Talks

On Cinema

Every year at the festival, we ask an invited filmmaker to select clips from work that has inspired and informed his or her own practice, as the basis for a discussion with festival director Kent Jones.

On Cinema: Claire Denis

  • 60 minutes

Presented by HBO®

Kent Jones will talk with French filmmaker Claire Denis, whose completely unexpected science-fiction film High Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, is sure to be one of the most talked-about selections of the festival.
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Directors Dialogues

In this annual series of intimate conversations, a selection of filmmakers from this year’s festival sit down for special Q&As to discuss their craft.

Directors Dialogues: Alfonso Cuarón

  • 60 minutes

Free and Open to the Public! · Presented by HBO® · Supported by illy

The Oscar-winning director of Y tu mamá también, Children of Men, and Gravity will discuss his latest and most personal work, ROMA, an intimate yet monumental vision, and one of his very best films.
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Directors Dialogues: Alice Rohrwacher

  • 60 minutes

Free and Open to the Public! · Presented by HBO® · Supported by illy

Rohrwacher was Film Society of Lincoln Center's Artist in Residence in 2016, during which time she worked on the script that became the Cannes-awarded drama Happy as Lazzaro, showing in this year's Main Slate. Join Rohrwacher as she talks about her process bringing this unique vision to the screen.
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Directors Dialogues: Errol Morris

  • 60 minutes

Free and Open to the Public! · Presented by HBO® · Supported by illy

The legendary documentarian (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War) has no problem with confronting and interrogating people in positions of power. Sit down with him as he talks about his experience sitting down the subject of his latest film, American Dharma: Steve Bannon.
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Directors Dialogues: Jia Zhangke

  • 60 minutes

Free and Open to the Public! · Presented by HBO® · Supported by illy

Jia has gradually moved to the forefront of Chinese cinema, and his films constitute a constant reckoning with his country's transformations. His latest, the epic gangster drama Ash Is Purest White, is no exception.

Directors Dialogues: Mariano Llinás

  • 60 minutes

Free and Open to the Public! · Presented by HBO® · Supported by illy

Mariano Llinás discusses the vision and process behind his singular, wildly inventive epic La Flor, which skips across a multitude of genres over the course of its fourteen hours.
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NYFF

Free talks hosted daily at 7pm from September 29-October 10 at the EBM Amphitheater.

Film Comment Live: The Cinema of Experience

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

At this year’s NYFF, filmmakers are rising to the challenge of representing diverse experiences at a pivotal time in our nation’s history. For our 2018 Cinema of Experience talk, we will discuss Asian and Asian American experience on and off screen, and in film criticism.

Film Comment Live: Filmmakers Chat

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

For the third year, Film Comment gives you the rare chance to see some of today’s most important filmmakers in dialogue with each other.

Film Comment Live: Festival Wrap

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public!

In what is becoming an annual tradition, Film Comment contributing critics and editors gather for the festival’s final week and have a spirited discussion about the movies they’ve seen in the lineup, from the Main Slate and beyond.