In Pictures: 54th New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival, organised by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is the sober elder sibling to the indie buzz of Sundance Film Festival. This year, it opened with the very serious, very intense documentary by Ava DuVernay, The 13th, which traces the history of African-Americans and criminalisation. The festival will see the premiere of other highbrow films, including Lee Ang's adaptation of Ben Fountain's book, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, and playwright/film-maker Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea. Here's a look at the festival, which will end on Oct 16.


Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern field questions during a Q&A for their new film, Certain Women,  at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.  PHOTO: AFP


Actors Jared Harris, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone and Kristen Stewart pose with director Kelly Reichardt (centre) at the Certain Women premiere. PHOTO: AFP


Director Jim Jarmusch attends an On Cinema discussion and Q&A during the 54th New York Film Festival at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre. PHOTO: AFP


Actresses Carol Kane and Gretchen Mol at the world premiere of Manchester By The Sea, held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.  PHOTO: AFP


Director Jim Jarmusch attends an On Cinema discussion and Q&A during the 54th New York Film Festival at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre. PHOTO: AFP


Director of The 13th Ava DuVernay speaks at the Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of her documentary at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Sept 30, 2016.  PHOTO: AFP


Festival director Kent Jones (left) and director Bertrand Tavernier share a lighthearted moment during the Q&A A Brief Journey Through French Cinema at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre. PHOTO: AFP