From his breakthrough early features Used Cars and I Wanna Hold Your Hand through the blockbuster Back to the Future trilogy, the groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis has spent four decades setting a gold standard for Hollywood filmmaking excellence with a body of work as notable for its unforgettable characters as for its breathtaking technological innovations. On the occasion of his latest film, Flight, selected as this year’s Closing Night NYFF Gala, we are pleased to welcome Zemeckis for this career-spanning conversation moderated by Film Society Program Director and NYFF Selection Committee Chair Richard Peña.