The New York Film Festival technically takes place every year on an Upper West Side street that has been christened “Leonard Bernstein Way.” So fitting is Bradley Cooper’s new film about the legendary composer and conductor, Music teacherwill make its North American premiere at the festival.
Film at Lincoln Center announced today that Music teacher will be the NYFF Spotlight Gala this year on October 2nd. The Netflix project will be the first film to premiere at the newly opened David Geffen Hall, which has been equipped with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for the occasion.
“It is especially significant that this is the first film to premiere in the new David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, which Bernstein famously led for over a decade, and where NYFF began in 1963,” said Lincoln Center Film Chair Lesli. Klainberg said in a statement. Artistic Director Dennis Lim also noted, “We are honored to have Bradley Cooper’s exciting film as a gala presentation at this year’s festival, and doubly so to screen it in a venue synonymous with Leonard Bernstein.”
Cooper directs Music teacher and also portrays Bernstein in the film, which co-stars Carey Mulligan as his wife Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. Before playing NYFF, Music teacher will be released at the Venice Film Festival. It is scheduled to hit theaters on November 22nd and then debut on Netflix on December 20th.
The whole cast Music teacher includes Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Michael Urie, Josh Hamilton, Scott Ellis, Gideon Glick, Sam Nivola, Alexa Swinton and Miriam Shor, with Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg producing.
The New York Film Festival will open on September 29 with May Decemberanother Netflix title.
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