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GTA 5 featured at New York Film Festival with panels, live concert

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be highlighted at the New York Film Festival in multiple events, including two panels and a live concert for its original score, the festival's organizers announced yesterday.

The events will be part of the festival's Convergence track, which focuses on the ways in which technology and storytelling are coming together in the 21st century.

"Visit Los Santos and Blaine County: The World of Grand Theft Auto 5" will feature Rockstar developers discussing the diverse, varied, living game world they created, and will be moderated by Revision3's Adam Sessler. That panel will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

"Live From Los Santos: The Music of Grand Theft Auto 5" is a 70-minute live concert featuring the game's original score and its composers — Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson and The Alchemist & Oh No — along with more than 20 other musicians. They will perform selections from the score along with a visual accompaniment based on the game. The concert runs from 9-10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Tickets for the concert, which cost $40 (or $125 for the concert plus its afterparty), are in short supply and are on sale here.

"NYFF Live: The Music of Grand Theft Auto 5" will feature the aforementioned composers as they discuss how they collaborated on the game's original score. The panel, which will be free and open to the public, will be moderated by Pitchfork Media founder Ryan Schreiber. It will take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater.

The 51st New York Film Festival runs from today, Sept. 27, through Oct. 13. You can pick up the Grand Theft Auto 5 soundtrack and score on iTunes.