The New York Film Fest will open with the Social Network and close with Hereafter, thus putting them front and center in the 2010 Oscar race. Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours will close the London Film Fest, it was recently announced.

From Indiewire:

“Hereafter”‘s NYC premiere marks Eastwoods’s fourth visit to the New York Film Festival. Eastwood’s film, from a script by Peter Morgan (“The Queen”), tracks the lives of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways.

“As so beautifully evident in ‘Hereafter,’ Clint Eastwood continues to make the most daring, provocative films in America,” Richard Peña offered in a statement. “With his returned appearance here in the New York Film Festival, the director has showcased an Opening Night film, a Centerpiece film and now this year’s Closing Night with Hereafter, a hat trick of which we are especially proud.”

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