A guy I know has been told by a guy who’s part of the N.Y. Film Festival crew that Stephen FrearsThe Queen (Miramax, 9.30 in NYC –10.6 limited) is “the best Frears film since Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and that Helen Mirren is definitely a Best Actress contender” for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth. The film has been given an opening-night (9.29) berth with the N.Y. Film Fest, which means it won’t be at Telluride, Venice or Toronto. Journos who won’t be attending the Manhattan festival are naturally appealing to Miramax staffers to arrange for screenings sometime this month so everyone will be up to speed.