Garrett Bradley’s Time, a Main Slate selection, and Ephraim Asili’s The Inheritance, the Opening Night film of the Currents program, are two of NYFF58’s most formally inventive and politically astute films. Combining original and archival material in evocative and unpredictable ways, they engage deeply with radical Black legacies of both cinema and political organizing. In this conversation, moderated by writer and researcher Yasmina Price, the two directors chatted about their approaches to representing history, working against dominant narrative forms through a focus on the everyday textures of life, and the impulses of activism and education that course through their art.

Watch the conversation below, presented by HBO. Visit our NYFF58 playlist for more talks and Q&As.