In the nearly three decades since his first feature, Kicking and Screaming, made its debut at the 33rd NYFF in 1995, Noah Baumbach has been a fixture of the New York filmmaking scene. His latest feature, White Noise, is the Opening Night selection of NYFF60 and is one of the year’s most gratifyingly ambitious films.

We were thrilled to invite the Oscar-nominated filmmaker to participate in an extended conversation with actress Emily Mortimer (whose children, Sam and May Nivola, co-star in the film) about how Baumbach turned Don DeLillo’s epochal postmodern 1985 novel into a richly layered work of contemporary satire. NYFF Talks are presented by HBO.

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