New York Film Festival FreeTalks announced

Jane Campion and Apichatpong Weerasethakul among speakers

by Anne-Katrin Titze

John Cale and Lou Reed performing Songs For Drella is captured perfectly by Edward Lachman (cinematographer for Mississippi Masala and The Velvet Underground).
John Cale and Lou Reed performing Songs For Drella is captured perfectly by Edward Lachman (cinematographer for Mississippi Masala and The Velvet Underground). Photo: Julie Goldman

Film at Lincoln Center has announced that The Power Of The Dog director Jane Campion with Sofia Coppola; directors Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Memoria), Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car and Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy); Mia Hansen-Løve (Bergman Island) and Joachim Trier (The Worst Person In The World); Silvan Zürcher (The Girl And The Spider) and Alexandre Koberidze (What Do We See When We Look At The Sky?) are part of the 59th New York Film Festival FreeTalks. Director Mira Nair, star Sarita Choudhury, and cinematographer Edward Lachman will talk with Jhumpa Lahiri following the screening of Mississippi Masala.

Film Comment Live: The Velvet Underground and the New York Avant-Garde with Todd Haynes and Songs For Drella director/cinematographer Edward Lachman are two highlights of the festival. Sunday, October 3, 4:00pm, Damrosch Park.

Deep Focus:

  • The Making of Mississippi Masala - Damrosch Park immediately following the September 25 screening of Mississippi Masala and will be accessible to ticket-holders.
  • Jane Campion, moderated by Sofia Coppola - Saturday, October 2, 4:00pm, Amphitheater
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi - Sunday, October 3, 7:00pm, Amphitheater
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Thursday, October 7, 6:30pm, Amphitheater


  • Mia Hansen-Løve and Joachim Trier - Monday, September 27, 7:00pm, Amphitheater
  • Silvan Zürcher and Alexandre Koberidze - Saturday, October 2, 7:00pm, Amphitheater

The 2021 Amos Vogel Lecture: Albert Serra - Tuesday, October 5, 4:00pm, Walter Reade Theater

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

Free tickets for NYFF59 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.

The 2021 New York Film Festival runs from September 24 through October 10.

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