The Film at Lincoln Center Podcast is a weekly podcast that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more.
#310 - Art of the Real 2020 Preview
This week we’re featuring a preview in anticipation of Art of the Real 2020, an essential showcase for the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking, rescheduled from its original dates in April for November 13-26. Join the co-programmers of Art of the Real, FLC Director of Programming Dennis Lim, FLC Programmer-at-Large Rachael Rakes and program advisor Almudena Escobar Lopez, along with FLC programmer Dan Sullivan for an in-depth preview of this year's edition, discussing all the envelope-pushing highlights, under-the-radar sleepers, and much more.
Art of the Real is proud to continue its collaboration with curated streaming service MUBI for the fifth consecutive year. This Film at Lincoln Center Talk is presented by HBO.
Get the most out of the festival with an unbeatable offer: access the entire slate for just $50! Start discovering with your All-Access Pass here: https://virtual.filmlinc.org/bundle/aotr-all-access/
#309 - Laura Dern, Joyce Chopra, and Joyce Carol Oates on Smooth Talk
NYFF58 Revivals highlight Smooth Talk (1985) features the work of three powerhouse women: director Joyce Chopra; actress Laura Dern, in one of her first starring roles; and author Joyce Carol Oates, whose 1966 short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” provided the inspiration for the film.
To celebrate the festival premiere of the film’s new restoration, Chopra, Dern, and Oates joined Turner Classic Movies host Alicia Malone for a talk about the creative work of adaptation and the perennially resonant subject matter of a young woman’s early encounter with the powers and perils of her sexuality.
Watch the new restoration of Smooth Talk, starting November 6 in our Virtual Cinema at filmlinc.org/smoothtalk
This Film at Lincoln Center Talk is presented by HBO and sponsored by TCM.
#308 - Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman on Documenting Decades of LGBTQ+ History
As part of their nationwide virtual retrospective, directors Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman joined FLC programmer Dan Sullivan for a career-spanning conversation. Watch their essential work, featuring new restorations, through November 5 in our Virtual Cinema at filmlinc.org/tellingpics
For more than 30 years, Oscar-winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have borne powerful witness to gay life, creativity, and activism — documenting lost aspects of LGBTQ+ history and chronicling unfolding events with humor, compassion, and fierce urgency. In their films, extraordinary interviews make the political personal and unforgettable. With Paragraph 175 and The Celluloid Closet, Epstein and Friedman examined the persecution of gay men in Nazi Germany and Hollywood’s history of hidden homophobia. Their documentaries The AIDS Show, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, The Times of Harvey Milk, and Where Are We? have both chronicled and helped change history. Starting October 23, we look at their essential partnership and the endlessly empathetic, consciousness-building films it has yielded.
Film at Lincoln Center Talks are presented by HBO.
#307 - NYFF58 Festival Report
For the 58th New York Film Festival’s final week, a group of critics gathered together for a spirited discussion with Devika Girish, Assistant Editor of Film Comment and Talks programmer for the NYFF, about the movies they saw in this year's lineup and their tales from the trenches of the pandemic-era festival. Participants included Molly Haskell (author, From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies), Eric Hynes (curator of film, Museum of the Moving Image), Ela Bittencourt (freelance critic & curator), Monica Castillo (arts and culture reporter, CPR News), and Clinton Krute (digital editor, Film Comment). Their discussion covered a wide selection of films, including Steve McQueen's Lovers Rock and Mangrove, Hong Sang-soo's The Woman Who Ran, Victor Kossakovsky's Gunda, Marie-Claude Treilhou's Simone Barbes or Virtue, Dea Kulumbegashvili's Beginning, Chloé Zhao's Nomadland, Philippe Garrel's The Salt of Tears, and many others.
All NYFF58 Free Talks are presented by HBO.
#306 - Pietro Marcello on Martin Eden
Welcome to a new episode of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast. Today, we're featuring a conversation with Pietro Marcello, whose NYFF favorite Martin Eden opens in our Virtual Cinema today along with a weeklong four-film retrospective. This Q&A is from the 57th New York Film Festival, featuring Marcello in conversation with programmer Florence Almozini and interpretation by Michael Moore. Get tickets for Martin Eden and our retrospective here: https://virtual.filmlinc.org/
One of world cinema’s most exciting working directors, he has spent the last 15 years crafting a filmography that straddles past and present, documentary and fiction, folklore and political intervention. His idiosyncratic use of archival materials paired with his penchant for capturing, enlarging, and exalting the sensuous details of the physical world yields films that have distinguished themselves within today’s Italian cinema, or indeed, world cinema at large. In Marcello’s work, history, mythology, and the political situation of today cohere to forward a by-turns neorealist and fabulist image of the modern world as one shaped by invisible metaphysical and economic forces.
On the occasion of the release of his latest feature, we’re proud to present four of the contemporary Italian master’s most striking films to date: Crossing the Line, Lost and Beautiful, The Silence of Pelesjan, and The Mouth of the Wolf. All films are available nationwide and one can see all four and save with a discount bundle.
#305 - Azazel Jacobs, Michelle Pfeiffer & Lucas Hedges on French Exit
In this special 58th New York Film Festival edition of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, NYFF Programmer Florence Almozini is joined by director Azazel Jacobs and actors Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges to discuss French Exit. In the Closing Night selection, Pfeiffer is entirely bewitching as an imperious, widowed New York socialite who, facing financial insolvency, relocates to a friend’s empty apartment in Paris with her dyspeptic son, Malcolm (Lucas Hedges), and their mercurial cat, and begins to grimly plan for an impossible future. Azazel Jacobs’s adaptation of the best-selling novel by Patrick deWitt is a rare American film of genuine eccentricity, with a brilliant central performance. French Exit is sponsored by Campari.
There's only a few virtual nationwide tickets remaining for tonight's premiere at 8pm ET. Get yours here: https://virtual.filmlinc.org/