Still from Neïl Beloufa’s Occidental, 2017.

55th New York Film Festival Reveals Lineup for Projections

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the lineup for the Projections section of its Fifty-Fifth New York Film Festival, which will take place from October 6 to October 9. It is made up of fifty-one moving-image works—eight features and eight shorts programs—that draw on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, such as experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices.

“Projections is the New York Film Festival’s home for adventurous work, and our 2017 lineup attests to the sheer number and variety of ways in which our most vital artists are exploring the possibilities of cinematic language,” said Dennis Lim, FSLC director of programming and one of the curators of Projections.

Among the highlights of the festival are the debuts of several works, including Xu Bing’s Dragonfly Eyes, winner of the International Critics Prize at the recent Locarno Film Festival; Neïl Beloufa’s Occidental; Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Rubber Coated Steel; and Duncan Campbell’s The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy. Zhou Tao’s The Worldly Cave, which was included in this year’s Venice Biennial, will make its North American premiere, as will Jaakko Pallasvuo’s Filter.

Projections is curated by Dennis Lim and Aily Nash. Shelby Shaw is the program coordinator. Thomas Beard and Rachael Rakes, both FSLC programmers at large, are the program advisors. For a complete list of this year’s films, check out the festival’s website.