Taylor Swift On Reclaiming Her Music, Using “Secret-Agenty”

Taylor Swift delivered surprise guests and a surprise acoustic performance of All Too

Well along with a thoughtful half-hour of conversation about filmmaking with writer-director Mike Mills at the Tribeca Festival.

After a screening of her short film All Too Well (set to her elongated version of the

song of the same name on the re-recorded version of the album Red released last year),

she and Mills covered a range of topics.

In addition to drilling down on the short, they talked about the challenges for female directors,

the ins and outs of collaboration and the effort to dramatize a couple’s “failure to communicate.

Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, who play the main couple in All Too Well,

were not billed to be part of the afternoon but they were brought onstage for the latter half of the talk.