Paul Schrader on today's cinema

This quote from The Guardian interview dated 11.13.16

"There’s probably more talented people making films today than there were back then (1970s),” says Schrader. “The biggest and only difference – and people don’t understand this – was the audiences were better. The audiences were going through social uncertainty and they wanted artists to help them out. And the moment that a society turns to artists for answers, great art emerges.”
Sure sounds like our time. Will people rely on artists again "for answers" in the age of Drumpf?