The Film Comment Podcast: 21st Century Debuts
We tend to agree on the classic films of the past, from Breathless to McCabe & Mrs. Miller to Tokyo Story. A new series at Film at Lincoln Center looks to more recent history with a survey of outstanding debut films from the 21st century so far. These include Medicine for Melancholy from Barry Jenkins (director of Moonlight), The Forest for the Trees from Maren Ade (director of Toni Erdmann), and many more. For the latest Film at Lincoln Center talk, Film Comment put together a critical discussion of these works and their place in cinema. The participants were Florence Almozini (Associate Director of Programming at Film at Lincoln Center), Eric Hynes (Curator of Film at the Museum of the Moving Image), Devika Girish (Assistant Editor at FC), Ashley Clark (Senior Repertory and Specialty Film Programmer at BAM), and FC Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold.