Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!

For many a film critic, buff or fan there is only one place to find the best international, classic and cutting-edge independent cinema this autumn: the New York Film Festival, which opens its doors 24 September and runs until 10 October.

Housed at the Lincoln Center, the 17-day festival will feature top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent, including David Fincher’s highly anticipated The Social Network – the story of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – which will be kicking-off the events on the 10th.

Meanwhile, the main attraction of the festival will be Julie Taymor’s The Tempest, starring Brit favourite, Helen Mirren pictured. The closing film will be Hereafter – starring Matt Damon – which takes an emotional look at communicating with people in the afterlife and is the work of legendary Hollywood star and director Clint Eastwood, who proves why he has remained top of his game for over 50 years.

The festival is celebrating its 48th anniversary this year and will be handing over The Chaplin Award to a major figure in world cinema. Past recipients of the prestigious award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and, more recently, Michael Douglas.

For members of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, tickets are available now. General public tickets are available from 12 September. For more information see www.FilmLinc.com.

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