Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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NYFF58 Spotlight selection Hopper/Welles and Currents selection The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror share a spectral connection: they’re both dispatches from beyond the graves of legendary auteurs, respectively, Orson Welles and Raúl Ruiz. In this detailed discussion, the resurrectors of both films—director Filip Jan Rymsza and editor Bob Murawski in the case of Hopper/Welles; filmmaker (and Ruiz’s widow) Valeria Sarmiento and editor Galut Alarcón in the case of The Tango of the Widower—will chat about the unique artistic and logistical process of fashioning a completed film out of the fragments left behind by an iconic filmmaker. Moderated by Dan Sullivan.