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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the
first-time addition of two Galas to join the Opening, Centerpiece and Closing
Night Galas for the upcoming 49th New York Film Festival with David Cronenberg’s
A DANGEROUS METHOD set to screen on Wednesday, October 5 and Pedro Almodóvar’s
THE SKIN I LIVE IN on Wednesday, October 12.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming David Cronenberg to the
festival for the first time and to be welcoming back one of the NYFF’s closest
friends, Pedro Almodóvar,” says Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair &
Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center. “It’s a special pleasure
to introduce our audiences to exciting new work by two of contemporary cinema’s
most challenging artists.”
Scheduled at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, October 5 will
be Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD, about the relationship between Carl Jung
(Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and their differing
opinions on how to treat an unbalanced patient (Keira Knightley). Sony Pictures
Classics releases the film on November 23.
Then on Wednesday, October 12, Almodóvar’s THE SKIN I LIVE
IN will screen. Antonio Banderas stars as a world famous plastic surgeon who is
mysteriously keeping a young woman, Vera (Elena Anaya), imprisoned in his
mansion while subjecting her to bizarre treatments. Marisa Paredes also stars.
Sony Pictures Classics releases THE SKIN I LIVE IN on October 14.
The New York Film Festival takes place from September 30 to
October 16. General Public tickets will be available September 12. There will
be an advance ticketing opportunity for Film Society of Lincoln Center Patrons
and Members prior to that date. For more information, visit the NYFF website. And be sure to pick up a copy of FANGORIA #307 (out in
September) for more coverage of THE SKIN I LIVE IN.
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