Welcome to Lovers Rock. Director Steve McQueen and stars Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn & Micheal Ward joined NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim for a press conference to discuss their Opening Night selection, how they captured the incredible dance sequences, working with a diverse crew, forming the ensemble, musical choices, the five-film format of the Small Axe anthology series, dedicating the films to George Floyd, and more.

Virtual tickets for tonight’s Lovers Rock premiere are available here, along with tickets to encore screenings at the Bronx Drive-In and in our Virtual Cinema. Two more films in the Small Axe anthology, Mangrove and Red, White, and Blue, will premiere at part of NYFF58’s Main Slate.

Opening Night is presented by Campari.

Watch the press conference below or by clicking play above.