Note: This event has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. See more Special Events at NYFF here.

The director of the opening night selection of last year’s NYFF, the blistering documentary about institutionalized racism and mass incarceration in the U.S. 13TH, as well as I Will Follow (2010), Middle of Nowhere (2012) Selma (2014), and the much-anticipated A Wrinkle in Time (2018), the multi-talented Ava DuVernay is quickly becoming one of the essential figures in the contemporary American cinema landscape. In this special onstage conversation, DuVernay will choose an artist to join her for a wide-ranging discussion about the state of the art. Stay tuned for more information on DuVernay’s very special guest.