There's sometimes a common theme or recurring character that threads through a film festival. This can be especially striking in a fest as tightly curated as the New York Film Festival. Such convergences usually happen by accident, according to Kent Jones, Director of Programming at the NYFF.
"Often ... what it has to do with is the time. Obviously, when people are all making movies at the same time, it's inevitable that some of them are going to be responding to similar events, occurrences ... what's happening on the horizon ... you get movies that talk to each other and that's always g...
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