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, crafting idiosyncratic and incisive studies of human relationships. His latest, one of the year’s most gratifyingly ambitious films, turns Don DeLillo’s epochal postmodern 1985 novel White Noise into a richly layered, entirely unexpected work of contemporary satire, extending Baumbach’s career-long exploration of the joys, frailties, and absurdities of the American family unit into new terrain. Join us for an in-depth conversation with the writer-director about the process of bringing DeLillo’s text—long considered unfilmable—to the screen and the challenges and revelations of adaptation. Moderated by actress Emily Mortimer.

Noah Baumbach’s White Noise is the Opening Night selection of this year’s New York Film Festival. Click here to learn more about the film.

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