The 2018 New York Film Festival Lineup Includes Barry Jenkins and the Coens

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New work from Barry Jenkins, the Coen brothers, Claire Denis and Jean-Luc Godard will be a part of the 56th New York Film Festival lineup, organizers announced Tuesday.

This year’s program, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will include 30 movies in its main slate, mixing movies from established international auteurs with directorial debuts.

“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins’s follow-up to his best picture Oscar winner, “Moonlight,” adapts a James Baldwin novel and will have its American premiere at the festival. And “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” from Joel and Ethan Coen is a western anthology that will have its North American premiere after playing in Venice.

The festival is often a collection of praised films from other international festivals, curated for New York audiences. That includes several Cannes titles, like this year’s Palme d’Or winner, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” and Mr. Godard’s special prizewinner, “The Image Book,” as well as the winners of the best screenplay award, Alice Rohrwacher’s “Happy as Lazzaro” and Jafar Panahi’s “3 Faces.”

Several filmmakers who have participated in past editions of the festival will return: Ms. Denis has the spacecraft-set “High Life,” and Jia Zhangke has “Ash Is Purest White,” set in the criminal underworld.

From Sundance, the actor Paul Dano will bring his directorial debut “Wildlife.” The photographer Richard Billingham will also bring his feature debut, “Ray & Liz.”

These films will join the previously announced opening-night title, Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Favorite”; the centerpiece, Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma”; and the closing-night feature, Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s Gate.”

The festival will run Sept. 28-Oct. 14. For the full lineup and more details, go to filmlinc.org

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