On Day 8 of our New York Film Festival daily podcast, we begin with an introduction to our annual NYFF57 Shorts programs. Eugene Hernandez, FLC’s Deputy Director and Co-Publisher of Film Comment, is joined by programmers Tyler Wilson and Madeline Whittle to discuss the four shorts programs this year, which one can learn more about here. While tickets are currently at capacity for the programs, we encourage one to try the standby line!
Then we go to last night’s NYFF Live discussion featuring Michael Apted and the incredible journey of the Up series. Those of us who have devotedly followed Apted’s one-of-a-kind British film series for the past several decades anticipate with great warmth—and more than a little poignant anxiety—returning every seven years to the lives of Tony; Nicholas; Suzy; Symon and Paul; Jackie, Sue, and Lynn; Andrew and John; Neil and Peter; and Bruce. The series’ ninth installment, 63 Up, has its New York Premiere at NYFF, and its committed, eclectic director discussed it and the series as a whole in this on-stage discussion moderated by Eugene Hernandez.