With Venice, Telluride and the Toronto Film Festival behind us, it’s time to focus our attention to The New York Film Festival, North America’s second oldest film festival. It marks its 51st edition, from Sept. 27th to Oct. 13th, with 17 days of exciting world premieres, award winners from Cannes, Berlin and Venice, retrospective screenings, spotlights on emerging filmmakers, panels, and galas. Founded in 1963, this festival continues to introduce audiences to the most exciting, innovative and accomplished works of world cinema. I have outlined what I think are the best in class at the festival and money that will be well spent. You love cinema? Get ready to feel like you’re at the Oscars!