New York Film Festival Features Polanski, Cronenberg, Wenders

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In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with Salon.com senior writer Andrew O'Hehir about this year's New York Film Festival, which kicks off Friday night with Roman Polanski's comedic drama Carnage. The two-week-long event at Lincoln Center also features films by the likes of David Cronenberg, Lars von Trier, and Wim Wenders and big stars like George Clooney, Kate Winslet, and Kirsten Dunst. It's the 49th year for the festival, but the first with screenings at the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, a $41 million facility that opened in June.

"A Dangerous Method" directed by David Cronenberg
"A Dangerous Method" directed by David Cronenberg
"Pina" directed by Wim Wenders
"Pina" directed by Wim Wenders ( ©Neue Road Movies GmbH/Donata Wenders )
"The Loneliest Planet" directed by Julia Loktev
"The Loneliest Planet" directed by Julia Loktev
"Policeman" directed by Nadav Lapid
"Policeman" directed by Nadav Lapid
"The Descendants" directed by Alexander Payne
"The Descendants" directed by Alexander Payne
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