Our free Amphitheater talks are back with directors and actors discussing their new work and reflecting on their career, influences, and approach to filmmaking.
Free Event!This talk by the inventor of the Steadicam will delve into the aesthetics, kinetics, and psychological wallop of great movie traveling shots, and how they are achieved.
Join Oscar-nominated producer John Smithson as he gives his insight into creating work in the non-scripted space at this not-to-be-missed masterclass presented with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Sponsored by HBO®Video game director Sam Barlow will discuss the conception of his BAFTA-award-winning game Her Story and explore how interactivity can unlock the audience's imagination to create an intimacy that goes beyond what is possible in traditional broadcast media.
Free event!Travis Knight, president and CEO of animation studio LAIKA and director of Kubo and the Two Strings, will join us for this free BAFTA Master Class, a discussion of his work and LAIKA's ten-year evolution
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The Film Society’s annual free Summer Talks series kicks off with Brian De Palma, Noah Baumbach, and Jake Paltrow in person to discuss their new documentary and NYFF53 official selection, De Palma, a lively portrait chronicling the career of the visionary and uncompromising filmmaker.
Sponsored by HBO®Swiss Army Man made a splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it quickly became known as “the one where Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse.” Join filmmakers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (a.k.a. “the Daniels”) as they discuss their collaborative process and their debut feature, which won Sundance’s best director prize.
Sponsored by HBO®The director and star of last year’s New York Film Festival’s Closing Night selection, Miles Ahead, returns to the Film Society to talk about what drew him to jazz legend Miles Davis and the film’s long road to the big screen.
Sponsored by HBO®Writer, director, actor, and composer Julie Delpy—who brings her cross-cultural black comedy Lolo to this year’s Rendez-Vous—will sit down to discuss her experiences with humor on both sides of the camera.
Sponsored by HBO®Composers Grégoire Hetzel (Summertime), Nicolas Jaar (Dheepan), Morgan Kibby (Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)), Mathieu Lamboley (Lolo), and Mark Snow (best known for The X-Files theme music, as well as his work with Alain Resnais) will discuss their craft. Moderated by Variety’s Elsa Keslassy.
Sponsored by HBO®Oscar-nominee Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets) and BAFTA and Tony Award winner Jennifer Ehle join New York filmmaker Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange, Keep the Lights On) to discuss their new film, which opens here at the Film Society on August 5.
Sponsored by HBO®Join celebrated photographer Gregory Crewdson, the poster artist for the 2009 New York Film Festival, as he talks about his acclaimed work and new exhibition and book of the same name, Cathedral of the Pines.
Sponsored by HBO®Co-starring alongside Gérard Depardieu in this year’s Opening Night film Valley of Love, Isabelle Huppert will sit down to discuss the multitudinous career of one of the most popular French actresses of her generation.
Sponsored by HBO®Peabody and Emmy Award–winning nonfiction filmmaker Joe Berlinger and renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins will join us to discuss their new documentary, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, a revelatory cinema vérité film that goes behind the scenes of Robbins's mammoth seminar, “Date With Destiny.”
Sponsored by HBO®Jon Favreau will share clips from his new film, The Jungle Book, which opens April 15, and discuss adapting the classic tale for the big screen and his wide-ranging career both in front of and behind the camera.
Sponsored by HBO®The name Jonas Mekas is synonymous with alternative cinema and film culture in New York. Meet and talk with "The Godfather of American Avant-Garde Cinema” on Wednesday, February 10.
Sponsored by HBO®Actor-director Melvil Poupaud will talk about his latest role in The Great Game, as well as his collaborations with such visionaries as Raúl Ruiz, Eric Rohmer, François Ozon, and Xavier Dolan.
Sponsored by HBO®On the occasion of the release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, writer and star Nia Vardalos will join us to discuss the new film, its surprise-phenomenon predecessor, and her career in front of and behind the camera.
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The day before the release of The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn returns to our free talks series to discuss his latest film, starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, and Keanu Reeves, as well as his fascinating career so far and what’s coming next.
Sponsored by HBO®It's hard to imagine American movie culture without Susan Sarandon. Join the Academy Award-winning actress as she discusses her dynamic career and her role in Lorene Scafaria's comedy-drama The Meddler, which opens April 22.
Sponsored by HBO®The Writers Guild of America, East and the Film Society of Lincoln Center present two free screenplay readings—excerpts from a drama and a comedy, both written for the big screen—cast by Caroline Sinclair Casting and directed by WGAE member Timothy Michael Cooper.
Free tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to each talk. The line may form in advance of this time. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.