On September 10, 1963, New York Film Festival co-founders Richard Roud and Amos Vogel chose a Luis Buñuel film to inaugurate their first festival. Now one of the longest-running film festivals in the United States, this year’s edition—the 59th—pays tribute to the late Vogel by screening eight films he picked for the festival during his tenure as its programmer. The festival’s lineup also includes a “main slate” of 32 films from 31 countries—among them Parallel Mothers by Pedro Almodóvar, The Souvenir Part II by Joanna Hogg, and The Velvet Underground by Todd Haynes. The “spotlight” series will show this season’s highly anticipated features—from Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch to Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Jane by Charlotte (a documentary about her mother, Jane Birkin). —J.D.
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