One of the audience favorites at this year’s New York Film Festival was Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, Lady Bird, starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Tracy Letts, which begins its official theatrical run this weekend. 

During the festival, Gerwig joined film critic Thelma Adams for one of our NYFF Live talks. She discussed her approach to working with actors, her love of Chantal Akerman, how she knew she belonged behind the camera, and more.

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One can also watch the conversation below.