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The 49th New York Film Festival kicks off

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12:31, October 01, 2011

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The 49th New York Film Festival opened on Friday with the premiere of "Carnage."

The annual movie event will last till Oct. 16, and its main slate includes 26 films in addition to the opening film, which is directed by French-Polish director Roman Polanski and starring American actress Jodie Foster.

Another highlight on the list is "The Gold Rush," directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin and accompanied by a live performance by the New York Philharmonic.

Initiated in 1963, the New York Film Festival includes official film selections along with special events and panel discussions.

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