To Do Sunday: First Class

144763036 To Do Sunday: First ClassAnd tonight brings one of those big movie premieres that bedeck the red carpet run-up to Oscar season. (Not that we’re complaining—seeing these things a month early makes the popcorn taste all the more savory!) It’s the world premiere of Flight, an increasingly rare live-action Robert Zemeckis film (the Forrest Gump guy has since largely committed himself to animated kiddie romps like The Polar Express), on the closing night of the New York Film Festival. Denzel Washington returns to the screen as a heroic airline pilot who may not be all he’s cracked up to be. Chesley Sullenberger, get your lawyer on the phone.

Lincoln Center, various screening times, standby tickets and information can be found at filmlinc.com/nyff2012.