With NYFF61 Opening Night selection May December, director Todd Haynes brings together his career-long preoccupations—with the nature of performance, the revelatory possibilities of melodrama, and the inner lives of women—to a thrilling, masterful crescendo.

May December begins Thursday at Film at Lincoln Center. Get tickets!

To celebrate the North American premiere of May December at NYFF61, we were thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of Image Book, a short film by Haynes exploring the making of his new film, made as part of a commission by the Centre Pompidou for its collection “Où en êtes-vous?”

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We were thrilled to welcome the Oscar-nominated filmmaker for an extended conversation with playwright and actor Jeremy O. Harris about May December.

Watch and listen below.