The New York Film Festival is here! And of course, there’s a lot to talk about. First off, Film Comment will have three onstage talks during the festival, as well as special screenings of the much-anticipated Portrait of a Lady on Fire. But first we wanted to dip our toe into the lineup by talking with two recent guests at Film at Lincoln Center: Ashley Clark, Senior repertory and specialty film programmer at BAM; and filmmaker and critic Farihah Zaman. Film Comment Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold welcomed the two to talk about Mati Diop’s Atlantics, Bertrand Bonello Zombi Child, Diao Yinan’s Wild Goose Lake, Michel Gondry’s Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, Elia Kazan’s America America, and others.