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PODCAST: Why Do We Care About Film Festivals?

PODCAST: Why Do We Care About Film Festivals?


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It’s easy to lose track of all the new movies revealed week after week as the fall film festival season continues. Oscar buzz keeps building as more contenders keep jumping into the race; meanwhile, other movies scramble to find distribution — or any attention at all.

On Monday night, Screen Talk co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson gathered with a packed room at the New York Film Festival to record this week’s episode and started out with a question: “Why are we here?” Over the course of the episode, which also included a lively audience Q&A, they sought some answers.

Listen to the full episode above.

READ MORE: Here’s Why Oscar Season Just Got Real

Screen Talk is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or sound off in the comments. Browse previous installments herereview the show on iTunes and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific
issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk.

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Special thanks to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for hosting this week’s episode at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

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