Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, the dramatic mystery thriller starring Denzel Washington, will be the Closing Night film at the 2012 New York Film Festival. The NYFF runs September 28th through October 14th, and tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning September 9th.
Announcing the world premiere of Flight, Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center said, “We’re delighted to welcome Robert Zemeckis to the New York Film Festival for the first time. A director equally known for delighting audiences as well as for pushing the technological limits of filmmaking, Zemeckis has created with Flight a remarkable film about one man’s journey to some of the darkest parts of his soul.”
Rose Kuo, Executive Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center added, “Robert Zemeckis has shown his diversity as a storyteller in comedies, dramas and has skillfully translated narratives into special effect environments. It is a pleasure to see him bring to life this complicated, tragic-comic portrait of a man in crisis, with an exceptional and poignant performance by Denzel Washington.”
Flight will hit theaters on November 2, 2012.
Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every passenger on board. Although he is immediately acclaimed as a hero, the legal, moral and ethical aspects of Whip’s behavior before and after the accident are much more ambiguous than initially meet the public eye.
Source: New York Film Festival