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The Close-Up

The Close-Up is our free weekly podcast that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more. Subscribe to get new episodes delivered every Wednesday!

The Close-Up: Loving and Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

Listen to the Opening Night Q&A from this year's Dance on Camera Festival and a Q&A from a recent screening of Loving.

The Close-Up: “Film & Media in a Time of Repression” Panel Discussion

Listen to a panel discussion that tackled the urgent topic of film and media in times of fascism, dictatorship, and moments of stress.

The Close-Up: Tomer Heymann Talks Documentary Filmmaking at the New York Jewish Film Festival

On this week's episode of our podcast, we're sharing a special evening with documentary filmmaker Tomer Heymann, who presented an intimate master class at the 26th New York Jewish Film Festival.

The Close-Up: Raoul Peck Talks I Am Not Your Negro and Film Comment Contributors Talk Sundance

On this week's episode, hear a Q&A with the director of I Am Not Your Negro an excerpt from Film Comment’s latest dispatch from the Sundance.

The Close-Up: Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones Talk Film History in 2001

On this week’s very special podcast, we dug into our archives to share a conversation between Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones about film history.

The Close-Up: Barry Jenkins and Eugène Green

On this week's podcast, we’re sharing recent Q&As with the directors of 'Moonlight' and 'The Son of Joseph.'

The Close-Up: Jim Jarmusch on His Cinematic Influences

This week's podcast features Jim Jarmusch discussing films and directors that have influenced his work as part of our annual On Cinema master class, sponsored by HBO.

The Close-Up: Mike Mills on Filmmaking

On this week's episode of our podcast, we’re sharing a fascinating discussion with writer-director Mike Mills, whose new film '20th Century Women' is now in theaters.

The Close-Up: Maren Ade on Toni Erdmann

On this week's podcast we’re sharing a conversation with German director Maren Ade, whose festival hit Toni Erdmann opens in select theaters this weekend.

The Close-Up: Fences and Adam Driver

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis discussed their adaptation of August Wilson's play at a recent preview screening, and Driver spoke with Kent Jones at the 54th New York Film Festival.
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