Thursday, December 7, 2023

David Fincher’s “The Killer” Is Added To The Spotlight Gala For The 2023 New York Film Festival (NYFF)

Film at Lincoln Center has announced David Fincher’s “The Killer” as a last-minute Spotlight selection of the 61st New York Film Festival, screening on October 14th at 7pm at the Paris Theater and October 15th at 8:45pm at the Walter Reade Theater.

With corrosive wit and rigorously precise technique, this mesmerizing new film from director David Fincher (“The Social Network” & “Gone Girl“) pares the payback thriller down to its spare but deeply pleasurable essentials. Adapted by Andrew Kevin Walker from a graphic novel by Alexis “Matz” Nolent and Luc Jacamon, and starring a perfectly chilled Michael Fassbender as a globe-trotting hit man of near-ascetic commitment to his craft, it’s an exemplary process movie in which revenge proves unpredictable, character is action (and inaction), and murder isn’t personal — until, suddenly, it is. The film is a Netflix release.

Tickets for “The Killer at NYFF61 go on sale on Wednesday, September 27th at noon and are $25 for FLC Members and $30 for the general public. Sign up for NYFF updates for the latest news. NYFF61 tickets are on sale now with the festival beginning this Friday with the North American Premiere of Todd Haynes’ “May December.”

The NYFF Spotlight selection committee, chaired by Dennis Lim, also includes Florence Almozini, Justin Chang, K. Austin Collins, and Rachel Rosen.

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema and takes place September 29th – October 15th, 2023. Check out the Main Slate lineup here. An annual bellwether of the state of cinema that has shaped film culture since 1963, the festival continues an enduring tradition of introducing audiences to bold and remarkable works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

What do you think of this last-minute announcement for this year’s New York Film Festival? How do you feel about this year’s lineup? Are you planning on going? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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