Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” set for New York Film Festival

Todd Haynes’ latest film starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams was selected by The Film Society of Lincoln Center to be showcased at the 55th New York Film Festival.

Wonderstruck premiered at Cannes earlier this year (where it received a three minute standing ovation), as the feature adaptation of Brian Selznick’s young adult novel that follows the parallel stories of two hard of hearing adolescents in 1977 and 1927 New York.

As Deadline reports, NYFF Director Kent Jones says of the film: “Todd Haynes and Brian Selznick have pulled off something truly remarkable here—a powerful evocation of childhood, with all of its mysteries and terrors and flights of imagination and longings; richly textured re-creations of Manhattan in the ’20s and the ’70s; and a magical and intricately plotted quest story that builds to a beautiful climax. Wonderstruck is fun, emotionally potent, and… it’s a great New York movie.”

Wonderstruck is set for a limited release on October 20, 2017.