Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Our free summer talks are back!

The popular series, sponsored by HBO®, kicks off on Monday, June 15 with director, writer, and producer Julie Taymor, who will discuss the filmed version of her critically acclaimed stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These events include clips from the films and extended conversations with their creators, including an audience Q&A. The talks will take place in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Click here for more information.

Additional guests include British director and actor Alan Rickman, who will discuss his romantic drama A Little Chaos on Tuesday, June 16. Cannes sensation The Tribe bowed at New Directors/New Films earlier this year and will be spotlighted on Wednesday, June 17 with director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and actress Yana Novikova in attendance to talk about how the strictly sign-language thriller was made with a deaf, nonprofessional cast. Award-winning directors Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) and Joshua Oppenheimer (The Look of Silence) will be here Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 18, respectively, to discuss their searing new documentaries.

Free tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office (144 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam) on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the talks. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend, video from the event will be available at a later date on our YouTube channel, so subscribe today!