The New York Film Festival came back to the city on September 25th, decease and the offerings are promising so far. Be the first to see this season’s hottest features; here are four of the most buzzed-about films coming your way.

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The Walk | If you love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and suspense, look no further than Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk. The film, which will open the festival, is based on the true story of a man who walked a tight-rope between the World Trade Towers. Even if you are afraid of heights, it’s should at least be worth a watch for the 70’s outfits.

 

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Steve Jobs | The second recent attempt at a Steve Jobs biopic may cause nervous palpitations given the first one, but this Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle vehicle is highly anticipated and will be prominently featured as the centerpiece of NYFF. Michael Fassbender stars as the enigmatic CEO and is slated to deliver a dynamic and memorable performance.

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The Lobster | When it comes to upcoming comedy The Lobster, “bizarre” doesn’t even begin to cut it. It is rare, however, for a film to aim for funny amidst rampant eccentricity and to actually hit its mark. This film by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is rumored to do just that, and with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz as its lovably oddball leads, it’s not hard to see why.

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Miles Ahead | Biopics often miss the mark by attempting to span an artist’s entire life, but upcoming film Miles Ahead hones in beautifully on one specific period in the life of the musical legend Miles Davis. Don Cheadle directs and stars as Miles, while Ewan McGregor plays a Rolling Stone writer involved in attempting to re-boot the musician’s career. The film’s budget was raised largely through a crowdfunding campaign, and it certainly paid off–Miles Ahead will close the festival this year.

To purchase tickets for the screenings, go to: filmlinc.org

– Naakai Addy