The 2015 New York Film Festival kicks off this weekend


The 53rd New York Film Festival gets underway this weekend, and Flixist is going to be there checking out many of the notable films that are screening. The festival runs from September 25 to October 11. (Technically the festival would be starting tonight, but The Pope’s in town.)

The opening night movie at NYFF 2015 is Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the centerpiece film is Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, and the closing night film is Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Miles Ahead. Other notable films at this year’s NYFF include Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Michel Gondry’s Microbe and Gasoline, Todd Hayne’s Carol, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun. There is also an early screening of Ridley Scott’s The Martian, revival screenings, special talks, and other events.

Our first reviews will be going up by Sunday, so check back with us for the next few weeks as we look at the notable films that have been programmed.

For more information about this year’s New York Film Festival, click here.

Hubert Vigilla
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