2022 New York Film Festival Preview: 14 Must-See Movies

As we are seeing this film festival season return to what we all knew and loved pre-pandemic, we are so excited to have one of the longest-running U.S.-based film festivals return for its 60th year (yes, 60!!). The non-competitive New York Film Festival has a lot of great films, as always, this year which includes multiple films by Hong Sangsoo,  a 50th Anniversary screening of  “Solaris” complete with a live musical accompaniment, “Master Gardener” by Paul Schrader, and “Decision to Leave” by Park Chan-wook.  

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The 60th annual New York Film Festival starts this week, running from September 30 to October 16. Below are fourteen films that we are so excited to see, and as usual, that’s just the tip of the iceberg from a superbly well-curated festival that is swimming in riches. Check out the NYFF site for the full-line up.

The world premiere of the highly anticipated and deeply emotional true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s pursuit of justice for her son Emmett Till who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. Since then, Emmett has become an unforgettable reminder of the horrors of American racism, and Chinonye Chukwu tells his and his mother’s heartbreaking story with sensitivity and grace. “Till” stars Danielle Deadwyler, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jalyn Hall, Tosin Cole, John Douglas Thompson, Frankie Faison, and Whoopi Goldberg

She Said
Another world premiere is coming to NYFF in Maria Schrader’s “She Said.” Based on the book of the same name by New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the reporters who broke the story that changed the world– the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey WeinsteinZoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan star as the two aforementioned reporters who ultimately helped ignite the #MeToo movement. 

All The Beauty And Bloodshed
The winner of the coveted Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, NEON release that will open in select theaters in November. “All The Beauty And Bloodshed” is a film that tells two stories: the life and career of Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the opioid epidemic. You can find our review of the documentary directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras here.

The Inspection
Known for his documentary “Pier Kids,” about homeless queer and transgender youth in New York, Elegance Bratton’s narrative debut, “The Inspection,” is the Closing Night selection of NYFF 2022. The drama, starring Jeremy Pope, is based on Bratton’s own experiences as a gay man who spent a decade living on the streets before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. Pope gives a heartbreaking performance starring Gabrielle Union and Bokeem Woodbine.