Noah Baumbach’s ‘Marriage Story’ Selected As NYFF57 Centerpiece Film

Earlier this week, Film at Lincoln Center announced that Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is set to Open NYFF 57. It will make its New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 4, 2019.

The rest of the lineup is starting to take shape with Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story being selected as the Centerpiece Film.

It’s the second Netflix film to join the lineup and stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple going through a divorce and fighting for custody of their son. The film also stars Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Merritt Wever, Julie Hagerty, and Azhy Robertson.

Find a more detailed description of Marriage Story below:

Noah Baumbach’s new film is about the rapid tangling and gradual untangling of impetuosity, resentment, and abiding love between a married couple negotiating their divorce and the custody of their son. Adam Driver is Charlie, a 100-percent New York experimental theater director; Scarlett Johansson is Nicole, his principal actress and soon-to-be L.A.-based ex-wife. Their “amicable” breakup devolves, one painful rash response and hostile counter-response at a time, into a legal battlefield, led on Nicole’s side by Laura Dern and on Charlie’s side by “nice” Alan Alda and “not-so-nice” Ray Liotta. What is so remarkable about Marriage Story is its frank understanding of the emotional fluctuations between Charlie and Nicole: they are both short-sighted, both occasionally petty, both vindictive, and both loving. The film is as harrowing as it is hilarious as it is deeply moving. With Merritt Wever and Julie Hagerty as Nicole’s sister and mom, and Azhy Robertson as their beloved son, Henry.