On a new episode of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re excited to present a conversation with director Sofia Coppola, whose new film, Priscilla, will make its North American premiere as the Centerpiece selection of the 61st New York Film Festival on October 6th.
In this archival conversation with Coppola, the director discusses her 2013 film, The Bling Ring.
Co-starring Emma Watson and Leslie Mann, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and celebrity that burglarize celebrities’ homes in Los Angeles. Tracking their targets’ whereabouts online, they break-in and steal their designer clothes and possessions. Reflecting on the naiveté of youth and the mistakes we all make when young, amplified by today’s culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession, we see through the members of the Bling Ring temptations that almost any teenager would feel. What starts out as teenage fun spins out of control and leaves us with a sobering view of our culture today.
This conversation was moderated by former Director of the New York Film Festival, Kent Jones.
This conversation was sponsored by HBO.
Watch and listen below.