“Just Because It’s A Tragedy Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have A Good Time,” ‘Macbeth’ Helmer Joel Coen Tells Elated New York Film Festival Opening Night Crowd

“Just Because It’s A Tragedy Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have A Good Time,” ‘Macbeth’ Helmer Joel Coen Tells Elated New York Film Festival Opening Night Crowd
The 59th annual New York Film Festival kicked off Friday night with back-to-back world premiere screenings of Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth as the Frances McDormand, Denzel Washington-starrer met with loving applause at Lincoln Center’s full Alice Tully Hall.

There was much clapping throughout the evening, starting with Daniel Stern chairman of the board of directors of Film at Lincoln Center, who was first up with a nod to the times. “We went back and forth about how we can do this, if we can do this… Keep your masks over your nose and mouth. We really want everyone to feel comfortable.”

“We’ve been through a lot,” said Festival Director Eugene Hernandez. “Tonight feels like a homecoming for us because we haven’t been able to gather together in this space for so long.” There was a red carpet in between screenings and a lively
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