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The 45th New York Film Festival

The 45th New York Film Festival
NEW YORK  •  various venues  •  Ongoing

The 45th New York Film Festival kicks off tonight at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, with the North American premiere of the Wes Anderson comedy, The Darjeeling Limited, starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman as three brothers re-forging family ties during a train ride across India. In the festivalís Closing Night selection, Persepolis, Marjane Satrapiís graphic novel about her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution comes to life onscreen through the animations of Vincent Paronnaud and the voice talents of Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux and Simon Abkarian.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Mathieu Mathieu Amalric (right) as French editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Directed by Julian Schnabel, France, 2007; 112m
Photo Credit: Etienne George/Courtesy of Miramax Films

In between, the festivalís Centerpiece filmóJoel and Ethan Coenís bold Cormac McCarthy adaptation No Country for Old Men. Sidney Lumet returns with his new crime film, Before the Devil Knows Youíre Dead, while Noah Baumbachís Margot at the Wedding; Abel Ferraraís Go Go Tales; Todd Haynesí Iím Not There; Julian Schnabelís French co-production The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; and Gus Van Santís Paranoid Park complete the films by the festivalís American returnees. Brian De Palma (Redacted), John Landis (Mr. Warmth, The Don Rickles Project), Ira Sachs (Married Life) and noted documentarians Ed Pincus and Lucia Small (The Axe in the Attic) each make their New York Film Festival debuts.

The 45th New York Film Festival Web Site

Contact: Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th Street, in the Time Warner Center.
Other venues: Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse and Walter Reade Theater
Lincoln Center Plaza

Tel: (1) 212 721 65 00

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