Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kristen will be honored at the New York Film Festival on October 5

The New York Film Festival’s Special Events section always lives up to its name, and this year is no different. The lineup for the 54th edition of the festival is anchored by conversations with Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver as part of our “An Evening With…” benefit series.

The annual “An Evening With…” events recognize the work of individuals who have made significant artistic contributions to film culture, and this year’s honorees are Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver, two of the brightest young actors working today. Driver gives a remarkable performance in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, and Stewart shines in three New York Film Festival titles: Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women, Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper, and Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, previously announced as a special World Premiere presentation in the Special Events section. Each of the evenings will include dinner and an intimate conversation between the award-winning actors and NYFF Director Kent Jones, and will serve as a benefit for the Film Society.

“An Evening with . . .” Benefits:

The New York Film Festival tradition known as “An Evening with” is a limited-seating event that includes an intimate dinner and conversation between an important star of the film world and NYFF Director Kent Jones. Past honorees include Pedro Almodóvar, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, and more. We’re pleased to announce that this year we are offering two of these special nights, featuring two of the brightest young actors working today.

An Evening with Kristen Stewart

For the past few years, Kristen Stewart has been quietly amassing an impressive body of work, starring in enigmatic roles in complex films, including the NYFF52 selection Clouds of Sils Maria, directed by Olivier Assayas, for which she became the first American actor to win the French César award. This year feels like a culmination of this extraordinary phase of her career: she starred in five movies in 2016, the best of which are featured at NYFF: Assayas’s Personal Shopper, in which she appears in nearly every shot; Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women; and Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. All three films speak to an actor constantly willing to challenge herself and her fans.

Wednesday, October 5 - 6.00pm

3.00pm PT/ 11.00pm UK/ Midnight CET/ Thurs 9.00am AEST



  1. I knew it and I love her work and as a person. I am so very happy to see this happen for this amazing artist (young only in years) She is smart, full of genuine humanity, and real from inside out. Elizabeth L

  2. Congratulations Kristen!!!!! It is wonderful that you are being recognized for your brilliant work. When I saw Anestasia, I cried for two days. You give the characters you portray a certain something. Most of all, you are you; that is something rarely seen these days. This could not happen to a better person. Good Luck and keep going.


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