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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: Noah Baumbach Talks The Meyerowitz Stories

On this week's podcast we’re sharing another highlight from the 55th New York Film Festival. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the latest from writer-director Noah Baumbach, starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman.

The Close-Up: The Florida Project

On this week's podcast, we're sharing another highlight from the 55th New York Film Festival, which continues through this Sunday, October 15th.

The Close-Up: Agnès Varda & JR Talk Faces Places

One of the highlights from the first week of the 55th New York Film Festival (continuing through October 15th!) was our Directors Dialogue with collaborators Agnès Varda and JR.

The Close-Up: Frederick Wiseman

On this week's episode of our podcast, you'll hear the director discuss his films and creative process in two talks from our archives.

The Close-Up: Jane Campion Talks Top of the Lake and Her Career

On opening night of our retrospective, the director joined programmer Dennis Lim to talk about her illustrious career and Top of the Lake: China Girl which debuted on SundanceTV this month.

The Close-Up: Kent Jones Previews the NYFF55 Lineup

In anticipation of the festival, the Film Society’s editorial director Michael Koresky sat down with NYFF director Kent Jones to discuss this year’s lineup.

The Close-Up: Eliza Hittman and Cast Talk Beach Rats

Opening this Friday here at the Film Society is Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats, a drama which follows a closeted Brooklyn teenager struggling to reconcile his conflicting sexual urges.

The Close-Up: Wim Wenders Talks Filmmaking in 2011

In a wide-ranging discussion with former Film Society programmer Scott Foundas, the director discussed working in the United States, dealing with commercial failure, embracing new technology, and much more.

The Close-Up: Deeper into Nocturama

One of the year’s most acclaimed and provocative films, Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama, begins its official theatrical run here at the Film Society this Friday. For this week's podcast, we discussed the director's provocative new film as well as its influences.

The Close-Up: Dustin Guy Defa Talks Person to Person

Writer-director Dustin Guy Defa joins The Close-Up to discuss his new film Person to Person, which is now playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
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