Film Comment: State of the Nation
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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