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The Land of Steady Filmmaking

Nicole Holofcener isn’t prolific. She’s particular.

Thomas Mann, Nicole Holofcener, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Nicole Holofcener with Thomas Mann and Ben Mendelsohn at the Land of Steady Habits premiere on Sept. 12 in Toronto.

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Nicole Holofcener’s films have centered women for more than two decades, but her latest one, The Land of Steady Habits, focuses on a man’s tumultuous story arc. She joins us to talk about adaptations (it was a novel before Holofcener made it into a movie), the slow and deliberate process of directing, and why she hates hearing people chew. The Land of Steady Habits is now on Netflix.

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