When, only two days ago, we shared an extended, expansive podcast interview with Michael Mann, I made mention of his recent masterclass session at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music — briefly, since it’d not been made available. Now, however, the 77-minute discussion is online, and it’s an understatement to say admirers might want to give this a look.
You can imagine how things run: a series of questions and prompts are presented, and each provides the ever-intelligent auteur with a chance to run with the history of his own career, sharing story after story and any number of previously unknown tidbits. But as hosted by critic and Mann superfan Bilge Ebiri — whose Vulture interview is also worth exploring — it flows as neatly as his finest work.
Watch the discussion below: