Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Preview: CLOSING NIGHT - NYFF 55 2017 - WOODY ALLEN'S "WONDER WHEEL"
THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
WOODY ALLEN'S WONDER WHEEL
Sat Oct 14, 2017
55th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel will be the Closing Night selection of the 55th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 15), making its World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 14.
Courtesy Amazon Studios
“We’re in Coney Island in the 1950s. A lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) tells us a story that just might be filtered through his vivid imagination: a middle-aged carousel operator (James Belushi) and his beleaguered wife (Kate Winslet), who eke out a living on the boardwalk, are visited by his estranged daughter (Juno Temple)—a situation from which layer upon layer of all-too-human complications develop. Allen and his cinematographer, the great Vittorio Storaro, working with a remarkable cast led by Winslet in a startlingly brave, powerhouse performance, have created a bracing and truly surprising movie experience.
Storaro uses light and color in a way that is stunning in and of itself but also integral to the mounting emotional power of the film. And at the center of it all is Kate Winslet’s absolutely remarkable performance—precious few actors are that talented, or fearless.”
The New York Film Festival has showcased Allen’s work on two other occasions: Bullets Over Broadway was Centerpiece of NYFF32 in 1994 and Celebrity was Opening Night of NYFF36 in 1998.
Amazon Studios will release Wonder Wheel on December 1, 2017, the first film the studio will distribute independently.
Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying will be the Opening Night selection, and Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck will be the Centerpiece film. The retrospective section honors Robert Mitchum’s centenary.
Tickets for the 55th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 10. VIP passes and packages are on sale now and offer one of the earliest opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival’s biggest events, including the just-announced Closing Night. (Note: Tickets for Opening and Closing Night are often hard to purchase individually; the best -- and sometimes only -- chance for the best seats for the best films may be to buy a package!)
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Film Society of Lincoln Center 165 W. 65th St. New York, NY 10023
CAST & CREW
WRITER, DIRECTOR >> Woody Allen
CINEMATOGRAPHER >> Vittorio Storaro
CAST >> Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Debi Mazar, Justin Timberlake, James Belushi
WONDER WHEEL – IMDB
WOODY ALLEN – WIKIPEDIA
WOODY ALLEN – IMDB
Since 1982, Woody Allen has made at least one movie every year!
KATE WINSLET – WIKIPEDIA
KATE WINSLET – IMDB
JUNO TEMPLE – IMDB