A well-told story can be as absorbing and affecting shared during a live Q&A as it can be delivered on the silver screen. Launched earlier this summer, our Cinema Stories video series spotlights meaningful moments of film history, artistic influences, and personal anecdotes captured during intimate conversations with filmmakers at Film at Lincoln Center over the years.

The latest Cinema Stories clip features Martin Scorsese sharing his admiration and respect for Ari Aster’s debut feature, Hereditary. Speaking to Kent Jones during the 57th New York Film Festival, where The Irishman was the Opening Night selection, a busy Scorsese recalls how Hereditary stopped him in his tracks, expertly revealing a complex portrait of a family in grief while inviting comparisons to the finest horror films ever made. Watch the clip below and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 58th New York Film Festival taking place September 17–October 11, which this year will be presented through a combination of virtual and drive-in screenings. 

For more from Scorsese, watch his full On Cinema talk from the 57th New York Film Festival below, and more related videos.