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New York Film Fest: New Chief Explains 2013 Picks (Q&A)

Kent Jones tells THR why he's opening with Tom Hanks' "Captain Phillips," the reasons he chose Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and how Hollywood is friendly to the Gotham gathering.

New York Film Festival Salutes Programming Director Richard Peña in Warm Gala Tribute

The outgoing director of the festival was lauded by friends and filmmakers, one of whom said, "he probably saved my life."

New York Film Fest Director Richard Pena on 50th Edition, Decision to Step Down (Video)

Since succeeding one of the NYFF's original co-directors 25 years ago, Pena has overseen an expansion of venues and internationalized programming.

Todd McCarthy Talks With Richard Pena, the Man Behind the New York Film Festival

THR's chief film critic chats with the director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the fest, who's stepping down after 25 years.