Smith’s  “Drylongso,” along with the Amos Vogel Lecture honoring Smith.

●    MUBI is sponsoring NYFF60 Currents feature films. FLC is proud to be a participating theater in MUBI GO: get one hand-picked movie ticket every week.

Here’s our list of films not to be missed this year.

Is That Black Enough for You?!?

American film critic Elvis Mitchell’s kaleidoscopic documentary creates a definitive narrative of the Black revolution in 1970s cinema, from genre films to social realism—a work of painstaking scholarship that’s also thoroughly entertaining, an essential archival document and testament to a period of American film history unlikely to be repeated.


After her searing modern-day death-row drama “Clemency,” Chinonye Chukwu has traveled back to the 1950s to tell the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, the Chicago woman whose son, Emmett Till, was lynched while visiting cousins in Mississippi and whose body became an indelible image of the horrors of American racism.

The Dam

In his debut feature, Lebanese visual artist Ali Cherri has constructed a riveting film about a bricklayer in northern Sudan that straddles the line between nonfiction naturalism and supernatural mysticism, merging ancient and contemporary worlds.

Additionally, Netflix again will present the original content series, FLC Luminaries, now expanded from NYFF to a yearlong series. Luminaries highlights a diverse range of talent from NYFF60 official selections discussing the art and craft of cinema.

On Oct. 8 and 9 outside of Alice Tully Hall, INFINITI invites you to look inside the QX60. Explore how this thoughtfully designed vehicle can reconnect you to you and enjoy elevated hospitality.FLC invites audiences to celebrate this milestone anniversary by reflecting on their NYFF experiences with our NYFF Memories survey and by taking part in our Letterboxd Watch Challenge.

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