IndieWire brought the “Screen Talk” podcast to the New York Film Festival on Wednesday to announce Ryan Lattanzio as the new co-host opposite Anne Thompson, but also to welcome Neon chief executive officer Tom Quinn to the stage. In our wide-ranging Q&A, Anne and Ryan discussed the best movies out of the New York Film Festival (while disagreeing on a few, including Andrew Haigh’s queer ghost story “All of Us Strangers”) and caught up on what Oscar contenders are ahead (“The Zone of Interest”) and lagging (“Saltburn”) as the fall festivals wind down.

Quinn also waxed about the Neon acquisitions of films like Palme d’Or winner “Anatomy of a Fall” (in theaters this week) and “La Chimera,” both of which played NYFF. France did not end up submitting “Anatomy of a Fall” as its Best International Feature pick for the Academy Awards, going instead for the Juliette Binoche-starrer “The Taste of Things,” which won Best Director at Cannes. Quinn opened up about Neon’s reaction to the decision, which has stoked controversy even as “Anatomy” looks headed for Oscar hopes, including for Best Actress contender Sandra Hüller.

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