I saw this video some years ago, and it was taken in 2011 when Mann was introducing a showing of Public Enemies to Cinémathèque Française in the then advanced digital cinema package format. What is distinctive about this clip is Mann’s genuine sense of humility and achievement to be sharing the stage with such long established names in cinema. So much so, that he shared the personal moment he ‘knew’ filmmaking was his life call. That moment of time is shared in other places, but he delivers it so naturally that it is worth watching.
The clip is introduced with the following description:
Michael Mann speaks to the Cinémathèque Française about the French cinema and the French giants like Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard in particular, with the presence of Costa-Gavras!