Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra

Film Society of Lincoln Center is offering a wide range of free content this summer, from our fascinating Summer Talks series to our hotly-anticipated Breaking Bad marathon. Now we're taking it one step further with the launch of Free Fridays in the FIlm Center Amphitheater! Every week in August, we'll be screening one of HBO Films' many popular and critically acclaimed titles: Behind the Candelabra on August 2, Cinema Verite on August 9, Too Big To Fail on August 16, and Game Change on August 23. Each film will screen twice, at 4:00pm and 7:30pm.

These Friday screenings are a continuation of the Film Society's established releationship with HBO Films. The two organizations already partner annually on Directors Dialogues and On Cinema conversations during the New York Film Festival. The 51st NYFF will run September 27 – October 13.

HBO cleaned up at the 2013 Emmy Awards with 32 nominations, including six nods for Behind the Candelabra for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Actor (Michael Douglas, Matt Damon), Outstanding Writing (Richard LaGravenese), Outstanding Directing (Steven Soderbergh) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Scott Bakula). Last year’s Emmy winners included HBO Films’ Game Change for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress (Julianne Moore), Outstanding Writing (Danny Strong), Outstanding Directing (Jay Roach) and Outstanding Casting.

Jay Roach's Game Change

We are also thrilled to report two exciting additions to our free Summer Talks series. On July 31 at 7:00pm, Film Society will host Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman to discuss their highly anticipated film, Lovelace, while Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels will come August 15 at 7:00pm to discuss his latest, Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Film Society began hosting these live, free talks in May and will continue throughout the summer. The series kicked off with Before Midnight director Richard Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, and has since welcomed Sofia Coppola for The Bling Ring, Jem Cohen for Museum Hours, Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station, and Nicolas Winding Refn for Only God Forgives. Previously announced filmmakers still to participate in the series include Prince Avalanche director David Gordon Green, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery, Passion director Brian De Palma and Drinking Buddies director Joe Swanberg.

For all our free events, complimentary tickets will be available at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office on a first-come, first-served basis one hour prior to the conversations and screenings. There is a limit of one ticket per person. For those unable to attend the Summer Talks in person, video from the event will be available online on our YouTube Channel.