NYFF: Upcoming Highlights At The New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival is upon us! For those who are not familiar, much like the Tribeca Film Festival, the 51st New York Film Festival celebrates American and international cinema, by supporting new and emerging filmmakers, as well as experienced filmmakers. This year, like every year, The New York Film Festival has come up with an incredible line up that highlights lesser known talents, Oscar prospectives, and star power.

Kicking off on September 27 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and running through to October 13, The Inquisitr will be there throughout its entire run to bring you coverage on the films that are about to make some huge waves this fall in a theater near you. We’ll be reporting on press conferences with filmmakers and talent, from the most buzzed about films, and reviewing them too, so the next cinema lover doesn’t have to miss a beat.

Here’s our lineup for the New York Film Festival:

About Time
Director: Richard Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
Synopsis: At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

All Is Lost
Director: J.C. Chandor
Cast: Robert Redford
Synopsis: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Captain Phillips
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi
Synopsis: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Child of God
Director: James Franco
Cast: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack.
Synopsis: A dispossessed, violent man who’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams
Synopsis: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

The Immigrant
Director: James Gray
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix
Synopsis: On the mean streets of Manhattan, Sonya falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.

Inside Llewyn Davis
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Adam Driver, Garrett Hedlund
Synopsis: A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
Synopsis: An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Only Lovers Left Alive
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska
Synopsis: A story centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Director: Ben Stiller
Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt
Synopsis: An office worker who lives inside fantasy worlds where he gets to live an adventurous life while romancing his co-worker sets off a global journey to fix things when both of their jobs are threatened.

To see all of the films screening at the festival click here.

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