New York Film Festival Free Talks line-up revealed

Steve McQueen and Joyce Carol Oates among speakers

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Joyce Chopra and Joyce Carol Oates will discuss Smooth Talk
Joyce Chopra and Joyce Carol Oates will discuss Smooth Talk Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Film at Lincoln Center has announced that directors Garrett Bradley (Time); Ephraim Asili (The Inheritance); Valeria Sarmiento (The Tango Of The Widower And Its Distorting Mirror); Nicolás Pereda (Fauna); John Gianvito (Her Socialist Smile); Matías Piñeiro (Isabella); Gianfranco Rosi (Notturno) Heinz Emigholz (The Lobby, The Last City); Filip Jan Rymsza and Bob Murawski (Hopper/Welles, Orson Welles conversation with Dennis Hopper); Tsai Ming-liang (Days), Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI); John Gianvito (Her Socialist Smile), and Christian Petzold (Undine) will participate in Free Talks during the 58th New York Film Festival. In addition, Marie-Claude Treilhou talks with Serge Bozon on Simone Barbes or Virtue; Steve McQueen speaks about The Making of Small Axe (Lovers Rock, Mangrove, and Red, White And Blue), and Joyce Chopra and Joyce Carol Oates will discuss Smooth Talk.

Marie-Claude Treilhou talks with Serge Bozon on Simone Barbes or Virtue
Marie-Claude Treilhou talks with Serge Bozon on Simone Barbes or Virtue Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

“Several roundtable discussions highlight thematic trends within this year’s program: Outside the Canon, with panellists from Light Industry, Spectacle Cinema, No Evil Eye microcinema, Upside Film Festival, and the DocYard; Rethinking World Cinema, which will feature trailblazing filmmakers from underrepresented regions within the festival circuit and international canon; and The Revolution Will Be Filmed, a panel about the cinematic depiction of global protest movements and police brutality, organised in conjunction with the festival premieres of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe films and The Monopoly of Violence.”

Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock is the Opening Night Gala selection and will premiere tomorrow at the Queens Drive-In at 8:00pm and at the Brooklyn Drive-In at 9:00pm.

Talks are organised by Devika Girish and Madeline Whittle, in collaboration with Eugene Hernandez and Dennis Lim.

The 2020 New York Film Festival runs from September 17 through October 11, 2020.

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