Our series of FREE events in celebration of the opening of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center continues this Friday at 5pm when NewFest and indieWIRE co-host a talk with legendary independent film producer Christine Vachon. The two hour event will include a screening and a discussion that will cover her prolific career, credits and work founding and running production company Killer Films.

The event coincides with NewFest’s honoring of Vachon with their first annual NewFest Visionary Award. Film Society of Lincoln Center is also proud to be partnering with the festival for the first time this year, showing Sundance hit Gun Hill Road and documentary We Were Here at the Walter Reade Theater (more info).

Christine Vachon was instrumental in what came to be known as the New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s. She produced such touchstones of the movement as Todd Haynes’s Poison, Tom Kalin’s Swoon, and Rose Troche’s Go Fish. Since then, her impressive list of credits include Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine, Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Party Monster… the list goes on and on! Her films have been nominated for and won Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Awards. Just last week the mini-series adaptation of Mildred Pierce, which she produced for HBO, picked up a astounding 21 Emmy nominations, making it the most nominated piece of television this year! Vachon is truly a superstar and this talk is not to be missed.

As with all of our free Film Center events, the seating will be first come, first served, so make sure to come a little early as we expect a full house!