The Close-Up

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: Pamela B. Green and Jodie Foster Talk Alice Guy-Blaché

On this week's podcast, we're sharing our conversation with Pamela B. Green and Jodie Foster following the premiere of Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché.

The Close-Up: Bi Gan Talks Long Day’s Journey Into Night

On this week's podcast, we're sharing a conversation with acclaimed writer-director Bi Gan, who follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with Long Day’s Journey Into Night, an immersive art-house sensation that broke box office records in China.

The Close-Up: Remembering Agnès Varda

Listen to a special conversation from French filmmaking pioneer Agnès Varda, who passed away last Friday at the age of 90.

The Close-Up: Chinonye Chukwu Talks Clemency at New Directors/New Films

The 48th edition of New Directors/New Films runs March 27th through April 7th, introducing New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. 

The Close-Up: Kent Jones Talks Diane

Diane, the directorial debut from esteemed critic and director of the New York Film Festival Kent Jones, hits theaters on March 29th.

The Close-Up: Filming Abroad

On this week's podcast we’re sharing a highlight from this year’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, which concluded on March 10th.

The Close-Up: Russell Banks & Paul Schrader Talk French Cinema and Adaptation

On this week's podcast we’re sharing a highlight from Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, which continues through March 10th.

The Close-Up: Christian Petzold Talks Transit

The internationally acclaimed cinema of German director Christian Petzold returns to the Film Society this Friday with Transit.

The Close-Up: Alfonso Cuarón Talks Roma

On this week's podcast, we're sharing our conversation with the director from the 56th New York Film festival, where the film was the Centerpiece selection.

The Close-Up: László Nemes Talks Sunset at Film Comment Selects 2019

Film Comment Selects, the magazine’s festival of movies curated by its editors, returns in its 19th edition offering strikingly bold visions, mixing New York premieres of new films and long-unseen older titles that deserve the big-screen treatment.
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