The New York Film Festival, organised by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is the sober elder sibling to the indie buzz of Sundance Film Festival. This year, it opened with the very serious, very intense documentary by Ava DuVernay, The 13th, which traces the history of African-Americans and criminalisation. The festival will see the premiere of other highbrow films, including Lee Ang's adaptation of Ben Fountain's book, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, and playwright/film-maker Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea. Here's a look at the festival, which will end on Oct 16.
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