Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Steve Jobs Movie Getting Centerpiece Treatment from NY Film Fest in September


We won’t get the line up for the Toronto Film Festival until tomorrow morning. But we already know the three big movies for the New York Film Festival, which comes two weeks later in September.

The opening night film is Robert Zemeckis’s “The Walk” with Joseph Gordon Levitt playing aerialist Phillipe Pettit. Announced today: the centerpiece film is “Steve Jobs” with Michael Fassbender as the creator of Apple, from Universal Pictures after Columbia bobbled their version. Aaron Sorkin wrote the script and Danny Boyle directed. Closing night film is Don Cheadle’s much anticipated Miles Davis bio, “Miles Ahead.”

Three great choices. NYFF and Film Society of Lincoln Center have gotten very aggressive in the last couple of years with terrific tent pole films. Those three are all potential Oscar bait with loads of possible nominees. The selection committee, chaired by Jones, also includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Marian Masone, FSLC Senior Programming Advisor; Gavin Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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