Between the opening night world premiere of The Walk, a sneak preview of The Martian, free Convergence installations, and an abundance of live talks and panels, NYFF53 kicked off with events for every kind of attendee. Eager fans awaited Robert Zemeckis and cast for The Walk‘s red carpet as others participated in an interactive murder mystery across Lincoln Center. Lucasfilm’s Diana Williams discussed new forms of storytelling through technology as others experienced it with virtual reality in The Doghouse. Take a look at some of the highlights from the first weekend of the 53rd New York Film Festival before joining us to see for yourself.

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