Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is set to have its world premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival on October 14th.
The project is the first full-length narrative film shot in 4K and native 3D at an accelerated rate of 120 frames-per-second – the aim to produce a much crisper and more life-like picture. This premiere will be the first time the film will be presented to a public audience in that format.
Based on Ben Fountain’s novel of the same name, newcomer Joe Alwyn plays an Iraq war hero who embarks on a victory tour with his squad that includes a halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game. Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin co-star.
New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones says: “Ang Lee has always gone deep into the nuances of the emotions between his characters, and that’s exactly what drove him to push cinema technology to new levels. It’s all about the faces, the smallest emotional shifts. In every way, ‘Billy Lynn’ is the work of a master.”