Filmmaker Morgan Neville delighted audiences—and Academy voters—with his 2013 Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. This year, crowds have packed theaters for his Sundance debut Won’t You Be My Neighbor?—one of the Top 15 grossing nonfiction films of all time. Neville hasn’t taken time off, however. The director was at NYFF with his latest documentary, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, about Orson Welles’s long-lost The Other Side of the Wind (also screening this year at NYFF). In a conversation at NYFF Live, Neville discusses this new work and offer insight into what drives him as a filmmaker.
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