The 53rd New York Film Festival has announced their main slate of films for this year's festival, with these twenty-five films joining the previously announced opening night (Robert Zemeckis' The Walk), centerpiece (Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs), and closing night films (Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead).
Alongside new films from Steven Spielberg, Michel Gondry, and Todd Haynes, NYFF will also include the New York premiere of Michael Almereyda's film Experimenter, which world premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and received Film Independent's inaugural Sloan Distribution Grant in June. Experimenter, depicting the infamous obedience experiments conducted by Stanley Milgram in the 1960s, was previously recognized by the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund in 2009 and was a Sloan Sundance Fellow in 2008. Almereyda's will not be the only NYFF film focused on science and technology, with Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery of Splendor announced as part of the main slate and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs screening as the centerpiece film.
The New York Film Festival will run from September 25th to October 11th, with tickets on sale beginning next month. Experimenter opens in theaters on October 16th.