This free talk will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:00pm in the EBM Amphitheater.

Breaking onto the scene with two of the most original and assured feature debuts in recent memory, NYFF61 Main Slate filmmakers Annie Baker (Janet Planet) and Raven Jackson (All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt) have each crafted tone poems of breathtaking delicacy. With stories that weave together themes of motherhood and coming-of-age with a lush, exquisitely detailed sense of place, Baker and Jackson distill and transpose the singular qualities of their literary work—the eloquently understated naturalism of Baker’s plays; the sensuous yet vibrant lyricism of Jackson’s poetry—to the cinematic medium. We’re pleased to host Baker and Jackson for a discussion exploring the evolution of their artistry from the page or the stage to the screen, and their respective approaches to crafting idiosyncratic women characters. Moderated by Kameron Austin Collins.

Janet Planet and All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt are Main Slate selections of this year’s New York Film Festival.  

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Free tickets for NYFF61 Talks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to each event at the corresponding box office. Tickets are limited to one per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend, video from these events will be available online on Film at Lincoln Center’s YouTube channel at a later date.