A month after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Noah Baumbach’s film adaptation of Don DeLillo’s acclaimed novel white noise opens the 2022 New York Film Festival.
The Netflix title, starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, will premiere in North American on September 30 at Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan’s Lincoln Center.
Baumbach’s adaptation of white noiseLong considered unfilmable, Driver stars as a Midwestern Hitler Studies professor whose suburban life and marriage to his secretive wife (Gerwig) are turned upside down after a nearby accident destroys a terrifying toxic event in the air.
“In 1985 my father and I drove from Brooklyn to see Kurosawa’s ran opening the 23rd NYFF, the same year he took home Don DeLillo’s hardcover white noiseBaumbach said in a statement. “Opening the 60th NYFF with white noise is really special to me. This festival was part of my film education and has been a home to me and many of my films over the years. I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be returning.”
Baumbach’s latest film, also released by Netflix, where the writer-director has an exclusive deal, Marriage Story, also screened at both the Venice Film Festival and the New York Film Festival en route to six Oscar nominations. The filmmaker has also brought several other projects to the NYFF, including: Kicking and Screaming, The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Frances Ha and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).
“The opening of the 60th New York Film Festival with Noah Baumbach’s ambitious, funny and resonant White Noise underlines the festival’s history of introducing new filmmakers to New York audiences. Noah Baumbach was a regular visitor to the festival as a child and saw his career as an indie film take off after its debut Kicking and screaming at NYFF in 1995,” said Eugene Hernandez, executive director of NYFF. “white noise will usher in a 60th NYFF selection of films from established directors and vibrant new voices; we look forward to sharing the communal experience of cinema with audiences at Lincoln Center and other parts of the city this fall! Stay tuned!”
NYFF Artistic Director Dennis Lim added: “Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of White Noise is an unequivocal triumph: an immensely entertaining and morbidly funny meditation on the way we live today, that is also the director’s most ambitious and comprehensive film. Aided by a brilliant cast led by Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, Baumbach not only captured the essence of Don DeLillo’s beloved time-defining book, he turned it into a film that deeply impacts our moment.”
The 60th annual New York Film Festival takes place from September 30 through October. 16, starring Chinonye Chukwu’s Emmett Till film Till previously announced as one of the films to have its world premiere at the 2022 event in Manhattan.