This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast we’re featuring a special conversation from the 58th New York Film Festival featuring Ephraim Asili and Garrett Bradley.
Garrett Bradley’s Time, a Main Slate selection, and Ephraim Asili’s The Inheritance, the Opening Night film of the Currents program, were two of NYFF58’s most formally inventive and politically astute films. Combining original and archival material in evocative and unpredictable ways, they engage deeply with radical Black legacies of both cinema and political organizing.
In this free talk, moderated by writer and researcher Yasmina Price, the two directors chatted about their approaches to representing history, working against dominant narrative forms through a focus on the everyday textures of life, and the impulses of activism and education that course through their art.
Ephraim Asili’s The Diaspora Suite and The Inheritance are now playing in our Virtual Cinema, and Garrett Bradley’s Academy Award-nominated Time is now playing on Amazon Prime. This talk was presented by HBO.