The New York Film Festival has a fantastic slate this year. From the premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl as its opening night film to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance as the closing night selection, it makes me supremely jealous of those on the east coast for that week. Of course, the largest question mark here is writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s long awaited Inherent Vice, which will have its world premiere at NYFF 2014 on October 4th as the fest’s centerpiece gala.
We’ve only seen a few stills from the film (and we wake up every day hoping for a trailer), so we’re actually getting our first-ever snippet of footage via this NYFF trailer that highlights the fest’s selections. Anderson’s Thomas Pynchon adaptation stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, and Owen Wilson and is described by NYFF director Kent Jones as being “a journey through the past, bringing the texture of the early ‘70s SoCal counterculture back to full-blown life. It’s a wildly funny, deeply soulful, richly detailed, and altogether stunning movie.” NYFF 2014 runs from September 27th through October 13th, and Inherent Vice opens in limited release on December 12th. Hit the jump for the NYFF trailer.