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2014 New York Film Festival: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Whiplash’ and More Round Out Main Slate

2014 NYFF Main Slate
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The 2014 New York Film Festival was already looking to be a can’t-miss event for cinephiles, given its previously announced gala screenings of David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl,’ Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice‘ and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman,’ but the reveal of the festival’s Main Slate selections brings with it some of the most highly anticipated titles of the year.

Perfectly put by Kent Jones, the New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair, “Taken altogether, this year’s Main Slate reminds me, all over again, why I love the cinema so much, and it will do the same for you.”

Some titles to keep on your radar from this spectacular lineup are Bennet Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher,’ David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars,’ Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash‘ and Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr. Turner.’ And in case you need a quick rundown of why these titles should be on your radar — ‘Foxcatcher’ is the Steve Carell-, Channing Tatum- and Mark Ruffalo-led early awards contender depicting the tragic and disturbing tale of a mentally deranged Olympic wrestling sponsor who kills two of his athletes; ‘Maps to the Stars’ features a dynamite cast, including Robert Pattison and Julianne Moore, centered around the story of a Hollywood-crazed family; ‘Whiplash’ brings back Miles Teller, who proved he had promising acting chops in ‘The Spectacular Now,’ for another dramatic turn; and ‘Mr. Turner,’ the tale of British painter J.M.W. Turner, was already honored with a Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Timothy Spall’s performance.

Check out the full list of NYFF Main Slate titles below.

Opening Night Gala Selection: ‘Gone Girl’
Director: David Fincher

Centerpiece Gala Selection: ‘Inherent Vice’
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Closing Night Gala Selection: ‘Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance’
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

‘Beloved Sisters’ (Die geliebten Schwestern)
Director: Dominik Graf

‘The Blue Room’ (La chambre bleue)
Director: Mathieu Amalric

‘Clouds of Sils Maria’
Director: Olivier Assayas

‘Eden’
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve

‘Foxcatcher’
Director: Bennett Miller

‘Goodbye to Language’ (Adieu au langage)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard

‘Heaven Knows What’
Directors: Josh & Benny Safdie

‘Hill of Freedom’ (Jayuui Eondeok)
Director: Hong Sang-soo

‘Horse Money’ (Cavalo Dinheiro)
Director: Pedro Costa

‘Jauja’
Director: Lisandro Alonso

‘Life of Riley’ (Aimer, boire et chanter)
Director: Alain Resnais

Listen Up Philip
Director: Alex Ross Perry

‘Maps to the Stars’
Director: David Cronenberg

‘Misunderstood’ (Incompresa)
Director: Asia Argento

‘Mr. Turner’
Director: Mike Leigh

‘Pasolini’
Director: Abel Ferrara

‘The Princess of France’ (La Princesa de Francia)
Director: Matías Piñeiro

‘Saint Laurent’
Director: Bertrand Bonello

‘La Sapienza’
Director: Eugène Green

‘’71′
Director: Yann Demange

‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’
Director: Nick Broomfield

‘Timbuktu’
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

‘Time Out of Mind’
Director: Oren Moverman

‘Two Days, One Night’ (Deux jours, une nuit)
Directors: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

‘Two Shots Fired’ (Dos Disparos)
Director: Martín Rejtman

‘Whiplash’
Director: Damien Chazelle

‘The Wonders’ (Le meraviglie)
Director: Alice Rohrwacher

The 2014 New York Film Festival will kick off on September 26 and will run till October 12.

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