Delhi is all set to take you through a tour of the New York City with the Spirit of New York Film Festival that starts today at the American Center. The movies being screened at this festival will give you a glimpse of the city of New York over various decades.
The beginning of the film fest coincides with the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a date that marks the worst terrorist attacks witnessed by the city on September 11, 2001. On this day, the festival will screen films that display the strength and vitality of the city. Overall, an eclectic blend of movies have been chosen for the festival.
“The movies were chosen to celebrate the vibrancy of New York City, even as we commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. There are hundreds of movies about New York, but we felt that these particular films best caught the excitement, the humour and the opportunities the city represents for millions of people,” says Peter Vrooman, spokesperson for the US Embassy.
The films that will be displayed at the festival will show New York through the ages, covering a span of six decades, like My Man Godfrey (1936), On the Town (1949), The Apartment (1960), Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Coming to America (1988), and Six Degrees of Separation (1993).
The organisers are expecting a good response from Delhiites. “We’re expecting an enthusiastic response! New Delhi and New York are both two of the world’s greatest cities, and have a great deal in common in terms of energy and resilience. We’re glad to have the opportunity to share these movies with our Delhi friends,” says Vrooman.
Where: The American Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place
When: Friday - Sunday (September 9-11)
Entry: Free and open to all, but a photo identity card is required to enter the American Center
Nearest Metro Station: Barakhambha Road
Friday, September 9
My Man Godfrey, 6pm
Saturday, September 10
On the Town, 12pm
The Apartment, 3pm
Annie Hall, 6pm
Sunday, September 11
Coming to America, 3pm
Six Degrees of Separation, 6pm
There is also an exhibition being held at the American Center that will celebrate New York for all that it is: the hustle and bustle, extraordinary buildings, and the unforgettable character that the city has
On till: September 2011
Monday to Saturday: 11am to 6 pm