The Film Comment Podcast: At Home #6
Every year, the New Directors/New Films festival introduces audiences to fresh and adventurous cinema from around the world. It’s presented by Film at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, and for many New York moviegoers, it’s a lovely prelude to the spring. This year, the 49th edition has been postponed, and so we thought it would be nice to sit down with MoMA’s chief curator of film, Rajendra Roy, for another installment of The Film Comment Podcast: At Home. We talked to Raj about how an institution like MoMA plans to adapt its film programming to the current moment and also about a couple of his comfort food movies—including David Lynch’s Dune and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve. We also talked about Curb Your Enthusiasm, Magic Mike XXL, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls, along with a few standouts from the now-postponed New Directors/New Films series, like The Cloud in Her Room. Also joining FC Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold were Clinton Krute, FC digital editor, and Devika Girish, FC assistant editor.
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