The New York Film Festival is one of the most popular activities in the fall in NYC, and it’s little wonder as to why.   Some of the most critically acclaimed films from around the world are showcased and often premiered at this event that began back in 1963.

For the first time ever in its 54 year history, a documentary will open the festival: The 13th (as in the 13th amendment) is a race-related documentary directed by Selma director Ava DuVernay and is bound to be a showstopper. The festival runs from September 30th to October 16th out if its main venue at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (1941 Broadway), along with the Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 W. 65th).

For additional information, check out its official website ( along with the top ten films to see according to Time Out NY.