Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’ is NYFF53’s Centerpiece Film: A Blessing or a Curse?
The biopic of Apple founder and inventor Steve Jobs from director Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender in the titular role will be the Centerpiece film of the 53rd New York Film Festival in September. Since 2010, the Centerpiece films of the festival has followed their runs with both high praise and Oscar nominations or sometimes with mediocre reviews and no Oscar attention at all. Where will Steve Jobs land?
2010: The Tempest (Costume Design)
2011: My Week with Marilyn (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor)
2012: Not Fade Away (zero nominations)
2013: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (zero nominations)
2014: Inherent Vice (Costume Design, Adapted Screenplay)
A mixed bag but it seems that with the pedigree behind Steve Jobs (director Danny Boyle’s Oscar win for Slumdog Millionaire, writer Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar win for The Social Network, Kate Winslet’s Oscar win for The Reader, Fassbender an Oscar nominee for 12 Years a Slave) it seems like its headed to a better track than the last five years.
Steve Jobs opens on October 9th from Universal Pictures.