New York Film Festival Correspondences #1: A New Festival in a New Era

New York Film Festival Correspondences #1: A New Festival in a New Era
The Notebook is covering the NYFF with an on-going correspondence between critic Doug Dibbern and editor Daniel Kasman.Above: Lovers RockDear Doug,I’m very happy to be corresponding with you about the New York Film Festival, but I must admit it feels very strange indeed to pick up the keyboard to write again about film. I haven’t done so since March, writing from True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Missouri. The subsequent festivals at Cannes and Locarno were canceled; the film world is in complete disarray. I greatly miss going to the movie theaters—not just for the huge screen, but for the community encountered before, during, and after. Normally at this time of year, I would be seeing you at the Walter Reade to attend the press screenings for the NYFF. This—a communal art of shared experience— is what makes cinema, and part of what makes
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