The official schedule of the 51st New York Film Festival was announced. “About Time” was selected, as part of the main slate, and now we know when the screening will take place. The festival runs from September 27 to October 13. The first screening will be on Tuesday October 1st, 6:00pm in the Alice Tully Hall. The second screening is the next day, on Wednesday, October 2, 9:00pm in the Walter Reade Theater.
The incomparably droll Bill Nighy plays a Dad with a secret power that has been passed from the fathers to the sons of his family for generations. They can time travel, albeit within reason. Whether you take this premise literally or metaphorically, it is a profoundly funny hook for a romantic comedy by a master of the genre, Richard Curtis. Fans of Curtis’s Love, Actually will be over the moon at his success in merging his idiosyncratic perspective with the comedic writing skill that made Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill such humongous hits. Lindsay Duncan is the flighty Nighy’s grounded wife, but the spotlight is on the younger generation: Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as the son and Rachel McAdams, giving one of her very best performances, as the love of his life. A Universal Pictures release.
General Public tickets will go on sale September 8th. For more information be sure to head over to the official website. We hope Rachel is able to attend the screening!