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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: Sofia Coppola Talks Filmmaking in 2013

On this week’s podcast, we’re celebrating from afar the premiere of Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. It…

The Close-Up: Alexander Payne On Cinema

On this week’s episode of our podcast we’re bringing you a special conversation with filmmaker Alexander Payne. His 2011 film The Descendants…

The Close-Up: Jonathan Demme Discusses His Early Career in 2012

On this week's podcast we’re looking back to a fascinating and insightful conversation with the great director Jonathan Demme, who passed away last week at age 73.

The Close-Up: Darren Aronofsky Talks Filmmaking in 2008

On this week’s podcast, we’re looking back to the 46th New York Film Festival in 2008, when Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler premiered…

The Close-Up: The Lost City of Z and A Quiet Passion

Both films premiered at last fall's New York Film Festival and begin their official theatrical runs on April 14th.

The Close-Up: International Co-Productions

In this week's episode, hear producers from the U.S. and France discuss the strategies and challenges of international co-productions.​

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.
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