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: The Coen Brothers and Cast Talk The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

On this week's podcast, Joel and Ethan Coen discuss their new anthology Western, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

The Close-Up: Ed Lachman at NYFF56

On this week's podcast, famed cinematographer Ed Lachman discusses this year’s New York Film Festival official poster, which he designed with artist JR.

The Close-Up: Paul Schrader & Alex Ross Perry Talk Screenwriting

On this week's episode of our podcast, you'll hear a wide-ranging discussion with Paul Schrader and Alex Ross Perry about the art and process of writing for the screen.

The Close-Up: Writing Partners Talk Collaboration at NYFF56

On this week’s podcast, we’re sharing our NYFF Live panel discussion about the dynamics of collaboration, featuring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, and Mary Harron and John Walsh, and moderated by Karen Han.

The Close-Up: Making Private Life

On this week's podcast, we're sharing another highlight from the 56th New York Film Festival, which continues through this weekend.

The Close-Up: Frederick Wiseman at NYFF56

A highlight from week one was our conversation with legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman, whose latest Monrovia, Indiana, premiered in the festival’s main slate. The conversation was moderated by Kent Jones.

The Close-Up: Knausgaard and Triers Talk Edvard Munch

On this week's podcast, we're sharing an extended discussion that followed the North American premiere of The Other Munch, an engrossing documentary directed by Emil and Joachim Trier and co-starring acclaimed Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard.

The Close-Up: A Guide to the 56th New York Film Festival from the Experts

The 56th New York Film Festival is right around the corner (September 28 - October 14)! On this week's podcast, we're looking ahead to this year's rich and diverse lineup with an in-depth conversation with the festival's programmers.

The Close-Up: An Evening with Dennis Cooper

On this week's podcast, you'll hear acclaimed writer and artist Dennis Cooper discuss his singular body of work and his new feature film, the tense and metaphysical Permanent Green Light (co-directed by artist Zac Farley.

The Close-Up: Germaine Dulac and Women in Film History

This week's podcast features a highlight from our Germaine Dulac retrospective, which concludes today. Dulac was a feminist and socialist artist of the 1920s and ’30s whose bold experimentation helped legitimize cinema as an art form. 
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