Ahead of the North American premiere of The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) at the 55th New York Film Festival, Noah Baumbach spoke to us about his formative experiences at the festival and the influence NYFF has had on the city. At a press conference moderated by critic and NYFF selection committee member Amy Taubin, the writer-director opened up about about crafting his singular characters; the tenderness and talent of Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, and Ben Stiller; collaborating with Randy Newman; being inspired by the cinematography of Max Ophüls; and more.

To hear more from Baumbach about his latest film, join him for a free NYFF Live talk this Monday, October 2, at 7pm at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater. To see more events from the 55th New York Film Festival, as well as Film Society events throughout the year, subscribe to our YouTube channel!