This two-part episode of the Film Society's weekly podcast, The Close-Up, features two conversations with the late Mike Nichols, including a 2007 event with Elaine May at the Walter Reade and a wide-ranging talk with Wendy Keys in 2004.
Available via iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher, The Close-Up will feature conversations with filmmakers, actors, and others who regularly visit the Film Society throughout the year, in addition to featuring talks with guests from past decades.
Laura Poitras discussed her new documentary about Edward Snowden, the NSA, and surveillance in two conversations following its rapturous world premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival.
The director and cast describe the process of retelling this disturbing story of all-American ambition following a pre-screening of the award-winning film. Foxcatcher screened in the Main Slate of the 52nd New York Film Festival.
Hear Alex Ross Perry, Jason Schwartzman, Joséphine de La Baume, cinematographer Sean Price Williams, and editor Robert Greene discuss Listen Up Philip, screening at NYFF.
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.
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.
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.
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.