Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk going to @TheNYFF

This is very exciting news. Especially that NYFF organizers have found a theater that would accommodate the film's technological advancements. This adds to the list of world premieres the NYFF already have which includes Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, Ava Duvernays The 13th and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z.

Ang Lee’s film is the most hotly anticipated of the Oscar year after Martin Scorsese’s Silence. With the exception of Scorsese, there is no other Hollywood director releasing a fall film this year with a better filmography: Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Life of Pi, The Ice Storm and Sense and Sensibility are all top-notch, high-grade visual and depth-filled wonders.

The NY Times article can be found HERE

The New York Film Festival said on Monday that it would host the world premiere of Mr. Lee’s film on Oct. 14 in a theater — a relatively small one, with just 300 seats — rigged with projectors capable of playing the film in 3-D, 4K ultra-high-definition and at the extremely fast speed of 120 frames a second. No film has ever been shown publicly that way before, according to the festival and Sony Pictures, which will release “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” nationally on Nov. 11.

Kent Jones, the event’s director, said in a statement that Mr. Lee’s film “moved me deeply — in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength.”In a phone interview, Mr. Jones said: “We are used to seeing 3-D used to focus on spectacle. This is precisely the opposite. It’s all about the faces, the smallest emotional shifts.”