The Venice Film Festival is celebrating it’s 70th Anniversary this year from August 28th to September 7th. This year’s line-up includes 53 features films, representing 33 different countries. Director Alfonso Cuaron scored the opening night spot with his new space thriller Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Other films that made the list included The Canyons, Child of God, which was directed by James Franco, and The Zero Theorem which stars Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz, who won the 2013 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Twenty of the entries will be competing for the prestigious Golden Lion award which is decided by a jury of filmmakers; of the twenty, five of them are American films. Gravity is set to hit theaters in the US on October 4th.