NYFF55: WEEK ONE text and images by Vincent Gagliostro

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Dennis Lim and the selection committee of The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival has once again demonstrated the power of cinema to provoke, amuse, baffle, and educate as evidenced in the first week of the festival.


Once again opening night was a glamorous affair. My evening started with a dinner with my consulting producer Robert Hawk and best friend playwright Catherine Gropper before the screening of Richard Linkletter’s new film LAST FLAG FLYING.

Pictured in top center is the Cast of Last Flag Flying with Richard Linkletter


And moved on to Tavern on the Green to Celebrate.


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.