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Ang Lee's Life Of Pi Will Premiere At NYFF

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There's no better way to get guests to a party than with Pi!

At least, that's what they're hoping at the New York Film Festival, where Ang Lee's Life Of Pi will premiere September 28th.

The adaptation of the best-selling novel will open the festival, as did Lee's 1997 drama The Ice Storm.

This makes Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon director Lee only the fourth filmmaker to ever receive this honor more than once, which must mean that critics have finally forgiven him for 2003's HULK.

Life of Pi will also mark the first time a 3D movie has opened the festival. Those glasses probably look pretty silly with tuxedos.

So what makes this film so worth all the hubbub? Program Director Richard Peña says:

"Life of Pi is a perfect combination of technological innovation and a strong artistic vision. Ang Lee has managed to make a deeply moving, engrossing work that will delight audiences as much as it will astonish them."

Sounds like this could be Ang Lee's masterpiece! Too bad the rest of us will have to wait until November 21st to see it!

Hmm, how much does it cost to travel to New York by tiger boat?

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