This free talk will take place on Monday, Oct. 2 at 6:30pm in the EBM Amphitheater.

With this year’s NYFF Revivals selections Household Saints (1993) and Renata (1982), New York native Nancy Savoca casts a playfully incisive eye on the ways in which familial, social, and cultural expectations shape the lives of her lovingly drawn characters. Likewise, in the Currents section, Joanna Arnow’s feature debut, The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed, limns the humor inherent in interpersonal relationships by charting the personal and professional indignities borne by its thirtysomething Brooklyn-based protagonist. We’re excited to convene Arnow and Savoca for an expansive conversation about their respective experiences navigating the New York indie filmmaking landscape across decades; their wry approaches to dialogue, direction, and mise-en-scène; and their shared interest in depicting independent women finding their ways in a world that remains stubbornly skeptical of women’s desires. Moderated by Madeline Whittle.

Nancy Savoca’s Household Saints and Renata are Revivals selections and Joanna Arnow’s The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed is a Currents selection 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.