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NYFF 2016 Opening Night: THE 13TH

While other film festivals are dabbling in La La Land and basking in Moonlight, the 54th New York Film Festival opted for a more political and urgent statement by selecting Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary The 13th for its opening night gala. The film screened this morning to a house full of teary-eyed liberal reporters (myself included) and there is no doubt that this moving, timely and also timeless film will find a welcome embrace amongst that wing of the intelligentsia.
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