Washington, Oct. 1 – The 60th edition of the New York Film Festival continues today with events across the city’s five boroughs promoting galas by prominent local filmmakers.
One of them was the film White Noise (background noise) by Noah Baumbach, which was presented the day before at the opening of the event and which also opened the Venice Film Festival almost a month ago. The production company Netflix will bring it to cinemas on November 25th.
According to the director, in the early days of the pandemic, he reread Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name, a satire that intrigued him because he felt it was relevant despite the fact that it was about a middle-class family in an American suburb.
The film stars Adam Driver as Jack Gladney, a university professor devoted to the study of Adolf Hitler who lives with his wife Babette (Greta Gerwig), their children and stepchildren Heinrich (Sam Nivola), Denise (Raffey Cassidy) and Steffie ( May Nivola).
As in the book, the film is divided into three parts: Waves and Radiation, Toxic Escape to the Atmosphere, Dylama and shows how the family faces various dangers and threats.
“The film is about life and death and how we need to realize that they are the same instead of existing as two separate things,” explained Baumbach.
Among the standout presentations from the NYFF, as it is known in English by its acronym, is Laura Poitras’ documentary about artist Nan Goldin and her battle with opioids, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed.
So does Elegance Bratton’s film The Inspection, which takes a sharp look at military culture and the dangers of being an outsider when it comes to building your own life.
Ellis French (Jeremy Pope) is gay and homeless. He lives in an animal shelter but has plans to join the Navy because he feels he has no other choice.
To get the necessary documents for his draft, he visits his mother Inez (Gabrielle Union), who criticizes his lifestyle. The two don’t have a good relationship and it hurts Ellis, who works hard for his approval and believes that joining the army will change that.
A relevant scandal in this city that will increase the tension of the most important event in New York cinema is She Said, a drama about New York Times investigative journalists who helped to expose Harvey Weinstein, the former American film producer and sex offender expose .
The NYFF does not award awards and has no market for the industry, but it is considered a showcase for what programmers think is the best in film.
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