September 25, 2009

NYFF '09 PODCAST: Wild Grass + NYFF preview

Wild Grass The 47th New York Film Festival gets underway tonight with Alain Resnais' playful ode to romantic impulses late in life, Wild Grass. The general consensus among my peers is that it's the 87-year-old French master's richest and most accessibly experimental film in quite some time, but that's the wonderful thing about critics: we can simply agree to disagree.

Outside the Walter Reade Theater, where the NYFF press screenings have been held, I was joined by Slant Magazine's Nick Schager and my Benten Films partner Andrew Grant, who hashed over their contradicting views on the film. In the first of a series of GreenCine Daily podcasts from this year's festival, we also review the programming lineup with, again, our differing tastes. What are we most eagerly anticipating? What have we already seen? What should people not miss? Here we go, folks...

To listen to the podcast, click here. (16:52)

Podcast Music
INTRO: Mark Snow, "Coeurs (Générique)"
OUTRO: The Rolling Stones, "Midnight Rambler (live)"

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Posted by ahillis at September 25, 2009 8:07 AM