Following the announcement of David Fincher’s Gone Girl as Opening Night Film, the 52nd New York Film Festival, taking place September 26-October 12, 2014, has announced Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice as its Centerpiece Selection. From the official press release:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice will make its World Premiere as the Centerpiece selection for the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 – October 12) on Saturday, October 4. The first feature film adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel, Inherent Vice stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin; Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Benicio Del Toro; Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, and newcomer Katherine Waterston. This marks Anderson’s third time at the festival, having previously screened Boogie Nights (1997) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). The Warner Bros. Pictures release is slated to open in limited release on December 12, 2014 and wide on January 9, 2015.
New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair, Kent Jones said: “Every new Paul Thomas Anderson movie is an event, an experience – when the lights come up, you feel like you’ve been somewhere, and come back with your mind altered. Inherent Vice is a journey through the past, bringing the texture of the early 70s SoCal counterculture back to full blown life. It’s a wildly funny, deeply soulful, richly detailed, and altogether stunning movie.”
Inherent Vice is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures in association with IAC Films, a JoAnne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production. Anderson directed from his own screenplay, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. JoAnne Sellar, Daniel Lupi and Anderson produced the film, with Scott Rudin and Adam Somner serving as executive producers.
The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Jones, also includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Marian Masone, FSLC Senior Programming Advisor; Gavin Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.
NYFF previously announced the Opening Night selection Gone Girl, retrospective Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Essential Iconoclast, as well as initial selections in the Revivals section of the festival to include Burroughs: The Movie, The Color of Pomegranates, Hiroshima Mon Amour, and Once Upon a Time in America.
Tickets for the 52nd New York Film Festival will go on sale to the general public at noon on Sunday, September 7. Becoming a Film Society member before July 31 provides access to a pre-sale period for single tickets to festival screenings and events ahead of the general public on-sale date.