FLC Unveils 61st New York Film Festival Poster by Jim Jarmusch, Image of Japanese Star Yûzô Kayama

FLC Unveils 61st New York Film Festival Poster by Jim Jarmusch, Image of Japanese Star Yûzô Kayama

Film at Lincoln Center unveils the 61st New York Film Festival poster by iconic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, director of seven NYFF selections including NYFF24 Opening Night film “Down by Law.” NYFF posters are a yearly artistic signature of the film festival, and Jarmuschjoins a stellar lineup of renowned artists who have contributed their work to the festival, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Saul Bass, John Waters, Cindy Sherman, Pedro Almodóvar, Kara Walker, and last year’s artist, Nan Goldin. The complete list of NYFF poster artists to date can be found below.

Jarmusch says of his design: “Since arriving in New York City decades ago, attending the NYFF has been my version of going to church. I’m honored to have been asked to create the poster for the 61st NYFF, joining a list of filmmakers, artists, and friends who have done so in the past.

“For this poster the image was pulled from the files of several thousand useless photographs I’ve taken since getting my hands on a camera as a teenager,” he continued. “I consider them to be useless not necessarily in a negative way, but because they’ve almost never had any intended ‘use.’

“Most of my favorites are random, playful, or accidental,” added the filmmaker. “This one’s from the late ’70s, an incidental portrait of a friend, hiding her face with a Japanese album cover from the 1960s. Its image is of film star Yûzô Kayama (The Sword of Doom, Red Beard, Sanjuro, etc.) and rock musician (!)—an LP of his psychedelic surf band, The Launchers.”

The limited edition posters are now available for purchase via Posteritati. Additionally, a limited number of posters will be available for purchase during the festival at Film at Lincoln Center’s merchandise store located in Alice Tully Hall. Each limited edition poster is available for $85, with a 10% discount for FLC Members.

Jim Jarmusch is a film director, writer, musician, producer, and artist. His films include Stranger than Paradise (1984, NYFF22); Down by Law (1986, NYFF24 Opening Night); Dead Man (1999); Broken Flowers (2005); Only Lovers Left Alive (2013, NYFF51); and Paterson (2016, NYFF54). His book Some Collages was published by Anthology Editions in 2021. He records and performs music with his band SQÜRL as well as with the lutenist Jozef Van Wissem. Additional NYFF appearances include Main Slate selections Mystery Train (1989, NYFF27) and Night on Earth (1991, NYFF29), as well as NYFF54 Special Event Gimme Danger in 2016.

The complete list of NYFF poster artists:

Larry Rivers, 1963Saul Bass, 1964Bruce Conner, 1965Roy Lichtenstein, 1966Andy Warhol, 1967Henry Pearson, 1968Marisol (Escobar), 1969James Rosenquist, 1970Frank Stella, 1971Josef Albers, 1972Niki de Saint Phalle, 1973Jean Tinguely, 1974Carol Summers, 1975Allan D’Arcangelo, 1976Jim Dine, 1977Richard Avedon, 1978Michelangelo Pistoletto, 1979Les Levine, 1980David Hockney, 1981Robert Rauchenberg, 1982Jack Youngerman, 1983Robert Breer, 1984Tom Wesselmann, 1985Elinor Bunin, 1986Sol Lewitt, 1987Milton Glaser, 1988Jennifer Bartlett, 1989Eric Fischl, 1990Philip Pearlstein, 1991William Wegman, 1992Sheila Metzner, 1993

William Copley, 1994Diane Arbus, 1995Juan Gatti, 1996Larry Rivers, 1997Martin Scorsese, 1998Ivan Chermayeff, 1999Tamar Hirschl, 2000Manny Farber, 2001Julian Schnabel, 2002Junichi Taki, 2003Jeff Bridges, 2004Maurice Pialat, 2005Mary Ellen Mark, 2006agnès b., 2007Robert Cottingham, 2008Gregory Crewdson, 2009John Baldessari, 2010Lorna Simpson, 2011Cindy Sherman, 2012Tacita Dean, 2013Laurie Simmons, 2014Laurie Anderson, 2015Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2016Richard Serra, 2017Ed Lachman and JR, 2018Pedro Almodóvar, 2019John Waters, 2020Kara Walker, 2021Nan Goldin, 2022Jim Jarmusch, 2023

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema and takes place September 29–October 15, 2023. An annual bellwether of the state of cinema that has shaped film culture since 1963, the festival continues an enduring tradition of introducing audiences to bold and remarkable works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.
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