Guest Picks: Kent Jones

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Kent Jones, director of programming for the New York Film Festival, in the WNYC studios

Kent Jones, the director of programming for the New York Film Festival, was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about this year's festival. He also told us what he's a fan of and revealed his (noncommittal) comfort food. 

What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?

            The new Blu-ray of A Letter to Three Wives, and, recently, Wallace Stevens’ The Comedian as the Letter C and his essay The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words.


What are you listening to right now?

            Lenny Lopate on your sound system.
         Saw a great performance of Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich at Tanglewood this summer.


What’s the last great book you read?

            See above – Stevens’ Harmonium. And Simon Leys’ The Hall of Uselessness, published by NYRB; Peter Gizzy’s last volume of poetry, Threshold Songs, published by Wesleyan.


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

            Love Actually, The Honeymooners, The Bob Newhart Show


What’s your favorite comfort food?

         Pasta, I guess.