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A Conversation With Patton Oswalt About Movies

On Sunday night, comedian Patton Oswalt, author of the new memoir Silver Screen Fiend, came to Washington, D.C.’s historic Sixth & I. There he talked to Slate’s culture editor Dan Kois about the book, about how being open to inspiration has served him his entire life, about his pick for the best Kathryn Bigelow movie (Zero Dark Thirty or Point Break?), and about who his dream director of photography would be for his directing debut.

Now thanks to Sixth & I and Scribner, you can watch the complete conversation—and don’t miss the audience Q&A at the end, when one guy asks Oswalt which Marvel Comics and Star Wars villains he would pick for his own personal Sinister Six.