Looks like New Yorkers, like myself, will get to see Push: Based On A Novel By Sapphire, before the rest of humanity does... well, the rest of humanity who didn't see the film at Sundance last month.
The annual New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) event courtesy of The Film Society of Lincoln Center, unveiled its list of 25 films, representing 20 countries, in a program “dedicated to the discovery and support of emerging directors,” and Push is one of them.
The films will screen in their New York premieres or, in some cases, their United States and world premieres, at the MoMA, and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, from March 25 - April 5.
Push will be screened as the series’s closing night feature. And guess who will be there to take it all in? Yours truly! I'd guess that Lee Daniels might be present, along with some of the cast. That would be a coup!
So, as Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company continue their court battle for distribution rights to the film, Daniels and company clearly don't plan on letting that prevent them from running with it wherever and whenever they deem most advantageous.
Good for them!
Once tickets are available on March 13th, I'm certain they will sell out rapidly. My calendar is marked! And you can be sure that I'll post a review afterwards.
Check out the list of the other 24 films screening at the event HERE. As is the case every year at ND/NF, there's a nice, eclectic group of films that are guaranteed to challenge and please.