Born in Russia and raised in the U.S., filmmaker and video artist Julia Loktev’s work projects an uncommonly perceptive vision of the world at the dawn of the 21st century—one in which subjects like terrorism and globalization transcend the clichés of Hollywood and the nightly news, but which remains intimate enough to capture the most intimate nuance of human behavior. As she premieres her latest feature, The Loneliest Planet, in NYFF, Loktev will take part in an intimate, wide-ranging conversation about her personal and professional journeys and her fiercely independent art making.