On Day 14 of our New York Film Festival daily podcast, Eugene Hernandez, FLC’s Deputy Director and Co-Publisher of Film Comment, is joined by Matt Bolish, FLC’S Director of Operations, Producer of the New York Film Festival, and Convergence Programmer. They discuss what goes into pulling off the 17-day festival as well as what to look forward to at Convergence, which delves into innovative modes of storytelling via interactive experiences, featuring Virtual Reality, Immersive Cinema, game play, and more. See this year’s lineup here, which includes two free talks and the world premiere of Holy Night, playing for free through Sunday.
Then we go to a special Directors Dialogue with Bong Joon Ho. The South Korean filmmaker, whose unpredictable and diverse filmography has taken us from the gonzo monster movie The Host to the intense, bloody melodrama of Mother to the graphic novel action of Snowpiercer, has created perhaps his masterpiece with this year’s Palme d’Or–winner Parasite. Bong discussed his spring-trap-loaded comedy-drama-thriller with a social conscience and kept things spoiler-free.
Parasite opens Wednesday, October 16 at Film at Lincoln Center! Get tickets here.