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The Close-Up is our free weekly podcast that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more. Subscribe to get new episodes delivered every Wednesday!

The Close-Up: Cinema as a Political Tool or Weapon

For this week's podcast, we're sharing an urgent and provocative discussion from the 22nd Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, which was co-presented with UniFrance.

The Close-Up: Agnès Varda and Raw

On this week's podcast, we’re sharing two highlights from the 22nd Rendez-Vous With French Cinema series, co-presented with UniFrance.

The Close-Up: Kristen Stewart and Olivier Assayas Talk Shopper

We’re sharing our Press Conference from the New York Film Festival, in addition to Stewart and her co-stars on Certain Women.

The Close-Up: Paul Verhoeven Talks RoboCop and Starship Troopers

On this week's podcast, we’re sharing two highlights from our complete Paul Verhoeven retrospective last fall.

The Close-Up: Loving and Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

Listen to the Opening Night Q&A from this year's Dance on Camera Festival and a Q&A from a recent screening of Loving.

The Close-Up: “Film & Media in a Time of Repression” Panel Discussion

Listen to a panel discussion that tackled the urgent topic of film and media in times of fascism, dictatorship, and moments of stress.

The Close-Up: Tomer Heymann Talks Documentary Filmmaking at the New York Jewish Film Festival

On this week's episode of our podcast, we're sharing a special evening with documentary filmmaker Tomer Heymann, who presented an intimate master class at the 26th New York Jewish Film Festival.

The Close-Up: Raoul Peck Talks I Am Not Your Negro and Film Comment Contributors Talk Sundance

On this week's episode, hear a Q&A with the director of I Am Not Your Negro an excerpt from Film Comment’s latest dispatch from the Sundance.

The Close-Up: Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones Talk Film History in 2001

On this week’s very special podcast, we dug into our archives to share a conversation between Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones about film history.

The Close-Up: Barry Jenkins and Eugène Green

On this week's podcast, we’re sharing recent Q&As with the directors of 'Moonlight' and 'The Son of Joseph.'
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