On Day 15 of our New York Film Festival daily podcast, Eugene Hernandez, FLC’s Deputy Director and Co-Publisher of Film Comment, is joined by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at the Museum of Modern Art. They discuss film culture in New York City, as well as the history of NYFF, leading to a special NYFF Live talk celebrating Agnès Varda.
When Varda died earlier this year at age 90, the world lost one of its most inspirational cinematic radicals. Her final film, the documentary Varda by Agnès, sheds light on her experiences as a director, photographer, and installation artist, bringing personal insight into the method she called “cinécriture” (“cinematic writing”). Her daughter and frequent collaborator Rosalie Varda and other special guests–including Rajendra Roy, Caryn James, and Madeline Whittle–joined Eugene Hernandez for an in-depth conversation. They paid tribute to Varda before the film had its New York premiere in NYFF’s Main Slate and ahead of the most comprehensive retrospective to date of her career, beginning December 20 at Film at Lincoln Center. See more details here.