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Foxcatcher US premiere slated for New York Film Festival this fall

"Foxcatcher" to have its US premiere in New York City this fall
"Foxcatcher" to have its US premiere in New York City this fallBoth photos courtesy of InterMatWrestle.com, used with permission

US wrestling fans who can’t wait for “Foxcatcher” to open in theaters November 14, the much-anticipated movie’s opening is getting closer, as it will be making its US debut in New York City at the New York Film Festival, event organizers announced Wednesday.

The film about Olympic gold medal-winning wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May will be one of 30 films showing at the 52nd New York Film Festival which runs September 26 through October 12. No exact date for “Foxcatcher” premiere at the NYFF is provided at the organization’s website.

Here’s how the New York Film Festival website described “Foxcatcher”:

“Bennett Miller’s quietly intense and meticulously crafted new film deals with the tragic story of billionaire John E. du Pont and the brothers and championship wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz recruited by du Pont to create a national wrestling team on his family’s sprawling property in Pennsylvania. Miller builds his film detail by detail, and he takes us deep into the rarefied world of the delusional du Pont, a particularly exotic specimen of ensconced all-American old money and privilege. Miller’s film is a powerfully physical experience, and the simmering conflicts between his characters are expressed in their stances, their stillnesses, their physiques, and, most of all, their moves in the wrestling arena. At the core is a trio of perfectly meshed and absolutely stunning performances from Mark Ruffalo as Dave, Channing Tatum as Mark, and an almost unrecognizable Steve Carell as the fatally dissociated du Pont. Foxcatcher offers us a vivid portrait of a side of American life in the ’80s that has never been touched in movies. A Sony Pictures Classics release.”

“Foxcatcher” opened to almost universal acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival in May, with Bennett Miller earning Best Director honors. Last month, it was announced that “Foxcatcher” would make its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in early September.

In addition to the actors mentioned above, a number of actual wrestlers were involved in the filming of “Foxcatcher”, portraying training partners and opponents of the Schultz brothers.