Welcome to a new episode of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast. This week we’re excited to present Q&A from Earth Mama, the opening night selection of the 52nd edition of New Directors/New Films. The conversation features writer/director Savanah Leaf and cast members Tia Nomore and Erika Alexander, and is moderated by New Directors/New Films co-chair, Florence Almozini.

A devastating and evocative portrait of motherhood refracted through the prisms of race and class, Savanah Leaf’s auspicious, Bay Area–set debut feature follows a pregnant young African American woman (played with immense complexity by Oakland rapper Tia Nomore) as she grapples with whether to give her baby up for adoption amid utterly hostile socioeconomic conditions.

Co-presented by Film at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, the 52nd edition of New Directors/New Films runs through April 9th and is made up of 27 features and 11 shorts. We’re excited to announce that this year we are offering the chance to see 5 films for only $50. Simply visit newdirectors.org to add five films to your cart and your discount will automatically be applied.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s New Directors/New Films. Click here to view the schedule and purchase your tickets.