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‘Marriage Story’ Booked for Centerpiece Slot at New York

Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” would be the centerpiece screening of the 57th New York Film Festival, Film at Lincoln Center introduced on Tuesday.

The movie, which stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as a married couple negotiating a divorce, could have its New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, Oct. 4. The Netflix launch has already been introduced as a part of the lineup on the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, and is predicted to additionally display on the Telluride Film Festival, making it a uncommon movie to hit all 4 of the key fall festivals.

That was the identical route Netflix took final yr with Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” which landed 10 Academy Award nominations and gained three Oscars, together with Best Director.

Baumbach’s first movie, “Kicking and Screaming,” premiered on the New York Film Festival in 1995.

“What amazed me about ‘Marriage Story’ is the way that Noah keeps the many conflicting emotions between his characters flowing into and around and under and over each other, so beautifully that the film achieves the condition of music,” mentioned NYFF Director Kent Jones in an announcement. “‘Marriage Story’ is a heartbreaker, it’s very funny, and it has an emotional complexity that’s worthy of Bergman.”

On Monday the competition introduced that its opening-night movie would be the world premiere of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.”

The 2019 New York Film Festival will run from Sept. 27 by way of Oct. 13.

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