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.
‚ÄúHereafter‚Äù‚Äòs NYC premiere marks Eastwoods‚Äôs fourth visit to the New York Film Festival. Eastwood‚Äôs film, from a script by Peter Morgan (‚ÄúThe Queen‚Äù), tracks the lives of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways.
‚ÄúAs so beautifully evident in ‚ÄòHereafter,‚Äô Clint Eastwood continues to make the most daring, provocative films in America,‚Äù Richard Pe√±a offered in a statement. ‚ÄúWith 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‚Äôs Closing Night with Hereafter, a hat trick of which we are especially proud.‚Äù