The annual “An Evening With…” events recognize work of individuals who have made contributions to film. Driver will be recognized for his performance in Jim Jarmusch‘s “Paterson,” while Stewart will be recognized for her work in three New York Film Festival titles: Kelly Reichardt‘s “Certain Women,” Olivier Assayas‘ “Personal Shopper” and Ang Lee‘s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”
The Special Events section will feature the world premiere of Lonny Price’s “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened.” Alex Horwitz’s “Hamilton’s America” goes behind the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s “Hamilton” and will have its world premiere at the festival.
Jarmusch will also bring a second film to the festival for its U.S. premiere, titled “Gimme Danger.”
The Film Comment Presents selection this year is Terence Davies’ “A Quiet Passion,” starring Cynthia Nixon as American poet Emily Dickinson.
In previous years, Film Comment magazine selected films like Steve McQueen‘s “12 Years a Slave” and Laszlo Nemes’ “Son of Saul.” The magazine will also lead two special panels at the festival, including a roundtable discussion with filmmakers.
The New York Film Festival previously announced the world premieres of Ava DuVernay‘s documentary “The 13th” as the Opening Night Selection, Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” as Centerpiece and James Gray‘s “The Lost City of Z” as Closing Night.
Tickets for the New York Film Festival will go on sale Sept. 11. Information on prices is available here. The 54th annual event will take place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.