While The New York Film Festival has yet to be postponed or canceled, the COVID-19 pandemic may prevent the festival from occurring. Despite that, it’s not stopped the announcement of this year’s centerpiece.
On Monday, it was announced that Chloe Zhao’s followup to The Rider, Nomadland has been selected as the centerpiece screening of the 2020 festival. Last year’s NYFF centerpiece was Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, which went on to awards-season success.
Along with the announcement from NYFF, it looks as though the film will also screen at the 77th Venice International Film Festival and the 45th Toronto International Film Festival. While the Telluride Film Festival is canceled, a special “Telluride from Los Angeles” drive-in screening is also planned for Nomadland.