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“’71” at The 52nd New York Film Festival, September 26-October 12, 2014

Gary Hook (Jack O'Connell) is down behind enemy lines in "'71"

Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell) is down behind enemy lines in “’71”

The New York Film Festival will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from September 26 – October 12, 2014.   Although the press screenings have just started, this year’s line up looks to be a formidable one with over 30 feature films from around the world, in addition to 21 revivals and 15 documentaries.

From Ireland, director Yann Demange’s “’71” is a suspenseful, pulse pounding, riveting account of a British soldier, cut off from his unit, lost and trying to stay alive in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971 at the height of what was called “the Troubles.” “’71” is a skillfully directed thriller with plenty of action, solid characters and a real sense of the historical and political situation of the time. Read the rest of this entry