Following theĀ sad news of David Bowie’s passing on January 10, the Film Society pays tribute to the musician, actor, and artist with two free screeningsĀ on the evening of Friday, January 15:Ā Nagisa Oshima’sĀ Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Nicolas Roeg’sĀ The Man Who Fell to Earth.

While largelyĀ known as the glam-rock music sensation, Bowie was an accomplished screen actor in his own right, and left a legacy on the big screen inĀ roles such as his depiction of a British POW in a Japanese prison inĀ Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, the puzzling andĀ elegant extraterrestrial at the center ofĀ The Man Who Fell to Earth, and many more.Ā Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence andĀ The Man Who Fell to Earth will screen at the Walter Reade Theater at 6:30pm and 9:00pm, respectively.

Jonas Mekas. Photo by Annie Collinge.

Jonas Mekas. Photo by Annie Collinge.

In addition to thisĀ tributeĀ of Bowie’s film work, the Film Society will welcome avant-garde titan Jonas Mekas to our Amphitheater for the first Film Society Free Talk of 2016. Mekas is the founder of New York’s Anthology Film Archives, and has left a profound effect on the culture of New York through his writing, installations, curatorial work, and filmmaking.Ā The event will take place on February 10 at 6pm. Film Society Free Talks are sponsored by HBOĀ®.

To stay up to date with upcoming Free Events, including talks, screenings, and more at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, be sure to check our Free Events page.

Complimentary tickets will be distributed at the box office one hour prior to each event on a first come, first served basis. One ticket per person. For popular events, the line may form earlier.