‘Maps to the Stars’ to have its US Premiere at 52nd New York Film Festival

Maps To The Stars has been announced as one of the films part of the 52nd New York Film Festival. It will be the movie’s US premiere.

The 52nd New York Film Festival takes place September 26 – October 12. Tickets go on sale (for general public) September 7 Here

New work from a cross section of international filmmakers including Olivier Assayas, Nick Broomfield, David Cronenberg, Asia Argento, the Dardennes, Hong Sang-soo, and more are on tap for the Main Slate of the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival. Thirty films are included in the lineup of the 52nd NYFF, which also features new work from Pedro Costa, Abel Ferrara, Jean-Luc Godard, Bennett Miller, Mike Leigh, Mia Hansen-Løve, the late Alain Resnais, Alice Rohrwacher, and the Safdie Brothers, among others. The list joins previously announced the Opening Night World Premiere Gone Girl by David Fincher, Centerpiece World Premiere Inherent Vice by Paul Thomas Anderson, and Closing Night Gala Selection, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance by Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

The Main Slate lineup includes five North American and 14 U.S. Premieres with a number of films that have received prominent awards at festivals around the world. Four films received prizes at this year’s Cannes, including Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders, the winner of the 2014 Grand Prix Award; Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, for which he was named Best Director; David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, for which Julianne Moore took the prize for Best Actress, and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, for which Timothy Spall received the Best Actor Award for his performance as the painter J.M.W. Turner.

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Maps to the Stars (U.S. Premiere)
David Cronenberg, Canada/Germany, 2014, DCP, 111m
David Cronenberg takes Bruce Wagner’s script—a pitch-black Hollywood satire—chills it down, and gives it a near-tragic spin. The terrible loneliness of narcissism afflicts every character from the fading star Havana (Julianne Moore, who won the Best Actress Award at Cannes for her nervy performance) to the available-for-anything chauffeur (Robert Pattinson) to the entire Weiss family, played by John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, and Mia Wasikowska. The last two are brother and sister, damaged beyond repair and fated to repeat the perverse union of their parents. And yet, in their murderous rages, they have the purity of avenging angels, taking revenge on a culture that needs to be put out of its misery—or so it must seem to them. Cronenberg’s visual strategy physically isolates the characters from one another, so that their occasional violent connections pack a double whammy. An eOne Films release.