Listen: ‘Whiplash’ Filmmaker Damien Chazelle and Star J.K. Simmons on Art vs. Abuse image

Listen: ‘Whiplash’ Filmmaker Damien Chazelle and Star J.K. Simmons on Art vs. Abuse

Amy Taubin moderated a discussion with writer-director Damien Chazelle and actor J.K. Simmons at the Walter Reade Theater about their amazing Whiplash prior to its NYFF52 premiere. Listen to the full conversation here.

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Listen: Mike Leigh and ‘Mr. Turner’ Crew Uncover the Spirit J. M. W. Turner image

Listen: Mike Leigh and ‘Mr. Turner’ Crew Uncover the Spirit J. M. W. Turner

The British filmmaker accompanied NYFF Director Kent Jones to discuss his realization of the great painter as a "Mike Leigh character" and capturing the influence of Turner's world on his artwork. Mr. Turner screened as part of the NYFF Main Slate.

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Listen: Director Gabe Polsky and Hockey Legend Slava Fetisov Talk ‘Red Army’ image

Listen: Director Gabe Polsky and Hockey Legend Slava Fetisov Talk ‘Red Army’

The filmmaker and athlete discuss the history and political significance of the Soviet Union's Red Army hockey team, as seen in Polsky's documentary Red Army, which screened as part of NYFF52.

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Listen: Henry Jenkins Gives Keynote Address at NYFF Convergence image

Listen: Henry Jenkins Gives Keynote Address at NYFF Convergence

Not even a beautiful afternoon could keep crowds away from hearing Henry Jenkins speak at NYFF Convergence on the festival's first full weekend. Full audio from the Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide author is below.

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Listen: ‘Talking Godard,’ A NYFF Live Event Ruminates on the Auteur image

Listen: ‘Talking Godard,’ A NYFF Live Event Ruminates on the Auteur

Film critics and historians talked about Godard’s films and career for a NYFF Live event, presented in conjunction with NYFF Critics Academy. Panelists included The New Yorker’s Richard Brody and Goodbye to Language star Héloïse Godet. Listen to the audio here.

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Listen: Director Bertrand Bonello on Creating a Dual Character in ‘Saint Laurent’ image

Listen: Director Bertrand Bonello on Creating a Dual Character in ‘Saint Laurent’

The filmmaker sat down with the Film Society's Dennis Lim at the Walter Reade Theater prior to the film's North American premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival to discuss his approach to casting the biopic and crafting the world around its subject.

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Listen: NYFF Programmers Give Their Take on This Year’s Festival image

Listen: NYFF Programmers Give Their Take on This Year’s Festival

Kicking off NYFF52 Live in the Amphitheater, NYFF Director Kent Jones, Programming Director Dennis Lim, and Senior Programming Advisor Marian Masone offer insight into this year's NYFF.

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Richard Gere Goes Unrecognized in the Streets of New York for ‘Time Out of Mind’ image

Richard Gere Goes Unrecognized in the Streets of New York for ‘Time Out of Mind’

Richard Gere and filmmaker Oren Moverman joined Amy Taubin on stage at the Walter Reade Theater for a pre-NYFF screening of Time Out of Mind. They talked about how the film came together and how Gere anonymously took to the streets of Manhattan.

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Listen: Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons Talk Teachers, Jazz, and Bloody Hands in ‘Whiplash’ image

Listen: Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons Talk Teachers, Jazz, and Bloody Hands in ‘Whiplash’

Director Damien Chazelle and actor J.K. Simmons took to the stage of the Walter Reade Theater for a Q&A on their NYFF52 film Whiplash, discussing the autobiographical nature, production, and ethics of their brutal film set in the jazz world.

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Listen: Seymour Bernstein and Ethan Hawke on Their NYFF Doc ‘Seymour: An Introduction’ image

Listen: Seymour Bernstein and Ethan Hawke on Their NYFF Doc ‘Seymour: An Introduction’

In the audio recording about their film Seymour: An Introduction with Seymour Bernstein and Ethan Hawke moderated by NYFF Director Kent Jones, the duo talk about the teacher-student dynamic, mentorship, their relationship and what Hawke wishes was in the documentary.

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