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Five Movies We Are Looking Forward To Seeing At The New York Film Festival

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This weekend, the 53rd New York Film Festival kicks off with the premiere of The Walk, the Robert Zemeckis-directed story of Philippe Petit’s (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) famous 1974 high-wire walk between the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. The festival — which spans from September 25 through October 11 – will feature many premieres, as well as notable films that premiered at other festivals, that will all factor into this year’s Oscar race. So, with that, here are five huge films we’re looking forward to at this year’s New York Film Festival.

The Walk



As previously mentioned, The Walk is the festival’s opening night film, concluding with New York Film Festival’s opening night party, which is always a tough ticket. The Walk is only Robert Zemeckis’ second live action film since way back to his 2000 hit, Cast Away. And once again, along with Flight, Zemeckis tries to scare the living piss out of anyone who has a fear of heights — this time by telling the story of Philippe Petit’s very illegal 1974 high-wire act between the two World Trade Center towers. As a fan of Man on Wire, it will be interesting to see how Zemeckis makes this remarkable event into a full-length narrative film.

Bridge of Spies



Steven Spielberg’s first film since 2012’s Lincoln will make its debut at the New York Film Festival. What was forever known as Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller is the story of a lawyer (Tom Hanks) tapped with the task of negotiating with the Soviet Union for the release of a U.S. pilot who was...  Read More

Mike Ryan

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