In the follow-up of their announcement of "The Darjeeling Limited" to open this year's New York Film Festival, organizers of the event finally brought to the surface on Wednesday, August 15, the full list of movies set to be screened in their celebration to the festival's 45th anniversary, opening September 28, 2007.
Consisting of many widely-anticipated U.S. features, the list put in those like skater drama "Paranoid Park", family dramedy "Margot at the Wedding", Iraq war-themed "Redacted", thriller drama "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead", and Todd Haynes' unconventional Bob Dylan biopic "I'm Not There."
"It happens to be that rare year when there's a constellation of American filmmakers who have completed their work all at about the same time," festival director Richard Pena remarked.
On the foreign-language slate, Julian Schnabel's French-language film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" is firmly placed alongside Spanish-language pic "The Orphanage", Abel Ferrara's "Go Go Tales", Claude Chabrol's "A Girl Cut in Two", and the previously announced "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" and "Secret Sunshine."
Elsewhere, animated feature "Persepolis" is confirmed to be the closing-night film as the festival concluded on October 14, 2007. Its screening will take place at Lincoln Centerís Avery Fisher Hall where the opening movie will also be shown while the rest are going to be held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in the Time Warner Center.