How do filmmakers grapple with the challenge of portraying current events and recent history on screen? And how successfully are movies reflecting the political complexities of an ever-changing world? In the first of Film Comment’s NYFF Live talks, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold leads a discussion spanning the globe and cinema with Scott Z. Burns, writer-director of The Report and writer of The Laundromat; Jamsheed Akrami, professor at William Paterson University, director of Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After the 1979 Revolution, and author of the Jafar Panahi interview feature in the March/April issue of Film Comment; and Devika Girish, critic and Assistant Editor of Film Comment.

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