THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER SPENDS
AN EVENING WITH GEOFFREY O’BRIEN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
THE FILM CRITIC AND AUTHOR WILL DISCUSS HIS NEW BOOK STOLEN GLIMPSES, CAPTIVE SHADOWS AND SCREEN JACQUES TOURNEUR’S 1946 COLOR WESTERN CANYON PASSAGE
New York, NY (September 11, 2013) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center will spend AN EVENING WITH GEOFFREY O’BRIEN on Tuesday September 17 at 7:30PM, to discuss the film critic and author’s new book Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows, followed by a screening of Jacques Tourneur’s 1946 color western CANYON PASSAGE, which O’Brien writes about in his book. Tickets are now on sale, visit filmlinc.com/stolenglimpses .
“There is something for all movie lovers in this expertly written, often thought-provoking collection.” —Library Journal
O’Brien is the editor in chief of the Library of America and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His latest books are Early Autumn and The Fall of the House of Walworth. He is a widely published poet, critic, editor, and cultural historian and has been honored with a Whiting Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Institute for the Humanities. He lives in New York City.
“No one writes more thoughtfully, fair-mindedly and elegantly about film these days than Geoffrey O’Brien. In a lucid if understated manner, he keeps piling insight upon insight until you have to gasp as his overall brilliance, erudition and mastery of the critical enterprise.”— Phillip Lopate
The evening will celebrate O’Brien’s new collection of film criticism Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows and will include a discussion about the book with Kent Jones, NYFF Director of Programming moderating, as well as a screening of Jacques Tourneur’s 1946 color western CANYON PASSAGE. Starring Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy and Susan Hayward, the film follows the drama that transpires when a businessman and his gambler friend fall in love with the same woman in frontier Oregon.
Tickets will are now on sale and admission for An Evening with Geoffrey O’Brien will be $13 for General Public, $9 for students and seniors (62+) and $8 for Film Society Members. Visit www.FilmLinc.com for additional information
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of the moving image. Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year's most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, and Rendez-Vous With French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious “Chaplin Award.” The Film Society's state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year round programs and the New York City film community.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stonehenge Partners, Stella Artois, illy café, the Kobal Collection, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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