New York Film Festival - Virtual

Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 at 8:00pm

Online
New York, NY 10001

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NYFF58: Drive-Ins and Virtual

Welcome to the schedule for the the 58th New York Film Festival, featuring drive-in and virtual screenings. All ticket sales are streamlined via online purchase; physical box office sales are not available at any venues at this time. Outdoor screenings will have extensive health and social distancing procedures in place.

The below schedule features each film and the time it will screen at both drive-ins and in our virtual platform. Please note for drive-ins, only cars will be allowed to enter. All films begin at 8pm ET and the doors will open an hour earlier at 7pm ET. We recommend arriving around 7pm ET to secure your spot. (Exceptions apply to the second screenings of Lovers Rock, Nomadland, and French Exit at Brooklyn Drive-In, which begin at 9pm ET.)

Lovers Rock

A movie of tactile sensuality and levitating joy, Lovers Rock finds the always daring Steve McQueen (Hunger, 12 Years a Slave) in an ecstatic yet no less formally bold mode. Produced as part of McQueen’s ambitious, multifaceted Small Axe, an anthology of decades-spanning films that alights on various lives in London’s West Indian community, the intoxicating, 1980-set Lovers Rock takes place largely over one night at a house party. While McQueen and co-screenwriter Courttia Newland have constructed their ethereal narrative around the growing attraction between Martha (newcomer Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn) and a brooding stranger (Micheal Ward), the film is equally about the rapture of music, specifically the reggae genre of the title—typified in the film’s swooning centerpiece set to Janet Kay’s euphoric 1979 single “Silly Games”—and the thrill and liberation of bodies in motion, miraculously photographed by Shabier Kirchner. An Amazon Studios release.

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