The 2019 New York Film Festival gets underway on September 27 and is expected to provide film fans with a plethora of memorable moments.

With over 150 movies, loads of free talks and a huge range of free events, the NYFF is an experience not to be missed.

This year’s festival will be the 57th time the event has been staged and will attract tens of thousands of visitors to New York.

Plan your trip by visiting where you can find available hotels near the Lincoln Center in Upper West Side.

If you need a room on a budget, check Find the full program of this years’ festival at Read on as we look at some of the best films being shown.

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The Irishman

Martin Scorsese’s eagerly anticipated movie has its world premiere on the opening day and will be played to packed audiences.

The Irishman tells the tale of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), the outspoken American labor union leader who mysteriously disappeared in 1975.

With Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel teaming up with Pacino in the film, it promises to be an absolute blockbuster.

A production budget of $159 million makes it one of the most expensive films of Scorsese’s career and it is unlikely that the legendary director will have wasted the cash.

Marriage Story

Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story wowed crowds at the Venice Film Festival and is expected to do the same in New York.

The film stars Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta, and follows a married couple going through a coast-to-coast divorce.

Driver plays a New York stage director whose actress wife (Johansson) hires a mouthy lawyer (Dern) in a bid to keep their son in Los Angeles.

Both sides of the argument get equal billing during the film, which has already been compared by some critics to the classic Kramer vs. Kramer movie from the 1970s.

First Cow

Kelly Reichardt’s excellent 18th century yarn tells the story of two friends whose lives change when a wealthy landowner brings the first dairy cow to Oregon.

John Magaro and Orion Lee deliver first-class performances, while the likes of Scott Shepherd, Gary Farmer and Rene Auberjonois provide great support.

Reichardt cleverly explores the nuances of a male friendship that is yet to be untouched by the worst excesses of modern American society.

First Cow features some truly laugh out loud moments that Reichardt expertly manages to intertwine with more thought-provoking scenes.

By Jeff Stevens

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