Prior to Covid-19, the New York Film Festival served as an annual escape into the fictional world of cinema. Movie-goers, critics, actors and directors around the world would rejoice in the talent and art behind the film industry. The pandemic showed us the importance of the community within the film industry and the collective experience movies bring to the general public. The emotional experience brings awareness to the vulnerable parts of ourselves that we witness within talented individuals and esteemed critics whose analysis brings insight. Eric Kohn is attending the New York Film Festival in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic. He distinguishes the difference between the virtual and in-person film festival experience.
Filmed and edited by Nathan Chizen-Velasco and Natalie Rule