New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones To Step Down

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New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones To Step Down
Kent Jones, now in his seventh year as director of the New York Film Festival, will step down from that position following this year’s 57th edition, the Film at Lincoln Center organization announced today.

Jones, whose career as a film director surged last year with the release of his first narrative feature Diane starring Mary Kay Place (Rotten Tomato score: 93), will continue to work with Flc in an advisory role. Film at Lincoln Center’s Executive Director Lesli Klainberg will oversee the transition of leadership for Nyff.

Jones has been associated with Film at Lincoln Center for more than two decades, including as a year-round programmer, a member of the festival’s selection committee, and contributor to Film Comment.

As director, Jones was credited with expanding the festival with sidebars and new sections including the Spotlight on Documentary and Convergence sections. His tenure saw the first selection of a
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