This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re presenting a conversation with Steve McQueen, the director of Small Axe, and Dennis Lim, Director of Programming for Film at Lincoln Center and the New York Film Festival.

Among the most remarkable achievements in recent world cinema, Steve McQueen’s anthology Small Axe consists of five films that stirringly chronicle the experiences of London’s West Indian immigrant community across a tumultuous period from the 1960s through the 1980s. Each film is a distinct and singular work in its own right; taken together, they form a powerful, complex, immersive, and endlessly rich historical portrait of oppression, resistance, and survival, glimpsed through the prism of the post-colonial experience.

Join Film at Lincoln Center to celebrate McQueen’s accomplishment with a series of screenings of all five films within Small Axe, including a special two-week run of Lovers Rock, the Opening Night Film at the 58th New York Film Festival. All screenings of Alex Wheatle and Education are free to the general public! Reserve your tickets while they’re still available.

See Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, along with over 30 other NYFF58 selections, at Film at Lincoln Center’s theaters during Big Screen Summer. Click here to get tickets.

Watch/listen to the discussion on the film below and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunesSpotify, or Stitcher for more filmmaker conversations.