Unless you live in New York City and have some cash to spend or a P&I pass to wave, the New York Film Festival can feel a bit distant. But the Film Society of Lincoln Center does what’s possible to bring some of that experience to the non-metropolitan types, especially with their live events — which, in turn, is great #content for us to share. (Not to reveal too much about how the sausage is made, but…) The most enticing released this year, at least so far, is an On Cinema talk with Jim Jarmusch, who did the career-and-philosophy rundown for about an hour with the one and only Kent Jones. If you know his films and even a bit of his temperament, you have some idea of what to expect.
Then there’s a post-screening Q & A with the creative team behind 20th Century Women — writer-director Mike Mills and stars Billy Crudup, Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, and Lucas Jade Zumann. While it’s much faster-paced than the Jarmusch talk and not as substantive, a) that’s the nature of either format in effect, and b) the film is worth an extra bit of attention.
See both below: