Steve Jobs will be centerpiece of New York Film Festival

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The Aaron Sorkin-penned film Steve Jobs has been chosen as the centerpiece movie of the 53rd annual New York Film Festival and will be screened at the the event on Saturday, October 3rd.

Starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, the film is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography. The movie won’t be released publicly until this fall, but NY Film Festival director Kent Jones’ review heaps praise on the film, calling it “dramatically concentrated, yet beautifully expansive; it’s extremely sharp; it’s wildly entertaining.”

Director Danny Boyle had the following to say about the honor:

“I am honored that our film has been selected as the Centrepiece of this year’s festival,” said Boyle. “Steve Jobs was a thoroughly contradictory and complex character who forged our digital age. He’s the kind of brilliant, flawed character that Shakespeare would have relished writing about, and storytellers of all kinds will be fashioning and re-fashioning the mythology of the digital revolution for generations to come. I hope that festival goers enjoy our take.”

Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg and and Katherine Waterston also star in the film that covers three major keynotes of Jobs’ career. The fest runs from September 25 through October 11, but if you can’t make it to the Steve Jobs screening, the film is scheduled for a wide release on October 9th.

Source: Deadline