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    Cannes: Directors from Fincher to Scorsese Revisit Truffaut's Famous Interview with Hitchcock

    New York Film Festival director Kent Jones' documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut" debuts at Cannes Classics this Tuesday. It's a must-see for film wonks, expanding the original conversation to some insightful next-generation directors.

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    Kent Jones Honors the Late Misty Upham

    The critic and co-writer of "Jimmy P," which starred Upham, writes about the actress' talents and her disappointment in the promotion of "August: Osage County."

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    'TV Commercials Dehumanize Us' and More Bits of Wisdom from Albert Maysles

    Albert Maysles may be 87, but he has plenty to say. In a presentation with NYFF and the Maysles Cinema in Harlem, the legendary filmmaker discussed his past films, his views on modern culture and the forthcoming doc "Iris."

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    From the Wire: Defending John Ford

    Kent Jones responds to Quentin Tarantino's charges of racism in the films of John Ford with a long and thoughtful essay.

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    Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary, the New York Film Festival Is Bigger and Bolder Than Ever. Here's What the Future Holds.

    A gateway for New Yorkers to world cinema, and a major waystation for international auteurs to show their work to American audiences, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the NYFF have played an essential role in the history of film. New heads Kent Jones and Bob Koehler take on that daunting task.

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    Critical Consensus: Kent Jones and Jonathan Rosenbaum Discuss Robert Bresson and Jean-Luc Godard

    There's no easy way to have a short conversation about Robert Bresson without shortchanging a career spanning 13 films and widely considered paramount to 20th-century film history.

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