Organisers at the 51st New York Film Festival have programmed a series of landmark films by international talent.

New York Film Festival: Opening Act will include such worlds as James Gray’s Little Odessa, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Maborosi, Joel Coen’s Miller’s Crossing [pictured] and Tsai Ming-liang’s The River.

The series is set to run from Sept 20-16 in the week leading up to the opening night world premiere of Captain Phillips.

The festival is scheduled to run from Sept 28-Oct 14.