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'13th,' 'Billy Lynn,' and others add social awareness to the Oscar buzz at New York Film Festival

'13th,' 'Billy Lynn,' and others add social awareness to the Oscar buzz at New York Film Festival

Whether it's “Her,” “Life of Pi”  or “Bridge of Spies,” the New York Film Festival has lately become a world-premiere launchpad for some of the fall’s biggest movies.

This year those ambitions will return as a number of hopefuls make their debuts. But like so much in contemporary Hollywood, the 2016 festival also comes with another element: a social charge.

Beginning with its opening-night screening on Friday of Ava DuVernay’s race-themed prison documentary “13th” and winding down two weeks later with Ang Lee’s class-minded military drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime...

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