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Hollywood actor Tom Hanks opens New York Film Festival

30 September 2013 Last updated at 16:15 BST

The New York Film Festival has kicked off with the world premiere of Captain Phillips - a hijacking thriller - starring Tom Hanks directed by British filmmaker Paul Greengrass.

The festival which is one of the oldest in the US, has expanded its remit and this year's main slate is bigger than ever.

But the focus is still very much on showing New Yorkers the latest work from the great filmmaking names of modern cinema.

From New York, Tom Brook reports.